Several classes have been cancelled for the period 25 November through to Saturday 3 December 2016 inclusive. The classes affected are the Monday, Wednesday and Friday evening, as well as the Saturday and Sunday classes. These are all classes taught by Chris. The Tuesday and Thursday evening and the Friday 11.00am classes continue as usual. Students enrolled in the Saturday course may attend the Tuesday and Thursday classes in lieu of the Saturday class.
Chris will recommence teaching on Sunday 4 December 2016.
The Monday evening class will recommence on 5 December 2016 at a new time slot of 6.00pm. Joan will now teach the Monday evening class.
Tuesday 6.00 to 7.15pm Yoga Basics class commenced with Gaik on Tuesday 28 June 2016.
The Thursday Yoga Basics class starts at 5.30pm and finishes at 6.45pm.
Chris, the principal teacher, at Queanbeyan Yoga Room, holds an Introductory Level 2 Certificate with the BKS Iyengar Association of Australia, and completed his Preliminary Teacher Training with Alan Goode, Yoga Mandir.
The Iyengar Yoga method is based on the teachings of BKS Iyengar. The practice of Iyengar Yoga is characterised by precision and alignment, planned sequencing, timing and use of props. Practice builds strength, stamina, balance and flexibility, which bring a sense of freedom and balance. The use of props makes Iyengar Yoga accessible to people of all ages by facilitating alignment and support in practice. With practice, awareness is developed and the mind is trained to focus on the present moment. This allows practitioners to experience quiet and stillness.
The Iyengar Teacher Certification mark (pictured below) is used under licence by certified Iyengar Yoga teachers worldwide. The mark demonstrates a committment of the teacher to maintaining the purity, excellence and high standards of Iyengar Yoga. Certified Iyengar Yoga teachers complete years of intensive teacher training, undergo a rigorous asessment of their teaching and practice, and undertake continuing education to maintain and upgrade their certification to teach. Only certified Iyengar teachers are entitled to use the name of yoga master BKS Iyengar and his teaching method.
"Asana is a position where the practitioner works, co-ordinates and balances the organs of action, senses of perception, the muscles, ligaments, the tendons, the fibres, the sinews of the body as well as mind, ego, intellect and consciousness in unison, interweaving the gross physical body, the subtle mental body and the causal spritual body."
- BKS Iyengar, Light on Astanga Yoga
The new Queanbeyan Yoga Room studio is now running classes for all levels, from beginner to experienced.
Queanbeyan Yoga Room currently offers classes at three levels:
1. Yoga Basics for those new to yoga. New students may commence the Yoga Basics Tuesday and Thursday evening classes at anytime. We also offer a 4 Week Yoga Basics Course, which commences on the first Saturday of each month. Students enrol for the 4 weeks and may also attend the Tuesday and Thursday Yoga Basics classes at no extra cost, for the duration of the 4 week course. The Yoga Basics classes are also suitable for those returning to yoga practice after a break or those working with injury. An ideal introduction to yoga prior to attending Yoga Basics/General and General Level classes.
2. Yoga Basics/General. For those who have attended the Yoga Basics classes, or have prior yoga experience, and looking for a more challenging class. Alternative poses and modifications are given to accommodate the experience levels within individual classes.
2. General Level classes. Students are developing a home practice and moving into longer timings and more complex asanas. Varying student experience levels are accommodated with alternative poses and modifications.
Being a small studio, dedicated to the teaching and practice of Iyengar Yoga, we are able to design classes to suit the level of experience of the student body. The current timetable accommodates students of differing experience levels within the same class. If you have any questions as to which classes are suitable for you, please ring or email Chris to discuss.
Please use the Contact form for any questions, or speak to Chris by phone or at the QYR.
Please use the Contact form to express your interest to attend a particular class or classes.