Flow | Level 1

An energising, flowing beginners class to improve stamina and provide the foundations for a safe and beneficial yoga practice

Beginner Level Yoga

In West Norwood & Dulwich

Yoga is a moving meditation that can bring about profound changes in physical, emotional and mental well-being. The many benefits of yoga are well documented and medical professionals regularly refer patients to yoga, most commonly for stress reduction but also to help with a host of other conditions. Yoga has been proven to:

  • maximise body tone 
  • encourage weight loss 
  • detoxify the body 
  • realign the body 
  • increase all round health 
  • enhance flexibility and balance 
  • build strength and stamina 
  • increase energy levels 
  • boost the immune system 
  • balance emotions 
  • strengthen the respiratory system 
  • purify the nervous system 
  • improve mental clarity and concentration 
  • encourage relaxation and calm

Find out more about the benefits of yoga in our short film below. 

These gentle, flowing beginners classes are geared towards those with limited or no experience of yoga. The style of these classes is rooted in the practices of Ashtanga (Astanga) Vinyasa or Vinyasa Flow. By moving from posture to posture with a linking vinyasa, the body is realigned in preparation for the next posture and the body's internal heat is increased. The classes are taught in a high-heat (but not excessively hot) environment at around 23–25ºC, which is ideal for safely encouraging flexibility and allowing a gentle detoxification process. The focus in the class is on establishing the key foundations of yoga:

  • synchronising breath to movement
  • building internal core strength
  • specific detail on alignment
  • building strength and flexibility 
  • understanding the polarity of grounding and lifting
  • deep meditative relaxation process

Each teacher brings their own personality and style of yoga to the class. View our schedule below and find out more about the style of a specific class by clicking on the teacher's name.

Short Film of Level 1 Beginners Yoga Class

A beginners yoga class that is accessible to all.

Depending on your fitness levels, we recommend staying at this level for a minimum of 6-12 weeks and then progressing to Level 2 when you have built up sufficient stamina.

  • If you are suffering/have suffered from a medical condition (including heart condition, chest pains, dizziness, high blood pressure) or a serious injury, it is essential you first consult your doctor before joining classes. Please then discuss this with us before booking so we can advise you on a personalised programme. 
  • Minor health issues and injuries should be discussed with your teacher before the class. Please arrive 10 minutes early to discuss.
  • Pregnant women of 14+ weeks may join this class – it is essential that you notify the teacher as some modifications will be required and the teacher will advise you accordingly. 
  • Post-natal women may join this class from 3 months. Prior to that we recommend Post Natal Pilates from 6 weeks.