Various options available for beginners...
We are delighted that you are interested in starting a yoga practice and are here to support your journey.
If you are looking for a ‘general’ yoga class to improve your flexibility and strength and quieten your busy mind with some meditation and breath work you may prefer to start with our hatha classes. Hatha is a steady and mindful practice, to strengthen and align the body whilst improving your suppleness and stability.
If you are looking for a more dynamic class but with the same benefits our astanga classes are open to all levels. Whether you are just starting your yoga journey or are a more experienced practitioner you are very welcome to come and practice with us.
Astanga yoga for beginners and improvers
As we return to studio classes in may we are beginning an Astanga for beginners class.
Every Tuesday evening 6.30-7.35, a gentle introduction to the dynamic Astanga practice. (7.45-9pm Astanga for Improvers)
at St Mary's Community Hall
Yoga for beginners classes:
Astanga for beginners and improvers - Studio classes
Please arrive join us for our beginners and improvers classes anytime, we will meet you where you are.
These classes offer you the opportunity to learn the foundations and critical aspects of the ancient practice of Astanga yoga, a practice steeped in wisdom and backed up by modern science. The course is suitable for anyone new to yoga or looking to deepen their knowledge and develop their practice.
The classes will teach you:
- The fundamentals of breath; breathing techniques (pranayama) and the impact of breath awareness for a yoga practice.
- Fundamental poses (asanas) of an astanga practice - applicable for any yoga practice.
- How to develop a deeper level of awareness and concentration
- Accessing postural ease through developing strength and flexibility.
- Relaxation techniques to quieten the mind.
Astanga is a traditional form of hatha yoga that offers a clear foundation of yoga principles and practice. As an Astanga studio we choose to base our beginners course on this practice as it offers such a comprehensive foundation for any yoga practice.
Please read our protocol carefully before coming to the studio, we look forward to welcoming you to the studio space again!
Shortened Astanga classes...online
Tuesday 7.30-8.45pm (online until 11 May) / 7.45-9pm at St Mary's from 18 May.
Join Sarah for these supportive classes to learn the fundamentals of an Astanga practice. Your strength and flexibility will improve together with a deeper awareness and sense of purpose.
These dynamic classes are a wonderful way to start or maintain your practice and to prepare you for the full guided primary series classes and for a Mysore (self practice) class.
These classes are suitable for those who have the motivation to learn this wonderful method of healing, cleansing and toning the body, mind and senses.
We finish the class with a deep relaxing savasana practice to balance and absorb energy and stillness.
“Yoga is the cessation of the fluctuations of the mind.” Patanjali
Note. There are several ways to start an Astanga practice. a beginners class, shortened Astanga classes and Mysore. It is not imperative to start with a beginners class and however you choose to start we are here to support you all the way.
Book a class or course online
Please click here for our timetable, go to the date of your first class for booking. Contact Sarah 07703599609/ firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.