Iyengar Yoga is for every age, body type and fitness level. In classes, our teachers take you through a learning process that encompasses the full scope of the postures and breathing practices. True progress in the method requires prolonged and thoughtful study at each of the four distinct levels. In addition to these classes, we offer a variety of special classes.
The basis of the Iyengar Yoga method is taught in standing poses, shoulder stand and other fundamental postures. While we encourage new students to take an Introductory Class or Series, it is not required; new students may attend any Level 1 class.
For students who are well practiced in Level 1 postures, including Salamba Sarvangasana (shoulder stand). Basic postures are refined and Sirsasana (headstand), full arm balance, backbends and Pranayama are introduced.
For students with substantial Iyengar Yoga training who are strong in standing postures, able to do Sirsasana with confidence for five minutes and push up into Urdhva Dhanurasana. Sirsasana variations, intermediate postures and seated Pranayama are taught. Independent practice should be well established.
For students who have gained a proficiency in the Level 3 postures and who hold Sirsasana and Sarvangasana for ten minutes. Students should have a well established, regular home practice in the various asana categories.
BREAST HEALTH (NO FEE)
Specifically tailored to the physical, psychological and emotional needs of breast cancer survivors, including those undergoing treatment. Please leave time before your first session to complete a brief questionnaire.
A moderately paced, less rigorous class for new and continuing students.
HIV (NO FEE)
Postures appropriate for people living with HIV/AIDS.
Emphasis on postures which strengthen the pelvic muscles and reproductive system and maintain physical and mental well-being during pregnancy.
The practice of breath awareness and modification. Six months Iyengar Yoga experience required.
Rejuvenating and supported postures that soothe the nervous system and alleviate chronic tension. Six months Iyengar Yoga experience required.
Safe and effective yoga programs for students who have injuries, chronic conditions or other individual needs. Space is limited. An application, available on request, must be submitted for review in advance of registration.
SUTRA STUDY (NO FEE)
This informal study group meets to explore the Yoga Sutras of Pantanjali.
WOMEN’S Emphasis on postures for the physical and psychological well-being of women.