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What is Yoga Selection?

Yoga Selection is your very own online Iyengar Yoga studio. We provide high quality, structured yoga teaching for students at any level. The courses and classes have been carefully constructed to provide you with gradual step-wise learning so that you can steadily progress with your yoga practice. This will enable you to build awareness, strength, flexibility and focus. Over time you might find that you are able to attempt increasingly more advanced and demanding postures and sequences, as you progress through the different Yoga Selection class levels. This allows you to increasingly access the benefits that yoga offers. Yoga Selection guides you all the way.

How do online yoga classes with Yoga Selection work?

Starting online yoga classes with Yoga Selection is easy. Just sign up for a 14 day free trial and start streaming from our wide selection of classes and courses. Once you are a member you can view videos via our website or on the Yoga Selection app. If you can’t find a suitable local studio, or would like to enhance your home yoga practice, Yoga Selection gives you everything you need to learn yoga at home and get results. Classes are accessible, affordable and convenient. One month of unlimited yoga is cheaper than a single class at most studios. Do classes at a time that suits you. Rewind and re-watch if you missed something or want to hone in on a certain point. Don’t miss out on your classes whilst travelling. You can take your yoga teacher with you!

How is Yoga Selection different to other online yoga offerings?

Founded in 2016 by Rod Stennard, Yoga Selection was the world’s first online yoga membership site solely dedicated to teaching the Iyengar style. It continues to be world-leading in providing the largest and most comprehensive range of Iyengar Yoga classes to members in more than 50 countries worldwide. Yoga Selection provides high quality, rigorous yoga teaching that will help you get results from your home practice. In contrast to many other online options, Yoga Selection classes and courses are highly structured and tailored to guide you through different stages as you practice more. No matter what your starting point is, Rod will help you to progress. 

What is Iyengar Yoga?

Iyengar Yoga is a popular style of yoga based on the teachings of contemporary Indian yoga master B.K.S. Iyengar. The method emphasises precision and alignment. Teachers of this style understand the practical and therapeutic effects of the various yoga poses. This knowledge is used to create tailored and coherent sequences that impart specific physical and mental benefits.

The training and certification process is renowned for its rigour. This ensures that all certified teachers have a high standard of technical understanding and teaching experience. This detailed and structured system for learning yoga can be easily adapted to suit the needs of individuals of all ages and body types.

Who is the teacher?

Rod Stennard is the founder of Yoga Selection. He has been practicing yoga for over 27 years and began his training as a teacher in 2002. He has since gone on to train under many of the most senior Iyengar teachers from around the world, including members of the Iyengar family at the Ramamani Memorial Iyengar Yoga Institute in Pune, India. He is a certified Junior Intermediate Level 2 Iyengar teacher.

Rod is passionate about helping people from all backgrounds and levels of ability to access the benefits of yoga. He has an interest in yoga therapy and has been able to apply his knowledge of remedial yoga in specialised settings, such as his ongoing work with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

Where do I start?

Once you have signed up for your free trial you might be wondering “where do I start?”

If you are an absolute beginner, or if you need to brush up on some basics, then head to the Beginners page. Here you will find a series of structured courses that take you step-by-step through the fundamental basics of Iyengar yoga. Complete them all and you will be starting off on your yoga journey with a solid foundation. You might want to repeat them, maybe even more than once. When you feel ready you can then head over to the Classes section to explore some other options for intermediate and eventually, advanced practitioners.

For intermediate to advanced practitioners, it may be worth considering looking at the beginners section if you have practiced a significantly different style of yoga in the past. Learning the basic principles according to the Iyengar style will help you get more out of the other classes and courses on the site. Once you feel ready, go to the “Classes” section to explore your range of options. There are structured courses exploring particular poses or sequences in depth. Try the pose library if there is a particular asana you want to refine. Catch your regular weekly class to progress with your ongoing yoga journey – getting new insights and approaches week by week.

There are so many options to explore in your very own online Iyengar yoga studio. Start your free 14 day trial and get ready to do some yoga!

What level am I?

Beginner

Start at this level if you are new to yoga, new to Iyengar yoga, or wanting to focus on the essential foundations of Iyengar yoga. Start with the Beginners Courses on the Beginners page. 

Intermediate

Start at the intermediate level if you have completed the Yoga Selection beginners courses, or have at least three months prior yoga experience elsewhere. If you want a structured introduction to the intermediate level classes, try the Intermediate Foundations course. When you feel ready, browse the intermediate level classes on the Weekly Classes page.

Advanced

If you are experienced with Iyengar yoga and looking to be challenged, the advanced level classes will be best for you. Ideally you will be familiar with inversions and backbends. Generally, getting to this stage requires at least two years of regular yoga practice. Start with the advanced classes on the Weekly Classes page.

How do I sign up?

Getting started is easy. Just click here. All Yoga Selection membership come with a 14 day free trial. If you cancel within this period you will not be charged. Payments can be made either monthly (AUD $12/month) or annually (AUD $120/year). All payments are recurring.  

What if I want to cancel?

If you are not satisfied, or there is some other reason you have to go, you can cancel at any time without penalty. You can do this by clicking the link on your “My Account” page. Please note that memberships are not refundable. See our Terms and Conditions for further information.

We always value your feedback and are constantly striving to improve Yoga Selection. If you do decide to cancel, we would appreciate you visiting our Contact Us page to provide us with comments or suggestions.

What can I do if my video keeps freezing?

1. First, change the resolution on the video player. This will resolve the problem most of the time. To do this, click on the gear wheel in the bottom right corner of the player and choose a different resolution setting. 

2. Try using a different browser. Google Chrome often works best. 

3. Clear your browser’s cache.

4. Try refreshing your page. Then press play and then pause it for a few minutes. This will allow the video to load. Press play again and it will likely play through to the end. 

5. If you are still experiencing difficulties, visit the Vimeo support page: https://help.vimeo.com

What can I do if my video won't play at all?

1. Clear your browser’s cache.

2. Try using a different browser. Google Chrome often works best.

3. Try refreshing your page. Reloading the video often solves the problem.

4. Ensure that you have javascript enabled on your browser. To find out how to do this, follow this link:

5. If you are still experiencing difficulties, visit the Vimeo support page: https://help.vimeo.com

6. If it is still not working, go to the video you wish to view and hold down the ctrl key and click video when it attempts to play. When the popup appears, click on settings. Once another small box opens, click on the tiny computer screen on the bottom left of the box. Uncheck the box that says “Enable hardware acceleration”. Click close. Refresh or reload the browser page. 

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