Students new to Iyengar yoga or are beginners, start in a Level 1 class. Those who are recuperating from illness or surgery or have bodies needing to move carefully will find the Gentle class suitable. A detailed description of these and all other classes are found below.
This one hour class introduces students to the basic principles of Iyengar yoga, the postures, terminology and use of props. Suitable for those with no previous experience of Iyengar yoga.
A level suitable to beginners and obligatory for students new to Iyengar yoga. Here, the foundation work is done in order to maximize healthy yoga development. Under the teacher's guidance, each student studies at their own pace. The foundational yoga poses are systematically and safely introduced so that students can improve in mobility, strength and flexibility. Some students choose to continue to develop their yoga practice at this level rather than move to higher levels.
For those who have taken at least one full session of Level 1 Iyengar yoga classes. Once the student and teacher agree that foundation work is strong enough and that there is a good balance between mobility, strength and flexibility in the yoga asana (postures) a student can move on to a class of this level.
For ongoing students working with all categories of the poses (e.g. backbends, inversions, twists, sitting-forward bends and/or pranayama) on a regular basis and who are developing a home practice.
Here the teacher will work with all the stated level students together to develop a deeper understanding of Iyengar yoga practice. Students are assisted in working safely and appropriately at their current level. Beginners are welcome in any class, which has "Level 1" in its description, even if it also says Level 2 or 3. The number of new beginners might be limited in mixed level classes.
In addition to working on asana suitable for the level, classes will be dedicated to the study of breath awareness several times during the session.
"After a session of yoga, the mind becomes tranquil and passive" B.K.S Iyengar.
A monthly class for adept students who can hold a ten minute independent headstand, balance in Sirsasana II in the middle of the room and has a dedicated home practice. We will focus on what each practitioner could work on in the weeks between classes, in order to grow in their practice.
The study of yogic breath. The class is open to students enrolled in any regular class who want to develop a pranayama practice.
Traditional poses are adapted using props to encourage passive extensions relevant for recuperation and/or bodies needing to move carefully. This class is suitable for students wanting a less active practice. Students in regular classes who become pregnant could, in consultation with their regular teacher, transfer to a class of this level.
An introduction to yoga postures — stand tall like a mountain, be still as tree's trunk, stretch out like a starfish... Under a teacher's guidance each student will be able to learn the poses in a friendly and safe setting. This class will benefit the student's confidence and health.
Learn awareness of body mind and breathe. An introduction level on the fundamentals of Iyengar yoga. Here the teacher will apply technical emphases on alignment. Students will be able to work on poses and develop a better awareness on structure. This class will help benefit the growth of each individual in strength, patience and well being.
Kuranti is a puppet, a doll made of wood. Performing yoga asana with the aid of a rope allows difficult asanas to be practiced with ease. The studio is equipped with 18 sets of yoga kurunta ropes. In regular classes, as is typical of classical Iyengar yoga, students learn to use the ropes to enhance their understanding of and experience of poses.
During the independent practice, students who are registered in classes at The Yoga Space may use the studio in order to do their own practice. While there is a teacher present, no instruction is given. If students are interested in attending during this time period, they need to inform the studio 24 hours in advance.