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

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.

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.

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.

 

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