Let go of the concerns of the week and prepare for the weekend with our Friday evening Restorative & Pranayama class. The class is taught by our most experienced teachers and is suitable for all students at a General level and above. This means you have been practising Iyengar Yoga regularly for two years or more.
Expect to hold postures for longer than usual. Often props like bolsters, blankets and blocks are used to support the body. This physical support helps you stay in postures comfortably without straining. The muscles can relax, heart rate lowers and the nervous system can be soothed. Restorative postures help calm the mind and open the body for pranayama.
The word Prāṇāyāma is made up of two Sanskrit words. Prāna means breath, energy, life force and vitality. Ayāma means, control, restraint, extension or expansion. Pranayama is the practice of controlling or conditioning the breath. It is the fourth of Patanjali’s eight limbs of yoga and consists of techniques designed to gain mastery over the respiratory process. Pranayama practice focusses on the connection between the breath, the mind, and the emotions, and trains students in an approach based on self-observation.
If you are new to Pranayama the Friday evening class is a great place to start!
2020 Restorative & Pranayama Class Schedule
Members £11 / Non-members £14
|Friday 10 January||6.30-8.00pm||Penny Chaplin|
|Friday 17 January||6.30-8.00pm||Marco Cannavo|
|Friday 7 February||6.30-8.00pm||Marco Cannavo|
|Friday 21 February||6.30-8.00pm||Amparo Rodriguez|
|Friday 6 March||6.30-8.00pm||Amparo Rodriguez|
|Friday 20 March||6.30-8.00pm||Marco Cannavo|
|Friday 17 April||6.30-8.00pm||Marco Cannavo|
|Friday 24 April||6.30-8.00pm||Penny Chaplin|
|Friday 1 May||6.30-8.00pm||Penny Chaplin|
|Friday 8 May||6.30-8.00pm||Marco Cannavo|