Timetables

Timetable 

  • Tuesday                              5.30-645 pm Beginners Iyengar (Liz)
  • Wednesday                         4.45 -6.00pm Zen Yoga (Michelle)

                                                        6-7.00pm – Meditation (by donation – Michelle)

  • Thursday                            6- 7.15 am Iyengar (Liz)
  • Saturday                            8-11am 1st Saturday each month – 3 hour themed Intensive (Liz)
  • Sunday                               10-11.30am Restorative Yoga (Liz)

2-3.30 pm Harmonic Healing Sound Immersion – 8 weeks (Michelle)

                                                      3.30-4.45 pm Yin/Sound Bath (Michelle)

 

Liz is an experienced and Certified Iyengar yoga teacher who established the Byron Yoga Lounge in 2004 – and has taught regular classes locally and has conducted overseas Retreats for many years. She has now moved all her classes to Alstonville to establish Plateau Life Yoga. Liz has a daily practice and is passionate about enabling all levels to experience the benefits of a yoga practice.

The classes will be general and suitable for all levels.

Iyengar Yoga is a traditional practice that recognizes every body is different. Students are closely guided to work through challenges to achieve alignment for a balanced body and mind.

  • It is considered ideal for anyone suffering from injury, for beginners and students of all ages and levels.
  • Iyengar teachers undertake 4-5 years to become Certified and commit to ongoing training.
  • Iyengar yoga practitioners often align the practice with the season as a way to keep in tune with nature.

What to expect

  • Postures to be spoken in Sanskrit to respect the traditional ancient yoga linage of this art
  • Demonstration of the postures
  • Clear precise instruction
  • Props if needed such as blocks/belts to assist individual needs
  • Alignment adjustments and individual guidance
  • An authentic Yoga experience

 

Explanation of Class Levels

Foundations/Beginners I These classes are suitable for all ages and fitness levels. They are ideal for people with no yoga experience, or people wanting to consolidate the basics. The classes introduce the foundations of Iyengar yoga in a structured and safe environment.

Beginners II These classes are suitable for those students to progress from the Beginners classes. A minimum of 5 weeks – completion of Beginners Course required. A progression in consolidating the basics.

General These classes are for people with some yoga experience Students continue to consolidate basics, and are introduced to poses such as inversions and backbends.

Level I Students need a minimum of 3 months prior yoga experience and/or have completed the Beginner courses.

Led Practice Students need a minimum of one year continuous yoga experience. Classes include headstand and shoulderstand. Led practice encourages students to develop concentration and observation in their practice. Asana names are called by the teacher who demonstrates the pose. There is no instruction.

Open Practice Available to students currently attending the school. It provides a space for students to come and develop their own practice under the guidance of a teacher.

Level II Students need 6 months – 2 years yoga experience. Backbends and inversions are practised regularly. Students ideally would be practicing or attending classes more than once a week.

Level III Students need a minimum of two years of regular yoga attendance at yoga classes and have a regular home practice. Familiarity with inversions and backbends is required.

Restorative It is a gentle class with a focus on supported yoga poses that offers a restful and restorative approach to the classical yoga poses.

Explanation of Class Levels

Foundations/Beginners I These classes are suitable for all ages and fitness levels. They are ideal for people with no yoga experience, or people wanting to consolidate the basics. The classes introduce the foundations of Iyengar yoga in a structured and safe environment.

Beginners II These classes are suitable for those students to progress from the Beginners classes. A minimum of 5 weeks – completion of Beginners Course required. A progression in consolidating the basics.

General These classes are for people with some yoga experience Students continue to consolidate basics, and are introduced to poses such as inversions and backbends.

Level I Students need a minimum of 3 months prior yoga experience and/or have completed the Beginner courses.

Led Practice Students need a minimum of one year continuous yoga experience. Classes include headstand and shoulderstand. Led practice encourages students to develop concentration and observation in their practice. Asana names are called by the teacher who demonstrates the pose. There is no instruction.

Open Practice Available to students currently attending the school. It provides a space for students to come and develop their own practice under the guidance of a teacher.

Level II Students need 6 months – 2 years yoga experience. Backbends and inversions are practised regularly. Students ideally would be practicing or attending classes more than once a week.

Level III Students need a minimum of two years of regular yoga attendance at yoga classes and have a regular home practice. Familiarity with inversions and backbends is required.

Restorative It is a gentle class with a focus on supported yoga poses that offers a restful and restorative approach to the classical yoga poses.