Iyengar Yoga Classes at Yogaha
In the Iyengar Yoga system, classical postures (asanas) are taught with the aid of various props. The unique and innovative use of props such as straps, blankets, chairs, bolsters (and other types), has made Iyengar yoga accessible to everyone, regardless of flexibility, age or health. Yogaha offers Iyengar yoga classes for students with all levels of yoga experience. We are located in the bayside area and easily accessible to areas such as Ripponlea, St Kilda, Elwood, Brighton and Elsternwick.
- Introductory or beginner yoga classes: Suitable for students new to Iyengar yoga, or with little yoga experience. It’s a great introduction to Yoga!
- Level 1 /General Iyengar yoga classes: Suitable for students who have completed our foundation Introductory course. These classes continue to build on the foundation and also introduce inversions and backbends to our yoga practice.
- General Iyengar yoga classes: Suitable for students who have been practising Iyengar Yoga for 3-12 months. These classes consolidate the teachings of the foundation and level 1 classes, helping students develop a strong understanding of the Iyengar Yoga principles.
- Advanced Iyengar yoga classes: Suitable for experienced yoga students with a regular personal practice. Classes include advanced asanas and Pranayama.
All yoga equipment is supplied by Yogaha. Some students prefer to bring their own mats. Feel free to bring along your own mat if this is your preference.
Please wear comfortable, loose clothing. During class, students are bare foot. It is important for the teacher to be able to see your feet, so please try to avoid wearing track pants that cover your ankles. Each class begins with asanas (postures) to loosen and stretch the body, followed by asanas to energise the body, and concludes with relaxation. It is very important that you inform your teacher of any injuries, ailments or medical conditions that may affect your participation and safety on the day.
The sequence of asanas in Iyengar Yoga is important to the class structure and flow. If necessary, the teacher will alter any asanas, to suit your special needs; and monitor your progress.
Please inform your teacher of any of the following at the beginning of the class:
- Any ailments or medical conditions, (ie. blood pressure, back or shoulder injuries)
- You are menstruating,
- You are pregnant
- Your energy levels are low
During a yoga class we exercise the internal organs. Please avoid eating a heavy meal less than 3 hours before class, as this will make you feel bloated.
Yogaha offers Introductory Iyengar Yoga courses for students who are interested in commencing Iyengar Yoga.