Class Description

We offer two types of practice: Mysore and Led

Mysore
This practice is individualized, not led. If you’re new to Mysore, please read our page on what to expect.

Led Classes
We suggest all students attend at least one led class per week to reinforce the proper practice of the vinyasas.

Led Primary
The primary series is a challenging and invigorating sequence of postures that take about an hour and twenty-thirty minutes to practice. The postures are strengthening, toning and cleansing for the muscles, joints and internal organs. During the primary led classes, the students are guided in unison through the postures of the sequence and provided with variations of poses that prove challenging. The class includes postures, breathing, pranayama and chanting.

Led Intermediate
The intermediate postures focus on strengthening and toning the nervous system. Students who wish to attend led intermediate should have completed primary series and intermediate up to eka pada shirshasana.

Slow Yoga
This Thursday night class is a gentle, calm evening class for people who have little or no experience in yoga practice, and do not want to do anything that is too taxing. It includes postures, breathing practices, and deep relaxation. The class is run in partnership with St. Phillip’s Christian Church and their Bible study group, and is a donation based, open class.

Beginner’s Led Class
This class is suitable for students who have completed the Six Week’s Beginner’s Course, or have some yoga experience, of any style. Complete beginner’s are welcome to try it, if you are up for a little bit of a challenge. The class includes sun salutations, standing poses, the first of the seated poses of primary series, and finishing poses.

Beginner’s Course

This course is geared towards beginners and those with no yoga experience at all who want to gain an understanding of Ashtanga Yoga. You will be guided in a small, intimate setting, with a maximum of 12 students, allowing for individual attention.

Each class will begin with a foundational discussion on yoga, covering topics such as the importance of breath; the meaning of vinyasa; the effect of yoga on both the body and mind, and the benefits of consistent practice.

Each class will consist of postures, breathing and concentrations practices, deep relaxation and meditation. You will build your practice progressively from one week to the next, and by the end of the six weeks you will have a firm foundation on which to continue your yoga practice at BKYC or even on your own! Some of the overall benefits you can expect to experience from this practise are improved strength, stamina and flexibility. improved breathing and breath control, as well as heightened ability to focus, and increased memory.