The classes are divided into levels: Beginners, General (Level 1, 2), Open, Intermediate and a Master Class. I recommend students attend the Beginners class first, unless familiar with the Iyengar method, before progressing. The classes are designed to build on one another. Students move through the levels as they master the poses in each level building confidence and understanding of the poses. Best to seek the advice of your teacher before moving onto the next level.
Open Level Friday 5:45pm – 6:30pm FREE Riverways Raintree Grove
This class is open to all levels from beginners to experienced. This class is held outdoors and within school terms only. Bookings are essential and mats are provided. Book in here
Ideal for students new to the Iyengar method or have never done yoga before. This class introduces the basics poses (asanas) that will improve body structure, lubricate the joints creating freedom of movement. Muscles are strengthened and lengthened while the internal organs and nervous system are toned. Students can expect to feel the beneficial effects on the body and mind immediately. The syllabus consists of simple standing, sitting and twisting asanas along with forward, backward and supine extensions. Students will also build towards inverted poses such as shoulder stand and abdominal contractions.
General Level 1
General Level one builds on the asanas learnt at the Beginner level with the focus on learning the poses and is suitable for students who have done yoga before or who wish to consolidate the basics. The syllabus introduces more standing poses, seated and twisting poses along with basics yoga breathing (pranayama). There is an emphasis given on the intermediate stages of some of the poses for the student’s benefit. Shoulderstand and Halasana are practiced regularly in this class and students build towards other inverted poses such as Headstand.
General Level 2
This class builds on the basic poses and breathing introduced in level one. At this level there is more attention on balancings, forward extensions, twists in the standing poses and flexing of the knees in different poses. Foundations are laid for backward extensions and deeper lateral twists explored. Headstand is practised along with full arm balances that further strengthen the arms, hands and wrists and shoulders developing confidence, alertness and a sense of balance as well as looking inwards. To attend this class students must be able to hold shoulderstand for 5 minutes
This level increases the range of seated poses, inversions and pranayama. Students will be introduced to arm balances postures and more challenging backward extensions. Variations in the headstand and shoulderstand are practiced regularly. With regular practice details of the poses are absorbed and a deeper understanding of self is experienced. This class is for students who can hold headstand for 5 minutes or know how to do the equivalent pose. Please seek the advice of your teacher before attending this class.
This is a small private group offered to regularly practising students who wish to fine tune their practise or who like a more intimate approach. Not suitable for beginners and bookings required. Contact Tracy for more information.