Iyengar Yoga has a methodology which allows for a balanced, supportive, and safe progression of learning ...
*Beginner Courses (BC)
Regular 4 week courses
Tuesday’s 7.45 - 9pm
2021 start dates:
This course is ideal for new students and includes four specific beginners classes.
Students start as beginners together and the course will develop confidence while starting a yoga practice.
The beginner classes are progressive, and the course is designed to build a fundamental understanding of the method of Iyengar Yoga, and its use of props.
Our courses are taught in a way that is encouraging for beginner students and will help you get started with a practice that can support you throughout your life.
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Bookings are essential and you can enrol directly from our timetable (above) by clicking on the relevant date for each course.
Workshops and Retreats
In addition to the regular timetable we offer 3-hour Yoga Sundays with a specific focus, weekend workshops and retreats. Check the notices on our timetable page for details.
Mana Autumn Retreat - May 2021 Flyer
Wangapeka Summer Retreat - February 2021 Flyer
For enquiries please email or talk to Tessa.
All students new to Iyengar yoga.
We start at the beginning. The preliminary postures, or asanas, are taught in a way that develops a foundational understanding of the method of Iyengar yoga and its use of props.
Even if you have practiced other “styles” of yoga before, start at level 1 and we can place you from there. If it is your first class please arrive ten minutes early so the teacher can ask about any specific injuries or medical conditions you may have.
Every student progresses at their own pace, depending on consistency, but on average you will spend up to a year as a Level 1 student.
For more experienced students.
In level 2 classes we start to work with more subtlety, precision, and longer timings within the postures. A wider range of asanas are introduced, including the inversions.
Regular attendance ensures steady progress.
For students who have an ongoing commitment to their practice and have already spent some time attending level 2 classes.
Here we work to refine our skill in action, and develop greater depth of perception in the practice. Sirsasana and Sarvangasana should already be established (unless contraindicated).
To get the most from these classes, regular attendance is expected.
General (weekday classes)
Suitable for all students.
General classes are taught in the same progression as above, but all students are mixed in together. Beginners therefore also benefit from working in with, and observing, more experienced students. New students will be given alternative postures when more experienced students are practicing inversions and other asanas not suitable for beginners.
Restorative Class (R)
BKS Iyengar originally developed not just the use of props in yoga, but he also developed restorative yoga as a practice in itself, which is now very popular and widely appreciated for its therapeutic benefits.
The restorative classes are slower in pace with an emphasis on quietening physically, emotionally and mentally. These classes are especially helpful to relieve stress, tension, anxiety and to balance and soothe the central nervous system. Restorative practice is especially helpful to maintain a healthy immune system.
Quite simply, restorative yoga makes you feel better!
The Sunday night Restorative session is the perfect way to rejuvenate at the end of your week.
Led Class: First Sunday of the Month
In this class Jo will guide you through a general sequence of asana. The asana name will be given and Jo will do the asana so you will have a visual cue. Other than that, there will be little or no verbal instruction.
This is a more reflective yoga experience than a regular class. It helps to grow a sense of ownership of your practice and can be a way to develop your personal practice.
You will have the benefit of the energy and motivation of a group, along with the space, props and time within the studio.
This class will be suitable for regular Level 2 and Level 3 students. The led class is the first Sunday of every month from 8.00 — 9.30am.