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 and those with no previous yoga experience.
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. Suitable for those who have some previous yoga experience.
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.
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.
For yoga teachers and ongoing students with substantial experience in Iyengar Yoga. Participants expected to be able to hold Sirsasana and Sarvangasana each for a minimum ten minutes; show stability and maturity in backward and forward extensions, twists and arm balances.
Philosophical themes explored and applied. A regular home practice is strongly advised for this level. Please be able to self-manage injuries and/or restrictions in yogasana, though guidance will be offered as required.
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.
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.