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Yoga Centre London


 A place created and nurtured out of the love for health and wellness.

 

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Yoga Centre London


 A place created and nurtured out of the love for health and wellness.

 

A Destination for wellbeing

Yoga Centre London provides an environment to complement health and well being, where people can engage in rich traditions that support body, mind and spirit, and where you can discover your innate ability to bring healing, balance and harmony into your life.

our tradition

The name Iyengar comes from Yogacharya BKS Iyengar, an internationally renowned yoga master who ...  (read more)

our teachers

Iyengar Hatha Yoga is taught by recognized teachers who have completed a minimum 3 year comprehensive  ...  (read more)

our history

Yoga is a classical Indian discipline which promotes physical, mental and spiritual health...  (read more)

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Classes


Everyone is welcome;

Those new to yoga, as well as long time practitioners

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Classes


Everyone is welcome;

Those new to yoga, as well as long time practitioners

Class Description: 

Yoga in the Iyengar tradition emphasizes integration of body, mind and spirit. The student begins with an introduction to the physical postures where the foundation is laid to allow them to work safely and progressively though various levels. Postures (asana) include standing poses, inversions, forward bends, backbends, and twists, as well as restorative postures providing relaxation and the study of breathing (pranayama). The postures are done energetically, emphasizing precise alignment and focus on the development of strength, flexibility, balance, and stamina. 

As practice continues, a students ability to concentrate improves, inner awareness is enhanced and the asanas become 'meditation in action'. Body, mind and breath are integrated, peace of mind is enhanced and the major systems of the body move towards balance and harmony. Equipment such as belts, blocks, blankets, bolster, chairs and ropes are used to create awareness in the posture and to meet individual needs.

Yoga Centre London focuses practice using a 4-week cycle of standing poses, forward bends/twists, backbends and restorative and pranayama


Introductory
An introduction to the foundation asanas (postures) for all students with no experience of Iyengar Yoga. The first inversion is briefly introduced to allow the student to progress to the next level. One session in Introductory is all that is needed before proceeding to the next level.

Level 1
The Student continues the practice of basic postures and the first inversion is explored more thoroughly. Understanding of breath awareness is introduced which is the foundation of Pranayama. Length of time in Level 1 varies and can be more or less than a year

Level 2
Students continue to progress with new postures and the first introduction to headstand/other inversions are explored. Students gain more confidence in headstand and the subtleties of more advanced postures are integrated. The study of Pranayama develops here.

Level 3
Now the student begins to mature their practice with the intermediate asanas and continues to work to overcome individual obstacles to practice. Pranayama continues to develop

Pranayama
The basics of Pranayama are introduced during the 4th week of practice during Supported/Restorative Practice. The aim of an 8-10 week course is to help the student build a solid foundation for a pranayama practice. BKS Iyengar, while honouring the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, emphasizes that a good foundation in the asanas is necessary. The Pranayama course is open to students in Level 2 and above. The Pranayama course is offered only at certain times; please see the schedule for current offerings

Gentle/Senior
A one hour slower paced class to develop ease with flexibility, balance and strength, and learn to optimize and manage the challenges that come with the aches and pains of aging

Special Practices
Students with particular challenges that do not allow them to be part of a regular class, or students who require individualized work may be placed here. The practice will work more specifically with their condition and allow them to work more independently or return to a regular class with special adaptations

Teen
Enjoy an invigorating yoga class with you peers ranging from 13-18 years of age

View full clASS Schedule Here →

                            2ND INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY, TUESDAY JUNE 21/16


Yoga is an invaluable gift of India’s ancient tradition. This tradition is 5000 years old. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfilment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well-being. It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature. By changing our lifestyle and creating consciousness, it can help us deal with climate change. Let us work towards adopting an International Yoga Day.”

— Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India addressing the UN General Assembly
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Workshops


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Workshops


Workshops

Refunds are offered only if your space is filled and are
subject to a $25 cancellation fee

2016/2017

Pranayama: 9 weeks; Thursday 7:30-8:30am; Jan 14-Mar 10/16

Level 3/2 Workshops with Karen Major in 2016, Dates/Fees: 
Bi-monthly on the Saturday; Cost $55 (incl hst)
Saturday October 1/16; 8-11am
Saturday December 3/16; 8-11am
Saturday February 4/17; 8-11am
Saturday April 1/17; 8-11am
Saturday June 3/17; 8-11am

 

Annual IYAC/ACYI AGM and Conference, London, On, Oct 20-23/16
Hosted at Doubletree Hilton, London, On
Early Bird Registration for Members extended to July 31/16
For more information: IYAC/ACYI website

Pranayama: 9 weeks; Thursday 7:30-8:30am; Jan 12-Mar 9/17

Weekend Workshop with Teddy Hyndman
coming for late March or April 2017

details to follow

Annual Sadhana with Karen Major for 7 days - June/17
Last full week of June 6-7:30am daily:
details to follow

 


 

 

 

 

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Contact & Subscribe


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Contact & Subscribe


Contact us at

Tel: 519 858 0823

Email  majork@sympatico.ca


Yoga Centre London
575 Richmond Street 2nd floor
London, Ontario
N6A 3G2 Canada