Welcome to Iriness Yoga School of Horsham, West Sussex, UK. Our classes, courses and workshops are offered at the studio, live online and on-demand.
Our main teacher, Irina Pashkevich Bourdier, is an expert yoga teacher and nationwide teacher’s trainer, accredited by Yoga Alliance Professionals UK. The Iriness’ approach to teaching is rooted in Ashtanga vinyasa yoga for those, who are interested to explore classical yoga; in Yoga therapy & Educational somatics for those dealing with illness, pain and injuries, and in Patanjali’s yoga philosophy for those, who are interested in deepening their studies beyond the physical practice.
An expert yoga teacher understands and works with the deep connection between the physical body, the nervous system and the emotional self. All classes integrate asana (postural practice), yoga therapy, somatics, pranayama (breathwork), meditation, chanting, philosophy, and conscious relaxation.
As well as guided classes, Irina teaches through the Mysore-style model, i.e. one-to-one guidance within the support of a small group, so that each student benefits from the bespoke guidance of the senior yoga teacher. The Mysore-style model of teaching enables Irina to meet you where you are and support your individual yoga journey in a way that balances and restores wellbeing to your unique body, mind and emotions.
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 more entry 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.
We also offer somatic education and yoga therapy classes, dedicated to those with chronic pain, injuries and in physical rehabilitation.
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.
Somatics & yoga for physical and mental healing are the classes for those with chronic pain, injuries and rehabilitation. Irina guides you through the therapeutic exercises of Educational Somatics, Yoga therapy and Breathwork to learn together, how to relax chronically tensed muscles and allow your body and mind most flexibility supported by strength, recovering from unwanted conditions of the mind and body.
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.
Please visit our About page for more information. To find directions to Iriness, please check our Contact page. For our detailed etiquette, please visit our Etiquette page.
Our studio has been purpose 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 and an air conditioning for the hot summer days.
Iriness offers an ambient lighting to uplift your spirit, and practical amenities such as two toilets and a kitchen.
Our yoga students are welcome to use our yoga blocks and bolsters. We’ll always advise on the best suited mats and accessories for your yoga practice.
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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