Welcome to Iriness – yoga studio and teachers 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 and Senior yoga teacher. Irina has been a dedicated yoga practitioner since 1998, teaching for over 13 years.
Iriness Yoga approach is rooted in Ashtanga vinyasa yoga, both guided and Mysore styles. All classes integrate asana (postural practice), pranayama (breathwork), meditation, chanting, philosophy, and relaxation.
Our classes range from 1h30 to 2h and incorporate postural practices, breathing, meditation, philosophy, chanting, and relaxation.
Senior yoga teacher Irina Pashkevich welcomes both new to yoga and yoga teachers and trainees.
Iriness’ heart and soul is Ashtanga vinyasa yoga, taught in two ways: Mysore style, i.e. 1-2-1 individual-tailored practice in a setting of a small group and Sanskrit Counted style, i.e. guided or led method.
Ashtanga vinyasa yoga is the meditative dynamic practice of progressive sequences of postures, synchronised with breath, gazing points and energy seals (Tristana).
Ashtanga students develop strong focus, awareness, proprioception, and independence, which allows them to practise confidently at the studio and at home.
The practice can be both vigorous and soft, depending on the student’s profile. Irina ensures that your practice becomes your healer, so it is well thought through and adjusted to your current capacity.
Ashtanga vinyasa yoga Mysore style is for all levels. It is a classical method of learning yoga, where the teacher works individually with each student in a setting of a small group. Practices are tailored to the needs and capabilities of the individual. In addition to the sequences of Ashtanga vinyasa yoga, we teach pranayama (breathwork) and yoga meditation so that during the class each student can experience the full yogic journey or sadhana. These classes are taught by Irina, Teachers’ trainer and Senior yoga teacher, well versed in guiding both beginners and advanced practitioners & teachers.
Guided Sanskrit Counted Ashtanga vinyasa yoga class is for students with an established Ashtanga or vinyasa yoga practice. Irina counts the class in Sanskrit, leading students through the Standing, Primary or Intermediate series and Finishing sequences of Ashtanga, completing with pranayama, pratyahara, dharana or dhyana, and guided rest.
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 the Standing, Seated & Finishing sequences of Ashtanga vinyasa yoga. You will also explore life affirming breathing and relaxation practices.
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.
We’ll provide you with mats, props, blankets and hot drinks on a cold day or cold drinks on a summer’s day. We’ll always leave time between lessons so we can chat, share experiences and enjoy each other’s company.
If you’re new to yoga or experienced practitioner, Irina offers one-to-one tuition classes online. Asana, pranayama, meditation and kriya can be a part of your classes.
Cost: £65 for 60 min of 5-class package for just £290.
“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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