Introductory Course – 6 weeks £50, online.
Mondays 7 – 8 pm, Jan 11th – Feb 15th.
This 6 week course is suitable for absolute beginners, students who haven’t practiced for a while and would like a refresher course and those new to Iyengar yoga who would like to look at the basic principles. You are advised to attend each of the 6 classes and missed classes cannot be refunded.
Each class will begin with simple stretches and end with Savasana (relaxation). In between, we will concentrate on standing poses and introduce the basic seated poses. These foundation poses introduce the principle actions upon which all the more challenging poses are based – they form the foundation of a healthy and rewarding yoga practice. They will also help you to feel healthier, lighter, relaxed and energised.
The class is taught on zoom, so you will need an internet connection and suitable device and it is best to download zoom.us before the class and check that it is working. You need a bit of space to practice in and to set up your camera so that the teacher can see you – as a rough guide, my laptop is on a coffee table and I stand about 3 metres away from it when I teach.
You will need a non slip yoga mat, 2 yoga bricks, a belt and a blanket. Mats, belts and bricks are easy to buy – if you are in Scotland, we suggest www.ekotexyoga.co.uk as a small local supplier. You can get a 10% discount – please email firstname.lastname@example.org for the code. You can use any blanket or large towels.
This course will be taught by Andrea Kaszewski – a fully qualified and experienced Iyengar yoga teacher. She will guide you through the correct approach to each asana and help you to learn the basics. Please check with the studio first if you have a medical condition or any health issues which may affect your ability to practice yoga (this class is not suitable for those recovering from Covid 19).
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Online workshop with Dr Rajlaxmi
Sat 6th – Mon 8th March 2021, 09.00 – 11.00 am GMT (UK time)
We are so very fortunate that Dr. Rajlaxmi has agreed to teach us again this March – our third workshop with her in the last year. This has been a wonderful gift in such a challenging year!
Many of you will know Dr Rajlaxmi from her classes at RIMYI in Pune, where she has taught for 20 years, having studied with Guruji himself for many years. As well as being a medical doctor – she has a doctorate in Ayurvedic medicine, with a practice in gynaecology – she assists in the medical classes in Pune, often with the most complex cases.
This workshop is open to any student of Iyengar Yoga with 3 or more years’ experience. You should be able to practice Sirsasana for 3 – 5 minutes (with or without the wall support) and Sarvangasana for 5 – 10 minutes, or know how to adapt the poses for your own needs. Familiarity with the sanskrit names for asanas is also expected. The workshop will be delivered on zoom, so you will need your own yoga equipment – mat, bricks, blankets, belts, bolster and chair. If you don’t have all of this, some things can be improvised with household items, such as towels, books, stools, kitchen chairs. Please get in touch if you need advice about this.
The workshop costs £50 for the 3 sessions and a link to the recordings of the sessions will be available to attendees for 2 weeks afterwards. The recordings will not be downloadable and cannot be purchased separately. Discounted places (£30) will be available for those in financial need from mid February.
The links for the sessions will be sent out twice, once a few days before the workshop starts and again the day before. For this reason, last minute bookings will not be accepted, sorry.
Saturday 6th March, 09.00 – 11.00 am, UK time GMT
Sunday 7th March, 09.00 – 11.00 am
Monday 8th March, 09.00 – 11.00 am.
Cancellations will not be possible after 27th February.
To get immediate confirmation of your booking, please sign in to your account or create an account, before booking. It is possible to book without doing this, but your booking will not be processed until I create an account for you (and your place might be taken in the meantime).
If you are registered at this workshop, the links for each class will be sent to you by email. You will also be able to access them from the website timetable, when you are signed in to your account.
This book has recently been published in English and is a recommended text for the new syllabus. It is a compilation of articles written by Guruji for a newspaper and outlines his approach to learning yoga.
Here is what Katie Rutherford says about it;
“This is a terrific, simply written book with clear descriptions and pictures of asanas and I can’t recommend it highly enough. Written for the common man, it consists of 50 articles on the practice of yoga, written by BKS Iyengar over a period of a year, for the Sunday supplement of a local paper. They were written in Marathi and it was his long-standing wish that they be translated into English and published. The book was launched by Prashantji on BKS Iyengar’s 101th birthday at Yoganusasanam last year which was when I bought my copy. Further prints runs were delayed because of Covid but I have now ordered some from India.
In the new CAAG, the book is included in the theory books for level 2 although I think it would also be hugely helpful for level 1.”
Here’s a bit of what is written on the back cover:
“The book is as relevant for the common man as for the highly evolved seer. It gives a very detailed methodology for over 45+ asana-s with its variations and various modifications to experience the desired effects; sequences and practical hints for all kinds and levels of practitioners. It includes the use of wall, strap, table, stool, bolsters, blankets found in all households to give the desired effects in the asana-s. There are 7 Chapters dedicated to Savasana, Pranayama concluding with Dhyana.”
We have a few copies of this book for sale.
£16 for you to collect from EIYC or YN or £19.50 including postage within the UK (please contact email@example.com to arrange collection / postage).
Sold out, sorry.
You will be able to buy it from Yogamatters soon.