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Weight-bearing and balance poses to build confidence and bone density
This session focusses on weight-bearing poses to help build confidence and balance, tone our muscles, and maintain good bone density throughout.
Alternatives to Shoulderstand
There are times when you may need a Shoulderstand alternative in order to avoid full weight-bearing onto the neck e.g due to a crick in the neck or general neck or shoulder issues.
Building stability and focus in restorative poses
We can build focus also through restorative poses by keeping our attention on the supports we use, on how they affect the body, and by observing what our breath and attention are doing throughout.
Developing stability and focus using supports
This session aims to bring awareness to the peripheral limbs and core of our bodies.
Forward Bends and Hip-Opening Poses for Intermediate and Advanced Students
An intermediate to advanced level live class focussing primarily on forward bends. Shot at the Balmain Iyengar Yoga Studio and taught by Pixie Lillas
Forward Bends for Advanced Students
A forward bend live class for advanced level students. Filmed at the Balmain Iyengar Yoga Studio. Now available on-demand. Taught by Pixie Lillas.
Intensive Workshop: Balancings and Backbends
Friday Intensive Workshop: As this session is 2.5 hours long, we can spend a little more time preparing for the balancing poses by opening into the hips and by focussing on the actions required to help enter more easily into the arm balance poses.
Finding focus and stability in standing poses
Today’s session focusses on finding stability in all the poses by creating an anchor to stabilise the body and the mind.
Quieter sequence suited for menstrual cycle
This sequence is aimed towards opening the chest, the groins, and lower pelvic region, as well as quietening the nervous system.
Menstruation practice for second half of cycle
This sequence can be practised during the second part of the menstrual cycle, when our energy may be a bit stronger, or when you are wanting to create some hip and groin opening, using supports as needed to lessen any load when stiff or fatigued.
Building awareness and focus through standing poses and preparatory inversions
This short sequence helps to connect the actions that integrate the upper and lower body in Dog Pose and a few preparatory inversion poses leading into the standing poses.
A short session focusing on shoulders, hips, upper back, and abdominals
This 40-minute session brings us into the shoulders, upper back, abdominals, and hips.
Short Post-Exercise Session
A short yoga session to cool down and to come back to neutral after a run or physical exercise.
Short Pre-Exercise Sequence
Yoga can play a good part in preparing mentally and physically for a big walk, a run, or a bout of exercise in general.
Dynamic short sequence to increase energy and motivation
A dynamic short sequence with a few backbends to increase energy and motivation for the day.
Miscellaneous session for experienced students (420)
This is a slightly shorter and perhaps more diverse sequence than we might usually do at this level.
Iyengar Yoga for Beginners – Session 5
In this sequence you will go through the first part of the session a little more quickly: Dog Pose on the breath, repeating several times, all the standing poses done up to now, once each, and then adding in a twisting standing pose, Parivrtta Trikonasana, Reverse Triangle pose, introduced dynamically, on the breath.
Iyengar yoga foundations for beginners class 5
The aim of these first five Beginner classes is to guide you towards becoming a little more familiar with some of the principles of a basic Iyengar Yoga practice: foundation, stability, focus, and self-observation.
Iyengar yoga foundations for beginners class 4
This sequence begins with lying back over blankets in Simple Cross Legs to open the chest and quieten the mind, before coming up to standing in Tadasana, feet apart, and going through some basic arm variation actions to open the chest and to release stiffness in the shoulders and upper back.