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About Kirsten

Kirsten took up IYENGAR Yoga in the 1980s and has been teaching it for 24 years. She is fortunate to have studied at RIMYI more than twenty times and continues to visit annually to study with Prashant Iyengar. She is one of the most senior Iyengar Yoga teachers in the UK and is invited to teach all over the UK and abroad – including Sweden, Italy, Bermuda and China. She is a Moderator for Iyengar Yoga Association (UK) and a fully qualified Mentor with many years of experience of training teachers. Kirsten is based in Bath and teaches regular weekly group classes there. She also teaches one to ones, special workshops and retreats in Bath and elsewhere.

Frequently Asked Questions

Any questions? Take a look at FAQ. If you can’t find what you’re looking for feel free to send me an email using the contact form.

Yoga is an ancient Indian philosophy discovered by the sages. Its purpose is spiritual enlightenment but along the way there are many benefits including improved mental and physical well being, better posture, more energy, flexibility and relaxation.

I teach IYENGAR® Yoga. This is a systematic approach developed by Yogacharya BKS Iyengar of Pune, India. He studied and practised yoga continuously for nearly 80 years and earned worldwide respect and recognition. He made yoga accessible and relevant to people everywhere.

Practising yoga helps you overcome stresses and strains, aches and pains and promotes a firm foundation of health and well-being. Yoga practice both relaxes and energises.

Wear unrestrictive clothing with ankles and knees visible for safety. Shorts and a t-shirt are ideal. Yoga is practised in bare feet. Clothing should not trail on the floor.

You should leave at least 4 hours after a main meal and 1 hour after a light snack before practising yoga. Otherwise you will feel uncomfortable.

It is inadvisable to drink during class. Make sure you are hydrated before coming to class.

Yoga is for all. You don’t need to be fit or flexible to take part. Practised diligently it will improve your flexibility as well as strength and stamina. Yoga also brings firmness and stability to very flexible bodies. I teach the use of yoga props as devised by BKS Iyengar which can help even the very stiff to benefit from yoga. 

Although you can attend one class per week, it is best if possible if you come at least twice. The more often you come then the quicker your progress will be. regular attendance and in time self practice are important.

-Most classes are pre-booked which facilitates progress and inclusivity – you won’t have to miss any of the session because it is too advanced for you or have to repeat things at too basic a level because of newcomers. You will also be less tempted to miss classes! Many students find that pre-booking helps motivate them to come to class and once they come they always say they are glad they did. It also means other demands of life are less likely to encroach on your “me time”.

If you wish to cancel a booking, this can be done up to 7 days before the start of the course or event and you will be refunded minus a 10% admin. fee (minimum charge £5). No refunds will be given for cancellations within 7 days of the start of a course/event.

Prices vary depending on their length and level. Please enquire. 

It depends on the nature and extent of injury or health problem. Sometimes it is advisable to rest and let the body recover before coming to class. In many instances Iyengar Yoga will help with the problem as long as the practice is done carefully and with expert guidance. It might be necessary to adapt some poses, use props or avoid others as we advise. I have classes at varying levels of difficulty and group size and also a yoga therapy class for those with significant problems. I can also arrange 1:1 sessions if you would like to focus specifically on your difficulty. 

Please contact me and we can discuss which class would best meet your needs.

It depends on the nature and extent of injury or health problem. Sometimes it is advisable to rest and let the body recover before coming to class. In many instances Iyengar Yoga will help with the problem as long as the practice is done carefully and with expert guidance. It might be necessary to adapt some poses, use props or avoid others as we advise. I have classes at varying levels of difficulty and group size and also a yoga therapy class for those with significant problems. I can also arrange 1:1 sessions if you would like to focus specifically on your difficulty. 

Please contact me and we can discuss which class would best meet your needs.

Again it depends on the nature of the health problem. If you have a fever it is best to rest at home until you are better. If you have had a stomach upset or anything else infectious you should stay away until at least 48 hours after the last episode. If you are not sure then please contact me.

Children prefer fast-paced classes and are better off in specific children’s classes with their peers. I do not offer any creche facilities – you will get much more out of the classes if you see it as “me-time” and leave the kids at home! Mature teenagers are welcome to attend (under 16s must be accompanied by an adult).

Children prefer fast-paced classes and are better off in specific children’s classes with their peers. I do not offer any crêche facilities – you will get much more out of the classes if you see it as “me-time” and leave the kids at home! Mature teenagers are welcome to attend (under 16s must be accompanied by an adult).

Yes absolutely. I have been teaching these for many months now and both I and the students have found it works well.

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