"The Yogi conquers the body by the practice of asanas, making the body a fit vehicle for the spirit. The Yogi knows that it is a necessary vehicle for the spirit, for a soul without a body is like a bird deprived of its power to fly". ~ B.K.S. Iyengar
Yoga for beginnersThe ‘Yoga for beginners’ class is an introduction to Hatha Yoga. Someone who has never practiced yoga before or has minimal experience with other forms of related physical exercise is considered a beginner.
During the 'Yoga for beginners' course, we start by looking at the basic building blocks of yoga. You will learn how to properly align your body in order to maximize the benefits of your practice and minimize the risk of injury. The beginners' classes are focused on learning the foundations of the most common yoga poses, which include preparatory poses, standing poses, twisting poses and basic forward bending poses. The foundation and structure of the class is inspired by the method developed by B.K.S Iyengar, whose health benefits and effectiveness have been scientifically proven.
Right from the start, there is a strong focus on opening the body. Opening the body takes time and practice. It is recommended to not limit your practice to the yoga studio but that you keep working on this at home.
The role of the teacher during the class is always the same: demonstrating, activating, observing and assisting (if necessary).
After at least 3 months of practicing in the studio regularly, the transition to the ‘Yoga for all levels’ class can be made. Every beginners' class is 90 minutes long.
Yoga for all levels
After experiencing and practicing Hatha yoga for 3 to 6 months you will be ready to deepen your practice. Now you can transition to the ‘Yoga for all levels’ classes. In these classes, we focus on deepening the poses you have covered in the beginners' class and you will be holding poses for a longer period. New postures will be introduced as well. In addition to backward bends, we will also work on inversions like shoulder stand, headstand, and handstands. The inversions will be introduced by using the wall. We use the wall to give your body the chance to develop and strengthen itself to get ready to keep itself balanced without the help of the wall. Developing a balanced body takes time, effort and attention, that’s why we recommend following the ‘’Yoga for all levels’’ classes for 1,5 years before transitioning to the 'Advanced' classes. The ‘Yoga for all levels’ classes is 90 minutes long.
The beginner’s course in a group is not suitable for persons with:
- High blood pressure/hypertension
- Heart problems
- Cancer or beginning tumors
- Ménière's disease (MD)
- Multiple Scleroses’
These conditions mentioned above do not mean that you cannot practice yoga; they require special attention which time does not permit during group classes. When in doubt, please contact us before registering.