Beginner, Levels II, III and IV
Yoga North offers four levels of Iyengar yoga classes from Beginner level, Level II, and III (intermediate), to Level IV (an advanced class for senior students and teachers).
In all levels the practice will include some classes that are of a more restorative nature and others that are more active and faster paced.
Progression through the levels tends to be highly individual and requires a consultation with a teacher. In addition, there are several sepcialized classes offered throughout the year with a defined focus or for specific needs or groups.
- In Beginner, about 25 yoga postures are introduced which provide the foundation for a well-rounded yoga practice. Through these foundational postures, students learn how to practice yoga in the Iyengar method correctly and safely and develop the strength, stamina, flexibility and body awareness required to proceed to the next level. Students learn to be familiar with the props used for various postures. Each subsequent level builds on the previous one by adding more postures and deepening the yoga experience.
- Level II students become comfortable with a longer shoulderstand, as well as prepare for and begin headstands.
- Students progressing to Level III must have a solid 3-5 minute shoulderstand. Among other postures, headstand is practiced regularly with increasingly longer holds.
- Level IV involves longer, sustained holding of the postures, more advanced postures, and headstands of 5 minutes or more.
Are you looking for a workout? Try the Active class and develop mobility, strength and stamina in a one hour class of continuous poses. Perfect way to start your day, re-energize at noon or release stress at the end of the day. It's the Iyengar yoga workout! * Not suitable for students new to yoga or students with limitations.
This Class is for new and returning men who want to explore how yoga can address fitness, injury, stiffness and stress.
This class is for students of all levels. Props are used to hold restorative poses longer. The class is suitable for students working with limitations and injuries, seniors, or those who just want a more relaxing, gentler class
This is a gentler yoga class where seniors, 65 years plus, can develop greater flexibility, balance, strength, and much more ease in their bodies. Practiced correctly, yoga can help ease the discomfort of arthritis and the general aches and pains of aging. If you enjoy physical activity in the company of your peers, this class is for you.
Pre-registration is required.
Cancer Care class spring session Thursdays from 10:30am to Noon. Starts April 18 and ends June 6.
Winnipeg Insight Meditation Group
This group meets every Sunday morning from at 10am, September through May. The group is open to anyone who wishes to join others in the practice of Vipassana or insight meditation, the oldest of Buddhist meditation practices. For more information please visit their website.