Pranayama classes with KATIE RUTHERFORD,

Sunday 15 September, 10.30 – 1pm

Saturday 23 November, 3 – 5.30 pm

Sunday 15 December, 10.30 – 1pm 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

Saturdays 2-5pm monthly

August 24th, September 28th

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!

Please book your place directly with – you can also register on the online timetable and pay cash on the day.

LUCIENNE VIDAH – Asana workshop

Friday 20 September 6 – 8pm, £20

Saturday 21 September 10 – 5pm, £60

Sunday 22nd September 10 – 3pm, £50

Full Weekend Pass £120

Lucienne is a faculty teacher at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of New York and she has the Senior Intermediate level 1 certificate. Her teaching is positive, encouraging, precise and demanding.

We are delighted to be welcoming Lucienne back to Edinburgh – this will be her third visit to Yoga Now and we are looking forward to her wonderful teaching again.

These sessions are suitable for anyone with a regular practice of Iyengar yoga, including inversions (headstand and shoulder stand).

In Lucienne’s workshops, we are guided to more challenging asanas by a surprising route – like setting out on a familiar path and ending up somewhere entirely new, with broad open views. Her teaching is informed by her deep understanding of the body as well as her many visits to Pune to study with the Iyengar family.

Book for the full weekend here
Please note, we do not offer refunds for workshops, unless a replacement can be found. Booking for individual sessions will open in July.

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