IYENGAR YOGA

ASSOCIATION OF GREATER NEW YORK

INSTITUTES OF NEW YORK & BROOKLYN

We offer a full schedule of  online daily classes as well as workshops, series, and events. We also offer Hybrid: In-Person classes in Downtown Brooklyn at 525 Pacific Street.

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Coming Up May 4 to 9, 2021

May Special Series
Jumpings

Tue, May 4, 11 & 18 | 9:00-10:30am
Practicing Surya Namaskar and jumpings is invigorating, dynamic and uplifting – all key ingredients for helping us create joy in our yoga practice.

Special Focus
Hamstring Help

Wed, May 5 | 6:30-7:45pm
Mimi Visser
Tight hamstrings can restrict our bodies and lead to lower back troubles. Focus on ways to lengthen and strengthen the back thigh muscles to help free your lower back.

May Special Series
Home Practice

Thu, May 6, 13 & 20 | 2:30-4:00pm
Liza Toft
Find inspiration and direction on how to make the leap to doing yoga on your own. Learn how to put together what you learn in class and start establishing your own home practice.

May Beginner’s Series

Sat, May 8, 15 & 22 | 4:00-5:15pm
Tori Milner
This progressive, 3-week series lays the foundation of Iyengar Yoga and presents the basic postures and actions you will be taught in Level 1/Beginner’s classes. We encourage beginning students to take each online class live to connect directly with the teacher and to receive live-guidance therefore Beginner’s Series are not recorded.

Special Focus
A Pathway to Sarvangasana

Sun, May 9 | 2:00-3:15pm
Meg Walsh-Sinkel
B.K.S Iyengar writes in Light on Yoga (p.212): “Sarvangasana is the Mother of asanas. As a mother strives for harmony and happiness in the home, so this asana strives for harmony and happiness is the human system.”
On Mother’s Day, let’s gather together to cultivate a stronger, deeper, fuller connection to Sarvangasana, through the pathway of standing and seated asanas.

May Beginner’s Series

Sun, May 9, 16 & 23 | 12:30-1:45pm
Hector Martinez
This progressive, 3-week series lays the foundation of Iyengar Yoga and presents the basic postures and actions you will be taught in Level 1/Beginner’s classes. We encourage beginning students to take each online class live to connect directly with the teacher and to receive live-guidance therefore Beginner’s Series are not recorded.


Next Week: May 10 to 16, 2021

Special Focus
A Gentle Approach to Neck & Shoulders

Tue, May 11 | 2:00-3:15pm
Norma Colon
Using two yoga belts, learn to create greater mobility in the shoulders as well as experience traction for the neck to get relief from tension in the neck and shoulders. Also have a mat, chair, blocks and blankets.

Special Focus
Turning Toward the Future

Thu, May 13 | 8:00-9:15am
Sarah Perron
Come twist on all levels, from airborne to supine and everything in between as we turn toward the possibilities that await us!

Laurie Blakeney – Guest Teacher Workshop

Fri, May 14 – Sun, May 16
Laurie is an Advanced level CIYT, one of the most senior Iyengar teachers in the USA. She began her studies in 1971 and has persisted through a lifetime of learning and practicing Iyengar Yoga. Since 1983, Laurie has been taught directly by the Iyengars during annual trips to RIMYI. Her classes are fun and challenging; she supports her students intellectually and emotionally.

All Sessions will be recorded. Students will have access for 14 days following each session.

PENSIVE STABILITY
Fri, May 14 | 6:00-8:00pm
A class in the restorative mode of practice that will focus on the path and role of the breath. Inversions, supported supine poses and supported backbends prepare us for pranayama.

ENERGETIC ABILITY
Sat, May 15 | 9:00-11:00am
Can we transform our effort into effortlessness? This active mode of practice will include attention to budgeting our effects. Expect standing poses and other asanas that ignite vitality.

DELVE DEEP WITHIN
Sat, May 15 | 2:00-4:00pm
Engaging a more reflective mode of practice, this class will strive to turn our concentration inward to develop awareness and sensitivity . Expect deep work in twisting, forward bending, and seated asanas.

CONSCIOUS CONSOLIDATION
Sun, May 16 | 9:00-11:00am
Wake up to a bright morning practice that touches all modes and categories of poses. Let’s connect effort with knowledge to arrive at a sense of unity.


Coming Up:

May Member’s Class

Sat, May 22 | 10:30-11:45am
IYAGNY Faculty
Join us for this class, especially for members, and connect to one another and build community while learning from
Members’ Only – No Charge
Online 4 – TBS

May Workshop
Coping with Anxiety & Depression – No Charge

Sun, May 23 | 3:30-5:00pm
James Murphy & Faculty
May is Mental Health Month. Explore a range of postures to quell anxieties and soothe depression. Become more tranquil and learn how the practice can lead toward a foundation of an unshakable inner serenity.

2021 Yogathon – Let’s Make Magic Happen

Sun, June 6th
Annual Fundraising Event Supporting IYAGNY’s Mission and Programs.
Donate Today and Let’s Make Magic Happen!

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