Iyengar Yoga Classes Hampshire with Rachel Lovegrove
“Rachel is a gem of a teacher, I have had the honour and pleasure of receiving private sessions and group sessions from her. She is dedicated and extremely knowledgeable and passionate about Iyengar Yoga. Through the sessions I have experienced better understanding of my physical body and how to better align myself ..and learnt many more spiritual aspects for my personal practice.” Daisy
Current Timetable for Weekly Yoga Classes in the Southampton & Winchester Areas
Please contact Rachel via [email protected] or 07725120043 to enquire, or book your place by filling in the class registration form for ongoing classes or private tuition HERE. If you are new to yoga, Rachel is now offering her unique New to Iyengar Yoga Course which is a repeating 4 week comprehensive program of classes, video tuition, homework support and everything you need to get started in yoga. The courses which include group classes, exclusive video tutorials and other support and training, run over a four-week period several times per year and are a great way for those new to yoga or Iyengar yoga to get started with a solid grounding in all the basic aspects and all the health and wellness benefits yoga can offer. To register for the next available course, please click here and further details will be sent to you.
Ongoing Group Classes
These classes are open to students with at least 6 weeks experience of yoga (or more, depending on the class level) or to anyone completing the New to Iyengar Yoga Course. The weekly group classes (except those at New Energy – please book those through the gym) are available for a 5 session card for £45 valid for 3 months from the date of your first class. You can use the card for ANY of my Wickham, Hedge End or St Denys Classes. Drop-in rate is £11.50
Beginners/Gentle: 12.00pm to 1.15pm Yoga Shed, Wickham – Price £11.50 drop in or £45 for 5 sessions
Mixed Level/Improvers: 19.00 to 20.15 Wave, [email protected] Centre, Wildern Lane, Hedge End – Price £11.50 drop in or £45 for 5 sessions (not for new beginners)
Beginners/Improvers: 2pm to 3.15pm New Energy Yoga, Winchester – Contact New Energy Yoga for pricing and bookings.
Improvers/Mixed Level: 12.00 to 1.15pm Yoga Shed, Wickham – Price £11.50 drop in or £45 for 5 sessions (not for new beginners)
New to Yoga Courses (from September) 18.20 – 19.30 – [email protected] Centre, Wildern School, Wildern Lane, Hedge End – Comprehensive 4 week yoga course to introduce participants to Iyengar Yoga and enable them to join all beginners/mixed levels classes. Click here for more information: New To Iyengar Yoga Course Content and registration form.
Intermediate: 10.45am to 12.00pm & Mixed Level 12.15 to 13.25 New Energy Yoga, Winchester – Contact New Energy Yoga for pricing and bookings.
Beginners/Mixed Level: 10.45am to 12pm, St Denys Boat Club, Southampton – Price £11.50 drop in or £45 for 5 sessions.
Intermediate: 12.15pm to 2pm, St Denys Boat Club, Southampton – Price £15 per session. Various Dates – please enquire before attending.
Class Level Descriptions
New to Iyengar Yoga Courses
Designed for those completely new to yoga and Iyengar yoga. The 4 week courses include: 4 x 70 minute group classes, 4 x home practice video classes exclusive to New to Iyengar Yoga participants, home practice guide document to take away and more. After a minimum of one 4 week course, students can either repeat the New to Iyengar Yoga Course Level 1 or progress to New to Iyengar Yoga Course Level 2 which starts in January 2020, or join any of the other beginners//improvers/mixed levels classes currently running. Click for more info.
This is a slower paced class is for those who have recently done at least 4 weeks or more weekly class practice (or those completing the New to Iyengar Yoga Course), more mature students starting yoga in later life, or those recovering from injury or managing illness.
Suitable for those who have completed the New to Iyengar Yoga Course or those who have recently done at least 8 weeks weekly class practice. This level is for those who have a general level of fitness and have no major health issues that would need a slower, more individualised class pace.
Suitable for those with a regular practice of at least 3 months or for those who have completed the New to Iyengar Yoga course but who already have previous yoga experience.
For students with at least 2 years yoga experience. All schools of yoga are welcome and this class is especially useful for teachers, trainees and more experienced students looking to deepen their practice.
Private Home Tuition
“I’ve been to 50 physios around the world to fix my back pain, nothing worked. Within 3 sessions of yoga with Rachel, the pain went away. Yoga has had a profound effect on my life.” Duncan Bannatyne OBE
On request yoga courses for individuals, couples or small groups who want to organise their own private yoga sessions at home. Also for specialist classes where perhaps group class situations are not feasible. Prices start at £45 for a one hour session.
On request for corporate events or ongoing in-house yoga for staff. Yoga in the workplace taken on a regular basis can greatly enhance the work-life balance and give participants a healthy and happy start to the day.
To book any group class or enquire about private or corporate tuition, please contact Rachel on [email protected] or call 07725120043.
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Not only for the young & flexible!
You do not have to be a particular age or level of flexibility to come to class. Being young and flexible is NOT a pre-requisite! Iyengar Yoga will slowly and safely improve your flexibility (which is important for joint mobility as well as heart and blood circulation) and change your posture for the better. It will also build strength, health and vitality where you need it most.
If on the other hand you are too flexible, the alignment-based yoga will help you to avoid injury and hyper-mobility so you can attain a stronger and more balanced body.
Men are as welcome as women. Many of Rachel’s clients are professional athletes or men who practice a lot of sports. Yoga is non-competitive. Everyone is an individual in Rachel’s classes and you work according to your own capabilities. Yoga works not only on the physical body, but also on the mind and on personal development. In fact, health and wellness are considered a positive by-product of this ancient practice by many serious yogis, the main purpose of which being to still the mind.
“Rachel is a fantastic teacher. She has a deep understanding of the Iyengar method and is very empathetic. A dedicated teacher. If you live within striking distance of her classes and therefore able to attend on a regular basis, then you are fortunate indeed.”