IYENGAR YOGA

ASSOCIATION OF GREATER NEW YORK

INSTITUTES OF NEW YORK & BROOKLYN

Our physical Institutes are closed, but we are offering a full schedule of online classes. See our Live Online Classes page for more information.

Firooza Razvi – Online Guest Teacher Workshop

FRIDAY, AUGUST 7 – SUNDAY, AUGUST 9EACH DAY: 9:30AM TO 11:30AM ESTREGISTER Recommended that students have at least two years of Iyengar Yoga experience. Firooza Razvi, Senior Iyengar Yoga teacher from Mumbai, India will be conducting a special online workshop for IYAGNY on August 7, 8 and 9 from 9:30-11:30am Eastern Standard Time. Recorded classes […]

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POC Class FAQ

Who can attend the POC class? All students who identify as people of color are welcome to attend. This class is for all ages, genders, and skill levels, including beginners. What is the intention of the POC class? Students of color are, of course, welcome in any of our classes – as are all students […]

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Guru Purnima 2020

Today, on the full moon of July, we celebrate Guru Purnima. It is considered an auspicious day to honor the teachers who have illuminated our path with their wisdom. We want to take a moment and acknowledge Guruji B.K.S. Iyengar, whose light and devotion has spread so far and inspired many to join the path […]

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Live-Online Classes Guidelines

What is LIVE-ONLINE? Live-online classes are offered in real time with a live teacher and other students connecting virtually through video conferencing software. We are using zoom.us which is free to download and can be accessed through a smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer. Preparing for Your LIVE-ONLINE Class Clear a space and have your […]

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Summer Special

ONLINE 10 CLASS CARDAvailable for purchase until July 4, this Summer Special Online 10-Class Card is discounted for all of our students (expires on 9/7/10). Deepen your practice this summer and attend more classes for less! Our Summer Special Online 10-Class Card is being offered for $135. Save up to $45 when you take advantage of […]

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KIDS ONLINE SUMMER YOGA & CREATIVITY CAMP

Calling all kids ages 7-12! Join members of our creatively talented faculty at IYAGNY for a special Kids Online Summer Yoga & Creativity Camp. For 2 weeks, from 10:00am-12:00pm, M-F, your child will engage with yoga, art, music, storytelling and more. Each day there will be 45 minutes of yoga practice followed by a creative […]

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Juneteenth

Dear Friends in Yoga, Juneteenth is a day that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865 Union soldiers landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. As we celebrate, we understand that the progress that has been made in the […]

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Yogathon Main Event Line Up

Beginning at 2pm, James Murphy, Tori Milner, and Adam Vitolo will guide us through an unforgettable voyage full of heartfelt multi-media talent shares and yoga demonstrations from Association Teachers and Institute Faculty including a couple of special Guest Appearances. 2020 YOGATHON: “HOPE FLOATS”  MAIN EVENTSUN, JUNE 7 | 2:00PM | FREE & OPEN TO ALLTune In […]

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Message to Our Community – Next Steps

Dear Friends in Yoga, We pause on our Yogathon announcements and fundraising to re-affirm that we are committed to stand together as an ally with all who value racial equality, freedom and justice. Recent events lift the veil of ignorance higher and higher, exposing clearly the tragic imbalances, harms and injustices surrounding human beings of […]

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Message to Our Community

Dear Friends in Yoga, “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. The Iyengar Yoga Association of Greater New York will not be silent: Black Lives Matter.  As a community, we take a stand for racial justice and equality. We mourn the tragic losses […]

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Online Education in Yoga

by Sri Prashant Iyengar Sri Prashant Iyengar in addition to teaching daily classes at RIMYI, has written extensively about yoga philosophy and the ancient texts and has made numerous audio recordings on the yoga sutras. He is the director of RIMYI. Lesson 1 Lesson 2 Lesson 3 Lesson 4 Lesson 5 Lesson 6 Lesson 7 […]

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This Week – April 27 to May 3, 2020

New to Iyengar Yoga? Come to our Introduction to Iyengar Yoga Class on this Saturday, May 2 at 8:45am with Susan Turis  Feeling stiff? Stuck? Dull?  You’re not alone! We have just the thing. When you want and need the rhythm of a fast-paced class, join the Active / Jumpings Class on Tuesday April 28 with Mimi Visserand Friday, May 1 […]

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Message from Abhijata Iyengar

My Dear Friends, We are now in a time and situation that we never imagined. We always believed it has happened to “them” and will not happen to “us”. Time tells us that each one is as vulnerable as the other. The whole world, as one body, is deeply affected. Just like everybody else, I […]

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Iyengar Yoga Resources to Support Your Home Practice

Although we will be separated for this temporary time, we are connected through yoga and the special practice that we share. Take this time to explore your inner resources and bring your practice home. Home Practice: Starting Now by Richard Jonas http://bit.ly/2TOlZwY IYAGNY Home Practice Sequences: Level 1: http://bit.ly/38NzhhB Level 2: http://bit.ly/2IIJscP Basic Guidelines Sequences from IYNAUS: […]

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Important Message

Dear Members of our Community, In response to the increasing call for social distancing and other precautionary measures related to preventing the spread of COVID-19, the New York and Brooklyn Institutes will be temporarily closed. This decision is being made after careful thought, consideration, and deliberation by the administration and the Board of Directors. We […]

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Staying Healthy

Maintaining a healthy and safe environment at the Institutes is a top priority for our community around the growing concerns of COVID-19 (Corona Virus). Here are some specific measures that we are taking: Tissues and hand sanitizer dispensers are available for your use throughout our space Doorknobs, counters, and surfaces are being cleaned multiple times […]

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Raya Uma Datta

GUEST TEACHER WORKSHOP FRIDAY, MAY 1 TO WEDNESDAY, MAY 6 FOR IYAGNY MEMBERS AND CERTIFIED IYENGAR YOGA TEACHERS Raya Uma Datta is one of the key teachers of the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute (RIMYI). Raya has attended RIMYI since the age of 10. At the age of 20 he began teaching there. In 1998 […]

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Kids Yoga Series – Fall 2019

In our upcoming Kids Yoga Series, children ages 7 to 12 will explore yoga postures from the most basic to the most challenging in a joyful, fun, supportive environment. IYENGAR INSTITUTE OF NEW YORKMON, SEP 9 – DEC 2 | 4:00-5:00PM(NO CLASS SEP 30, OCT 14, NOV 11)MICHELLE LARUE IYENGAR INSTITUTE OF BROOKLYNSAT, SEP 14 […]

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The Practice of Iyengar Yoga

by Mary Dunn Yoga is union, the union of our physical, physiological, psychological, mental, and spiritual parts in self- knowledge and an exploration of self-realization. This definition is all well and good, but how can physical directions in class, “press the four corners of your feet evenly, release your tongue,” reach beyond exacting ideas of […]

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Teacher Education Program 2019-2021

The two-year Teacher Education Program is approximately 150 course hours over three 9-week sessions (Fall, Winter, Spring) per year. Trainees participate in weekly classes on Tuesdays from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. These classes cover: asanas, anatomy and philosophy. The first year of the program includes your participation in a Level 1 class at the Institute. In […]

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In Memory of Geeta Iyengar

Dr Geeta S. Iyengar (1944 – 2018) Dr Geeta S. Iyengar, daughter of Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar, and the senior most teacher in the Iyengar community passed away today morning. She had completed 74 years on December 7. Sister to her five siblings but a mother figure to the whole community of Iyengar yoga practitioners which […]

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IYAGNY Practice Corner – September 2018

As part of our celebration of Guruji’s centennial, we continue with the IYAGNY Practice Corner. Each month a series of asanas (poses) will be featured and accompanied by short videos containing basic instructions. This September, the poses for the IYAGNY Practice Corner are: Urdhva Prasarita Padasana Ardha Halasana Watch the videos below where Richard Jonas […]

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IYAGNY Practice Corner – August 2018

As part of our celebration of Guruji’s centennial, we continue with the IYAGNY Practice Corner. Each month a series of asanas (poses) will be featured and accompanied by short videos containing basic instructions.

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IYAGNY Practice Corner – May 2018

As part of our celebration of Guruji’s centennial, we continue with the IYAGNY Practice Corner. Each month a series of asanas (poses) will be featured and accompanied by short videos containing basic instructions.

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IYAGNY Practice Corner – April 2018

As part of our celebration of Guruji’s centennial, we continue with the IYAGNY Practice Corner. Each month a series of asanas (poses) will be featured and accompanied by short videos containing basic instructions.

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Why Study Iyengar Yoga?

Iyengar Yoga is a powerful and sophisticated discipline which can be practiced in all stages of life. The benefits are far-reaching and will assist the practitioner in every aspect of daily living.

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January Interview with James Murphy

The first in a year-long series of celebrations of the centenary of the birth of B.K.S. Iyengar took place Dec. 17-22 in Pune, when thousands of practitioners gathered for an intensive taught by Guruji’s son, Prashant S. Iyengar. Senior Teacher James Murphy shares his observations from the experience.

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Skillful Sequencing – Part 3

LEVEL THREE intensifies the standing poses, twists, forward bends, and back bends, and students hold inversions for longer periods. Not just about doing difficult poses or physical tricks, this stage incorporates a profound intelligence and transformative method integrating the body with the mind, senses, and breath to create equanimity

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Skillful Sequencing: Part 2

LEVEL TWO builds upon the standing poses and adds more revolved poses and twists, forward bends, inversions, and the beginnings of back bends. Students also begin learning seated pranayama.

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Skillful Sequencing – Part One

By Gerry ViscoFit Yoga, August 2008. “A regular Iyengar practice will certainly ensure proper alignment, but bet you never thought you could learn to smile too!” [/x_slide][x_slide][/x_slide][x_slide][/x_slide][x_slide]

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Daniel Humm: Esquire Feature

Daniel Humm, world renowned chef and student of Iyengar Yoga, was featured by Esquire Magazine. In the magazine, Daniel appears in Sirsasana and mentions his sessions with Lisa Rotell.

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James Murphy – WebYoga TV

James Murphy, Senior Iyengar Yoga Teacher and Association Director, was interviewed by WebYogaTV as part of their series – Surya Namaskar in New York. In the interview James answers questions about Iyengar Yoga and how he began study. Tune in to learn more. Watch this interview, to see how they break up the month into […]

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Jeanne-Marie Derrick

Intermediate Junior I Jeanne-Marie is a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher and a faculties member of the Iyengar Yoga Association of Greater New York. Introduced to Iyengar Yoga in 1983 when a friend shared a copy of Light on Yoga, Jeanne-Marie studied with Mary Dunn, and with the Iyengar family in India. Jeanne-Marie is a Clinical […]

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Taming The Change With Yoga by Bobby Clennell

The word ‘menopause’ continues to provoke anxiety and confusion. Many women are even reluctant to say the word. Some simply shrug off this universal phase in a woman’s life. They say it’s a normal part of the life cycle, and women should sail right through it. Downplaying the impact of this change in our bodies […]

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Home Practice: Starting Now

How can you get a Home Yoga Practice? Get up tomorrow – practice – then do it every day after that. If that sounds daunting, here are some hints that might help you get started and stay with it.

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BKS Iyengar – Birthdate Tribute 2016

Internationally acknowledged as the modern master of yoga, B.K.S. Iyengar (1918-2014) is universally honored for the depth of his understanding and teaching of the art, science and philosophy of yoga. He is the author of Light on Yoga, the most authoritative modern yoga text, Light on Pranayama, Light on the Yoga Sutras, Tree of Yoga, Light on Life and other exceptional reference works.

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