Class DescriptionsClass Descriptions

SHIZEN offers a wide range of yoga classes and study options.Open Classes require no reservation to attend and are offered daily.
There are also Special Classes, Series Classes and Workshops options. Prices and times vary according to the type of class or workshop.
Please read the details below to find a class for you.

Open Class Descriptions
  • Special classes

  • Series Classes

  • Workshops

Open Class Descriptions=初心者対応クラス

General class

Drop-in (single class)
4-class ticket
¥11,000valid for 2 months from date of purchase
10-class ticket
¥22,000valid for 3 months from date of purchase
5-class Platinum ticket
¥9,000for people aged 65 years and older, valid for 3 months from date of purchase for any General Classes
Proof of age is required, such as the driver’s license or health insurance card. May only be used by the ticket-holder (non- transferable)
Class for beginner Basic 1

Basic 1

Class for Beginner

Recommended for people who are new to yoga, or who would like to learn the basics of the alignment-based approach to Yoga. This class explains how to use your own body consciously, which is the foundation of the alignment-based yoga practiced at SHIZEN, and how to use props for this purpose. Standing poses, sitting poses and backbends are practiced in this class.

Basic 2

Basic 2

This class further develops the practice of standing and sitting poses and backbends, and also covers inversions. We provide detailed explanations of the approach to inversions, starting from the basics. This class introduces a wider range of asanas (poses) and more advanced ways to use props, while deepening the skill of turning your consciousness to your body. Breathing exercises may sometimes be practiced.



This class covers a wide range of asanas including standing and sitting poses, inversions and back bends, as well as some challenging poses. Recommended for students familiar with the use of props, and alignment , and the more subtle adjustments to bones, muscles and joints.

Class for beginner Gentle Yoga

Gentle Yoga

Class for Beginner

Gentle Yoga is recommended for people with concerns about age, body stiffness or lack of strength to keep up in regular classes. This class provides an adequate amount of exercise while modifying the content of Basic 1 and 2,. It is also recommended for beginners of yoga. Classes start with an all-around, active practice, then the second half is spent in relaxation of body and mind.

Class for beginner Restorative Yoga

Restorative Yoga

Class for Beginner

As the class name suggests, the class focuses on relaxing the body and mind, helping recovery from fatigue and relieving tension. In this class, we relieve tensions in the body through longer holding of poses with the support of yoga props. Anyone can attend restorative yoga, including people who feel stressed or fatigued, those who wish to incorporate yoga into the recovery phase from injury or illness, or those who are new to yoga.

Class for beginner Deep Relaxation

Deep Relaxation

Class for Beginner

This class first encourages the body to relax and relieve tension through supported restorative poses, then reaches inward to let go of accumulated emotions and pressure through breathing exercises and meditation. It is recommended for people who wish to restore health in a stress-ridden autonomic nervous system, those who work hard and tend to neglect their body and mind, or those who are new to yoga.

Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga Fees

Single class drop-in
※Suginami-ward “Kosodate Ouen (Childcare support)” ticket can be used
5-class Family ticket
¥11,000valid for 3 months from date of purchase. May also be used for regular classes
Prenatal Yoga 産前ヨガ(マタニティヨガ)

Prenatal Yoga

Intended for women in their 14th week of pregnancy or after. No special documents from your doctor are needed. As long as you and your baby are in good health, you may attend classes until your due date. Through the practice of asanas (poses) and breathing, we nurture the strength in body and mind, flexibility and concentration that are necessary throughout pregnancy until giving birth, and that help to reduce the anxiety in labor.

Prenatal Yoga Postnatal Yoga

Postnatal Yoga

Postnatal Yoga classes are for mom and baby to attend together, at least 2 months after birth. Mothers can take care of their own body and mind after childbirth while learning how to communicate with their babies through baby massage and other techniques,. These classes offer an opportunity to take a break from the daily challenges of childcare. Mothers are welcomed to breastfeed or change diapers during class.

Class for beginner Yoga for Women

Yoga for Women

Class for Beginner

Focusing on yoga to promote women’s physical health and mental balance this class incorporates yoga postures, breathing, and pelvic exercises that address various symptoms of a woman's monthly cycle and life cycle changes. Recommended for women wishing to help alleviate symptoms from menses, menopause, fibroids and other related feminine conditions. Class is appropriate for all levels, including those new to yoga.

Special Class

Special ClassSpecial Class

Special classes are offered irregularly to cover more specific content that cannot be sufficiently taught in regular open classes. Topics may include particular themes or parts of body to focus on in our yoga study and practice. These classes are not open for registration and attendance is first come first-serve.

Series Class

Series ClassSeries Class

Series Classes are short-term courses held three times a year (winter, spring-summer and autumn) and require registration in advance. They offer opportunities to study yoga in a more focused, step-by-step manner, with the same instructor and classmates over one term (4 months). We offer 10 to 15 different Series Classes to meet students’ different levels and needs. See our Series Class page for Series Class listing. To register, it is necessary to become a member first (free of charge).



SHIZEN offers a few select workshops and events with leading instructors from Japan and abroad, as well as retreats and one- day-workshops on focused themes with SHIZEN instructors. Registration is always necessary. To attend, it is necessary to become a member first (free of charge).