Gain Strength, Flexibility and Mental Clarity with Iyengar Yoga
At White Dog Studio we teach a step by step approach to the health and healing benefits of the complete practice of Yoga. Our dedicated Yoga teacher have decades of experience creating curriculum that promotes understanding and develops strength and flexibility both mentally and physically.
Sessions With A Focus On Individual Attention And Care
Our teacher is internationally certified with extensive experience in yogic philosophy, physical practice, breath work and advanced prop use.
Our session hold a maximum of 13 so you will get the attention and care that you deserve.
You will be seen and you will be taken care of.
We offer a range of session types to suit all levels and needs
What is Iyengar Yoga?
Iyengar yoga is a form of yoga that emphasizes alignment and precise movement. It is named after its founder, B.K.S. Iyengar, and is sometimes also called “Iyengar alignment yoga.”
Iyengar yoga is known for its use of props, such as belts, blocks, and blankets, which are used to help students achieve proper alignment. The props also make the practice accessible to people of all ages and abilities.
Iyengar yoga can be a good choice for people who are looking for a more gentle practice, or for those who want to focus on alignment and precision in their yoga practice.
Find the perfect Iyengar yoga classes for you below
YOGA 1 – The fundamentals
How yoga works
Yoga 1 is for beginners or for those returning to practice after a break.
We teach a step by step approach to the health and healing benefits of the complete practice of Yoga. Our dedicated Yoga teachers have decades of experience creating beginners curriculum that will develops understanding strength and flexibility.
*Ideal for beginners / Okay for anyone and everyone
YOGA 2 – Intermediate technique
Creative and connected.
Yoga 2 is for intermediate students who would like to challenge their physical practice and deepen their understanding of the philosophy of yoga
Your only job is to be with yourself on the mat and see who you are. Life has stress, and no yoga is not a cure, but it will help you see, feel and experiment with action and reactions. A creative way to take care of each and every part of you.
*We recommend doing a minimum of 10 Yoga 1 sessions first / Not suitable for your first time doing yoga
YOGA 2/3 – Experienced technique
Creative and challenging
Yoga 3 is for experienced students.
This more advanced level takes us forwards, backwards, sideways, upside down and inside out.
Discover creative ways to approach stressful situations – in class and in life.
*For the creative and the adventurous / Not suitable for beginners / We recommend a minimum of 12 months on the mat before you head into a Yoga 3 class
YOGA 2/3 Inversion
Yoga 2/3 is for experienced students.
This session is dedicated to the practice of the Inverted poses, Adho Mukha Vrksasana, Sirsasana & Sarvangasana (Handstand, Head and Shoulder stand).
In general, and as far as yoga is concerned, spending some time upside down is a way to boost all the major systems of the body (circulatory, respiratory, nervous and glandular) whilst giving your heart a rest.
Handstand and Headstand are the more stimulating and invigorating of the inverted poses. They help to increase physical strength, memory and concentration and enhances mental capacity and emotional stability.
Shoulder stand is the more nurturing of the inversions. It has a cooling and quietening effect and can assist glandular and hormonal health.
Once developed the inverted poses work together on all the bodies systems to bring balance and strength physical, physiologically and mentally.
*This class is not suitable for beginners and we recommend a minimum of 3 months experience in Yoga
YOGA FOR PREGNANCY AND BEYOND
This class is exactly what you and your baby need for your changing body and mind.
The Iyengar method taught at White Dog Studio is unique in using a variety of props so that you and your baby get maximum benefit without any strain. The postures used in this class exercise the spine, can relieve lower back pain, strengthen the legs and pelvic region while alleviating tiredness and tension.
Every class include Pranayama breathing exercises to improve overall health and circulation for mother and baby, soothing anxiety and stress and calming the nerves.
Please note: Bookings are essential and our teacher will contact you prior to class to discuss your needs.
Prenatal yoga can:
Reduce stress and anxiety
Increase the strength, flexibility and endurance of muscles needed for childbirth
Decrease lower back pain, nausea, headaches and shortness of breath
Prenatal yoga can also help you meet and bond with other pregnant women and prepare for the stress of being a new parent.
This class is suitable for pre/post-natal students who want a class just for them taught by an experienced mother and teacher.
*Session numbers are limited 10
Time to rest, open up and let go.
In this session you can expect to explore a variety of restorative yoga poses taught with the support of specific yoga props. You can also expect to learn simple and effective mindful breathing practices.
Typically involves 5-8 poses that are supported by props, allowing complete relaxation and rest.
Poses are held for 3-5 minutes and include passive twists, supported forward bends and gentle backbends.
The poses are sequenced to allow for quiet consideration of the breath and its effects on the body and mind.
Restorative yoga can help manage the physical and mental symptoms of fatigue, stress and anxiety
*Ideal for beginners / Okay for anyone and everyone
VINYASA – SURYA NAMASKAR
The sun salutation
Bedrock of the global yoga phenomenon this aeons old movement cycle has been the warm up for Yogis from all lineages through the ages. Surya Namaskar is a traditional Indian practice designed to promote strength and endurance
This session at White Dog threads traditional poses into the Sun salute flow.
*Ok for beginners / Not suitable for people dealing with injuries