For people with some Iyengar yoga experience (at least 3 months) or those who have completed a Beginners Course. It is designed to develop and extend asana practice. Students continue to consolidate the basics, and are introduced to newer poses such as inversions and backbends. Basic yoga philosophy will be introduced. Enrolling for 2 classes or more per week is recommended as development depends upon practice based learning.
Minimum of 3 years Iyengar Yoga experience necessary. Familiarity and regular practice of inversions and backbends essential. Classes including the full range of yogasanas: standing poses, forward bends & twists, foundation and intermediate backbends, head stand, shoulder stand, restorative poses and pranayama.
If you are attending an Experienced level class, you need to attend at least two classes each week to progress and evolve your practice.
Advanced classes are conducted as longer led practices on Tuesday and Thursday.
Advanced inversions, back bending and hand balancing poses are practised during these sessions. You need to be attending classes at least twice per week in addition to attending these practice classes.
Poses use supports where necessary. The emphasis is placed on using yoga remedially to assist a student to either manage or overcome any injury, illness or problem condition. The class is ideal for new beginners as well as more experienced students working with injuries or ailments.
Over 55s (or young 55s)
If you are an older student, or if you are returning to yoga after an extended absence (which might be measured in years), then this is the class for you. The focus of these classes will be to (re)introduce foundations og yoga through a range of standing and seated poses. The pace is suited to older bodies. Your flexibility, strength and balance will improve and you will experience a greater sense of wellbeing.