Yoga for Beginners

"Yoga practice is the science of personal liberation and social justice." (Barkataki: 2020)

7-week courses for beginners with Vaccasin on Wednesdays.

The next 7 week courses for beginners will start on 7 September. Any questions please write in to info@yogapoint.co.uk. Sometimes people can join a course that has already started.

18:30-19:30 starts 8 June 2022: book here.
20:00-21:00 starts 8  June 2022 book here.

In addition to our beginner courses, all of of our “All welcome” classes are suitable for beginners. If you are unsure which class to try and would like to talk to someone, please write in to info@yogapoint.co.uk with your phone number and a good time to call.

Regular classes which are good for beginners
Monday 10am: Iyengar with Ruth
Tuesday 7:15pm: Hatha flow with Star
Wednesday 10am
: Hatha flow with Paula
Sunday 10:30am: Yoga with Vaccasin
Sunday 5pm: Slow Flow with Amy

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What is yoga?

Yoga is much more than a physical exercise, it is a mind, body, spiritual practice. Yoga is a word from Sanskritt meaning ‘union’ and a regular yoga practice leads to an integration or union of mind and body. This union is not isolated to an individual in their practice, it should lead to a union with others. Yoga consists of eight aspects. These are the eight limbs referenced through Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras dating from the 2nd Century BCE. Each aspect or limb informs the others.

Yoga classes focus on different asanas (postures/shapes) which are made with the body, however this physical practice is within the context of the whole practice.

In some styles of yoga asana practice, more time is spent in each posturer exploring them and in other forms, a short time is spent in each posture while moving with the breath from one asana (posture) to another. Some classes place more emphasis on the breath than others. Over time, yoga can lead to increased strength and flexibility and more integration of mind and body.

In a world where there is so much separation, yoga can bring connection. In this way, as Susanna Barkataki states in her book, Embrace Yoga’s Roots, “Yoga practice is the science of personal liberation and social justice.” (Barkataki: 2020)

Classes for beginners at Yoga Point

All our classes labeled “All welcome”  or “Level 1” are suitable for beginners. Level 1 classes are for beginners and those with some experience. “All welcome” classes are suitable for all levels, however check the style as the vinyasa classes demand a certain level of fitness. Please let the teacher know if you are a beginner to yoga and they will look after you.

Regular classes which are good for beginners
Monday 10am: Iyengar with Ruth
Tuesday 7:15pm: Hatha flow with Star
Wednesday 10am
: Hatha flow with Paula
Sunday 10:30am: Yoga with Vaccasin
Sunday 5pm: Slow Flow with Amy

Yoga is practised in bare feet. A yoga mat is used to provide a space to practice which is not slippery. In some styles of yoga, props are used eg cork or foam blocks, bolsters etc. In other styles just a mat is needed. The practice involves making a series of postures or shapes with your body while focussing on the breath. Over time this can lead to flexibility and strength. However, while physical improvements are often experienced, the yoga is about the process. In some forms/styles of yoga the class is slow and time is spent exploring the posture. In other styles you move from posture to posture with the breath, sometimes more slowly sometimes quite fast. You can read about the different styles, under “Yoga” on our website. You will find more information about the classes under the information for the teacher taking the class.

If you are not sure which class to try please write in to info@yogapoint.co.uk and we will be happy to advise. If you would like to discuss classes with someone, please write in to info@yogapoint.co.uk including your phone number and a good time to call.

Yoga Styles