START with the 10-week
‘INTRODUCTION to YOGA’ Course
At Hamilton Yoga we will look after you! We give beginners the ‘Introduction to Yoga’ syllabus. It is planned to challenge you, but also to give you confidence as the basic poses and concepts are introduced and built upon week by week. Gradually you will start to notice changes in your abilities, as the poses you may have believed unattainable become possible. People often notice positive physical and emotional changes occurring quite soon after setting out on the yoga path.
This 10 week course progresses sequentially, week by week introducing students to elementary concepts and asanas (yoga postures).
During the 1 ¼ hour class basic standing poses are taught, seated poses, twists, backbends and preparations for shoulder-balance, concluding with relaxation.
Iyengar Yoga is a brilliant method that is infinitely adaptable to any student’s requirements. This is the reason why it is loved and practiced world-wide by many modalities of health practitioners and people of all ages and abilities.
We teach daily classes at all levels, from beginners to advanced in Newcastle NSW. Learn and develop at a steady pace from commencement as an absolute beginner through to the experienced practitioner levels. We have a progressive syllabus and run more like a school than a gym. No special abilities are required in the Introductory level. It is a myth that you need to be flexible to do yoga.
“The young, the extremely aged, even the sick and the infirm obtain perfection by constant practice.” (Hatha Yoga Pradipika)
“The depth of knowledge and experience the teachers at this school have is unsurpassed in Newcastle ( and probably most other places too). Individual adjustments provided during classes to ensure proper alignment. A very welcoming space.’
unlimited classes $19/week*
Our 10-week Introductory course is ‘Unlimited’. This means that the enrolment fee covers all Introductory classes – You can attend once a week, or up to 7 classes a week, as it suits you. The Introductory course is also reduced from $210 to $190 making it great value for beginners.
This course is suitable for absolute beginners, those new to Iyengar Yoga, those with only a little yoga experience and those wishing to recommence yoga after a break.
*To enrol in this course, full payment of $190 is required in advance.
Tuesday 7.15 – 8:30pm
Wednesday 1.00 – 2.15pm (50+ Gentle)
Wednesday 5.30 – 6.45pm
Thursday 6.45 – 8.00am
Friday 10.00 – 11.15am
Saturday 10.45 -12.00pm
Sunday 4.00 – 5.15
Term 4 courses start on the 15th of October, however if you are keen then there is no time like the present!
NEW TO IYENGAR YOGA
We welcome all Newcastle yoga students who have a background in other methods, and hope that in coming to our school you bring an open mind to learning and experiencing Iyengar yoga.
“Hard work and humility are essential for spiritual sadhana.” (BKS Iyengar)
Iyengar Yoga is a profound and inspiring practice with very rigorous teacher-training and assessment standards. Our methodical program ensures that all students have a working understanding of foundation poses before being introduced to the more complex and challenging ones.
The best place for experienced students not coming from an Iyengar background is to enter the school through the Unlimited Introduction to Yoga Course. You can work your way up through the levels at Hamilton Yoga, placing your existing experience into a new context as you progress.
Before you commence Level 1 ‘Foundation’ you need have learned and practised going into and setting up for specific poses, which are all taught at our Introductory level.
Before starting Level 2 ‘Developing’ you will need a minimum of 1 year in Level 1 ‘Foundation’. We take our responsibility for your wellbeing seriously, and seek to ensure that you have an understanding of the foundation poses before permitting you into an advanced level class. This also enables the students in the advanced classes to focus on the challenging work they are doing.
CLASSES AND LEVELS
Our classes are offered over four terms each year, much like the school year. Within the four terms we run courses at all levels. In term breaks we offer an amended class schedule.
We encourage students to enrol in our 10-week courses as Hamilton Yoga’s progressive curriculum has been developed to enable consistent students to progress steadily.
Students may attend most of our classes on a casual drop-in basis however, as we acknowledge that the realities of life do not always allow regular attendance.