Yoga Classes for Beginners
If you are new to yoga you are very welcome to join one of our regular classes (you do not need to have attended a Foundation Course first).
Classes that are advertised as 'Level 1' or 'Beginners' are particularly suitable (check out our class timetable), and 'General' classes can also accommodate beginners. These classes cover a variety of poses: standing, sitting, twisting, sometimes flowing and fast moving and other times we practice in a more restorative way, but always sequenced well as this is a unique feature of Iyengar yoga. Props may by used to help overcome difficulty with a pose or indeed to make it more challenging and therefore develop our intelligence of the pose.
Please note Level 2 or Level 3 classes are not suitable for beginners.
It is helpful if you get in touch with us so that we can advise which class might be best (a quieter class can be easier to slot into, for example).
Before coming for your very first class, please fill out a registration/health declaration form, which can be downloaded here, and bring it along to your first Studio class, or email it in before your first Online class.
We very much look forward to hearing from you!
Start yoga with other beginners n.b. Not currently available during Covid restrictions
Our Foundation Course is a great starting point for complete beginners. Having an 'inflexible' body or minor aches and pains is not a bar! The duration of the course is six weeks.
Taught in small groups with other beginners, you will learn the basic yoga postures and principles.
Over the 6 weeks, you will be taught by our senior Iyengar yoga teacher Julie Anderson, to ensure you get an excellent grounding for your future yoga and to help with any individual adaptations if needed.
The Foundation Course consists of 6 x 75 minute sessions. Enough for you to get familiar with the basic postures, feel some of the benefits of yoga, and be able to join an ongoing yoga class with confidence.
Please note it is not possible to 'drop-in' to the Foundation Course. The fee is £50 for the 6 week course.
If you would like to be notified of when the next Foundation Course will run, click here. If you have any medical issues or injuries, or if you are simply not sure then it's always good to talk to us first.
As a complete beginner you can join always join one of our Level 1 classes at any time, see above.
What to expect from a Foundation Course
Here's Louise telling us about her experience on the Foundation Course at Yoga on Tay.