Guide To Classes


If you are starting yoga from scratch, you may want to join a six week foundation course, although many people new to yoga go straight into one of the beginners classes. We offer a number of these spread throughout the week. New beginners classes  offer a half-way house. General classes (the next level up from beginners) are also held on most days of the week. There are three  Intermediate classes each week for the most experienced and committed students.

Our teenage class is for students aged 13 to 18 and is taught in term time, and the Sunday recuperative class is run on set dates that we publicise on the website.

Two therapy classes each week cater for students who need a tailored approach and individual attention to address more serious injuries or conditions. These sessions are designed to help students back into regular classes as soon as possible, rather than as a long-term alternative. Places are limited and students are assessed for suitability before joining the classes. The post therapy class offers a half-way house for people returning to regular classes after therapy or who need the more tailored approach this class offers.

 

List Of Class Types


Foundation

A six week course in yoga basics The Foundation course introduces students to the fundamentals of learning yoga along with the key poses.

Beginners

For students new to yoga or who have not attended classes regularly. Beginners classes are suitable for people who have never done any yoga before, or who have not been attending classes for very long or very regularly. Beginners classes also suit some people who have done much more yoga but like the level and pace of the class.

General

Suitable for students who have attended beginners classes regularly,  have acquired a sound understanding of the basic poses and have developed a strong practice. A higher level of knowledge is assumed and yoga is taught in more depth and detail.

Intermediate

Suitable for students who have attended regular classes for more than two years. This class is aimed at more experienced practitioners. Poses are more demanding and the instructions given assume a certain level of understanding and maturity of practice. Students attending these classes will normally be expected to be able to stay in headstand (Sirsasana) for five minutes and shoulder balance (Sarvangasana) for eight.

Teenagers 13-18

An hour long class for younger people This class runs during term time only. No drop-ins. Contact Korinna to find out if there are spaces.

Therapy

To help people with specific health conditions or problems do poses. These classes offer more individual attention for people who need extra support to work in poses. There may be more than one teacher present. Please note that most people with health conditions or impairments do well in standard classes working like all other students to their own capacity under the guidance of their teacher. If you have a health condition or specific problem and are considering starting yoga classes, please consult your doctor first.