Classes and Events

At Black Lotus Yoga Studio we offer the opportunity to learn, practice and explore the possibilities of Iyengar yoga in a professional and supportive environment with highly trained, skilled teachers.

There is a class, intensive, workshop or retreat to suit people of all ages and abilities. Payment and registration for classes and courses can be completed online or in person at the studio.  Please look at our class descriptions below to find a suitable class.

Beginners Courses:  Are usually offered as either four or six week blocks.   They are an effective way of introducing you to the basics of yoga practice. Learn a range of basic asanas that are the building blocks for yoga practice. You don’t have to be fit, strong or flexible – but you may end up that way! Come as are … and start from there. You’ll work,  but always at your own pace. We use props where necessary to help you access the poses with healthy alignment and safe support.
Exercise done with mindful effort and deliberate, conscious application can help to bring about improved balance, core strength and stress relief creating lightness and space in your body and mind and life. Please note that this course will only go ahead with a minimum of six people and a maximum of 18. Please pre-enrol or email us to enrol or enquire.

Level One: Learn the basics, firm your foundations and build understanding from the ground up.  These classes are designed for students who are new to yoga or are returning to yoga after a break or have done some yoga before but are new to Black Lotus Studios.  They are offered as a four week series and explore the foundational aspects of yoga asana practice and breath awareness.  You join the series at any time.  Each class is well balanced and will leave you feeling relaxed and energised. Classes are taught at a pace that is accessible and steady – appropriate for complete beginners, while also being challenging for seasoned practitioners who enjoy touching base with the groundwork.  They will help you to bring about and understand balance in your system so that you can safely progress into the general classes with confidence.

 

Level Two: These intermediate classes are for students who already have some yoga experience, from a little to a lot.  A Level Two class will incorporate a selection of standing poses, balancing poses, forward bends, backward bends, twists, arm balances, hip openers, and inversions, finishing with deep relaxation. Each class will vary but all classes will provide insight and experience of the Iyengar yoga system.  If you’re brand new to Black Lotus Studios, we suggest enrolling in some Level One classes first to learn how to use the props and the sequencing that will allow you to enjoy into the complexities of a Level Two class with more confidence.

Level 3: Level 3 classes are often scheduled as a workshop or intensive.  At this level attendance is in blocks of 3-4 weeks and consistency with two or three classes per week is vital. Classes cover the full spectrum of possibilities. We’re up for it if you are. These classes are 2 hours in duration, providing an opportunity for more in depth work in a group of more experienced practitioners. At this level, students are encouraged to be exploring their home yoga practice. Talk to your teacher before joining a Level 3 class.
Practice session: Students who are currently attending open classes are welcome to participate in these self-led practice sessions. This is an opportunity for you to develop a personal practice sequence which is built off the foundation of the work done in class. Payment for practices is by donation or Dana.

 

Baby Boomers:This class is designed especially for people in their late 50’s and their 60’s and 70’s and beyond … yes really. Come as you are and begin from there. Aching joints, stiffness, pain, no energy … come along, yoga can help. Exercise with mindful effort and deliberate, conscious application can help to bring about change. Improved balance, core strength and stress relief creating lightness and space in your body and mind and life can be some effect. You’ll work hard but always at your own pace. We use props where necessary to help you access the poses with healthy alignment and safe support.

 

Corporate yoga class: Black Lotus offers corporate yoga classes taught by experienced Iyengar Yoga teachers.Yoga is a fantastic opportunity for anyone working in a corporate environment. Yoga addresses many of the issues that staff may face including pain, At stiffness, headaches associated with computer use and poor posture, and negative psychological stress. If you are interested in setting up an initiative of yoga in your workplace, please contact us for more information, or to discuss an individualised package.

 

Private class: Individual and group: All our teachers are available to teach private classes. Private classes are usually either one hour or 1.5 hours and are available for beginners through to advanced students. Private classes for individuals and small groups are available. Private classes can be useful for people with injuries and medical conditions requiring more support than is available in our beginners courses and general classes.