IYENGAR® Yoga is systematic approach. It is rigorous and thorough and designed for you to learn safely and progressively. Classes are graded and can meet everyone’s needs, so whatever your gender, age, fitness level or flexibility, yoga is for you.
Understanding the level of class available :
Beginner : If you are new to Iyengar yoga
Improver : Practicing Iyengar yoga for over 2 years
Intermediate : Practicing for over 5 years and can maintain Sirsasana (headbalance) and Salamba Sarvangasana (shoulder stand) for 5 mins.
Teacher : A class for qualified Iyengar yoga teachers
50+ : A class appropriate for the mature student
Pre-conception : To prepare the body for pregnancy
Pregnancy : To help you enjoy a happy, healthy pregnancy
Post natal : Suitable after your 8 week check with the GP
Sports support : To compliment your current training programme and help reduce injury or to recover from them
The yoga ropes can help you
extend further in the pose
Yoga for you ... and baby comes too!
Book your post-natal yoga session at a time it suits you! These popular classes are suitable after your 8 week check up with the G.P.
Your yogic adventures start through this door...
These 90 min sessions introduce children to Iyengar yoga. The emphasis is on fun; bendy, upside down fun!
Yoga can really help children develop confidence, improve concentration skills as well as improving posture. In the sessions we practice yoga poses for approximately 60 mins and then have a short fruit snack break. The remainder of the session is usually craft-based and will re-inforce the learning from the poses we have covered. Parents are welcome to stay until your child settles but you will be asked to join in !
NEXT SESSION : TBC DUE TO COVID-19
£10 PER CHILD (including fruit snack and craft materials)
.....you will see the world in a new way.....................and meet new friends!
LONG WITTENHAM YOGA CENTRE FIRST BIRTHDAY PARTY Sunday 18th September
The children gave a stunning demonstration of all that they learnt to a packed audience.
We were so proud of them. It made the day very special.
The chocolate cake was also pretty great too, thank you Sarah.
YOGA TIME TRAVEL - 29TH JUNE
We made our own yogic time machine (pictured below left) and travelled backwards and forwards through time...we think the dials must have been a bit dodgy...
and we discovered when yoga first began. We put together a time-line of when the important yogic texts were written (such as Patanjali's yoga sutras, the
Pradipika and BKS Iyengar's Light on Yoga) and put them into context with other important dates in history.....
like the rise of the dinousaurs (roar!) and Viking invasions (grrrrr!). After a snack of fruit we made a yogic
clock to take home.
THE TREE OF YOGA - 17TH APRIL
We puts lots of yoga poses in a hat and everyone took turns to pick one, we then all did the pose together.
We then chose where on the tree the pose should be pinned. Our yoga tree was covered with the poses at the end of the class. After our well earned fruit snack
we made handy reminder cards of our favourite pose with the Sanskrit name and the English translation which we took home. Here's us upside-down in Salamba Sarvangasana (Supported Shoulderstand) and a close up picture of our tree.
The great balancing act Sunday 13th March
"STEP WITH CARE & GREAT TACT AND REMEMBER LIFE'S A GREAT BALANCING ACT" DR SEUSS
We explored all the various places we could balance and pretty much covered the body from head to toe. The hardest was balancing on our
belly button but we had fun trying.
After fruit snack (there were strawberries, yay!) we decorated a card cutout of a person and then chose where they could best balance from. Here are the results.....
Below is what we got up to in previous sessions...
Super Stretchy Sunday 24th January
We found out how stretchy we can be
with a stretchy toy to take home.
We even had snakes escaping to do their stretching on the ceiling, didn't
We were stretchy towards the ceiling ...................................................but this guy is super stretchy!
Yoga poses inspired by animals and masks to take home!
"My favourite pose was Cow Face!" Emma
"I lost count how many animals we were..." Anna