How old do you have to be to start Yoga Classes?


Eight years old would be a good age to start yoga classes. This is when the muscle and bone structure have formed and strengthened.

Otherwise once you start Yoga at any age as long as the class is appropriate for the student.

Can pregnant women do yoga?

The Iyengar Yoga Association recommends that if a woman is starting Yoga whilst pregnant they must attend a specialist Yoga Class.

A woman who becomes pregnant and is already participating in a regular yoga class may continue with a teacher who is certified level 2 Junior Intermediate or above.

Can I do Yoga after injury or illness?

Yoga is good therapy after illness or injury, whilst still in the healing stages it would be better to find a therapy yoga class taught by a certified Intermediate Senior 1, 2, 3, or above.

How can I be sure that I have a good yoga teacher?

The Iyengar Yoga method offers extensive training to its teachers. The certification process tells the students at which level of training their teacher is.

Introductory level 2 Certificate indicates a certified teacher who has undergone a 3-year training programme with their certified teacher trainer.

Junior Intermediate level 1, 2, and 3 are more advanced levels of training.

Senior Intermediate level 1, 2 and 3 are the highest levels of teachers in New Zealand.


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