Yoga 1 | Basics | The entry level
60 minute class
For those just starting out.
You can expect to be introduced to the foundations of Iyengar yoga in a well-rounded and coherent manner, so that you become comfortable and confident with the poses and have an enjoyable experience.
Yoga 1 courses are offered on a regular basis through the year. The courses coincide with the Victorian school term dates. Check the 'dates' page for current term dates.
We generally recommend that students complete Yoga 1 before they progress to Yoga 2.
If you miss the starting date to enrol in a Yoga 1 Course then ring the studio and we will try to find a class time to suit you in the following week.
Please note: If you have an injury or health concern, call the studio to discuss the appropriate class for your condition.
Yoga 1 course runs:
Yoga 2 | onwards and upwards
75 minute class
This course is for students who have completed Yoga 1 (Basics.)
It is designed to develop and extend the asana already learnt and practiced in the Yoga Basics course. The asana covered in this course include standing poses, preliminary backbends, seated twists and shoulder stand. Students will also be introduced to foundations of yoga philosophy.
Students who attend regularly will take approximately 4 to 6 terms to develop the capacity to observe the interaction between the body, breath and mind in each of the asana.
To extend your practice we recommended that you enroll for Yoga 1 and Yoga 2 courses for each term. Development does depend upon practice-based learning.
Yoga 2 course runs:
Yoga 3 | forming an understanding
90 minute class
Students usually progress to this level after completing Yoga 1 and Yoga 2 Course and have built up the confidence to take on a wider range of poses. At this level students are introduced to intermediate standing poses, seated forward bends, twists, backbends, inversions, restorative poses and basic pranayama (breathing). Generally students stay at this level for 6 months to a year before moving on to. The 10-week course format is used to ensure that students progressively build on their knowledge and experience to advance their practice.
At this level it is expected that students with injuries or conditions have worked in a private session with Jo on developing asana practice that is suitable for their individual needs. Students are expected at this level to be able to act independently and maturely in a class situation, understand and be able to use props and attend a minimum of 2 classes per week.
Yoga 3 courses are offered on a regular basis through the year - The courses coincide with the Victorian school term dates. Call the studio for current course details and availability.
Yoga 3 courses run:
Slow and steady | Start slowly, and develop progressively…
75 minute class
Slow-Paced Yoga is designed for students who would prefer and/or benefit from a more slowly paced, less vigorous class or for those who need to work at a slower more detailed pace due to age, injury or recovery from illness.
The class is designed to help develop confidence & stability with a mind-body-breath balance while learning ways to stretch, strengthen and relax intelligently.
Slow and steady classes run:
Iyengar Yoga is a physical practice therefore we use our bodies. Expect that there will be some physical fatigue and muscle soreness after classes until your practice becomes regular and strong.
The level of instruction and use of props is to ensure that you learn at a steady and careful pace.
Students are expected to listen carefully to instruction, accept all props when given and take modifications when required.
If you have received an individual program you are expected to bring your program with you and follow it with the understanding that it is designed to help you improve without unnecessary risk.