Yoga Classes

At Black Lotus Studios we offer the opportunity to practice and explore Iyengar yoga in a 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.

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.

Gentle Class: Gentle yoga classes are suitable for absolute beginners, seniors and people needing to work with injuries, illnesses or conditions. Slower paced classes, a gentle approach to developing flexibility and strength and a focus on restorative yoga asanas.

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.