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Yoga with Rhitu at Barnes Sports Club

It is always great pleasure to introduce a new class at our Club. We invite everyone to join in and discover the benefits this ancient Indian practice can offer your body, mind and spirit.

About the Teacher

Rhitu is a certified Iyengar yoga teacher with over twenty years of experience. Her practice started with a serendipitous trip to a little town in India where she picked up her first copy of BKS Iyengar’s Light on Yoga for less than two pounds. Although she had been doing yoga for fun since childhood, the structure of Iyengar yoga was strongly appealing. Her practice evolved and deepened as she learned the nuances of the science.

As Rhitu jokes, she keeps trying out various other forms of exercise, injuring herself and then coming back to yoga. Her own body with all its stiffness has been her best teacher.

She has recently moved to Barnes with her family and is looking forward to making new friends and setting off others on the yogic path of good health.

About Iyengar yoga

The Iyengar school of yoga emphasizes knowledge of the anatomy along with the meditative aspects of yoga. Different people have different problems and requirements. Iyengar yoga emphasizes intelligent action and conscious movement. The school also has a stringent training and assessment process which at its very minimum is 2 years long and requires regular attendance of professional development programs even after certification.

About the class

Each class will have a different sequence of poses. Some classes are arranged to get the students to achieve more depth and understanding in their practise of the poses. Others are aimed at creating more sensitivity in specific areas of our bodies. For example, we may have a class with asanas focused on shoulder work, knee work or just hip openers. When required, we use a well devised system of props to assist, correct and realign our bodies and to make the asanas more attainable. With personalised attention in small groups, there is a strong emphasis on standing postures with gradual introduction of forward bends, twists, backbends and restorative poses. When ready, the student will be introduced to inversions which are recommended because of their various therapeutic benefits. The class ends with Savasana or the corpse pose for a deep relaxation after all the hard work.

Timings: Monday 9:30-10:45 am

Cost: £12 drop in.

For any further information, please get in touch with Rhitu (

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