Welcome to Iriness – yoga studio and teacher training school in Horsham, West Sussex, UK. Our classes & courses are offered at the studio, live online and on-demand.
Our main teacher, Irina Pashkevich Bourdier, is a Teachers’ Trainer Pro, Senior Yoga Teacher and Teachers’ Coach accredited by YAP. Irina has been a dedicated yoga practitioner since 1998, teaching since 2008.
Iriness Yoga’s approach is rooted in Patanjali’s Ashtanga and Ashtanga vinyasa yoga. All classes integrate asana (postural practice), pranayama (breathwork), meditation, chanting, philosophy, and conscious relaxation.
Why not practise at your own pace with our on-demand class videos? Some classes are members only and some are available to all
Iriness’ heart and soul is Patanjali’s Ashtanga yoga, i.e. we integrate full spectrum of yogic practices into our timetable: postural, breathing, meditation, philosophy, chanting & relaxation. We welcome beginners & yoga teachers to explore the depth of yoga with us.
Our founder and main teacher is Irina Pashkevich Bourdier, an accredited Senior yoga teacher & Teachers’ trainer with Yoga Alliance Professionals UK. Our second teacher is Charlotte Brewster, Iriness yogini & yoga teacher who offers beginners’ level classes.
In the daily classes we teach Ashtanga vinyasa yoga, the meditative dynamic practice of progressive sequences of postures, synchronised with breath, gazing points and energy seals (Tristana). Ashtanga students develop strong focus, awareness, and independence, which allows them to practise confidently at the studio and at home. Ashtanga vinyasa can be both vigorous and soft, depending on the student’s profile. We encourage you to work with your body, breath and mind kindly and intelligently, so yoga becomes your healer.
Most of our classes are taught simultaneously at the studio and online with recordings available for home viewing. Some pranayama & meditation classes are offered now online only.
Yoga for sports class is for the athletes of all disciplines, equally welcoming beginners & improvers. Ashtanga vinyasa yoga is a great cross-training tool, that can help improve your athletic performance, muscles’ flexibility and rehabilitation from injuries. Irina will guide you dynamically through powerful Ashtanga’s sequences & work with your lungs to expand your respiratory capacity.
Mysore style Ashtanga yoga is for all levels. It is a classical method of learning yoga, where teacher works individually with each student in a setting of a small group. Practices are tailored to your specific needs and capabilities. Irina expands her teachings beyond Ashtanga’s sequences & includes other therapeutic methods of healing and rehabilitation to provide most suitable for you programme. Irina also teaches pranayama (breathwork) and meditation, so that during the class you can experience the full spectrum of yoga.
Guided Sanskrit Counted Ashtanga vinyasa yoga class is for students with an established Ashtanga or vinyasa yoga practice. Irina guides you through the Standing, Primary or Intermediate series of Ashtanga, as well as Finishing sequences. Every week themes change, so you can explore different facets of yoga, physical, mental and spiritual.
Gentle Ashtanga yoga flow class is for new to yoga, new to Ashtanga yoga and for those, favouring a gentler pace. During the class, you are guided by Charlotte through Ashtanga vinyasa yoga sequences. This class combines both gentleness and dynamism. It also integrates breathing and relaxation practices.
Breathe & Meditate online class is for all levels, from beginners to yoga teachers. Irina will lead you through cleansing (Kriya) techniques of yoga, followed by the breathwork (Pranayama) and various meditations of yoga (pratyahara, dharana, dhyana, samadhi). This class is for you, if you feel the need or desire to calm your mind; if you experience anxiety or depression. It is also great support, if you study Pranayama & Meditation at Irina’s CPD courses.
We welcome both new and experienced yogis to Iriness. Our founder and in-house yoga teacher, Irina, teaches a personalised approach for every student.
Iriness’ prime focus is spreading the method of Ashtanga vinyasa yoga. This is a dynamic practice, where postural sequences are predefined and linked with the breath (Ujjayi), energy locks (bandhas), and gazing points (drishti) to create a meditative flow of awareness of our body and mind. It aims to focus deeply within and enable practitioners to integrate senses and experience states of higher intelligence, or consciousness. This method is recommended to practise regularly (4-6 days a week), which will develop a strong, mobile body and peaceful mind. Most of our classes are Mysore-style, i.e. the teacher works with each student on a 1-2-1 basis in the setting of a small group. This way each student can go with her or his own pace, breath and abilities.
Your yoga practice is your own and it’s important that we find you the routine most suited to your gender, age and current state of mind and body. This routine will support you physically and mentally and our experienced teachers will be there with you every step of the way.
Online sign up is required before every regular class. There is no drop-in at Iriness.
If you can’t attend a class, please, deregister at least 12 hours before a class or your credit (class pass) will be deducted from your account.
We advise you to bring your own mat (more hygienic). Beginners can borrow our mats. Please bring a hand towel and yoga mat towel.
Please come to practice on an empty stomach and refrain from drinking during the practice.
Our studio has been built to provide you with a space of wellbeing: it’s full of light, warmth, and coziness. We’ve added underfloor heating for maximum comfort on winter days, air conditioning for the hot summer days, ambient lighting to uplift your spirit, and practical amenities such as two toilets and a kitchen.
When the pandemic is completely over, we’ll return to providing you with mats, props, blankets and hot drinks on a cold day or cold drinks on a summer’s day. For now we kindly request to bring your own equipment.
If you’re new to yoga or experienced practitioner, Irina offers one-to-one tuition classes.
Asana, pranayama, meditation and kriya can be a part of your classes.
Cost: £60 for 60 min session
“I decided to join Iriness, because I felt it is an authentic yoga studio. I found Yoga beginners course really awesome, as it entailed many pillars of yoga, such as pranayama, meditation, asana, as well as yoga philosophy. After the course I realised I could not stop my yoga journey😊! Since I started practising yoga with Irina, I feel stronger and more in connection with myself from the physical and mental standpoints. Every time I join the class I feel better, no matter how I felt before. Yogic tools also help me managing my day to day life, feeling more balanced, more calm. I enjoy coming to Iriness every time, because of the community of people here and of the passion and dedication that Irina puts in each class. And, mostly, because of the tailored approach Irina has with every student. I am always looking forward to the next class. It’s a beautiful way to start your yoga journey at Iriness Yoga, every day you’ll discover yourself a little bit more.” – Laura, student
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