BEGINNER LEVEL - FOUNDATIONAL
Yoga is for everybody. Unfold your strength and confidence in the Beginner level classesBeginner level classes are for students who have completed a beginners course, or for ‘newcomers’ to our studio.
Duration of class (60 minutes)
Build on what you’ve learned in the beginner’s course.
You don’t need to know every pose before you start beginner level classes. It's about working towards new poses and becoming familiar with what your body is ready for. You may not be ready for some poses and that is okay, as you will learn how to adapt poses as you attend.
We welcome everybody to give these classes a try, unless you have never done yoga before when it is then a better option to join one of our beginner’s courses.
Coming weekly to your Beginner classes develops steady progress in the primary yoga postures, including the practice of baby backbends and introduction to shoulder stand.
Being a regular student to one particular class and teacher can be useful for your consistent progress.
GENERAL LEVEL - PROGRESSIVE
Have you already enjoyed the benefits of Yoga, then our General level classes could be right for you. General level yoga classes are for people with some yoga experience and for those ready to extend and deepen their practice. This practice grows out of the preliminary postures, that are returned to daily. Six major groups of postures are practised, these are; standing poses, forward bends, twists, backbends, inversions, and balancings. Restorative and Pranayama practices (the yogic art of breathing) are part of our cycle of practices. At this level students are attending regularly each week either one or two classes.
STRETCH & RESTORE
The practice of Yoga is well-demonstrated to reduce the physical effects of stress on the body, and has even been found to lower cortisol levels. This effect is noticeable, and it is one of the primary reasons why people often take up Yoga.
Restorative yoga is a gift to oneself in this highly stimulated and competitive world, helping us recognise the rest our body’s need.
Postures in this class can be supported and held for longer periods, to release muscular tensions and tightness, bring renewal from fatigue and stress and to give a certain physiological effect.
This is a gentle and easy pace class, focusing on optimal movement patterns and increased postural awareness, to provide space and freedom in the joints, and the inner structures of the body. Emphasis is placed on mindfully moving in and out of postures, creating time to wind down, connect deeply and energise the body and mind. This is a gently active class, as well as a deeply restorative class for either the beginner or more mature practitioner.