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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Tuesday Beginners Yoga Course - 6 Weeks

With Sandi Sharkey
11 Sep – 16 Oct 2018, 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
11 September – 16 October
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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Wednesday Beginners Yoga Course - 4 Weeks

With Lisa Sanfilippo
26 Sep – 17 Oct 2018, 19:45–21:00

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

020 7704 0919

£55

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This 4 week Beginners Course is for everyone - older and younger, men and women, athletes and desk-bound bodies.  You’ll learn essential poses and simple breathing techniques each week to build flexibility and strength, reduce stress, sleep better, boost your metabolism, and increase sustainable energy.

Lisa emphasises deep understanding of how your body works (bio-mechanics), and outlines each practice’s beneficial effects on your life. The course will help you to feel confident in level 1 classes. Lisa offers some optional, simple ‘yoga homework’ to help you de-stress in between sessions.

You’ll learn in an exploratory, playful, and intelligent way.
•    A clear course format helps you to know where you’re going week upon week-so you can chart your learning through the course
•    Each session focuses on a different ‘class’ or type of pose and specific area of the body so you understand what you’re doing and why
•    Lisa explains basic yoga ideas and philosophy in a practical, down-to-earth way
•    By the end you will have a full spectrum class to increase your confidence in attending group classes and learn how to choose an ongoing class

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 your course finish date.

Times

4 Week Course
Wednesdays
26 September – 17 October

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 - 4 Weeks

With Zhozeh Zarrindast
27 Sep – 18 Oct 2018, 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.

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
27 Sept – 18 Oct
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

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4 Week Improvers Course: Introduction to Depth Yoga

With Lisa Sanfilippo
24 Oct – 14 Nov 2018, 19:45–21:00

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

020 7704 0919

£55

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If you’ve taken a beginners course and want to refine your yoga poses, work with your breath more deeply and understand some of the philosophy and psychology behind yoga practices this course is for you.

We’ll touch upon the therapeutic aspects of yoga, and its ability to affect change in your life outside the yoga room: at home, at work, and at play. How can simple yoga help you feel more stable, more creative, sleep better, feel more alive? Find out!

Week 1: stability + alignment
Week 2: sustainable energy + meeting challenges
Week 3: deep relaxation + sleep
Week 4: creativity + spirituality

This course is a mini version of Lisa Sanfilippo’s longer transformation course, Depth Yoga. www.depth.yoga which helps bring yoga practices into daily life in a meaningful way.

Times

4 Week Course
Wednesdays
24 October – 14 November
7.45-9.00pm

Eligibility

For all levels

Capacity

30