Iyengar yoga class levels


For all new students or those with less than two years experience of Iyengar yoga. Basic yoga postures (asanas) are taught to develop strength, stamina and flexibility, and they’re suitable for any age group. You don’t have to complete an Introduction to Iyengar yoga Course first, though we do recommend it. Those with other yoga experience are advised to start with a Beginners yoga class. Teachers can recommend if other levels would be more suitable.


General yoga class levels are for students who’ve been coming to Iyengar yoga classes at our studios regularly for at least two years. Work is more intensive than at Beginners level and you’ll be introduced to a wider variety of asanas, and basic pranayama.


For students with at least four years training in Iyengar yoga, who can maintain a stable Sirsasana and Sarvangasana for at least five minutes and who have established an independent practice. Work will be more demanding than at General level and asanas are studied in more detail.

Class types

Introduction to Iyengar yoga course

A six-week introduction, recommended for complete beginners. Read more…

Childrens yoga class

For children aged from 7–14. Read more


A moderately paced class for students aged 55 and over. It is suitable for new as well as longer term practitioners who find that Iyengar yoga helps them to maintain flexibility, stamina, confidence and balance. You will practice a range of poses that increase mobility and strength of the shoulders, spine, backs, hips and knees. Posture modifications are tailored to the level of each student.

Gentle yoga

For people aged around fifty-five and over. This class offers those with minor physical ailments, pain and age-related challenges, the opportunity to continue with their yoga practice. Students must have at least 1 year’s recent regular attendance/practice of Iyengar yoga. Places are limited so this class is presently only open to students with health issues, on consultation with the teacher.


Asanas to support a healthy pregnancy and post-pregnancy. Read more


For those with specific health problems, by application. Read more


Yogic breathing for students practising at General level or above. Pranayama helps to control and calm the mind and recharge one’s energy.

Yoga teacher training

Our respected programme leads to certification as a teacher by the Iyengar Yoga Association (UK), and further training for qualified teachers. Read more

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