Beginners Course

Thursdays 6 – 7.15pm, 15th July – 19th August 2021. £60

This 6 week course is suitable for absolute beginners and those returning to yoga after a break, who are seeking a refresher course. We will introduce the fundamental principles of Iyengar yoga, on which you can build a lifetime’s practice and enjoyment of yoga.

The classes will be held in the studio, following the current guidelines for COVID safety and the class size is limited to 12 people. You will need to bring your own yoga kit – a mat, belt, blanket and 2 bricks. Please contact the studio if you need any advice about this (some things can be borrowed from the studio if necessary and we may be able to help with pre-used props for purchase). You will need to wear a mask in the building but can remove it during the class.

This course will focus on the basic standing and seated asanas, which promote general health and wellbeing. Each class will end with a relaxation, leaving you both calm and refreshed. The course will be taught by Al Reid.

Book here for the 6 week Beginners Course.


Online workshop with Dr Rajlaxmi

Sat 21st – Mon 23rd August 2021, 09.00 – 11.00 am BST (UK time) £50

We are so very fortunate that Dr. Rajlaxmi has agreed to teach us again this August – our fifth workshop with her since last March. 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 ideal for dedicated Iyengar Yoga students who have studied with Rajlaxmi before, as her teaching is building on what she taught previously. Most recently, she has been teaching some of the more challenging (and infrequently taught) asanas from the new Level 3 syllabus.  You should be able to practice Sirsasana for 3 – 5 minutes (with or without the wall support) and Sarvangasana for 5 – 10 minutes. Familiarity with the sanskrit names for asanas is also expected since they will not all be demonstrated. The workshop will be delivered on zoom, so you will need your own yoga equipment – mat, bricks, blankets, belts, bolster and chair.

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 early August.

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 21st August, 09.00 – 11.00 am, UK time GMT
Sunday 22nd August, 09.00 – 11.00 am
Monday 23rd August, 09.00 – 11.00 am.

Cancellations will not be possible after 14th August and booking will close on Friday 20th August at 5pm (BST).
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).

Book here.

If you are registered at this workshop, the links for each class will be sent to you by email. For this reason, please do not unsubscribe from my emails before the event. You will also be able to access the classes from the website timetable, when you are signed in to your account.