YOGA CLASSES

The Iyengar® Yoga Center of Marseille.

TRIAL LESSON

You can take a trial class at any time of the year, without having to inform us.

Participation in a trial lesson is only possible in a level 1 class.

No need to register to participate. You just need to arrive 10 to 15 minutes in advance for the registration formalities. If you take out a subscription in the same week or the following week, the trial lesson fee (22€) will be deducted from the subscription card. People who have been practising another yoga method for several years must also participate in a Level 1 trial class.

If you are a practitioner of the Iyengar® method (minimum 3 months of practice) and you cannot come to the level 1 schedule, you can exceptionally come on a level 1 and 2.

LEVEL 1

Courses for all beginners who have never practiced and beginners with less than one year of practice or all those who already practice another method whatever it is. The “trial” lesson is only possible in these course slots.

LEVEL 2

One year of regular classes, able to do Salamba Sarvangãsana

LEVEL 3

From two to three years of regular classes, can do Shirshãsana on the wall or in space.

LEVEL 4

From three or four years of regular classes, teachers and regular personal practice, being able to climb in Shirshana in space, in Urdhva Dhanurasana and Adho Mukha Vrksana on the wall without help.

GENERAL CLASS

– ALL LEVELS –

For all practitioners, starting from just 6 months of classes; each student practices at their own pace and level. The class is always adapted according to the participants.

RELAXATION CLASS

RECOVERY

This gentle and adapted practice course is intended for regular practitioners, during periods of nervous or physical fatigue, overwork, convalescence, menstruation, menopause, the elderly or simply having problems that do not allow them to follow a normal course.

DYNAMIC CLASS

VINYASA

This year, the Center offers a “Vinyasa” class on Mondays from 12:30 to 2:00 PM with Stefania.

Practice of fluidity, intended for levels 1and 2 without any physical issues requiring special attention. 

In Sanskrit, Vinyasa विन्यास is the combination of the word “nyasa” and the prefix

« vi”.

“Nyasa” means to place, to arrange, to apply, to deposit. The prefix “vi” is used to indicate an antonym or to intensify the meaning of the original word, which in this context refers to the placement of the body in space with the synchronization of breath.

This practice is based on 3 factors:
  • Synchronizing movements with breath; dynamic asanas are connected to an appropriate breathing pattern, with inhalations and exhalations always done through the nose at a regular pace.

  • Fluidity and harmony: it involves transitioning between asanas, more or less quickly; the transition from one asana to another is just as important as the asanas themselves. Controlled and precise movements bring balance, strength, and a better awareness of body alignment in space.

  • Freedom in the choice of sequences, similar to “Surya Namaskar,” the traditional sun salutation; however, there are no codified series (unlike a yoga school called “Ashtanga yoga”). The teacher indeed adjusts the structure of the class according to the students’ needs.

This practice is beneficial for the joints, tendons, and ligaments, as well as for lengthening and strengthening the spine. The asanas are not held for long, and the sequences help release muscle stiffness. It stimulates cardiac functions and helps develop concentration abilities.

However, it is necessary to have already acquired the basic knowledge of the various postural families to participate, which means a minimum of one year of regular classes. It is not recommended for individuals with physical limitations, knee or back pain, etc.

SEASON 2023-2024

Class schedule (No reservation required): 

NOTE : due to insufficient attendance, classes on Tuesdays 11am to 12:30p m and Sundays 6:30pm to 8pm will no longer be offered from January 24th.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
          9h15-10h45
Level 1
10h30-12h00
Level 1 and adapted course
        11h-12h30
Levels 2 and 3
12h30-14h00
Level 2 - Vinyasa (dynamic)
  12h30-14h00
Level 1
  12h30-14h00
Level 1
OR
11h-13h

(2/month*)
Levels 3 and 4
           
        16h-17h15
Thérapie sur RDV
 
17h30-19h00
Level 1
17h30-19h
Level 2
18h00-19h30
Levels 2 3 4
17h30-19h
Level 1
   
19h15-20h45
Level 2
19h15-20h45
Level 1
19h40-21h05
Level 1
19h15-20h45
Levels 2 3 4
Pranayama
19h00-20h30
General course (all Levels)
 
Therapy course (appointment) For people requiring specific adjustments and unable to attend to other courses. Subject to a minimum of 6 people.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
          9h15-10h45
Level 1
10h30-12h00
Level 1 and adapted course
        11h-12h30
Levels 2 and 3
12h30-14h00
Level 2 - Vinyasa dynamic
  12h30-14h00
Level 1
  12h30-14h00
Level 1
OU
11h-13h

(2/month*)
Levels 3 and 4
           
        16h-17h15
Therapy (appointment)
 
17h30-19h00
Level 1
17h30-19h
Level 2
18h00-19h30
Levels 2 3 4
17h30-19h
Level 1
   
19h15-20h45
Level 2
19h15-20h45
Level 1
19h40-21h05
Level 1
19h15-20h45
Levels 2 3 4
Pranayama
19h00-20h30
General course (all Levels)
 
Therapy course (appointment) For people requiring specific adjustments and unable to attend to other courses. Subject to a minimum of 6 people.

“A long, uninterrupted, alert, and dedicated practice is the firm foundation for restraining the fluctuations of the mind.”

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

The Prices for 2023-2024

12

WEEKS

Beginners 1 & 2 + Intermediate Level – 1.5 hours

12 classes (1/week): 180€ | Reduced rate: 153€
24 classes (2/week): 270€ | Reduced rate: 170€
36 classes (3/week): 360€ | Reduced rate: 306€

VALIDITY

6

MONTH

Beginners 1 & 2 + Intermediate Level – 1.5 hours

10 classes: 200€ | Reduced rate: 170€
General Class + Advanced Level – 2 hours
10 classes: 240€ | Reduced rate: 204€

VALIDITY

VALIDITY

11

MONTH

Beginners 1 & 2 + Intermediate Level – 1.5 hours

45 classes (1/week): 616€ | Reduced rate: 524€
90 classes (2/week): 924€ | Reduced rate: 785€

General Class + Advanced Level – 2 hours

Unlimited: 240€ | Reduced rate: 204€

VALIDITY

VALIDITY

OFFER
UNLIMITED

Beginners 1 & 2 + Intermediate Level – 1.5 hours
General Course + Advanced Level – 2 hours

Unlimited: €1,232 | TR: €1,048

VALIDITY 11 MONTH

COURSES
INDIVIDUAL

Beginners 1 & 2 + Intermediate Level – 1.5 hours

22€ | reduced rate : 18€

General Class + Advanced Level – 2 hours

27€ | reduced rate : 23€

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

  • Provide a soft and comfortable outfit, T-shirt and shorts cotton preferably with knees and elbows apparent or tight leggings, if you are cold (no loose clothing or socks).
  • Keep your hands and feet clean and have your hair tied. Avoid wearing jewelry. Put your shoes on the landing before entering the Center.
  • It is imperative that you inform the teacher of any event that may modify your practice (rules, injury, fatigue, pregnancy, etc.) so that he / she can give you the necessary adaptations.
  • Do not eat before class. After a meal, wait at least 4h before practicing, 2h after a light snack.
  • Do not bring a bottle of water (drink before and after only)
  • Turn off your phone

The trial lesson, payable at the normal or reduced rate, can be deducted from your card if you take it immediately after the first lesson or the following week, but not beyond. The annual card, calculated on the basis of 45 weeks, is valid from the beginning of September to the end of July. The annual payment can be made in two or three cheques but must be paid when you register.
The annual registration fee for the association, included in the package, will be 30% of the membership fee, and you will need to make two separate cheques or payments: one to the association and one to the teacher. This sum covers the running costs of the association and the hall, insurance, and maintenance of equipment lent.

For both the progress of your learning and the management and organisation of the courses, regularity and assiduity are essential. Please try not to miss any classes.
The cards are personal, non-exchangeable, and non-refundable. The validity date must be strictly adhered to and cannot be extended.
For example, if you take your first course in the first week, whether it is on Monday 5 September or Sunday 11 September, the course will be valid until Sunday 4 December inclusive, after deducting one week of the All Saints’ Day holidays without courses.
If the validity date has expired, missed classes cannot be extended, and you will need to purchase a new card, valid for a further 12 weeks. For example, a new card will be valid from Monday 5 December until Sunday 5 March, minus one week of the year-end break, and so on. For the last two months of June and July only, we will offer cards valid for one or two months.
If you get sick, with a valid medical certificate, you can exceptionally make up for missed classes, but by taking a new card, putting them back on it, and coming several times a week. If you are absent for any other reason, such as being on holiday, you will need to take your lessons within the same 12-week period on the same card.
Membership of the French Iyengar Yoga Association is optional and costs €30. It can be done online at www.afyi.fr. It allows you to receive the magazine and national information, to participate in conventions, etc.

Classes start at the beginning of September and finish at the end of July. Each student must fill in a registration form to enable us to follow up on their progress. It must be completed legibly and updated if there is a change during the year (phone, email, or particular problems). You can subscribe to the newsletter on the website to be kept informed of the centre’s news.

  • Courses resume on Monday  4 september.

WILL NOT BE PROVIDED:

  • Classes from Sunday October 29 to Sunday November 5 (All Saints’ Day school vacations)
  • (ATTENTION: Classes on Saturday November 11 and Sunday November 12 will be held as usual)
  • Classes from Sunday December 24 to Monday January 1 inclusive (school vacations, resuming on Tuesday January 2)
  • Classes on Sunday March 31 and Monday April 1 (Easter): THREE-DAY COURSE
  • Classes from Sunday April 28 to Wednesday May 1 inclusive (spring break)
  • Classes from Wednesday May 8 to Sunday May 12 (Ascension holiday)
  • Classes on Sunday May 19 and Monday May 20 (Pentecost) THREE-DAY COURSE
  • From Monday July 8, classes will be held at reduced hours from Monday to Thursday, up to and including Thursday August 1.

TEACHING :
The courses are all given by trained and certified teachers from the RAMAMAN I IYENGAR© MEMORIAL YOGA INSTITUTE of PUNE (India) and members of the FRENCH ASSOCIATION OF YOGA IYENGAR©.

HOW THE CLASS IS RUN
The door is open 10 to 15 minutes before the start of the course so that you can present your card and prepare yourself. We ask you to be on time so as not to miss the start of the course or disrupt it.
Take off your shoes on the landing and leave them on the shelves. Avoid talking and making noise if the course is not finished, in order to respect the participants’ relaxation time. Avoid carrying valuables with you, the centre is not responsible for any loss,
forgotten or stolen. Please remember to switch off your mobile phone before entering the room, their use in the centre is strictly forbidden.

BEFORE THE CLASS
It is essential not to eat before class, chew gum or take any medication. After a meal, wait at least 4 hours before
practice, 2 hours after a light snack. Remember to empty your bladder and bowels before the course starts. Be sure to wear clean, soft and comfortable clothing (preferably a t-shirt and shorts). For hygienic reasons, you can bring your own mat (available on request at the centre). If you tend to sweat, bring your towel.
It is imperative that you inform the teacher of any particular event, fatigue, problem, menstruation, pregnancy, etc., which requires special arrangements for
parctice.

AFETER THE CLASS
Together, carefully put away all the materials provided and leave the room clean and welcoming for the next session. Keep your
inner calm by avoiding noisy conversations in the changing rooms so as not to disturb the next class that begins.
Be assiduous and regular in order to progress, please do not miss any classes and catch up on your missed classes!

JOIN THE AFYI

French Iyengar Yoga Association

As a practitioner and registered member of our centre, you are now part of the Iyengar® Yoga community in France.

In this sense, we strongly invite you to join the AFYI ( French Association of Iyengar Yoga®) in order to benefit from the numerous advantages it offers and to be informed of the latest news and events, in France and internationally.