At Shriyog you are welcome to join yoga classes for beginners, intermediate and advanced levels, as well as yoga for senior citizens, children and patients. We recommend students to continue classes at least for a year to gain knowledge in basic theory and practice of asanas and pranayama. The syllabus is designed for the year taking into consideration the seasonal changes.
Basics of Ayurved, commonly known as Ritucharya (seasonal conduct) and deenacharya (daily conduct) are kept in mind while teaching asanas and pranayama. Guidelines for diet as per the seasons are also given in the classes. Each student is motivated to understand the subject of yoga and not restrict the learning only to asanas.
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All Yoga practice at Shriyog is based on the Four Limbs of study at Shriyog Institute
- Iyengar Yoga
- Arts & Culture
Over the last decade, we have constantly and tirelessly taught Yoga applying the Four Limbs of Study at Shriyog and delivering excellent results in improved Body, Breath & Mind quality for all our students
Our study calendar is divided into 3 seasons. Shriyog offerings such as Iyengar Yoga classes & workshops, Courses in Ayurveda, Wellness, Philosophy, Anatomy and even Indian Classical Music are all based around the Shriyog Calendar. Each of our offerings are planned & delivered keeping in mind the best practices for the human body, breath & mind for any particular season
Our aim at Shriyog is to create a ONE HEALTHY WORLD. This is only possible by creating independent and long-term Yoga practitioners who have complete control of their physical health, diet, breath and mind. All Shriyog offerings are a small a step towards this
Selecting the right Iyengar Yoga classes
Choosing the right class makes all the difference. Every new student will get 2 free trial classes to help in this decision. A word of advice – it is always better to begin at the very beginning if one is not sure which class to choose. You are welcome join our classes at any season or any month in the calendar year.
- L1 – Iyengar Yoga Foundation
Recommended for – Beginners in Iyengar Yoga, students who have had a break from Yoga practise and are returning back
Class focus – Practice a through list of Asanas designed for L1, Muscular alignment, flexibility training, introduction to some Iyengar Yoga props
Outcomes – Reduce fatigue, improve flexibility, better breath awareness, improve organic body functioning
- L2 – Iyengar Yoga Beginners
Recommended for – Students with foundational knowledge of Iyengar Yoga. Strongly Recommended that students complete at least one practice season of L1 classes before joining L2
Class focus – Practice and learn a comprehensive list of Asanas designed for L2, Muscular and skeletal alignment, In class tips and suggestions on lifestyle management, strength and flexibility training, alignment with Iyengar Yoga props, introduction to pranayama
Outcomes – Higher energy levels, improved muscle tone & flexibility, better breath awareness, become mindful in everyday activities
- L3 – Iyengar Yoga Intermediate
Recommended for – Students who have practiced in L2 for at least 2 seasons.
Class focus – Practice and learn a comprehensive list of Asanas designed for L4, Breath, body and mind alignment techniques with Asanas & Pranayama, Introduction to Ayurveda concepts for healthy living, introduction to Meditation, Detailed use of Iyengar Yoga props in difficult Asanas & Pranayama, longer stay time in Asanas
Outcomes – Improved organic body functioning, improved body balance, strength & flexibility, developing a self-practice in Yogasanas, Pranayama & Meditation
- L4 – Iyengar Yoga Advance – starting from 2023
Recommended for – Strictly regular practitioners of Yogasanas with detailed knowledge of the Iyengar methodology.
Class focus – It is an education in action class for the student. Generous sprinkle of anatomy and physiology. All the asanas are introduced in variations to effect deeper muscles and organs in the body. Longer stay time in advanced Asanas like Sirsasana, Sarvangasana variations, etc
IYENGAR YOGA – SPECIAL BATCHES
- Iyengar Yoga – Women’s Health
Recommended for – Women and girls over the age of 15 years
Class focus – Focus is on the woman’s organic body and solutions to common ailments faced by women at different stages of life. Diet and lifestyle advice specific to women’s health, tips and guidance for self-practise, Asanas for mensuration, menopause and related organic health.
Outcomes – Improved physical, organic and mental health, flexibility in joints and muscles, reduce fatigue, improve emotional stability
- Iyengar Yoga – Savasana & Pranayama
Recommended for – All levels of Asana & Pranayama practitioners
Class focus – Practice Pranayama in a technically, clinically correct and safe manner. The class focus is a strict syllabus in various Pranayama and techniques. The basics are repetitively touched upon with gradual progress to higher Pranayama practices as the classes progress month on month.
Outcomes – Deeper breathing, initiation into breath and mental discipline
- Gentle & Seniors Yoga
Recommended for – Senior citizens, absolute beginners to Yoga & Iyengar Yoga, Recovering from ailments and injuries
Class focus – Selected list of Asana practice for beginners, body alignment, joints and muscle flexibility are the main focus of these classes.
Outcomes – Reduce aches and pains, improve flexibility, improve breathing
- Iyengar Yoga – Gen-Next (kids & teens)
For age groups 8 to 15 yrs. High intensity Yoga for kids by Shriyog Youth teachers. So get your young ones to jump, roll, twist, bend and learn throughout these session
Advice and Cautions for all classes
- Wear comfortable unrestrictive clothing and bare feet to practise. Shorts and a T-shirt are best. It’s best if your knees and ankles can be seen.
- Allow four hours after a main meal or one hour after a light snack before class.
- If you are menstruating certain asanas are not suitable so please consult the teacher at the beginning of the class.
- Some of our classes are not suitable for pregnant women or for people with certain medical conditions. If you think that this might apply to you it is essential that you contact us for advice on yoga classes that would best suit your needs.
- If your medical condition changes you must inform us in advance of class.
Do we need Props in Yoga practice?
Props are not mandatory and students can do independent asanas without any props. But the benefits of props cannot be ignored. Everybody is different and props guide everyone to get the maximum benefits of the poses. Having your own yoga kit of Authentic Iyengar Yoga Props that are designed by Guruji BKS Iyengar in shape and size is recommended strongly and they certainly help accelerate and refine one’s practise.
Bricks – Bricks are recommended for novice practitioner who struggle to sit straight for short period of time. It is helpful to buy a brick with the right dimension and right material. Wooden brick is recommended to the foam ones.
Belts – Belts are helpful for senior citizens and students with injury to stay longer in a restorative pose and gain maximum benefits of the pose. Belt is a must have even in advanced level classes due to its various uses.
Chair- A yoga chair has the right dimension that helps to put any type of body in the correct asana without injury. It’s a great help for people to get into some difficult poses in a safe and easy manner.
Blankets – The blankets used for practise have a certain thickness and texture which help in yoga practise. The material of the blankets plays a vital role so the student doesn’t slip on sink in his asanas.
Recommended Props for classes
GY – Blanket, Belt, Chair, Pranayama pillow
L1B – Brick, belt
L1A – Brick, Belt
L2 – Brick, Belt, Chair, Bolster
Intermediate – Brick, Belt, Blanket, Chair, Bolster
Women’s Health – Brick, Belt, Blanket, chair, Bolster
Savasana & Pranayama – Brick, Blanket, Pranayama Pillow
Classes are conducted once a week for kids and teens under this program. Young children with their playful energies are introduced to yoga through fun while awkward teenagers are bolstered to find confidence amidst rapid changes of body and mind.
Eligibility: Age 7.5 – 16 yrs