Workshops & Courses

Beginners’ Courses

We offer regular beginners yoga courses at our London centres in Notting Hill and Islington. These courses are suitable for complete beginners and for anyone looking to brush up on their yoga basics. So if you are new to yoga, or simply curious our beginner yoga courses are a perfect way to get started.

Browse all upcoming beginners courses below and book online or contact our reception team.

Find out more about what to expect in our beginners courses in New to Yoga:

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Monday Beginners Yoga Course - 6 Weeks

With Phillipa Gendall
7 Jan – 11 Feb 2019, 20:15–21:45

The Life Centre, Notting Hill
15 Edge Street, London W8 7PN

020 7221 4602

£120

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If you are completely new to yoga, want to get more confident with your practice, or perhaps have been practising for a while but want to revisit the basics then our new, improved beginners’ yoga course is for you.

Drawing on over 25 years of experience of teaching yoga, our Beginners course introduces all the key elements of a Yoga practice including key yoga poses and sequences, breath awareness, linking breath to movement and basic Yoga philosophy.

In addition to a weekly practice at the studio, each week you’ll receive a 15 minute video sequence to practice at home in your own time, plus a fully comprehensive booklet full of resources to support you during the course and beyond.

We believe that yoga is for everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, size and level of fitness – but we also recognise that for those new to the practice it can feel intimidating to get started with our regular classes. This course provides a safe and welcoming space for you to get to grips with the basics of yoga and carve out time for your own wellbeing.

Course Structure:
This course builds sequentially, and has been designed to incorporate the full spectrum of yoga practices.
Over the course of 6 weeks you will cover:
• Week 1: What is Yoga – Moving with Breath – Standing Poses
• Week 2: Grounding – History of Yoga – Movements of the Spine
• Week 3: Introduction to vinyasa and Backbending – Yoga beyond Asana
• Week 4: Twists and Backbends
• Week 5: Seated Postures and Meditation
• Week 6: Consolidation
 
The Monday evening course is taught by Phillipa Gendall, an established Ashtanga and Vinyasa Flow teacher. Phillipa's teaching style centres on the flow and grace of the breath linking the poses, with an emphasis on alignment. She feels a yoga practice should be made to 'fit your body, rather than your body fit the practice'.
 
What next?
The aim of the course is to provide a gateway into the diverse range of yoga classes on offer at The Life Centre. By the end of the course we should feel confident to attend any of our Level 1 or Level 1-2 yoga classes and more importantly, inspired to continue your yoga practice with us.

Yoga can be a lifelong practice and a beginner’s course is only the beginning, but to help you on your way, on completion of the course you are eligible to purchase a half-price 10 class pass for £65 or a half-price 1 month unlimited pass for £70 (one half price offer per client, if you have previously purchased a half price offer as part of our New Client Offer then this is not available to purchase again). Available to purchase up to two weeks after the completion of your course.
 
 
**** If booking for more than one person, please call 020 7221 4602. Please do not book via the website as the second person will not show on the roster. ****
 

Times

6 Week Course
Mondays
7 Jan – 11 Feb
20:15 – 21:45

Requirements

A 20% discount is available to senior citizens, registered unemployed and full time students. Available to purchase in centre only proof of status is required.

Eligibility

No experience necessary

Capacity

30

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Tuesday Beginners Yoga Course - 6 Weeks

With Sandi Sharkey
8 Jan – 12 Feb 2019, 20:15–21:45

The Life Centre, Islington
1 Britannia Row, London N1 8QH

020 7704 0919

£120

Book Now

If you are completely new to yoga, want to get more confident with your practice, or perhaps have been practising for a while but want to revisit the basics then our new, improved beginners’ yoga course is for you.

Drawing on over 25 years of experience of teaching yoga, our Beginners course introduces all the key elements of a Yoga practice including key yoga poses and sequences, breath awareness, linking breath to movement and basic Yoga philosophy.

In addition to a weekly practice at the studio, each week you’ll receive a 15 minute video sequence to practice at home in your own time, plus a fully comprehensive booklet full of resources to support you during the course and beyond.

We believe that yoga is for everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, size and level of fitness – but we also recognise that for those new to the practice it can feel intimidating to get started with our regular classes. This course provides a safe and welcoming space for you to get to grips with the basics of yoga and carve out time for your own wellbeing.

Course Structure:
This course builds sequentially, and has been designed to incorporate the full spectrum of yoga practices.

Over the course of 6 weeks you will cover:
• Week 1: What is Yoga – Moving with Breath – Standing Poses
• Week 2: Grounding – History of Yoga – Movements of the Spine
• Week 3: Introduction to vinyasa and Backbending – Yoga beyond Asana
• Week 4: Twists and Backbends
• Week 5: Seated Postures and Meditation
• Week 6: Consolidation

The Tuesday evening course is taught by Sandi Sharkey, a supportive and experienced teacher who combines the practices of yoga, mindfulness and relaxation to promote centering, brightness and ease.  

What next?
The aim of the course is to provide a gateway into the diverse range of yoga classes on offer at The Life Centre. By the end of the course we should feel confident to attend any of our Level 1 or Level 1-2 yoga classes and more importantly, inspired to continue your yoga practice with us.

Yoga can be a lifelong practice and a beginner’s course is only the beginning, but to help you on your way, on completion of the course you are eligible to purchase a half-price 10 class pass for £65 or a half-price 1 month unlimited pass for £70 (one half price offer per client, if you have previously purchased a half price offer as part of our New Client Offer then this is not available to purchase again). Available to purchase up to two weeks after the completion of your course.

 

**** If booking for more than one person, please call 020 7704 0919. Please do not book via the website as the second person will not show on the roster. ****

Times

6 Week Course
Tuesdays
8 January – 12 February
20:15 – 21:45

Requirements

A 20% discount is available to senior citizens, registered unemployed and full time students. Available to purchase in centre only proof of status is required.

Eligibility

No experience necessary

Capacity

50

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Wednesday Beginners Yoga Course - 6 weeks

With Lisa Sanfilippo
9 Jan – 13 Feb 2019, 19:45–21:15

The Life Centre, Islington
1 Britannia Row, London N1 8QH

020 7704 0919

£120

Book Now

If you are completely new to yoga, want to get more confident with your practice, or perhaps have been practising for a while but want to revisit the basics then our new, improved beginners’ yoga course is for you.

Drawing on over 25 years of experience of teaching yoga, our Beginners course introduces all the key elements of a Yoga practice including key yoga poses and sequences, breath awareness, linking breath to movement and basic Yoga philosophy.

In addition to a weekly practice at the studio, each week you’ll receive a 15 minute video sequence to practice at home in your own time, plus a fully comprehensive booklet full of resources to support you during the course and beyond.

We believe that yoga is for everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, size and level of fitness – but we also recognise that for those new to the practice it can feel intimidating to get started with our regular classes. This course provides a safe and welcoming space for you to get to grips with the basics of yoga and carve out time for your own wellbeing.

Course Structure:
This course builds sequentially, and has been designed to incorporate the full spectrum of yoga practices.

Over the course of 6 weeks you will cover:
• Week 1: What is Yoga – Moving with Breath – Standing Poses
• Week 2: Grounding – History of Yoga – Movements of the Spine
• Week 3: Introduction to vinyasa and Backbending – Yoga beyond Asana
• Week 4: Twists and Backbends
• Week 5: Seated Postures and Meditation
• Week 6: Consolidation

The Wednesday evening course is taught by Lisa Sanfilippo. Lisa approaches yoga practice and teaching with inquisitiveness, intelligence and humour. Her classes open the body progressively, inspire the mind and speak to the heart of what is deeply valuable about yoga and living this life. 

What next?
The aim of the course is to provide a gateway into the diverse range of yoga classes on offer at The Life Centre. By the end of the course we should feel confident to attend any of our Level 1 or Level 1-2 yoga classes and more importantly, inspired to continue your yoga practice with us.

Yoga can be a lifelong practice and a beginner’s course is only the beginning, but to help you on your way, on completion of the course you are eligible to purchase a half-price 10 class pass for £65 or a half-price 1 month unlimited pass for £70. Available to purchase up to two weeks after the completion of your course (one half price offer per client, if you have previously purchased a half price offer as part of our New Client Offer then this is not available to purchase again.)

**** If booking for more than one person, please call 020 7704 9109. Please do not book via the website as the second person will not show on the roster. ****

Times

6 Week Course
Wednesdays 9 January – 13 February

Requirements

A 20% discount is available to senior citizens, registered unemployed and full time students. Available to purchase in centre only proof of status is required.

Eligibility

Open to all levels.

Capacity

30

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Thursday Beginners Yoga Course - 6 Weeks

With Zhozeh Zarrindast
10 Jan – 14 Feb 2019, 19:30–21:00

The Life Centre, Notting Hill
15 Edge Street, London W8 7PN

020 7221 4602

£120

Book Now

If you are completely new to yoga, want to get more confident with your practice, or perhaps have been practising for a while but want to revisit the basics then our new, improved beginners’ yoga course is for you.

Drawing on over 25 years of experience of teaching yoga, our Beginners course introduces all the key elements of a Yoga practice including key yoga poses and sequences, breath awareness, linking breath to movement and basic Yoga philosophy.

In addition to a weekly practice at the studio, each week you’ll receive a 15 minute video sequence to practice at home in your own time, plus a fully comprehensive booklet full of resources to support you during the course and beyond.

We believe that yoga is for everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, size and level of fitness – but we also recognise that for those new to the practice it can feel intimidating to get started with our regular classes. This course provides a safe and welcoming space for you to get to grips with the basics of yoga and carve out time for your own wellbeing.

Course Structure:
This course builds sequentially, and has been designed to incorporate the full spectrum of yoga practices.

Over the course of 6 weeks you will cover:
• Week 1: What is Yoga – Moving with Breath – Standing Poses
• Week 2: Grounding – History of Yoga – Movements of the Spine
• Week 3: Introduction to vinyasa and Backbending – Yoga beyond Asana
• Week 4: Twists and Backbends
• Week 5: Seated Postures and Meditation
• Week 6: Consolidation

The Thursday evening course is taught by Zhozeh Zarrindast. Zhozeh is a warm and welcoming teacher who brings over 18 years of practice to her teaching. Her teaching brings a subtle awareness to the spine, allowing time for the breath to soften the body and the mind so students have the time to move in and out of postures with ease. 

What next?
The aim of the course is to provide a gateway into the diverse range of yoga classes on offer at The Life Centre. By the end of the course we should feel confident to attend any of our Level 1 or Level 1-2 yoga classes and more importantly, inspired to continue your yoga practice with us.

Yoga can be a lifelong practice and a beginner’s course is only the beginning, but to help you on your way, on completion of the course you are eligible to purchase a half-price 10 class pass for £65 or a half-price 1 month unlimited pass for £70. Available to purchase up to two weeks after the completion of your course (one half price offer per client, if you have previously purchased a half price offer as part of our New Client Offer then this is not available to purchase again.)

**** If booking for more than one person, please call 020 7221 4602. Please do not book via the website as the second person will not show on the roster. ****

Times

6 Week Course
Thursdays
10 Jan – 14 Feb
19:30 – 21.00

Requirements

A 20% discount is available to senior citizens, registered unemployed and full time students. Available to purchase in centre only proof of status is required.

Eligibility

No experience necessary

Capacity

15