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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Saturday Introduction to Jivamukti 4 Week Beginners Course

With Nicole Heller
3–24 Jun 2017, 12:30–13:45

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

020 7221 4602

£55

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This 4 week introduction course to Jivamukti Yoga classes will provide the student with the underlying basics of how a Vinyasa practice works. Vinyasa is a method of practicing asana (posture), where the asanas are presented in a sequence, flowing one to the next, supported by the breath and paying attention to the conscious placement of the body. 

In this course, students will receive personal attention from an experienced teacher week to week providing an ideal environment for learning. Building upon the core aspects of a Jivamukti practice, Vinyasa poses will be introduced at a pace that ensures learning, students will build strength and knowledge, as well as cultivate a strong foundation.
There will be time to ask questions. 

Each week will cover a different set of asanas: week 1: Standing postures, week 2: forward bends, week 3: backbends and week 4: inversions. Students will feel ready to attend a Vinyasa class or an Open Level Jivamukti yoga class. 

This course is open to beginners as well as more experienced practitioners who wish to revisit certain postures/sequences in order to deepen their practice. 

Beginners Course Offer
Continue your yoga journey with a half-price 10 class pass for £65.00 or a half-price unlimited pass for £70.00. Available to purchase up to two weeks after the completion of  your Course or New Client Offer. 

**** If booking for more than one person, please call 020 7221 4602. Please do not book via the website. ****

Times

4 Week Course
3 – 24 June
12.30 – 13.45

Eligibility

Suitable for all levels

Capacity

15

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Monday Beginners Yoga Course - 5 Weeks

With Leone Roberts
12 Jun – 10 Jul 2017, 20:15–21:30

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

020 7221 4602

£65

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This 5 week course introduces the classic body of yoga postures (asanas) and basic sequences, including sun salutations. A focus on healthy alignment principles and an introduction to breathing practices (pranayama) will help build strength, flexibility and create a foundation for your yoga practice.

In this course, students will receive personal attention from an experienced teacher week to week providing an ideal environment for learning.  Building upon the core poses and working at a pace that ensures learning, students will build strength and knowledge, as well as cultivate greater mental clarity and calm. The Beginner Course is way to begin your practice and discover yoga in a safe and fun space.  Perfect for beginners, people who like to learn sequentially or anyone looking to revisit the fundamentals of yoga.

On completion of the course you will have the experience, confidence and knowledge to attend any of The Life Centre’s Yoga Level 1 or Level 1-2 classes.

Beginners Course Offer

Continue your yoga journey with a half-price 10 class pass for £65.00 or a half-price unlimited pass for £70.00. Available to purchase up to two weeks after the completion of  your Course or New Client Offer. 

**** If booking for more than one person, please call 020 7221 4602. Please do not book via the website. ****

Times

4 Week Course
Mondays
12 June – 10 July
20:15 – 21:30

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

27

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Tuesday Beginners Yoga Course - 6 Weeks

With Sandi Sharkey
13 Jun – 18 Jul 2017, 20:15–21:30

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

020 7704 0919

£75

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This 6 week course introduces the classic body of yoga postures (asanas) and basic sequences, including sun salutations. A focus on healthy alignment principles and an introduction to breathing practices (pranayama) will help build strength, flexibility and create a foundation for your yoga practice.

In this course, students will receive personal attention from an experienced teacher week to week providing an ideal environment for learning.  Building upon the core poses and working at a pace that ensures learning, students will build strength and knowledge, as well as cultivate greater mental clarity and calm. The Beginner Course is way to begin your practice and discover yoga in a safe and fun space.  Perfect for beginners, people who like to learn sequentially or anyone looking to revisit the fundamentals of yoga.

On completion of the course you will have the experience, confidence and knowledge to attend any of The Life Centre’s Yoga Level 1 or Level 1-2 classes.

Beginners Course Offer

Continue your yoga journey with a half-price 10 class pass for £65.00 or a half-price unlimited pass for £70.00. Available to purchase up to two weeks after the completion of  your Course or New Client Offer. 

**** If booking for more than one person, please call 020 7704 0919. Please do not book via the website. ****

Times

6 Week Course
Tuesdays
13 June – 18 July
20:15 – 21:30pm

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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An Introduction to Mysore Ashtanga Self Practice Course

With Ruth Westoby
26–29 Jun 2017, 06:30–07:30

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

020 7704 0919

£40

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This new course is designed for anyone curious about Mysore Self Practice Ashtanga classes and wanting to give them a try in a small and supportive group environment.

The course will teach you the foundations of the Ashtanga practice and enable you to memorise the opening sections of the sequence. The first 4 days of the course will combine verbal explanation, discussion, and alignment technique. On Friday you have the option to join the Led Ashtanga class.

Mysore programmes can appear intimidating as other people seem to know the sequence and perhaps be doing complex asana. Learning the sequence of postures is actually straightforward, especially if you are willing to repeat sections until you have set it in down in your mind and your body. 

By the end of the course you will have the experience and confidence to continue your practice in our regular Mysore classes.

Continuing your Mysore Practice:

This 5 day course is just an introduction to Mysore style self practice - at the end of the course you will have the experience and confidence to continue your journey in the regular Mysore classes. The following weeks’ practice is included in the cost of the course.

**** If booking for more than one person, please call 020 7704 0919. Please do not book via the website. ****

Times

Course runs Monday 26- Thursday 29 June 6:30 – 8:30 am
On Friday 30 May you have the option to attend the Led Ashtanga class 6.45-8.15am

Requirements

Price includes the following week of Mysore at Islington only

Eligibility

Suitable for all levels. No previous experience of Ashtanga required.

Capacity

15

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Thursday Beginners Yoga Course - 4 Weeks

With Zhozeh Zarrindast
29 Jun – 20 Jul 2017, 19:45–21:00

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

020 7221 4602

£55

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In this course, students will receive personal attention from an experienced teacher week to week providing an ideal environment for learning.  Building upon the core poses and working at a pace that ensures learning, students will build strength and knowledge, as well as cultivate greater mental clarity and calm.

The Beginners Course is the ideal way to begin your practice and discover yoga in a safe and fun space.  Perfect for beginners, people who like to learn sequentially or anyone looking to revisit the fundamentals of yoga. On completion of the course you will have the experience, confidence and knowledge to attend any of The Life Centre’s Yoga Level 1 or Level 1-2 classes.

This Course will include an extra special treat on the last day as Romaan, who has 3 years experience guiding Yoga Retreats, will join the class and allow you to drift into a sweet Savasana bathed into the healing sounds of Didgeridoo.

Beginners Course Offer
Continue your yoga journey with a half-price 10 class pass for £65.00 or a half-price unlimited pass for £70.00. Available to purchase up to two weeks after the completion of  your Course or New Client Offer. 

**** If booking for more than one person, please call 020 7221 4602. Please do not book via the website. ****

Times

4 Week Course
Thursdays
29 June – 20 July
19:45 – 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