Details of the classes, up to date schedule and sign up is below.
We welcome both new and experienced yogis to Iriness. Our founder and in-house yoga teacher, Irina, is a student of John Scott and 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 practitioner 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 strong, mobile body and peaceful mind. Most of our classes are Mysore-style, i.e. the teacher works with each student on 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.
We gather in a small group, with each student learning the sequence at their own pace directly with the teacher.
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 we’ll 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 6 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 practise on an empty stomach and refrain from drinking during the practice.
Mysore-style class (teacher-assisted self-practice) is 1h30 and for all. Monday class is upto 2h15m. This class is 1-2-1 practice with Irina in a setting of a small group. Ashtanga vinyasa yoga is a dynamic practice of the progressive sequences of postures, synchronised with breath. During this empowering session, we develop awareness of the mind and body through a diligent connection of breath, postures, energy seals and gazing fields. Regular practice of Ashtanga yoga pacifies the mind, creates solid inner focus and prepares for pranayama & meditation.
Counted Ashtanga vinyasa yoga class of 1h45m is for the students with the regular Ashtanga vinyasa yoga practice of more than 3 months. This class is counted in Sanskrit, and students are led through the Standing, Primary and Finishing sequences.
Gentle yoga for all class is 1h30m class for new to yoga, new to Ashtanga yoga and those who prefer guided gentle flow classes. This class is led by our student and teacher Charlotte Brewster and introduces step-by-step Standing, Seated & Finishing sequences of Ashtanga yoga, accompanied by breathing, meditation and relaxation techniques.
Yoga asana (poses), pranayama (breath), dhyana (meditation) class of 1h45m is for all and offers powerful and diversified tools of yoga postures, cleansing, breathing and meditation. These practices are aimed at balancing and healing our body structures; synching left & right hemispheres, our nervous system, extrovert & introvert features of our psychology. We will move dynamically during postural practice and second half of the class will be dedicated to the higher limbs of yoga to calm, dive deep inside and heal from within.
Restorative yoga class of 1h30m is offered every last Friday of the month at 6:30pm. Restorative yoga can give us the space to slow down, a chance to stay with our experiences rather than always rushing. The postures are held for sustained periods of time and supported or unsupported depending on your needs. This class is offered by our student and teacher Jill Nash.
Sound bath session of 1h is our new collaboration with wonderful Camilla Hamblin, who invites us to enjoy and heal with the vibrations of Gongs, Himalayan and Crystal bowls and Therapeutic percussion. Camilla holds the space for the Sound bath once a month Saturday mornings. Please watch our Classes schedule and Workshop page for this special healing class.
Follow the ‘Sign up & Pay’ link next to each class to book your space. If you cannot book online, contact us and we will sign you up. Visit our Prices and My Account pages to learn about our reservations and payment system. Please make sure to sign up online before every class and deregister at least 6 hours before a class, if you cannot attend; otherwise your class credit=class pass will be deducted from your account. If you attend series of Gentle yoga, you don’t have to sign up for each class. Cancellation is 14 days after the purchase. If you can’t attend a particular class, please email your teacher.
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, 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 already practise the first or second series of Ashtanga, Irina offers 60 and 90 minute one-to-one tuition classes at Iriness, Victoria House, Victoria street.
Cost: £65 for 60 min, £80 for 90 min. Contact us to book.
“I’ve been practising yoga for a few years now, and I can honestly say that Irina is the best teacher I’ve had, she is a true professional. Yoga is her way of life, and the passion she has for it is addictive! I came to Irina with no experience, and with a lot of patience and kindness she taught me everything from scratch, and I improved as time went by. But that’s not all, yoga has also helped me to manage my life with less stress, breathing deep and taking everything in the right proportion 🙂 Thank you Irina for introducing me to the wonderful world of yoga!” – Eyal Reich, student
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