Yoga Classes

Although yoga can be taught online ideally we prefer to see students face to face. This helps us to spot and address any specific physical requirements or adjustments and answer questions more easily. We also believe that getting together encourages a sense of community, builds friendships and helps mental health.

Our Classes

DayTimeLevelTeacher
Monday11.30am - 12.30pmOver 65s
(Free of charge)
Sarah Orchard &
Lynne Myall
6.30 - 8.00pmMixed AbilityDi Harris
Tuesday9.15 - 10.45amBeginnersDi Harris
6.30 - 8.00pmLevel 2Di Harris
Wednesday10.00 - 11.30amBeginnersSarah Orchard
10.00 - 11.30am
Kenilworth Senior Citizen's Club
Abbey End, Kenilworth CV8 1QJ
Mixed AbilityDi Harris
Booking not required
6.30 - 8.00pmBeginnersLynne Myall
Thursday9.30 - 11amMixed AbilitySarah Orchard
7.00 - 8.15pmBeginnersSarah Orchard
Friday10.00 - 11.30amMixed AbilityDi Harris
1.30 - 3.00pmBeginnersSarah Orchard
6.30 - 8.00pmRestorative - For experienced students onlyDi Harris
Saturday8.00 - 9.30amMixed AbilitySarah Orchard
Sunday5.00 - 6.15pmBeginnersLynne Myall

Bookings can be made 7 days in advance.
Click on your chosen session below and complete the online booking form.
Pay on arrival at class with cash or by bank transfer.

If you need to cancel, please do so as soon as possible using the link on your confirmation email.
Places are very limited and someone else will be able to use your space.
Thank you for your co-operation.

It’s never too late to begin your Iyengar yoga journey, this class will introduce Level 1 poses. People who have done more yoga but have not yet tried Iyengar Yoga will also benefit.

For those who have attended Iyengar Yoga classes regularly for over 1 year or by permission of the teacher. Students will be expected to do Sarvangasana (shoulder stands) unaided.

A more advanced class for students who have done at least two years’ study of Iyengar yoga. Students must be able to hold Sirsasana (head balance) and Sarvangasana (shoulder stand) without help.

A great way to end a busy week for experienced students with 2+ years’ Iyengar Yoga experience . Poses are supported with props to relax and restore the body. Though restorative, the poses can be challenging and so this class is not suitable for beginners.

Following the success of our six-week course funded by Warwick District Council, we have decided to continue our free of charge Over 65s class. This class focuses on poses that improve stability, posture and flexibility.

We are currently reviewing the timing of our Children’s class.

Class prices

Classe are £10
Student rate £5
If you receive Income Support please speak to us about a concessionary rate.

We accept cash or BACS to:
Warwickshire Iyengar Yoga CIC
Sort code: 60 83 71
Account: 47179146

Pregnancy and post-pregnancy

If you’d like more information about our classes and pregnancy and post-pregnancy yoga please contact us.

Hire our space

Our studio is available to hire for barefoot activities.

Please contact us for details:
07385 920525 or email iyengar.yoga@yahoo.co.uk

FAQs

What is an Iyengar yoga class like?

A class will cover a variety of poses that works the whole body including the internal organs, hormonal system and nervous systems. A class will may follow a particular theme and will include standing, seated, twisting, forward, backward, and inverted asanas and will conclude with recovery poses.

Can I do Iyengar yoga if I’m pregnant?

Iyengar yoga is suitable for existing Iyengar Yoga students and classes can commence at 12 weeks (second trimester).

However, if you are experiencing a healthy pregnancy then please contact us to discuss whether it is suitable. Once you have had your baby it is advised to start classes again after 6 weeks.

Is Iyengar yoga just another fad?

Iyengar yoga is authentic, Indian yoga based on a tradition that goes back thousands of years. BKS Iyengar was a student and teacher of yoga for over 80 years and wanted to share its secrets with the world. His study, understanding and mastery of yoga are unrivalled in modern times. He won worldwide respect and recognition for his achievements and made yoga accessible and relevant to people everywhere, no matter their ability. He set the standard for his teachers and students while his textbooks on yoga have become classics.

Why haven’t I heard of Iyengar Yoga before?

Iyengar yoga is the most widely taught method around the world being taught in over 40 countries. However, because it takes so long to train to teach authentic Indian yoga, there are very few teachers compared with teachers who have trained with other associations you may have heard of.

What sort of yoga is it?

Iyengar Yoga is Hatha Yoga but with extra care and attention to alignment and detail. Mr Iyengar didn’t call it Iyengar yoga – to him it was just ‘yoga’. However, over the years his insight, teaching skills and mastery were so unique that people started to call it ‘Iyengar’ yoga.

What should I wear?

Please wear something comfortable but not baggy. Iyengar yoga is always taught in bare feet to be able to work the feet correctly as well as for safety reasons.

What sort of yoga mat is best?

We recommend a thin, ‘sticky’ mat so you can maintain your balance more easily and execute the poses (asanas) safely.

Food and Drink

Iyengar yoga is best done on an empty stomach, so please leave a gap of four hours after a heavy meal or two hours after a lighter meal. It is also best not to eat straight afterwards but to wait between 30 minutes and an hour.

We do not allow drinks or food into our classes, so please come to class fully hydrated.

How do I know my teacher is qualified?

All Iyengar yoga teachers follow a rigorous three-year training programme followed by a two-day exam. Once qualified, they must continue weekly classes with a Senior teacher to ensure that their learning and practice deepens further. Only teachers with this level of commitment are entitled to use the Iyengar Yoga Certification symbol as a sign of the quality of teaching they offer. Our teachers have a combined total of over 40 years’ teaching experience.

Why haven’t I heard of Iyengar Yoga before?

Iyengar yoga is the most widely taught method around the world being taught in over 40 countries. However, because it takes so long to train to teach authentic Indian yoga, there are very few teachers compared with teachers who have trained with other associations you may have heard of.

What are the teaching levels?

Level 1 is the first level qualification and allows teachers to teach those beginning Iyengar yoga.

Levels 2, 3 and 4 are awarded to teachers who have passed an exam to teach more complex poses to more experienced students. Teachers must have at least 18 months’ teaching experience before applying to take a higher level exam. We are fortunate to have teachers of Levels 1, 2 and 3 on our team. Our teacher and mentor, Jayne Orton, is one of only a handful of teachers worldwide with Level 4 certification, awarded to her by BKS Iyengar himself at the RIMY Institute in Pune, India.

I have a question – who should I contact?

Please email iyengar.yoga@yahoo.co.uk or contact our teachers directly:
Di Harris 07917 861939 or di.harris@virgin.net or Sarah Orchard 07835 457867 longman.sarah@googlemail.com