Pranayama classes with KATIE RUTHERFORD,
Saturday 23 November, 3 – 5.30 pm
Saturday 21 December, 2.30 – 5pm 2019.
Pranayama is the fourth limb of yoga. It means ‘regulation of the breath’ and regular practice brings tremendous benefits to the mind and body. Our breath is possible our best tool for integrating body and mind with our sense of self. We usually begin the class by creating space and openness in the body, in supported backbends and inversions. Supported poses permit the mind to quieten and allow the body to be receptive to the breath. These classes are suitable for those who have been practicing asana for at least 18 months and are genuinely interested in deepening their pranayama practice.
We are so delighted that Katie has agreed to teach these classes – she has studied for many years with Rajiv and Swati Chanchani in Yog-Ganga in Dehradun and with Firooza Ali Rajvi at her retreats in Fife, as well as with Guruji, Geeta and Prashant in Pune. She has learnt from the very best!
book a place by selecting the class you wish to attend on the online timetable
Cost £20 per class
Led Practice sessions with Al Reid (and others)
more dates tbc.
Do you find it hard to practice at home? We want to help!
Yoga gets better the more you do it; it’s a practice and should be done regularly. We all know this but it can be hard to get in to the habit. So come along to these practice sessions to help you get started.
We provide the equipment, the space, the practice sequence and the company! One of our experienced teachers will guide you through the sequence, calling out the poses and doing them with you, so you can see what to do. We do not teach you however – you need to do the practice yourself. You get to experience each pose in near silence, being in the pose, undisturbed but not on your own. You get to keep the sequence so you can keep practicing it at home.
These sessions have been popular with those attending and we hope that in the not too distant future, we will be able to add Open Practice Sessions, where you come to do your own practice (whatever you choose) in the studio, like at RIMYI in Pune.
Pay at the studio, £5 per session.
Please read our Terms and Conditions before booking – refunds cannot be given for workshops
Developing your Practice – with Izabela Bysiak
December 14th – special restorative session, 1 – 4pm, with party afterwards
These regular, monthly workshops are an opportunity to sample the workshop environment – where we have the time to delve a little deeper into our practice, making connections and understanding how to take our practice to a new level.
These workshops are suitable for people attending Level 1, Introductory, Beginners or General classes and also for more experienced students who want to look at the Introductory level asanas in more depth. They are also helpful for those considering moving up to the next level of classes – they will help you build the confidence to make the leap!
There is usually time to socialise afterwards and if you are lucky, Izabela may bring a cake!
In this restorative class, you will learn about resting the body, nerves and mind. You will have the opportunity to slow down, relax and let go in supported supine poses. Once the body is comfortable, awareness can turn to the breath, which is our route to a calmer mind. Perfect, especially at this time of year! Afterwards, we will get together to share some food, celebrate Mr. Iyengar’s 101st birthday and anticipate Christmas.
Please book your place online, timetable .
Attendance at the party is free and you are very welcome to join us after the workshop. Please bring some food to share if you can.
MARION KILBURN – Intermediate Workshop
Saturday 2 November 2019 – 1.30 – 4.30 pm £25
Marion Kilburn is one of the senior teachers at Manchester and District Iyengar Yoga (she gained her Senior 3 in 1996) and has a vast understanding and love of yoga. She has been training teachers for years and has a special place in the hearts of many teachers in the north of England and in Ireland. We are delighted that she is coming to Edinburgh to moderate the teachers Professional Development Day, and that she has agreed to teach a class for Intermediate students (2+ years of regular attendance at Iyengar yoga classes) on the Saturday afternoon.
Book your place here
New Year Weekend with Katie Rutherford
Sat 4 and Sun 5 January 2020
10:00 – 12:30 and 14:00 – 16:00 each day
This weekend of yoga is suitable for anyone who has been practicing for two years or more. In the two morning classes we will be working on more active poses and in the afternoons we will be doing quieter poses, including Sarvangasana, Sirsasana and some Pranayama.
Priority will be given to those who book for the whole weekend – booking for individual days will open in December. It is a popular event (it books up fast) so make sure you book early if you know you can and want to come!
New Year Weekend £70 is now fully booked