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Thursday Lunchtime Yoga Classes with Jess - 7 Session Block starting Thursday 2 November 2017

Staff club



This option comprises seven sessions with Jess, Thursday 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Nov & 7, 14 Dec 2017 (7 weeks). Classes can only be bought as a block.

All classes will take place in Room L102, Lewis Wing, Wills Memorial Building (we will send you directions & entry code).

Classes begin at 12:55pm not 1pm. Please arrive earlier to change and be seated on a mat by 12:55pm. Classes last 55 minutes. When the room is booked after our class we must finish at 1:50pm promptly.

Please note that fees are non-refundable unless we can re-allocate your place. The only exception to this is where a medical condition prevents you from continuing. If this is the case, you will need to speak to the tutor prior to cancelling.

Suitable for complete beginners.

Yoga mats, blocks, blankets provided.

Please wear comfortable clothing.

It is advised to avoid eating a heavy meal for two hours beforehand.

Click the "Read more" link below for info about the Iyengar yoga method and what to expect in the classes.

Contact: staff-social-yoga-group@bristol.ac.uk



Detailed Description

The Iyengar method of yoga is named after our teacher Yogacharya Shri B.K.S. Iyengar. The teaching helps you focus on correct alignment of the body in poses ensuring you’re working safely, with maximum benefit to your flexibility, strength and wellbeing.

The postures are very precise and you will be guided through them by experienced teachers who are trained to make appropriate adjustments for different physiques and for people with specific problems. The classes can be hard work, as the poses involve intense stretching; however, you will leave the class feeling lighter and calmer. The immediate benefits of Yoga are greater flexibility and strength, and better physical health. As you continue with your practice, psychological and spiritual benefits begin to appear.

Be sure to tell your teacher if there is anything they should know about, such as a bad back, stiff shoulders, sore knees etc. All poses can be modified for these conditions and may well help relieve them.

The Iyengar Yoga Certification Mark is a guarantee of excellence, clarity and depth of understanding.