Beginners Yoga Classes in Ashtanga, Yin and Hatha
Would you like to learn yoga but are not sure where to begin? We have plenty of options to help you on your way.
Yin is for all levels of students from absolute beginners to advanced.
In Yin yoga we do not work on building muscular strength, we work on the joints (think.. hips, shoulders, and spine.) The aim of the practice is to cause a slight stress to connective tissue and help to increase mobility within the areas where we are working. The postures are predominately done lying down and require no muscular effort, just relaxation. We hold the postures from 1-15 mins. If you are looking to increase your range of motion and flexibility then this is the practice for you. It really is a practice for everyone and no knowledge of yoga is required.
We run Yin classes every Monday and Friday evening 6:15 - 7:15pm
Introduction to Ashtanga 5 week course
This is a five week absolute beginner’s course designed to guide you step by step into the traditional method of ashtanga yoga.
The focus will be on understanding the fundamental techniques and principles behind this method and on learning the beginning postures of the sequence, slowly and progressively, week by week. Suitable for everyone new to yoga and also for any students who would like to start from scratch to learn the ashtanga sequence properly. This course is also ideal for anyone interested in Mysore classes to get to grips with the basics before they start.
Beginners classes are held every Wednesday evening 7:45 - 8:45pm and Saturday morning 11am - 12pm
NEW 5 WEEK BEGINNERS COURSE STARTING: 19th Feb 2019 from 7:30 -8:30pm
Beginner’s Ashtanga Level 1
Ideal to follow on from the introductory course, continuing progressively through the ashtanga sequence, with detailed instruction and demonstrations when needed. The basics learnt in the introductory course will be repeated and practiced with new elements added on each week. The most progress will be made if you attend regularly, but drop in students are welcome to any single class, whether you are a new student wanting to try the classes out or whether you are simply unable to make every week.
The beginner’s class currently runs every Wednesday evening, 7.45 – 8.45pm
The intro workshop is a one-off workshop covering the fundamental postures and techniques of ashtanga as well as information on the background and history of this system of yoga. An ‘Intro to Mysore’ workshop is geared specifically towards starting morning/evening self practice classes, but works equally well as a general introduction for anyone new to ashtanga.
Intro to Mysore is held at the beginning of every month. Next dates: 12th January 2019.
Coming to class for the first time
We know it can be nerve wrecking going to a yoga studio for the first time. However, we want you to know there is nothing to be nervous about. We are here to help and guide you, whether it is your first class or you have a regular practice but have not been to us before.
What to wear:
We recommend wearing leggings/shorts and a t-shirt or vest, nothing too loose and baggy. Shoes are kept outside the studio. We have yoga mats in the studio for your use or you can bring your own. Please bring water with you, we do have a small kitchen for you to refill flasks and water bottles.
Personal belongings are kept in the studio and it is important to switch mobiles and tablets off or on silent mode once you enter the studio space.