Events

Pranayama classes with KATIE RUTHERFORD,

10.30 am – 1 pm.

 Sundays 16th June, 14th July and 18th August 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)

Sundays 10 -11am, 26th May and 23rd June 2019.

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.


Workshops

Please read our Terms and Conditions before booking – refunds cannot be given for workshops


Developing your Practice – with Izabela Bysiak

Saturdays 2-5pm monthly

June 15th, July 20th, 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  izabela.bysiak@gmail.com – you can also register on the online timetable and pay cash on the day.


Rajiv and Swati Chanchani

Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th June 2019.

£100 for the whole weekend, £60 for individual days.

We are delighted to be welcoming Rajiv and Swati Chanchani back to Edinburgh. They are both steeped in lifelong learning of the art and science of yoga, having studied with Yogacharya BKS Iyengar and his family for 40 years. Since the opening of the Dehradun Yog-Ganga Centre in 2001, Swati and Rajiv have been designing and teaching a remarkable series of yoga intensives in which they have been tracing the roots of yoga in mythology, legend and history and also  stressing the links of moral and ethical values implicit in the practice of yoga. Their sincerity, learning and commitment is reflected in their teaching and they have taught at International yoga conventions all over the world.

Saturday 29th June 10:00 – 12:30 and 14:00  – 16:30
Sunday 30th June    09:30 – 12:00 and 13:30 – 16:00

This workshop is now fully booked.


Summer school with GARTH McLEAN

Tuesday 23 July, 6 – 8 pm, Intermediate   £16
Wednesday 24 July, 6 – 8 pm, Intermediate   £16
Thursday 25 July, 6 – 8 pm, Intermediate*   £16
Sunday 28 July, 10 – 2pm, Intermediate   £40

Wednesday 24 July, 10 – 12, MS* class   £16
Saturday 27 July, 10 – 4pm, MS* workshop   £60

*These classes will focus on working with ambulatory persons with Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s, and other autoimmune/neurological challenges, movement disorders, and related symptoms. Previous yoga experience helpful but not required. Please contact the studio for more information.

Weekend  – Sat and Sun  £90
All 3 evening classes £45

Garth McLean (CIYT Intermediate Senior III) shares his enthusiasm for Iyengar Yoga around the world and at Namastday Yoga Center in Beverly Hills, CA. He is a founding member of Iyengar Yoga Therapeutics in Los Angeles and a Certified Yoga Therapist. He has developed a wealth of experience in teaching students with MS, neurological challenges and movement disorders, as well as a reputation as an engaging teacher at Senior level. This is a wonderful opportunity to study with him here in Scotland and we are delighted to be hosting him at Yoga Now.

Intermediate level classes – open to all with 6 months minimum experience of Iyengar yoga – please have an inversion practice and be able to lift into handstand at the wall. Qualified Iyengar yoga teachers with an interest in learning how best to support students with these conditions are welcome at the MS* classes. Please contact the studio if you have any questions.

Please note, we do not offer refunds for workshops unless a replacement can be found.

Book here for all 3 evening classes (you will automatically be registered for all 3 classes).
Book here for Focus on MS, Sat 27 July (whichever pass you buy, you will only be registered for the Saturday).
Book here for Intermediate workshop, Sunday 28 July (you will be registered for the Sunday only).

Please note; If you are buying the ‘Garth Weekend’ pass, you still need to use the links above (or the online timetable) to register for each day. Buying the pass will only register you for the first session you selected.

To book for individual sessions, please use the online Timetable. If you buy a multiple use pass, you will still need to register for each class you wish to attend. Sign in to your account, open the Timetable and register by clicking ‘register’ on the class you wish to attend.


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.


GENERAL Workshop with NATHALIE BLONDEL

New date tbc 2019,

This event has been postponed due to bad weather conditions – sorry!
A new date will be released soon.

We are delighted to welcome Nathalie back to Yoga Now after her popular workshop here last March. Nathalie is a Senior 2 Iyengar Yoga teacher with many years’ experience. She teaches regular classes in Hove and Bristol, and she has kindly agreed to offer a workshop open to less experienced students again – at least 18 months’ experience (you should be confident in Sarvangasana / Shoulder stand and at least learning Sirsasana / Headstand). This is an ideal opportunity to progress your practice. Nathalie visits the RIMYI in Pune regularly and her classes are encouraging and enlightening!