6 Week Yoga Course
January bookings now being taken!
Book before January 1st and save £10!
January 11, 18, 25; February 1, 8, 15
TCCA hall, 628-630 Green Lanes, N8
Level: Beginners and those looking to study yoga practice in more detail.
This is a fantastic opportunity to really learn about the fundimentals of yoga.
Each week will focus on a different aspect of yoga from breathing to inversions.
Interlaced within a yoga class, students will learn more about their practice, how to position themselves
and spend time looking at postures in more detail.
Places are limited. The 6 week course is £40 per student if you book before January 1st.
A breakdown of each week is below:
Week 1 - Pranayama (breathing)
Breath regulates our emotions and is an important part of becoming more focused.
Looking at the importance of breath in our practice and everyday lives. We will learn and practice breathing techniques which can be integrated into our practice and used to help ease tension, anxiety and nerves in everyday life.
This lesson will work predominantly with Surya Namaskar sequences (sun salutations).
Week 2 - Standing postures
Standing postures align our bodies and enforce deep focus.
We will work through the basic standing postures including Tadasana (mountain pose), Virabhidrasana 1 and 2 (warrior poses), Trikonasana (triangle pose) and Utthita Parsvakonasana (side angle pose).
Looking at alignment, focus and stamina.
Week 3 - Seated postures
Seated postures prompt good posture and are active in working towards better flexibility.
Learning how to lead with our hearts, folding into forward bends with a flat back, seated twists with a lift through the middle body and looking at various binding variations.
Postures including Janushirasana (one leg seated forward fold), Pachimottonasana (seated forward fold), Marichyasana variations. Back bends will also play a part in this class.
Week 4 - Balance
Balance requires complete focus, breath and strength. To be able to be completely balanced, we must combine all aspects of our yoga practice together and set our intentions on what we are looking to achieve. As with all yoga, it is a personal practice which, over time becomes natural not only in class but in everyday life.
Working with our breath, this balancing class will run through some basic balance postures which will gradually teach students how to focus and stay focused in each posture. We will learn how to switch off from distractions, accept movement and set intentions.
Postures will include Vrksasana (tree pose), Virabhidrasana 3 (warrior 3), Ardha Chandrasana (half moon pose) and Bakasana (crow pose).
Week 5 - Twists
Twists are detoxifying, promote flexibility and lengthen the spine.
In this class we will focus on twists that will help in detoxifying the body, assist in stretching the muscles of the lower back and side body and promote flexibility. Working on lengthening the spine and keeping a straight back. This class will invigorate the body, release emotions and teach us about the movement of the spine.
Week 6 - Inversions
An inversion is when our head is below our heart. Inversions promote blood flow, circulation, balance and literally give us a different perspective!
This, the final class of the course, will look at the different aspects and benefits of inversions. Working with all the former class lessons, we will look at various inversion-types using breath, focus, balance and flexibility. Different modifications for inversions will be taught to enable us to integrate this series of postures into our yoga practice with confidence.
Poses will include Parasrita Padottonasana (wide legged, standing forward bend), Sarvangasana (shoulder stand), modified tripod headstand and an introduction to Shirshasana (headstand).