What to expect in an IYTA class

Classes vary from teacher to teacher and according to the needs of a particular group.  IYTA teachers aim to bring safety, balance and variety to each class and to modify the postures to suit the students.

Classes include vinyasa (limbering), asanas (postures), pranayama (breathing techniques), relaxation, meditation and philosophy.

Asanas may include limbering, lying prone or supine, kneeling, standing, twisting, back arching, inverting, forward stretching, lateral and sitting postures.

Some classes have been created to meet specific needs of students eg. pregnant women, children, the older or less mobile and those requiring therapeutic treatment. Classes dealing primarily with pranayama, relaxation and meditation are also available.  Many IY TA teachers offer classes in schools, gyms, hospitals and in the workplace, as well as one-to-one tuition.

Why Choose an IYTA Class?
An IYTA trained teacher receives a comprehensive training in all aspects of yoga.  The IYTA Teacher Training Course is highly regarded for its teaching of philosophy, pranayama, the eight-fold path of yoga and the use of vinyasa (the limbering of the body in preparation for the asana and countering its effects).  Teachers receive twelve months of tuition and mentoring throughout the course.

IYTA teachers aim to adapt the asana to suit everyone in the class, to add a hint of philosophy and to bring a balance of physical for the body, relaxation for the mind and meditation for the soul.

IYTA teachers seek to gain wisdom from all sources.