"After a session of yoga, the mind becomes tranquil and passive."
-- B.K.S Iyengar

Class Descriptions & Fees

Which Class is for me?

Our classes are designed to take you through a learning process that encompasses the full scope of the postures and breathing practices. True progress in this method requires prolonged study at each level.

Iyengar Yoga is for students of every age and fitness level. Students may attend classes at the level appropriate to their experience without registering in advance.

In addition to classes at four distinct levels, the Institute’s weekly schedule includes other special classes, workshops, and events. The schedule indicates the primary teacher for each class. When possible, substitutes are posted online.

CLICK HERE to view our Daily Class Schedule (A new window will open; Choose to view between the Brooklyn Location and the New York Location, or all classes at once).

You may drop in to any of our regularly scheduled classes, space permitting, unless they are part of a series or require pre-registration.

Class rates are now available for both members and nonmembers of the Iyengar Yoga Association of Greater New York, and students registered in courses receive the benefit of lower drop-in rates.

Which Class is for me?

Introductory Classes and Series

Introductory classes and series acquaint students new to the Iyengar method with the fundamentals of yoga postures. We encourage students with no experience in Iyengar Yoga to take an Introductory Class or Introductory Series, which lays the foundation for your practice and prepares you for progression to Level 1. Please call 212.691.YOGA (9642) to register.

Level 1

For all students new to Iyengar Yoga. The basis of the method is taught in standing poses, Salamba Sarvangasana (shoulder stand) and other fundamental postures (completing the Introductory Series is not required to attend Level 1 classes).

Level 2

For students who are well practiced in Level 1 postures, including Salamba Sarvangasana (shoulderstand). Basic postures are refined and Sirsasana (headstand), full arm balance, backbends, and pranayama are introduced.

Level 3

For students with substantial Iyengar Yoga training who are strong in standing postures, can do Sirsasana with confidence for five minutes, and can push up into Urdhva Dhanurasana. Sirsasana variations, intermediate postures, and seated pranayama are taught. Independent practice should be well established.

Level 4

For students with substantial Iyengar Yoga training who can hold Sirsasana for ten minutes, balance in Sirsasana 2 and practice independently. Advanced work in asana and pranayama is taught.

Breast Health*

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.


Postures appropriate for people living with HIV/AIDS.


The practice of breath awareness and modification, the yogic art of breathing. One year of Iyengar Yoga experience is required before taking a Pranayama class.


Emphasis on postures that strengthen the pelvic muscles and reproductive system and maintain physical and mental well-being during pregnancy.


Rejuvenating and supported postures that soothe the nervous system and alleviate chronic tension. One year of Iyengar Yoga experience required.

Specific Needs

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*

This informal study group meets to explore the Yoga Sutras of Pantanjali. Click here for the sutra of the week.


For veterans who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. No previous yoga
experience is necessary.


Emphasis on postures for the physical and psychological well-being of women.

*These classes are offered free of charge as part of our ongoing commitment to the community.

Individual Instruction

Available by appointment. Fee of $150 per one hour session. For information, please send an email to info@iyengarnyc.org

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Spring 2014 Courses

The registration period for 12-Week Spring Courses is open from March 12 to April 13, 2014. The Spring term is March 31 to July 3, 2014. All Spring Courses will expire on July 3, 2014.

5-Class Cards

Five class cards are also available for sale to both members and nonmembers and are valid for 90 days. See fees below.


The single class drop-in fee for any level class is $21 members/$25 nonmembers.

Discounted drop-ins are available to students enrolled in a course. The discounted course drop-in fee is $18 members/$21 nonmembers.

Please be sure to use all the classes on your 5-class card and/or your course by the expiration date. No extensions, refunds or credits will be allowed. All class cards and courses are non-transferable.

Pricing for Members

5-Class Card

$90, $95, $100 (1.5, 1.75, 2 hours)

12-Week Spring Course, March 31 – July 3, 2014.

$200, $215, $225 (1.5, 1.75, 2 hours)


$18 (if enrolled in course)
$21 (if not enrolled in course)

Pricing for Nonmembers

5-Class Card

$115, $120, $125 (1.5, 1.75, 2 hours)

12-Week Spring Course, March 31 – July 3, 2014

$225, $245, $260 (1.5, 1.75, 2 hours)


$21 (if enrolled in course)
$25 (if not enrolled in course)

Introductory Classes and Series for First-Time Students

Introductory classes are offered at the Institute for first-time students new to Iyengar Yoga. In conjunction with the Introductory Class you have the opportunity to pre-register for our special Introductory Series. You do not need to be a member of the Association to purchase this special package. This introductory series is especially designed for newcomers to Iyengar Yoga.

Introductory Class


3-week Introductory Series


4-week Introductory Series


5-week Introductory Series


3-Class Card for First-Time Students


This is an introductory offer for students new to Iyengar Yoga. This card is good for any three 1.5 hour classes on our daily schedule. Valid for 30 days.

Senior and Student Discount for Nonmembers

Available to seniors 65 and over, and students with a valid student I.D. This discount is good for 10% off everything at the Institute, excluding the yearly Membership fee. Senior and Student discounts cannot be combined with other discounts including member discounts and pricing.


The Iyengar Yoga Institute of New York provides scholarships for students who would like to take classes but do not have the ability to pay the full class rate due to their financial situation. If you would like to apply for the 2013-2014 period, click here to download the Scholarship Application.



CLICK HERE to view the most up-to-date Daily Class Schedule (A new window will open). You may print the weekly schedule by clicking the printer icon in the schedule menu on the Daily Class Schedule page. You may choose to view classes by location, or view all classes at once.

The Iyengar Yoga Institute of New York, which is operated by the Iyengar Yoga Association of Greater New York, offers progressive learning in a quarterly cycle of courses. Students may also may drop in to any of our regularly scheduled classes each week, space permitting.

Modified Schedule for Spring/Summer 2013 

The Institute’s regularly scheduled classes are occasionally cancelled for holidays and to accommodate workshops and other special events.

Modified Schedule

Friday – Sunday, June 13-15 for Guest Teacher Matt Sanford Workshop.

Holiday Closings

Sunday, May 25 & Monday, May 26 – Institute closed in observance of Memorial Day


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