Public classes are suited towards all students without health restrictions. They have a varying length (60, 75, 90, or 120 minutes). They are marked with a level of experience expected, which also reflects the physical difficulty and depth of information that will the student receive. It is crucial to respect this indication when choosing an appropriate lesson to attend.
Apart from the level of experience required, standard classes can be divided into 3 groups depending on the qualification of the teacher:
- Qualification Senior Teacher indicates great experience of the teacher, long-term practice with teaching Iyengar yoga and capability to teach wide variety of positions. Those are encompassed in over 5 syllabuses and offer more than 180 positions and their variations.
- Introductory Teacher qualification is the fundamental qualification. The teacher is trained to lead students in asana practise in one syllabus that covers over 60 positions.
- Teachers in training Trainee is a candidate for Introductory Teacher qualification. The trainee studies a long-term education programme and prepares for their own exam. They are only allowed to teach under the supervision of their own mentor. They teach beginners, the class is limited to elementary asanas.
Qualification of the teacher is reflected upon the price of the class, those are therefore divided into three price ranges.
If you have any health limitations, find yourself shortly after a surgery or an injury, or if you have any mental or chronic health problems, these therapy classes are the best fit for you. At the beginning of each class, student fills in a questionnaire and shortly talks with the teacher about their condition. During the class, every student practises individually under the supervision of Senior teacher and their assistants. We can guarantee that you will be exercising in smaller groups, with gradual pace, the class will have adequate physical difficulty and if you are practising regularly, you will feel perceptible progress.
part from the treatment of locomotive apparatus, some chronic diseases may be dealt with. Those can be for example disorders of cardiovascular system (heart diseases, angina pectoris pain relief, hypertension, circulatory disorders of the lower extremities), gastrointestinal diseases (constipation, hyperacidity, flatulence, hiatal hernia), endocrine disorders (diabetes, thyroid disorders), respiratory disorders (asthma, bronchitis, and sinusitis), and some neurological disorders (headache, migraine, multiple sclerosis).
Private classes are based on an individual approach towards the client – style of the class is accustomed to the wishes and needs of the student. It is important to set up specific aims for the class before the start, as well as decide on the precise schedule of exercising. Classes are led by qualified teacher in Czech or English.
Private classes are foremost arranged for consultation about health problems or one-time appointments within personal asana practise. For appointment of private classes, contact Lucie Převrátilová in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Levels of experience
L1 – BEGINNERS
Classes are suitable for complete beginners. The teacher will explain elementary actions and introduce you to correct use of the props and equipment. You will focus on safe building of the positions (asanas) and their termination.
Get to know your body. Inspire yourself. Calm down.
L2 – BEGINNERS
Once you get an overview of the elementary actions and asanas, you can start focusing on preparations for the shoulder stand pose. Several techniques for reducing the number of props will be explained. You will start to build up strength for endurance in positions. You will be directed to sense and perceive your breath as a preparation for Pranayama.
Discover. Move forward. Challenge yourself.
L3 – INTERMEDIATE
In this level, the teacher will guide you through gentle actions. Active approach to practise of yoga is expected from your side, as well as mastered basics from previous levels. Your endurance in positions will be significantly extended. The aim of this level is to get used to regular practise of headstand pose against the wall. You will be introduced to basic Pranayama techniques.
Deepen your understanding. Perceive. Aspire.
L4 – EXPERIENCED
There will be more complicated backbend poses, you will be guided towards balancing on your hands. Certain physical and mental maturity is expected from the student. There will be less instructions and the student will be guided to look within themselves for the correct positioning. The teacher leads you to full use of your physical and mental potential.