Kirkcaldy Yoga Class

Join me for a safe and progressive Beginner's class

Beginners Yoga Class at Strive Health in Kirkcaldy

Join me for a Beginners Yoga class at Strive Health in Kirkcaldy, Fife on Friday mornings at 9.30am until 10.30am. Learn basic poses safely. 

The next class block is running from Friday 19th April until Friday 24th May. You can book the 6 week class block for £45 click here

 

If you would like to book a  single drop-in class for £10, click here.

Class Block Bookings

Class block bookings are cheaper at £7.50 per class, saving on the £10 per class drop-in fee. 

Strive Health
Kirkcaldy

Strive Health In Kirkcaldy is a welcoming and clean space to practise Iyengar Yoga. 

The class takes place in Studio 2.

Free on street parking is available outside the venue on Methven Road. 

Strive Health is located close to the West Primary School. 

What is a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher?

To become an Iyengar Yoga teacher, is not easy. To even be considered to be enrolled on the teacher training course, you have to have demonstrated regular class attend for 2 years. The Iyengar Yoga teacher training course, then lasts a minimum of 2 years and concluded with a rigorous assessment. It took me 4 years to qualify.  Find out more about my journey to become an Iyengar yoga teacher.

My Iyengar Yoga teacher training course included not only how to teach postures, but the philosophy of yoga, anatomy and training in hands-on adjustments to help students. You can find out more about our teacher training course content on the Iyengar Yoga UK website. 

Jo Mitchell with her Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher certificate.
Discover Strength, Flexibility, and Inner Peace with Iyengar Yoga - The Ultimate Guide to a Holistic Practice

Mistakes that new students make...

MISTAKE 1 - They worry they aren't fit enough to participate.

Some people feel they need a certain level of fitness to participate in an Iyengar Yoga class. This isn’t true. The Iyengar Yoga method focuses on alignment and poses are modified using props to ensure the poses are suitable for all participants. 

MISTAKE 2 - They worry they are not flexible enough to participate.

This is a common misconception. Yoga helps you achieve flexibility. It is not a pre-requiste to attend class. You will work on your alignment and balance in your yoga class which then improves your strength and flexibility. 

MISTAKE 3 - They don't attend a class regularly.

While you may leave your class feeling lighter and calmer, Iyengar Yoga is methodical and progressive requiring regular practice to achieve gradual steady progress. You just have to show up, the class will take care of you. This is why I offer class blocks to help begin regular practise.

You will learn to develop your awareness from the outer physical body to the inner kosas (layers) of mind, energy and spirit, gaining vitality, clarity and calm. 

What is a Beginners Level Yoga Class like?

Attending your first class can be daunting. It might be reassuring to know that Iyengar yoga is different from most other methods because there is a worldwide system of teacher training and teaching. It is in fact one of the most widely-performed methods of yoga.

Poses are modified and tailored using props to ensure all participants can achieve the benefits of the poses. This image below shows a modified Adho Mukha Svanasana or downward dog pose to a chair. For those unsure of getting to the floor, this is a modified version of the pose that still offers the chest opening and spinal extension. 

What to expect in a beginners yoga class?
Downward Dog using a chair

In general, classes are reasonably active but not exhausting, and end with relaxation. They are carefully sequenced to leave you feeling warmed, awake and with a refreshed mind.

Props are available and encouraged where beneficial. They not only maximise the opening and awareness of the body but also provide support to new students, the less flexible and those with injuries.

I know what you’re thinking...

You are not fit enough to do yoga!

You don’t need to be fit or flexible to do Iyengar Yoga. You gain flexibility in doing the class but you don’t need to be fit or flexible to start with. 

In my classes, I’m trained to teach you basic poses safely and without strain. As you attend more classes, you progress onto more advanced poses. 

I don't have time to do yoga!

Funnily enough Yoga genuinely helps create time. Regularly attending class helps ground and centre yourself, gaining stability and focus. You feel more connected and can apply yourself to chosen tasks. Yoga helps you live more skilfully. 

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