Classes


ISHTA Yoga encourages students to develop a practice suited to their own needs, always emphasizing correct and safe alignment. Our classes offer a relaxing, judgment-free atmosphere wherein each student can move at his or her own pace.

Vinyasa, the linking of breath to movement, is a fundamental aspect of our teaching and classes end with meditation practice. Each class is 75 minutes in duration.

In addition to daily studio classes, private instruction may be arranged from our instructors, either at our studio or your place. If your company is interested in having yoga classes taught on-site, please contact us to make arrangements.

Class Levels

Kumiko Mack adjusting Utthita Parsvakonasana (Extended Side Angle Pose) at Be Yoga Japan, Hiroo, Tokyo

Basic

Classes for complete beginners. Learn basic breathing and pose techniques safely with easy-to-understand explanations. These are introductory level classes for people who want to take a slower and easier approach to their practice than level 1.

Level 1

Beginner-level hatha yoga. You will learn principles of safe and correct alignment in all the major groups of poses. Pranayama, such as the ujjaiyi breath, and meditation practice are part of each class.

Level 1-2

This class is for those who already know basic poses. Suitable for level 1 students who are looking for a challenge and level 2 students who want to take it easy. We will thoroughly explain the slightly difficult poses of level 2. Class program includes Pranayama and slightly advanced meditation.

Level 2

Intermediate and advanced asanas, often combined with vigorous vinyasa. Students should have knowledge of correct alignment. Classes may include pranayama instruction such as kapalabhati and nadi shodana, as well as meditation practice.

Level 2-3

The purpose of this program is to introduce power and flexibility into your practice. We will practice advanced poses in this course. We will cover Kapalabhati and Treta Bandha (triple lock) in meditation.

Restorative Yoga

Restorative yoga will relax your body and mind. Using blankets, bolsters, blocks, and other props, your body will be in a comfortable position while you concentrate on each pose for 10 minutes. This releases all tensions and heals your body and mind. Long day? Rest your body and mind and regain your balance. Suitable for all levels, including beginners.
* If you are pregnant, you cannot participate.

Maternity Yoga

For a healthy and stable gestation period.

Our main Maternity Yoga instructor is Junko Saegusa, who gave birth to her first child in 2009, so you can learn from an instructor with first hand experience. All her classes are taught in Japanese.

“Even if you don’t have yoga experience before your pregnancy, you can enjoy our maternity yoga class safely. This class helps you maintain a healthy body by reducing/preventing hip pain or swelling many experience during pregnancy. It also prepares you for childbirth by building a strong physique and flexibility. You will see your body change by the day, feel more relaxed, and soon you will realize the true potential hiding deep inside you. This will encourage you to be strong during your pregnancy and when giving birth. Maintain a healthy body and mind with Maternity Yoga. A relaxed mother means a relaxed child.”
- Junko Saegusa

Warning:
Please consult your doctor and get permission to exercise.
Please get approval from family members.
You will be able to participate until prenatal period, as long as you are feeling okay.

  • Date: Every Thursday (excluding holidays) 14:00~15:30
  • Fee: 3,000 yen (*1)
  • Capacity: 10 (Reservation only)
  • Reservations:
    • Please reserve your spot by 12:45 of that day via phone or e-mail reservations@beyogajapan.com.(*2)
    • Without a reservation, you may not be able to participate.

(*1 You can use a standard class ticket as well)
(*2 If possible, please let us know how long you’ve been pregnant for upon registration or when attending a class.)

Meditation

Learn to how breath more fully and increase concentration.

Our focus is not body movement. Stretch your body, get comfortable, and regulate your breath to focus. Using more support props, you will meditate longer than usual classes.

You might have noticed doing yoga with others has a different energy compared to doing it alone. Similarly, meditation with others may be a new experience for you.
If you have time and wish to get some exercise afterwards, please participate in the next class as well.

Contact

info@beyogajapan.com
Tel. 03-6277-0177 (Mon~Fri 9:00~17:00)