Our Iyengar Yoga School
Within Infuse Health is an Iyengar Yoga School. It follows, a traditional style of yoga, named after BKS Iyengar, who wanted yoga to be accessible to everyone, regardless of their age or ability. His aim was to share the purpose of yoga; to unite the body, mind and spirit for health and wellbeing.
In this system, the emphasis is on detail, precision and alignment of each asana (pose) and pranayama (breath control) to create body awareness and movement with ease. Each asana can be modified with props, like blankets, blocks and belts to accommodate your fitness or ability level. Poses are practised to allow you to relax, balance and breathe in each one. They are grouped in specific sequences to achieve the optimal benefit of strength, flexibility, balance and self study.
With regular practice, Iyengar Yoga gives you confidence in your body’s functionality. It also teaches you to stop, breathe, and listen to your body, practise being in the moment and reflect. These practises can help increase your clarity, calmness, stress resistance, sleep quality and longevity.
Our Iyengar Yoga School offers classes to cover a range of abilities, ages and expertise. They include the six-week beginners course, level 1, level 1/2, level 2, pranayama and over 50s. All classes are capped that allows our Certified Iyengar Yoga teachers to give you one-on-one attention whenever necessary to develop your practice. With more than 40 years of combined experience being students of Iyengar Yoga, they can relate to what arises throughout your practice.
They will guide you through the class in our purpose-built and fully-equipped Iyengar Yoga School with all the props you will need, from the usual blankets, blocks and belts through to chairs, ropes, shoulder-stand cushions and many other aids, to support your level of practice. Between them – Rachael Pole, Sophie Brauer, Maryann Lees and Carlie Ford – have more than 30 years experience of teaching Iyengar Yoga. Their teacher and ongoing training are with some of the most highly regarded, senior Iyengar Yoga teachers in Australia including Sue and Peter Scott of Yoga Jivana, Melbourne; Pixie Lillas of Balmain Yoga, Sydney; and Alan Goode of Yoga Mandir, Canberra. We welcome, support and develop all students from the novice to the experienced at our Iyengar Yoga School.
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Our beginners course is for the novice, to yoga or the Iyengar system. The six-week program introduces foundation asanas and consolidates these postures to build confidence in the physical practice. It also gives students an understanding of the yoga’s philosophy. With unlimited classes, students are encouraged to attend as many sessions a week as possible to build strong foundations. This class is also beneficial to those with some yoga experience.
This class is for those who have completed the Beginners Course or equivalent Iyengar Yoga classes. It builds on the foundation asanas, including a regular shoulder stand practice, and introduces pranayama (breath work).
This class is for those attending Level 1 classes regularly (more than six months) and are familiar with supporting their own practice. In the level 2 classes there is additional time for systematic approach to intermediate asanas.
This class is generally suitable for experienced students with 2-5 years committed Iyengar Yoga practice and are confident with adjusting their practice as required. Familiarity and regular practice of inversions and backbends is required. Level 3 classes will deepen understanding of intermediate asanas and begin exploring more advance asanas.
This 30-minute class is an introduction to disciplined breath work. By definition ‘prana’ is breath, respiration, vitality, life, currents of energy and ‘ayama’ stretch, expansion, regulation, control. Thus Pranayama is about breath prolongation and its restraint. This practice helps improve concentration, health and longevity.
This class is designed for people 50-plus, who are new to yoga, returning after some time away from the practice or experienced practitioners. Its aim is to empower individual practice through improving balance, flexibility, strength and endurance and learning about the props and their benefits.
Private yoga sessions
Traditionally, yoga was taught one-on-one with yogic masters passing down their wisdom to students in a way that was meaningful to each individual. This personal tuition is still the best way to learn.
At Infuse Health, we offer private yoga sessions in our purpose-built Iyengar Yoga School to give you a completely personalised experience.
In a private yoga session, your certified Iyengar Yoga teacher will tailor the practise to your individual needs.
Depending on your circumstances, you can address specific issues such as pain or injury and learn to work safely with in your own body or learn correct and precise techniques that will benefit you.
You can also receive personalised instruction to ensure you’re working at the right level for you or explore new aspects of yoga such as pranayama, meditation and yoga philosophy.
Overall a private yoga session can provide you with more confidence, inspiration and motivation in your practice.
Contact us to book a private yoga session.
Private session (one person): $100/hr per session.
Private small group session (two – four people): $140/hr per session.
Corporate sessions: contact us directly for costing.
As one of the premier Iyengar Yoga schools in Newcastle, Infuse Health is committed to improving everyday health and vitality. We believe everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy the many benefits of yoga. That’s why we’re running a brand new course for beginners, starting Monday October 28.
Our 6 week Yoga for Beginners course is perfect for newbies, introducing you to the basics of Iyengar Yoga. It’s also ideal if you’re looking to return to yoga after a break or if you’re interested in checking out Infuse Health for yourself. With the end of the year approaching fast, there’s no better time to improve your health and vitality!
Great value at just $149 for 6 weeks of instruction, begin your yoga journey with guidance from our certified Iyengar Yoga teachers. With 7 sessions per week to choose from, you’re bound to find a class to match your schedule, even as we move closer to the business end of the year.
Ready to transform your life? Enrol in our 6 week Yoga for Beginners course today!