Beginners Yoga Courses
If you are completely new to yoga, wanting to gain more confidence in your practice, or perhaps you've been practising for a while but want to revisit the basics then our Beginners Yoga course is for you.
Drawing on over 25 years of experience of teaching yoga, our Beginners course introduces all the key elements of a yoga practice including key yoga poses and sequences, breath awareness, linking breath to movement and basic yoga philosophy.
Taught by experienced and supportive teachers, The Life Centre's Beginners course will give you the confidence and knowledge to safely attend any of our level 1 or level 1-2 yoga classes.
In addition to a weekly class at the studio, you’ll receive a 15 minute video sequence each week to practise at home in your own time to support you during the course and beyond.
This course builds sequentially, and has been designed to incorporate the full spectrum of yoga practices.
Over the course of 6 weeks you will cover:
• Week 1: What is Yoga – Moving with Breath – Standing Poses
• Week 2: Grounding – History of Yoga – Movements of the Spine
• Week 3: Introduction to vinyasa and Backbending – Yoga beyond Asana
• Week 4: Twists and Backbends
• Week 5: Seated Postures and Meditation
• Week 6: Consolidation
Half Price Offer for Beginners
Continue your yoga journey with a half price 10 class pass for only £65. Available to purchase up to 2 weeks after your course completion. Please speak to our reception team for full details.
"I started with The Life Centre beginners course and was amazing how it managed to take the edge off my daily anxiety, by bringing me into my body and out of my mind. I would recommend everyone gives it a go and see if it works for them."
FAQs: Beginners Courses
What if I miss a session of a course?
Unfortunately it is not possible to make up any missed sessions of a course or transfer these sessions to another course.
What if I have an injury or medical condition?
Please inform the teacher of any injuries or medical conditions (including pregnancy, suspected pregnancy, or recent childbirth) before the class starts. This is really important as it helps the teacher know how to assist you, give you modifications, and keep you safe. We, and our teachers, reserve the right to ask you not to participate in a class if we feel that it would be inappropriate because of an injury or medical condition. If you are uncertain about whether or not yoga is suitable for you, please contact us.
What should I wear?
Dress in comfortable clothing in which you are able to stretch and move freely. Classes are barefoot, and shoes are not allowed in the studios.
How much time should I allow before class?
Please arrive at least 10 minutes before your class is due to start to allow yourself time to check in, change and settle for class. If you have pre-booked a class and we have other students waiting, then we may give a away your spot if you don't check in 10 minutes before class.
Please note that, if you arrive 5 minutes or more after the class has started, we will not be able to let you in.
What are the benefits of practicing yoga?
While quietening the mind has historically been the main aim of the practice, for many this isn’t something that comes until they’ve been practising for a long time. The physical benefits include increased flexibility, strength and stamina, and a sense of comfort and feeling at home in the body. As you start to experience greater ease in your physical body, you may find it easier to sit comfortably for longer, thus enabling you to delve more deeply into meditation so that you can begin to experience stillness of the mind.
What is Yoga?
Yoga is a holistic practice originating in India over 2000 years ago, and despite its ancient roots, yoga could not be more relevant today. A powerful and transformative practice that allows us to feel more at home and at ease in our bodies and encourages a greater sense of mental clarity and wellbeing.
Do you provide equipment?
Yes! Mats, blocks, bricks, straps, blankets, bolsters and chairs are provided free of charge in all studios. Many students prefer to practise on their own mat — mats are available to purchase at reception or you’re welcome to bring yours with you.