Class Options

Drop-in Classes

You are welcome to just turn up to our drop-in classes without booking,

Each class starts with a short relaxation, bringing an awareness of the body and breath. This is followed by a range of postures according to the level, moving each part of the muscular and skeletal system.

Often the postures (asanas) also influence the organs and glands, and so improve your overall health, wellbeing and state of mind. A short relaxation completes the physical element of the class.

We finish the class with meditation and pranayama (breath techniques) and complete the practice by chanting OM.

Level 1

The yoga exercises from Level 1 in the Yoga in Daily Life system are called Sarav Hitta Asanas, which means "good for all". Level 1 is designed for beginners and those who want to build a firm foundation to their existing practice. Includes: yoga exercises to increase flexibility and strength of muscles and improve the function of internal organs; yogic breathing to reduce stress and anxiety; traditional pranayama, relaxation and meditation techniques.

Level 2

Level 2 classes will deepen your practice of asanas, relaxation, pranayama and meditation, providing you with more strength, energy and a sense of wellbeing. The techniques can help correct poor posture, strengthen the body and boost energy, and also help create a peaceful state of mind, building confidence and enabling you to feel calm and strong. You should have completed the Level 1 Foundation Course or attended at least three months of YIDL Level 1 and/or Relaxing Yoga drop-in classes before moving into this level, after consulting with your yoga teacher.

Level 3

EDINBURGH | Monday: 7 - 8.30pm

Level 3 is ideal for when you are ready to develop a more advanced practice of traditional asanas, pranayama, meditation and mantras. You should have practised at least three months of YIDL Level 2 drop-in classes before moving into this level, after consulting with your yoga teacher.

Community Yoga

The Community Yoga class consists of a balance of exercises suitable for all ages and levels of competence. It includes relaxation, stretching and postures (asanas), pranayama breath techniques and a short meditation. Our aim is for these classes to be accessible for everyone, therefore the entrance fee is by donation.

The Thursday morning class at the Botanic Cottage in the Royal Edinburgh Botanic Gardens runs on a drop-in basis. The Botanics open at 10am, enter through the West Gate on Arboretum Place or East Gate on Inverleith Row and follow the signs north to the Botanic Cottage. You're welcome to bring your own yoga mat, a few are provided.

On the following Thursdays there will be no classes: 26 December | 2 January 2020

Relaxing Yoga

EDINBURGH | Monday & Wednesday: 5.45 - 6.45pm

These one hour classes utilise physical exercises and breathing techniques to improve flexibility and strength of muscles and joints, and proper functioning of internal organs, whilst providing relaxation for both body and mind. The Relaxing Yoga classes are open to everyone, and instructed according to your level of ability and experience.

Relaxation & Meditation

EDINBURGH | Friday: 6 - 7pm

Give yourself the bliss of winding down at the end of the week with the deep Relaxation experienced in Yoga Nidra. This technique also enables you to access your subconscious, connect with inner motivations, and manifest the positive intentions within you. Followed by a peaceful seated Self-Inquiry Meditation - suitable for all levels.