Online Yoga Bodies Class

Take time for yourself to relax and boost your physical and mental wellbeing with Iyengar Yoga.

Instructor, Tina Freeland, has been practicing Iyengar Yoga for over 20 years, after taking it up due to persistent back problems and continued due to the benefits, not only to her physical health but also her general wellbeing.

What is Iyengar Yoga?

Developed by BKS Iyengar, Iyengar Yoga is a form of Hatha yoga that emphasises detail in alignment and safety in the performance of each asana or pose. It has the reputation of being beneficial to people of all abilities.

What to expect from the session

Expect people like you. Everyone will have different levels of ability from beginner through to advanced. It will take time and practice in achieving asana, but you will leave each class feeling both relaxed and energised. Through regular training you will develop; strength, mobility and stability.

What you need

There are a few things that will help you to be more comfortable during the class, and all that can improvised using items from the house:

  • A yoga mat (non-slip floor)
  • A yoga belt/strap (belt/dressing gown tie/scarf)
  • At least 2-4 foam blocks (several large hardback books) – to sit/balance on
  • A yoga bolster (some firm cushions) – to sit/lie on
  • A chair (preferably without a solid back) – to stretch toward/rest on
  • A high stool – to stretch toward
  • A couple of wool/cotton blankets – to prop up our heads/sit on

Health considerations

You will be asked to advise the instructor of any medical conditions you may have, such as high blood pressure or any heart conditions. Please note this information is confidential and will not be disclosed.

Pregnancy

Unfortunately, you will not be able to participate if you are pregnant as the instructor is not trained to teach pregnant women.

Time of Session

Every Tuesday at 12noon

Contact brenda.walls@wcs.ac.uk or mandy.cameron@wcs.ac.uk to book your place.