Our beginners classes are a great place to start if you are new to yoga or perhaps returning to practice after some time. In these classes we focus on simple foundation postures where you develop a good understanding of breath and movement principles.They are suitable for absolute beginners as well as students who don't feel quite ready to move in to an open level or experienced class.
We also frequently run 6 week Beginners Courses where you are stepped through the various principles in a more structured way, giving you a solid foundation from which to progress with your practice.
Open level classes are inclusive of all levels of experience including beginners, however If you haven’t practiced yoga before it is recommended that you attend at least 4 beginners classes or one of our 6 week Beginners Courses before joining an open level class.
In these classes you will explore a greater range of postures and further develop the breath. While slightly more active and challenging than the beginners class, you will be encouraged to work within your own limits and postures will be adapted where necessary to enable your full participation and enjoyment.
These classes are suitable only for students who have been attending Svastha Yoga classes for some time and have a good understanding of the breath and movement principles we apply in our practice. We consider 'advanced' yoga not as having the ability to perform complex asana rather, to be able to move and breathe with mindfulness. Therefore, these classes do not allow for in depth instruction on how to breathe and move and each student is given the space to explore their practice on a deeper level and at their own pace. If wanting to attend this class, please check with Barbara first.
Our pregnancy yoga classes will support you through the many physical and emotional changes you face during pregnancy. You will learn skills that will be beneficial not only throughout your pregnancy, labour and birth, but also in the years of motherhood to come.
Read more about our pregnancy yoga classes here.
Pregnancy classes are not open to casual attendance and must be booked in advance.
All classes include asana practice, pranayama and a rest period.