The Iyengar Yoga method is very precise, and postures are held for a few seconds initially, working up to maybe a minute or two as the body gains strength.
You can expect to work on about ten postures within the class, repeating most postures for the body to become more familiar with them. Chairs, belts, blocks and the wall are often used to help the body understand the poses with variations offered to help those who have difficulty.
I always start the class with some quiet time before gently waking up the body working progressively through the class on slightly more demanding postures, before then cooling down and resting the body finishing with 5 minutes relaxation.
My emphasis is on happy enjoyment of the class and If I see any gritted teeth and furrowed brows, I will draw your attention to release any undue stress and tension!
Iyengar called his method meditation in action as the mental chatter that goes on in our heads most of the time is forgotten about during the class, as you are drawn out of the head into the body.
The classes will be at a general level, suitable for beginners or those with some experience. Variations will be given to suit all levels. You need to wear suitable clothing – leggings and t-shirt. Water and cups are available, and all equipment will be supplied.
A series of five week blocks held weekly on Thursdays, 11.30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The 5-week blocks will work through various poses to include:
Week 1 : Standing poses
Week 2 : Forward bends
Week 3 : Supported back bends
Week 4 : Gentle twists
Week 5 : Recuperative poses
You are encouraged to sign up for the full 5-week block – but if you have to miss a session, do not worry as your place can be offered to anyone on our waiting list.
Yoga Junction, 93A Weston Park, N8 9PR
Class leader : Julie De Senneville
Page created August 2021