We offer a full schedule of classes seven days a week for all levels of practitioner, from beginner to advanced.
Students who are brand new to yoga begin in the Introductory classes and move to higher level classes at their own pace.
Iyengar Yoga focuses on precise body alignment, the use of props to help students of all abilities perform the asanas, and an understanding of the therapeutic potential of yoga. The asanas build strength, flexibility, stamina, balance and aid in stress reduction.
Please arrive 15 minutes before class time for your first class so you may get acquainted with the instructor. There is no particular start date for the introductory classes – you may join any time.
Please wear shorts and t-shirt or tank top. Mats and props are provided, so no need to bring your own.
The introductory series is designed specifically for the student new to yoga or new to the Iyengar Method of Yoga. These classes introduce poses and the basic principals of alignment. Students of all abilities can perform the intro poses “asanas” with the use props specific to Iyengar Yoga such as blocks, belts and blankets. These poses will help you develop strength, flexibility, balance, and stamina while cultivating discipline, courage and sensitivity in mind, body and spirit. At the completion of the series, students will possess the basic knowledge required to progress to the next level of classes.
Please arrive 15 minutes before class time for your first class so you may get acquainted with the instructor. There is no particular start date for the introductory series – you may join any time. Please wear shorts and t-shirt or tank top. Mats and props are provided at the studio.
Level 1 Classes
Level 1 is an ongoing class for students with a basic understanding of the “asanas”(postures). Most students coming into this class have completed at least 8 weeks of the Introductory Class. Level 1 classes introduce the next level of asanas, such as back bends, forward bends and inversions. All systems of the body are affected: muscular, skeletal, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, reproductive, endocrine, lymphatic, and nervous system. In this class you will build the strength, stamina, flexibility and concentration required to safely advance to Level 2.
Level 2 Classes
Level 2 is for students with a consistent Iyengar style yoga practice. Students must have knowledge of and practice the standing poses and inversions with confidence. In this class yoga practitioners will investigate inversions, back bends, forward bends and arm balancing. The asanas reveal the physical and emotional ways we hold on to tension. With practice, extraneous tension is released and unhealthy habits dissipate. This class explores the stillness of the asanas, pays close attention of the mind to body and breath, enhances concentration, reduces stress, stabilizes the emotions and allows for a sense of inner peace.
Level 3 and 4 Classes
Students must have at least one year of steady Iyengar style yoga practice to attend these classes. More advanced asanas will be introduced with further exploration of the body’s mechanics. These poses penetrate deeper within the individual. One’s sensitivity in the postures increases on a physical, organic (physiological), mental and spiritual level. The mental and emotional effects of the practice can be intensified in a manner not otherwise possible in order to bring about changes to the whole being including one’s spiritual evolution.
Relax, rejuvenate and refresh in supported positions with gentle attention directed toward the breath and calming the mind, body and spirit. Props are utilized, allowing access for all ages, body types, and levels of conditioning. All asanas create specific physiological responses that are beneficial to health, reduces the effects of stress and enhances overall well being.