Class Descriptions

Level 1

A foundation for learning the whole scope and depth of the Iyengar method is taught in standing poses, shoulderstand, other fundamental postures, and breath awareness.

This class is for beginners.

Level 1 – 2

This Level is meant to be a bridge between Level 1 and Level 2 classes. Introduction and expanded study of more intermediate poses (including headstand) and pranayama is taught.

Not for beginners.

Level 1 – 2 with Pranayama

This Level is meant to be a bridge between Level 1 and Level 2 classes. Introduction and expanded study of more intermediate poses (including headstand) is taught. The final 30 minutes will focus on Pranayama. Asana and Pranayama together are part of the eight limbs of Yoga.

Not for beginners.

Level 2

Continuous study of the standing poses and basic postures with further refinement.

A minimum of six months of Iyengar yoga experience is suggested.

Level 2 – 3

A more intense practice of the Level 2 poses will be taught while introducing more challenging poses and sophisticated pranayama in the class. Inversion variations will be strengthened at this level.

Level 3

This level cultivates a deeper refinement of the practice and is for the student confident with inversions. Self-directed practice of Iyengar Yoga is expected. While help is offered, students are expected to know how to manage their limitations.

Restorative Yoga & Pranayama

Soothe your nerves and calm your mind with an intelligent sequence of restorative yoga asanas. The first hour will focus on the use of props and detailed instructions to bring physical relaxation and a peaceful state of mind.

The last 30 minutes will introduce yogic breathing (pranayama) as taught by B.K.S. Iyengar.

This class is deal for students seeking to deepen their yoga practice.

Restorative

This class involves less rigorous physical work while focusing on relaxation. The poses are held longer (with support, as needed) to allow the body to rest – offering recovery and a restored sense of tranquility.

This is not a class for new students.

Dynamic Integrated Practice

This ongoing series will invite you to explore the multi-faceted practice of Iyengar Yoga, from jumping in standing poses to vigorous transitions from pose to pose. Following in BKS Iyengar’s footsteps, this course will model the way he taught his classes in his younger days.

Come play with us and discover the child within you!

Drop-ins are welcome, but due to the progressive learning curriculum of this series, it is highly recommended that students not miss more than one session a month.

This class is not appropriate for those with serious or chronic injuries preventing one from dynamic movements.

Gentle

This class is designed for people who prefer a slower paced class and is ideal for seniors.
Although this is not a therapeutics class, it may be appropriate for those recovering from illness or injury who want to restart their practices.

Please inform the teacher of your condition prior to class.

A minimum of six months of Iyengar yoga experience is recommended.

Neck and Shoulders

The neck and shoulders are two of the most commonly stressed and injured parts of the body. So much of our modern lifestyle – working on computers, driving cars, carrying purses and backpacks, as well as overall tension and poor posture – contributes to stiffness and soreness in these areas. This class will focus on poses that will help keep the neck and shoulders supple, strong, and healthy.

Students of all levels and experience are welcome.

Candlelight Level 1

A different kind of class experience with low lights and soft tones. Candles provide a soothing ambiance, there is a selected reading to set the tone, and a beautiful recording of the Invocation to Patanjali is played to guide us in chant. The class includes asanas that emphasize deep stretches and quieting the mind, stilling the fluctuations of consciousness, and developing mindfulness. The result is a balanced body-mind and a restful night.

Yoga for Women

Based primarily on the work of Geeta Iyengar, this class emphasizes postures for the physical and psychological well being of women, including categories for postures. Women must have a basic understanding and practice of Level 1 Iyengar Yoga, be practicing or ready to learn headstand and other inversions, as well as rope applications.

Level 1 – 2 and above.

Yoga for Men

Increase strength and flexibility for your hamstrings, quadriceps and lower back. Bring fresh blood to your brain and heart while strengthening your arms with inverted asanas. Gain mobility in your neck and shoulders with back extensions and standing poses.

This is a strong class available to all levels.

Kids

Yoga postures are taught in a supportive, inclusive, energetic, and creative environment. Through yoga games, stories and the safe progressive approach of the Iyengar method, participants will explore their unique moving and thinking bodies.

A class designed for children ages 6-12.

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