Class Schedule for January 2018:
No Beginner Course in January 2018.
Start date for February Beginner/Foundation Course is Tuesday 6 February 2018. Pay $80.00 and attend two classes each week.
Beginner Course Attendance Options:
- Tuesday 6.00 to 7.15pm - Beginner /General Class. Wherever possible, all students enrolling in the 4 week beginer course will attend the Tuesday class each week of the course. Then make up their second class, each week, from one of the following class options:
- Thursday 6.00 to 7.30pm - Beginner/General Class;
- Friday 6.00 to 7.30pm - Beginner/General Class;
- Sunday 4.00 to 5.30pm - Beginner/General Class;
- Attend any two of the four classes offered;
- Enrolment in the Beginner Courses is valid for the month of enrolment. If students do not expect to be able to attend the Beginner classes each week of the particular month another option is to attend using a 5 or 10 class card. The 5 and 10 class cards do not have an expiry date.
There is no limit on the number of times students may enrol in the Beginner Courses. Students move into classes at the studio at their own pace. Please contact Chris or talk to one of our teachers if you wish to discuss your class options.
The Beginner/General classes are also open to students attending other classes at the studio. These students may use their 5 or 10 class card.
Chris and Joan both hold an Introductory Level 2 Certificate with the BKS Iyengar Association of Australia, and completed Their Preliminary Teacher Training with Alan Goode, Yoga Mandir. Gaik is continuing her 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
Queanbeyan Yoga Room studio runs classes for all levels, from beginner to experienced.
Queanbeyan Yoga Room currently offers classes at three levels:
1. 4 Week Beginner Courses. These classes introduce students to the Iyengar Yoga practice. Students enrolling in the 4 Week Beginner Course may attend a maximum of 8 classes in the month of enrollment.
2. Beginner/General Classes for those attending the 4 Week Beginner Course, as well those with some prior yoga experience. Also suitable for those working with injury or individual constraints.
3. General Classes. The General Level classes build on the experience of the Beginner/General classes. We increase the range of asanas, particularly building the capacity to work with inversions and backbends. Students also learn to work with longer timings and build their capacity to steady the mind and emotions within an asana practice.
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.