Kelowna Yoga House Society

Class Descriptions

Beginner

A safe and practical foundation for learning the entire scope of Iyengar Yoga, including standing poses, seated poses, twists, backward and forward extensions, as well as an introduction and beginning practice of Inversions.  All yoga postures (asanas) will be adapted to each student's needs.  In Iyengar Yoga, the use of props is designed to adapt a yoga posture to an individual, teach a specific action in a pose, or support the body for either restorative or therapeutic applications. Beginner Classes are suitable for new students to yoga but also students of yoga from a different tradition.

 

Intermediate

Students will develop a deeper understanding of the foundational postures as well as strengthen their practice of inversions. Unsupported backbends will also be taught. It is recommended that a student take a course of Beginner Classes first to learn the basic actions and syllabus of introductory postures before proceeding onto Intermediate. Talk to your Beginner Teacher if unsure about attending an Intermediate Class.

 

Advancing

This class is for serious students who have been practicing for a minimum of 5 years, are familiar with prop usage and have a regular home yoga practice. More refinement of the foundational asanas as well as arm balancings, variations in inversions, and deeper backward and forward extensions are taught.

 

All Levels

All levels of students are welcome, including beginners. Modifications will be given when necessary.

 

Gentle Adapted Yoga

A slower paced, gentle class for those working with chronic conditions and injuries. Props are used to restore energy, flexibility and muscular balance. This class is also well suited to those that are over 70 years or not used to physical exercise.

 

Strength & Endurance

Develop core muscle strength and build endurance for stability in Headstand and Shoulderstand. Increase stamina in Sun Salutation Sequence.


Noon Hour

Stretch your legs, open your chest, lift your spirits!  Return to work (or home) refreshed and ready for the rest of your day.  Open to all levels of ability.  Beginners welcome!


Foundation Class

Learn the basics of Iyengar yoga. For students with no prior yoga experience.


Kids Yoga

A fun filled yoga class for 8 to 12 year olds full of stretching, jumping, variety & challenges. A fast paced class ending with relaxation pose.


Restorative Yoga

A slow tempo class to rest and rejuvenate. Props will be used to reap maximum benefit. Suitable for all levels.


Meditation

Introduction to Buddhist Meditation, support and inspiration for those already practicing. Drop-ins welcome. $2 for use of studio.


Pranayama

Breath work based on the three movements of inhalation, exhalation and retention done with awareness and precision. The distribution of life force energy (prana) in the human system. This class is suitable for those who have a minimum of 6 months of Iyengar Yoga practice.
 

Private Classes

The focus is on you! Treat yourself or a loved one to a private class. Please call individual teachers for availability.
 

Special Practices

Individualized programs for those who need to take extra special care due to health challenges.
 

 

Prepare for Class

Come a few minutes early to settle in. Have an empty stomach and bare feet. Wear comfortable clothing (tights or shorts) so we can see the action of your legs. We encourage you to bring your own yoga mat. Please drink water before and after class, do not bring water into class. Please turn off your cell phone and refrain from wearing scented body products. We encourage students with injuries or medical conditions to inform your Teacher before class begins so that they may instruct you safely throughout the class.

 

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