Make sure you get your yoga practice in, even when you are stretched for time. This Express Yoga course is a curated set of short classes covering a range of key areas and focal points. Perfect for your lunch break, or or any other small window you might find in your day.
Regular short sessions can be more beneficial than longer sequences that can’t be practiced regularly. Make a difference to your sense of wellbeing with just half an hour of yoga each day.
Class 1 – This class condenses eight essential Iyengar yoga standing poses into a 30 minute sequence. Keeping your practice simple during busy times can be helpful in terms of maintaining momentum. Standing poses help to combat stress, boost energy, increase flexibility and maintain strength
Class 2 – Forward bending basics and fundamentals are the focus of this class. Each pose is presented in a way that will suit students who are working with stiffer bodies. However the video is also suitable for more experienced students who can take the forward bending further.
Class 3 – This class includes a range of restorative chest opening poses. It is an ideal boost during times of low energy. The sequence can easily fit into a busy schedule and helps you to prioritise health and wellbeing during stressful times.
Class 4 – Give yourself a burst of energy with this half hour backbend sequence. Great for strengthening your legs, opening your chest and boosting your energy levels.
Who is this course for?
- Individuals who are time poor and struggling to fit a regular yoga practice into their busy schedule
- Those looking to build a home practice but finding longer classes challenging to maintain
- This is an intermediate course – completion of the Yoga Selection beginners program or equivalent is recommended
How will this course help me?
These classes encompass the full range of key Iyengar yoga poses, divided into standing poses, forward bends, backbends and restorative, each 30 minutes in duration. Regular practice covering these areas will ensure that you have a balanced practice that expands in many directions. Be supported in building a rewarding home practice, even when you are time poor.
What do I get from this course?
- A comprehensive and structured approach to short yoga classes covering key areas
- Essential foundations and key principles clearly communicated to help you go further on your yoga journey
- Step by step tracking of your progression through the course
- Email reminders to help keep you motivated and on track
- Email support from your teacher
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Core Standing Poses - Weekly Intermediate Class 84
Focus: This class condenses eight essential Iyengar yoga standing poses into a 30 minute duration sequence. It will be ideally suited to periods when you are wanting to continue your practice, amidst a busy schedule. Keeping your practice simple during these times can be helpful in terms of maintaining momentum. Regular but short practice sessions may be more beneficial than complicated sequences that demand extra time. Standing poses such as the ones included in this class, are ideal poses to concentrate on when you have a limited amount of time in which to practice. They help to combat stress, boost energy and maintain strength and flexibility.
Key Poses: trikonasana, parsvakonasana, ardha chandrasana, virabhadrasana I & II, parsvottanasana, prasarita padottanasana
Equipment: Mat, blanket, 2 blocks
Duration: 30 min
Core Forward Bends - Weekly Intermediate Class 85
Focus: This class focuses on forward bending basics and fundamentals. It includes the key poses janu sirsasana, paschimottanasana, triang mukhaikapada paschimottanasana and upavista konasana. Each pose is presented in a way that will suit students who are working with stiffer bodies. The video will also benefit more experienced students, and give them the opportunity to take things further. You are initially guided in how yoga props can help to create a stable foundation for each pose. The core principles of forward bending are then explored with your spine in a more upright position. Eventually the full forward bends are explored without placing strain on the spine.
Key Poses: Janu sirsasana, paschimottanasana, triang mukhaikapada, upavista konasana.
Equipment: Mat, 3 blankets, 2 blocks, belt
Duration: 30 min
Backbends in 30 Minutes - Weekly Intermediate Class 51
Focus: This weeks intermediate class gives you a burst of energetic backbends within half an hour. The sequence will help to strengthen your legs, open your chest and boost your energy levels. Before starting the backbend component of the class the standing pose virabhadrasana I is linked with a flowing, surya namaskar style action. From there you head towards upward facing dog pose, salabhasana and then chatushpadasana. These preparatory backbends are great when you have ample time and are heading towards a longer session of deeper backbends; but they are also potent poses to focus on when you are making the most of a limited practice time.
Key Poses: virabhadrasana I, urdhva mukha svanasana, salabasana
Equipment: Mat, bolster, 2 blankets, 2 blocks
Duration: 30 min
Restorative Chest Opening Poses - Weekly Intermediate Class 82
Focus: This weeks intermediate class includes a range of restorative chest opening poses. The class is completed within a 30 minute period and will be an ideal boost during times of low energy. The sequence can easily fit into a busy schedule and helps you to prioritise health and wellbeing during stressful times. Iyengar Yoga restorative poses such as upaashrayi upavista konasana, setu bandha sarvangasana and a supported version of purvottanasana are included in the class.
Key Poses: Upaashrayi upavista konasana, purvottanasana, setu bandha sarvangasana
Equipment: Mat, 2 chairs, 2 bolsters, 3 blankets, 2 blocks, belt
Duration: 30 min