calm the mind, revive the body, awaken the spirit
We offer introductory courses, which are carefully designed to set the foundations of the practice and provide an intensive and focused introduction to yoga and its benefits. These courses are for those who are completely new to yoga as well as for those who are looking to reestablish their practice. Each course introduces students to key postures, breath control and core strength as well as elements of meditation and relaxation. The course will encourage you to learn to be receptive to your own level, speed and breath. We recommend that anyone who is entirely new to yoga should start with one of these introductory courses to ensure they gain a solid and safe foundation for their practice. Find out more about the benefits of yoga.
4-week Introduction to Yoga
February Course Dates
8.15–9.30pm Monday 3, 10, 17, 24 February (West Norwood)
March Course Dates
8.15–9.30pm Monday 3, 10, 17, 24 March (West Norwood)
During the first week we will establish the core strengths to guide you through your practice involving breath, movement and stillness as we explore the sun salutations and some standing postures to build foundation strength. Some breathing and meditation techniques will be introduced. The second week will carry you through some key sitting postures and more closing postures including shoulder stand. The third week will begin further exploration of the sitting sequence. By providing strength-building exercises, you will start to feel confident entering postures with the breath and exploring them in a deeper way. The final week culminates with adding all the elements of the yoga practice together – flow, breath and core strength – and working at the appropriate level of intensity in the postures.
Weekend Introduction to Yoga
Course Dates for 2014
We have not yet set these dates for our new venue - please email if you would like to be sent the dates when we have confirmed them
These weekend workshops run a few times a year and are ideal for those who are unable to attend our 4- week introductory course. The sessions run for 2 hours on the Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
Who should join this course
Anyone can join this course, including those who:
• are completely new or relatively new to yoga
• are 3-6 months post-natal (and do not have an established yoga practice)
• are recovering from an injury or health issues
Moving on from this course
After completing the course, we recommend you join level 1 classes for about 4 weeks before moving on to level 2. Those with sufficient strength and stamina can join level 2 classes directly. Our unlimited introductory offer to new students will be made available to those who have completed the course.
Medical Conditions & Pregnancy
• Serious medical conditions or injuries should be discussed with us before booking so we can advise you on a personalized programme
• If you have a minor medical condition please discuss this with your teacher before the class
• This class is suitable for pregnant women of 14+ weeks – please inform the teacher you are pregnant as some modifications may be necessary.
Booking & Payment
Please book for our courses through our schedule & bookings page. Scroll to the first date of the course, click "sign in" and you will be taken through the registration and payment process. Please note that our introductory offer and our membership package do not include these courses.
If you are unable to make a particular date and you notify us before the course begins, we can transfer the class to another class during the month. Once the course begins, classes are non-transferrable.
See our terms and conditions page for more on course cancellations.