for students new to iyengar yoga or wanting to review basic poses. standing and sitting poses, as well as shoulderstand are introduced.
Level 2 Classes
deeper study of the poses. shoulderstand, headbalance and backbends are taught. previous experience in iyengar yoga is necessary.
Level 1/2 Classes
for continuing beginners. shoulderstand and backbends are taught. previous exposure to iyengar yoga is recommended.
in this slower paced class, we will learn postures that build and maintain strength and flexibility, improve posture, balance and breathing.
iyengar yoga is a method of hatha yoga developed over the past 65 years by yoga master b.k.s. iyengar. recently named by time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the west, mr. iyengar is largely responsible for popularizing yoga in the west. his innovative approach emphasizes postural alignment, the use of props (blankets, blocks, straps) to facilitate learning and therapeutic sequences for specific conditions. the iyengar methodology involves precise use of language, demonstration, and observation - teaching specific points of action in an asana (posture), individual correction and adjustment of the students. a safe and systematic progession of asanas within a class and from class to class helps students develop proficiency and confidence.