IYENGAR YOGA

ASSOCIATION OF GREATER NEW YORK

INSTITUTES OF NEW YORK & BROOKLYN

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About

IYENGAR YOGA

Profound, intelligent, and transformative, Iyengar Yoga is for every age, body type, and fitness level. Iyengar Yoga provides practical tools to create and maintain bodily health and vitality, mental clarity, emotional serenity, and spiritual well-being. Developed by B.K.S. Iyengar during his more than 75 years of teaching, Iyengar Yoga is grounded in the ancient Indian tradition and philosophy of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras.

Our teachers are rigorously trained and dedicated. Our classes focus on strength and stamina, flexibility and balance, concentration and meditation in action – our method is a pathway to complete alignment.

WHAT IYENGAR YOGA OFFERS
  • A safe, systematic and intelligent progression of study to develop each student’s skills and abilities, within each class and from class to class.
  • Certified teachers, highly-qualified and rigorously-trained, with a deep commitment to excellence in teaching.
  • A highly-developed teaching methodology including clear demonstration of the postures, precise use of language and specific instructions to develop students’ understanding and intelligent action in practice.
  • Sequencing of the postures that helps students develop strength and flexibility, stamina and concentration, and correct body alignment.
  • Individual correction and adjustment of students, when necessary.
  • The use of props such as blankets, blocks, belts and chairs to deepen learning and adjust postures to individual needs.

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

become familiar with the fundamentals of the Iyengar Yoga method.

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.

LEVEL 1

The basis of the Iyengar Yoga method is taught in standing poses, shoulderstand and other fundamental postures including seated and twisting poses.

LEVEL 2
For students who are well practiced in Level 1 postures, including Salamba Sarvangasana (shoulderstand). Level 1 postures are refined and more complex standing, seated and twisting postures are explored. Sirsasana (headstand), full arm balance, backbends and Pranayama are introduced.

LEVEL 3
For students with substantial Iyengar Yoga training who have a solid working knowledge of Level 1 and Level 2 postures and are able to maintain a steady Sirsasana and Sarvangasana for five minutes each and do Urdhva Dhanurasana independently. Sirsasana variations, intermediate postures and seated Pranayama are taught. An independent practice should be established.

LEVEL 4
For students who have gained a proficiency in the method and who have a mature understanding of the postures through Level 3 and can hold a steady Sirsasana and Sarvangasana for ten minutes each. Students should have a well-established, regular home practice in all of the various asana categories.

SPECIAL CLASSES

 

COMMUNITY CLASS

Taught by student teachers from our Association, this pay what you wish class makes Iyengar Yoga available to everyone.

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.

GENTLE

A moderately paced, less rigorous class appropriate for new and continuing students of all ages.

HIV  (NO FEE)

Postures appropriate for people living with HIV/AIDS.

PRANAYAMA

The practice of breath awareness and modification. Six months Iyengar Yoga experience required.

PRENATAL / POSTNATAL

Depending on your level of skill all Gentle, Level 1, and Level 2 classes, as well as the Women’s Class, can accommodate prenatal and postnatal students.

RESTORATIVE

Rejuvenating and supported postures that soothe the nervous system and alleviate tension. Six months 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 (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.

Institute of New York

150 W. 22nd St 2nd Fl.
New York, NY 10011

212-691-9642

Institute of Brooklyn

525 Pacific St.
Brooklyn, NY 11217

718-875-7300

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