Our beginners’ course I & II are an introduction to yoga, its philosophy and it’s practices. 

 

A typical 1 hour class will comprise of 10 to 15 minutes introduction, where we explain what elements of yoga we shall be studying and its practical benefits, the historical context and the modern research backing up this ancient wisdom. The rest of the hour is dedicated to the instruction of the physical practices and relaxation techniques.

Our first package provides you with the knowledge and confidence to participate in any yoga class at our, or any other studio. By the end of both courses, you will not only have an understanding of the art and science of yoga as a holistic philosophy for a complete healthy lifestyle; but also an understanding into the more esoteric, less tangible ideas of the energetic and spiritual, which make up our personality.

 

 

Beginners’ course I

4 hours

 

Lesson 1

Yoga, Benefits & Definition

 

  • The benefits of Yoga

  • What is yoga? - a traditional yogic definition

  • Yoga in a modern context

 

> Introduction to Jattis

> Introduction to Kriyas

 

concepts: yoga, astanga, Patanjali

 

Lesson 2

Yoga, the mother of all sciences & the schools of yoga

 

  • Ancient wisdom

  • Specialisation in Modern Science

  • Yoga as a package

  • Awareness

 

> Jattis

> Kriyas

> Poses (within the Kriyas)

 

concepts: Hatha, Raja, Tantra, Yantra, Mantra, Nada, Bhakti, Karma

 

Lesson 3

Yoga and the mind

 

  • 5 Bodies (light introduction)

  • Chakras (light introduction)

  • Modern Psychology

 

> Jattis (full)

> Kriyas (full)

> Our types of classes & its benefits

- Arambha

- Kriya

- Asana

- Virya

- Sthiram

- Cikitsa

 

concepts: Pancha Koshas; Ahara/Vihara; Achara/Vichara

 

Lesson 4

Extending life, extending Prana
 
  • energy & breathing

  • Macro-cosmos & our micro-cosmos

  • life, past, present & future

  • ego

 

> Jattis

> Kriyas

> Loma-Viloma Sequence

 

concepts: Prana (life force). Atman & Paratman, Ahankara, Tantra, sankia

 

 

 

Beginners’ course II

4 hours

 

Lesson 5

Vibration
 
  • benefits of breathing

  • pranayama rhythms

  • coming back to the breath

 

> Hathenas 

> Pranava Om

> Shanti Mantra

 

concepts: Prana, Pranayama (life-force/breath expansion) & Nada Yoga (yoga of sound and vibration)

 

Lesson 6

Intention

 

  • Concentration

 

> Sun Salutation I & II

> poses

> yoga Nidra 

 

concepts: Pratyahara (sensory withdrawal), Dharana (Focus) & Dhyana (Meditation)

 

Lesson 7 

Values

 

  • Yoga as a way a life
     

> Sun Salutation III & IV

> Imagery

 

concepts: yamas & Niyamas

 

Lesson 8

Bliss


 

Full class:

> Quiet sitting

> Jattis

> Kriya

> Sun Salutation

> Poses

> Relaxation

> Shanti Mantra

 

concepts: Ananda, Samadhi, Moksha

 

Upcoming Events

  • 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
    Sun, 15 Jan
    Hybrid Learning: Farnborough & Online
    15 Jan 2023, 09:30
    Hybrid Learning: Farnborough & Online, 40-50 - Meads Shopping Centre, Farnborough GU14 7SR, UK
    Join our Yoga Teacher Training and become a versatile and insightful yoga teacher. At £2500, we are the most competitive, in-depth and with progressive Yoga Teacher Training around. We will be with you all the way.
  • CPD - Integrating Neurology with Yoga
    17 May 2020, 10:30
    Yoga1 Studios, Studio 40, 40 Lynchford Road, Aldershot, Farnborough GU14 6EF, UK
    Calling yoga teachers, personal trainers, and carers. Join me for a science-based series of discussions and workshops exploring the therapeutic potential of yoga blended with aspects of other health disciplines. Participants will be invited to join the discussion and practice with their own bodies.
  • Patanjali's Yoga Sutras Chanting & Discussion with Yogacharya Jnandev
    07 Mar 2020, 17:00 – 20:00
    Yoga1 Studios, Studio 40, 40 Lynchford Road, Aldershot, Farnborough GU14 6EF, UK
    Deepen your knowledge on Patanjali's Yoga Sutras & learn how to chant them. We selected a few of the most relevant sutras and we will be discussing its meaning, historical context, and modern significance.
  • Yoga1 Anniversary
    Tue, 04 Feb
    Yoga1 Studios
    04 Feb 2020, 19:30 – 22:30
    Yoga1 Studios, Studio 40, 40 Lynchford Road, Aldershot, Farnborough GU14 6EF, UK
    Yoga1 is celebrating its first year. A night of music and friendship. 7:30pm - Concert with the Loveday Singers (Methodist Church) After concert drinks and canapés (Yoga1 Studio)