ONE-TO-ONE PRIVATE CLASSES
One-to-one classes are good to fit your yoga class in around a busy schedule; they are perfect if you work late, work from home, would prefer not to come to a public class, or are unable to get childcare. They take place in your home, Lansdown Clinic, or venue of your choice, at a time that's mutually agreed. They can feature individually tailored programs and plans to help you meet your goals.
GROUP PRIVATE CLASSES
Group private classes are usually at the home of one of the students, Lansdown Clinic or a venue of your choice. They are ideally suited for practitioners who want to practice together privately and share the cost of regular private tuition to make it more affordable. They are also great for Hen parties or any type of celebration - they are a lot of fun and a healthy addition to the celebrations, be it at the beginning for energising the group or at the end for relaxing and restoring the group!
LED ASHTANGA PRIMARY SERIES
This is a group class in which the teacher will call out the breaths, postures and vinyasas. The group moves and breathe together in sync. These are focused, highly energetic classes and recommended for experienced students.
MYSORE STYLE ASHTANGA
This is a group class. Mysore is named after the south Indian town in which the late K Pattabhi Jois who taught and popularised Ashtanga yoga (to the West) from the late 1930s until his death in 2009. In Mysore Style teachers do not lead the students through the sequence with a breath count, generalised instructions and demonstrations. Instead, experienced students turn up and get on with their own practice and if you forget or need assistance, the teacher is there to help you individually when and where you need it.
Practising in this way gives you the space to focus. The cue to move on to the next posture comes from your own breath, instead of a teacher's instructions. Students can therefore spend a little longer working at their own pace on something they find challenging. Everyone is working at their own pace. If there is something you are unable to do, the teacher will give you an easier version.
Mysore style self-practice is the traditional way of practising Ashtanga yoga, and offers a highly personalised approach without the cost attached to one-to-ones, and with all of the group energy of a conventional class. Here, you will be addressed by name, the teacher will know your practice inside out, and this "class" is quiet – there's very little talking and no music.
BEGINNERS AND INTERMEDIATE 6 WEEK COURSES
This can be on one-to-one or group class. The purpose of the course is to break down elements of a Yoga practice and teach individual postures, their modifications and culminate in the instruction of a complete sequence of postures. The Intermediate course teaches a selection of more advanced and challenging postures and breathing techniques.