Level 1/2 Classes (July – September 2021
A collection of classes for level 1/2 students, recorded at Balmain Iyengar Yoga Studio over the course of three months, from July to September 2021. Perfect for students with 6-months' experience or more, looking to take themselves to the next level in their practice.
In this course
Backbends: Ustrasana and Urdhva Dhanurasana (Level 1/2)
This session is suitable for level 1/2 students who are still relatively new to such advanced backbends as Ustrasana and Urdhva Dhanurasana.
Pranayama with seated meditation in Siddhasana (Level 1/2)
In this pranayama and restorative class for level 1/2 students, the asana part of the session will be dedicated to seated poses, most importantly Siddhasana, or Perfect Pose.
Exploring Standing Poses with Support (Level 1/2)
In this standing pose session, we will approach standing poses both from a free-standing position and using wall support.
Getting Deeper into Backbends with Props (Level 1/2)
In this session, level 1&2 students will be going through some of the more foundational backbends as well as some modified and supported versions of more advanced backbends.
Encouraging Relaxation Through Use of Props (Level 1/2)
In this class, we will dedicate a lot of time to guided meditation lying down, during which Pixie will lead you to a place where you can simply let go and relax, little by little, both physically and mentally.
Miscellaneous session to free body of excess tension (Level 1/2)
In this session, level 1-2 students will explore ways of letting go of the tension in their muscles and joints that prevents them from moving deeper into poses and becoming more flexible.
The Concept of Timing in Standing Poses (Level 1/2)
A standing pose session dedicated to the exploration of timing, one of the key aspects of yoga practice.
About the course
This course was designed specifically for students who are still relatively new to yoga and are looking to take themselves to the next level in their practice. In many ways, this can be viewed as a transition course: it’s relatively challenging and yet is meant to be accessible to those who have already completed some basic yoga training but are unsure about how to enhance their daily practice in a way that will lead them to become more confident in yoga.
In these classes, students will be using props and support to get their bodies used to some more advanced postures so that with time and repetition, they will be able to attempt these postures without the help of extra equipment.