Beginners 6 week Starter Course – Oct 2017

This course is a great introduction for those who are just starting Yoga. With individual instruction from an experienced teacher and a focus on learning the starting poses in Iyengar Yoga, this beginners course gives new students an insight and understanding into the basics of Yoga.

In addition you will experience how correct alignment in simple postures have a powerful effect of freeing up tightness and unnecessary pain and tension in the body through various muscles and joints lacking symmetry.

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Is Yoga beneficial or too dangerous for me

Yoga, once the pastime of contemplative types, now comes in more varieties than ice-cream. All yoga has postures, relaxation and controlled breathing as core ingredients. But some schools emphasise power and strength and can include exercises that verge on the unnatural. Headstands, which you tell your children not to do, are a favourite of some yoga devotees, as are shoulder stands (not good for all the major nerve junction in your armpit) ...

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Old 70’s video of B K S Iyengar yoga asana practice

In this video, Iyengar, who descendants, students, and admirers fondly called “Guruji,” demonstrates and expresses his purest intentions in the form of asana, with nothing but the floor, space, gravity, and himself as tools.

Many of us weren’t around or into yoga early enough to witness how Guruji himself practiced, so this barebones, unembellished rendering of long, single takes of the yoga guru during his moving meditation is both a privilege and delight to see

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Healing Lower Back Pain with Iyengar Yoga

Lower back pain is a common occurrence as we age and become less physically active. Over the years at North Shore Yoga we have worked with hundreds of students with various levels of pain and with regular yoga practice combined with specific guidance on postures and yoga poses we seen some amazing outcomes.

Below is a very informative article that was published in the International Journal of Yoga Therapy.;

Low back pain is a significant public health problem that has reached ...

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10 Yoga Dont’s – Things to Avoid

Article courtesy of Hannah Lovegrove

When Mumbai’s former demolition man and ex-deputy municipal commissioner G R Khairnar was rushed to hospital after a marathon yoga session, reports blamed his condition on his monstrous obsession with yoga: He would practise for 12 hours a day.

‘If someone has practiced something the wrong way, it doesn`t mean you can blame yoga. It`s like saying, `Is too much dancing going to kill you` or `Is too much cricket going to kill you,’ says ...

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Yoga – it’s never too late to reap the benefits

Yoga: it’s never too late to reap the benefits

Courtesy of Josephine Fairley –

Yoga can help fight stiffness, hardening of the arteries, hormonal fluctuations, depression and loss of bone density. And, says Josephine Fairley, you can start at any age,

Looking at the famous photographs of BKS Iyengar – the grey-haired, bendy-bodied yoga guru (born, so we’re told, in 1918) – might have one of two effects. First, to inspire awe at how ...

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Christmas Yoga Timetable 2016/7

Christmas Timetable – North Shore Yoga

Friday 23rd Dec – Last day of normal timetable

Classes are for all levels;

  • Saturday 24th Dec 9.00 -10.30 am
  • Sunday 25th Xmas day – Closed 
  • Monday 26th 9.00 -10.30 am (Eira)
  • Tuesday 27th 9.00 -10.30 am
  • Wednesday 28th 9.00 -10.30 am
  • Thursday 29th 9.00 -10.30 am
  • Friday 30th 9.00 -10.30 am
  • Saturday 31st 9.00 -10.30 am
  • Sunday 1st New Year’s Day – Closed
  • Monday 2nd 9.00 -10.30 am (Joy & Neil)
  • Tuesday 3rd 9.00 -10.30 am
  • Wednesday 4th 9.00 -10.30 am
  • Thursday 5th 9.00 -10.30 ...
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