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For total beginners. This class is also great for people wanting to re-start public classes or learn the basics of Iyengar yoga in a systematic way. You will learn the foundation of Iyengar Yoga in a physically challenging, encouraging and well-paced progressive format. Students of all body types and abilities as well as those unfamiliar with Iyengar yoga are encouraged to attend. This class is given as a 10-class series. Drop-ins are welcome.
For beginners and those new to Iyengar Yoga. The foundation of the method is taught through standing poses, shoulderstand and other fundamental poses. In this class, students build their strength and stamina, expand their repertoire of yoga poses and get introduced to yoga philosophy.
For continuing beginners and those with some Iyengar yoga experience: students should be well practiced in Level 1 postures, including shoulderstand. Classes focus on refining basic postures and introducing new poses including headstand, handstand, backbends and pranayama. Students develop their inversions and learn more about how to structure a home practice.
For sincere yoga practitioners with at least two years of study with a Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor (CIYT). This class assumes a thorough understanding of all basic poses, including their Sanskrit names, and a regular practice of inversions including headstand and shoulderstand. Level 3 integrates classical intermediate poses: inversions and their variations, padmasana and its variations, pranayama and philosophy. It is most appropriate for students who regularly attend Level 2 classes or have studied with a certified Iyengar teacher for a minimum of 3 years.
For sincere and experienced students of Iyengar Yoga. It is appropriate for students who regularly attend Level 3 classes with a Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor (CIYT) and have studied with a certified Iyengar teacher for a minimum of 5 years. You must be able to do Sirsasana for 5 minutes with variations, Sarvangasana for 10 minutes with variations and push up into Urdhva Dhanurasana on your own. If you are menstruating, or have particular conditions that require modification, that is fine.
A shorter yoga class that will get your body moving and de-stress your mind. All levels welcome!
For mature, active adults who want to build strength, balance and agility that will help them to age gracefully as well as deal with common health issues and stress. The combination of yoga asana (postures), mindfulness and breathing bring health and stamina to the body and peace to the mind.
It is designed for those whose injuries and limitations make it necessary to practice slowly and with focus. This class teaches students how to help themselves using the healing benefits of asana as their tool. For example, it offers techniques for joint support, muscular strength, balance maintenance, and injury prevention to help us as we age.
A special class for those who have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s or a related neurological condition. This class will help you maintain fluid motion, physical strength and flexibility. No previous yoga experience is required. Join us for an exploration of the possible, in a safe and supportive atmosphere.
A class offered at a rate of $10 – $20 sliding scale to accommodate every budget. Everybody welcome!
Good for beginners and students with nagging injuries, chronic conditions or specific individual needs that make it difficult to be in a regular class. Find personalized attention with creative modifications and prop use from a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher (CIYT). Includes active and restorative poses, and basic breathing techniques.
Intended for rejuvenation via supported postures that soothe the nervous system and alleviate chronic tension.
Breath awareness classes offered regularly in a series format. See the current schedule for upcoming dates.
Learn to address the natural cycles of women’s life in a community-oriented environment. The class will offer yoga to promote healthy menstruation, fertility, pregnancy and ease with menopause. Open to all levels of students who identify as female.
Yoga ropes create space in the body and can help make poses more accessible. On a deeper level, they can help us to bring more intelligence and awareness to our body and enhance possibilities for movement and freedom in our practice. This class will teach you how to use the ropes in all categories of poses from standing poses to twists, inversions, back extensions and even restorative poses!
Informal sessions that allow us to explore yoga philosophy through discussions of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.
For all class levels, students are encouraged to make a commitment to a come to class regularly. If you have injuries or illnesses, are menstruating or pregnant, please let the teacher know at the beginning of class so that we can make class comfortable and appropriate for you.