"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 Goddesses (70+)
When you reach the age of 70, you can proudly share and show your beauty, wisdom, and flexibility. This lesson is especially for women who possess these qualities.
We practice yoga for 60 minutes focusing on posture, mobility, breath, strength, and balance.
This lesson is currently extremely popular with 6 local Goddesses. If there are enough registrations, I will organize a new group (maximum 6 women).
Level 1 ~ Iyengar BASICSThese BASIC classes are for beginners and are an introduction to Iyengar yoga. You are a beginner if you have never practiced yoga or if you have any experience with other forms of yoga or related body practice. This class introduces you to the fundamental principles of yoga and the Iyengar system. The instructions for aligning the body in the different postures are given step by step. You develop the ability to practice yoga safely and understand and feel its beneficial effects. In these beginners lessons the emphasis is on preparatory postures, standing asanas, twisting asanas, and starting forward bends.
You will take these classes for 3-6 months before continuing to the next level.
Level 1/2 ~ Iyengar FOUNDATION
This lesson is the perfect choice for beginners or those who want to build a stronger foundation for their practice. In this lesson we work on strength, stability, and comfort, focusing on classic standing asanas, seated asanas, and relaxing asanas. When there are (previous) injuries, weaknesses, or limitations, you will learn how to adjust these postures to develop a strong, stable, intelligent yoga practice. In addition to standing asanas, twisting asanas, and starting forward bends, you will also learn shoulder stand and head stand.
All inverted postures are still practiced at the wall to develop the body in such a way that you can keep your balance loose in space over time. The balanced development of your body takes time, which is why you take at least 1.5 years of foundational lessons before you make the step to the advanced lessons.
Yoga for students (8-12 years old)
Children who have a keen interest in developing yoga skills from a physical but also a philosophical point of view ~ eager to learn the language Sanskrit and some anatomy ~ are welcome to join this class on Fridays after school from 15.30 – 16.30 hours.
45 minutes will be dedicated to asanas (body postures) and 15 minutes to discuss and study yoga as a group with a cup of tea.
There are only 8 spots available in this class. Therefore, I ask the children to write down their expectations about yoga in general and about the yoga class.
After acceptance into the class, we will practice on a weekly basis except for school holidays. For more information please do not hesitate to call me at 06 1278 1246.
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.