Iyengar Yoga Beginners Course – Level 1
The Beginners Course will consist of 45 minutes classes, twice a week. The curriculum is divided into different sections as per the category of āsanas.
This level will establish the foundational poses in the basic categories of asanas. These will set the base for deeper explorations in the next level
You can expect use of basic gross anatomical terms for the legs, hands, head, neck, arms, shoulders, upper back, lower back, abdomen and buttock. At the end of this module, you could also expect to use basic props such as a brick, blanket or bolster.
One of the unique features of Iyengar yoga is the invocation to Sage Patanjali. Every Iyengar yoga class in the world commences with this prayer. The purpose of chanting this at the start of every class is to establish a spirit of learning and to disassociate oneself from the roles played in the world outside. In class, one is a student for 45 minutes and this separation allows one to be present fully and mindfully.
Guruji B.K.S. Iyengar was a scientist and an artist in Yog. He came to yoga as a sickly young boy and went on to become renowned world over for his contributions to the discipline. Awarded a Padma Bhushan for his life’s work, he is known for alignment and precision in asanas which are a hallmark of this school of yoga. He continued his practice till the very end and his legacy lives on in his children and grandchildren besides a worldwide family of Iyengar practitioners. One of his innovations was the use of a variety of props that allowed even the old, diseased and debilitated to receive the benefits of asanas.
Some of the commonly used props are wooden bricks and belts that are must-haves as one begins a home practice. The chair is handy for twisting and as a guide in various asanas
This course is suitable for –
- Beginners in Yoga
- Beginners in Iyengar Yoga
- Anyone with Minor body pains, stiffness, lack of flexibility
- Lifestyle disorders such as diabetes, thyroid, hypertension, anxiety, stress etc
- Must be over 15 years
You can join this course at anytime of the year and complete the course over 4 months. After completion you can move to Beginners Plus (Level 2)
* This course serves as an essential introduction to Iyengar Yoga for students and is expressly not intended to be construed as a teacher training program.
*The rights of admission are reserved with the Shriyog management.
* An email with confirmation and general Do’s & Don’ts will be sent upon completing your registration