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 Back Together – Fall 2021 Hybrid: In-Person/Online Classes

Dear IYAGNY Community, Thank you all for your patience as we roll out our Fall 2021 Schedule! Getting up and running with our Phase 1 plans of re-opening has taken us a little longer than anticipated. We are thrilled to announce the opening of our Brooklyn Institute for Fall 2021 Hybrid: In-Person/Online Classes starting on […]

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Get To Know Our Faculty – August 30 to September 5

What has the pandemic brought to light for you personally? Naghmeh Ahi: Direct experience is irreplaceable – talking to a friend in person, enjoying scenery with the naked eye. Grateful that yoga practice – a direct experience – became the foundation for it all more than ever. Bobby Clennell: The pandemic made me realize how […]

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Get To Know Our Faculty – August 23 to 29, 2021

What has the pandemic brought to light for you personally? James Murphy: The Pandemic with all its ups and downs, trials and tribulations, tragedy and loss, gave me and my 92 year old mom the wonderful gift of being together in the house I grew up in for the last seven months of her life. […]

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Kids Yoga Program – Fall 2021

Our unique online yoga program is designed to enrich your child’s education, nourish their creativity, and build connection. Mondays, 3:30-4:15pm with Michelle LaRue, starting September 20 Wednesdays, 3:30-4:15pm with Liza Toft, starting September 22 Thursdays, 3:30-4:15pm with Kevin Allen/Dmitri Shapira, starting September 23 Each 12-Week Series – $240No Classes November 22 through 25 Iyengar Yoga […]

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Get To Know Our Faculty – August 16 to 22, 2021

What has the pandemic brought to light for you personally? Eve Holbrook: Our vast and often untapped ability for growth and adaptation as human beings, the blessing of friendship, the true meaning of flexibility, and the preciousness of time. Michelle LaRue: The need to be flexible mentally to take the constant changes in stride. Also, […]

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Get to Know Our Faculty – August 9 to 15

What has the pandemic brought to light for you personally? Debby Green: ​​I’ve realized the strength of our community.  Santiago Hernandez: I think what the pandemic brought to light for me was how my perception of a situation can change, given the circumstances. I thought I had no time to spare, then I had nothing […]

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Get To Know Our Faculty – August 2 to 8, 2021

What has the pandemic brought to light for you personally? Matt Dreyfus: We experience life through the body. Being present in one’s body generates a natural sense of connection with others, which leads to warmth and caring between people. The pandemic took our already separated selves and pulled us further apart. This time has highlighted […]

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Get To Know Our Faculty – July 26 – August 1, 2021

What has the pandemic brought to light for you personally? Dan Coogan: The pandemic has shown me how easily I adapted to what now seems like an unsustainably frantic pre-pandemic pace of life, and how being forced to adopt a different pace of life during the pandemic has been a healthy change for me. Deidra […]

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Get To Know Our Faculty – July 19 – 25, 2021

What has the pandemic brought to light for you personally? Norma Colon: Where there’s a will there’s a way. When I step up, I can surprise myself with what is possible, what I can do, how I can help others, and contribute. Also, yoga is the way! Sharon Cotugno: How much we are all globally […]

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Get To Know Our Faculty – July 12-18, 2021

What has the pandemic brought to light for you personally? Lena Ang-Silverman: The pandemic reaffirmed to me the importance of community functioning with a shared purpose and caring for one another. I realized amidst the darkest of times during the pandemic there is comfort in doing the right thing to protect everyone’s wellbeing. Carolyn Christie:  […]

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Get To Know Our Faculty – July 5-11, 2021

What has the pandemic brought to light for you personally? Nil Akin: The pandemic reminded me of how vulnerable we are as human beings. How much we need each other and nature and fresh air and yoga to survive and function well physically and emotionally.  Kevin Allen: “Family, friends and time are precious. Love, appreciate […]

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Help for India

Dear Friends in Iyengar Yoga, Many of you want to know how to help our friends in India who are facing a dire situation with the COVID-19 pandemic right now. We have reached out to the Iyengar family for guidance about where and how to give and they have expressed their genuine appreciation for our […]

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Coming Up May 4 to 9, 2021

May Special SeriesJumpings Tue, May 4, 11 & 18 | 9:00-10:30amPracticing Surya Namaskar and jumpings is invigorating, dynamic and uplifting – all key ingredients for helping us create joy in our yoga practice. Special FocusHamstring Help Wed, May 5 | 6:30-7:45pmMimi VisserTight hamstrings can restrict our bodies and lead to lower back troubles. Focus on […]

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Laurie Blakeney – Guest Teacher Workshop

Fri, May 14 – Sun, May 16Laurie 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. […]

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Coming This April 26 to May 2, 2021

Special FocusProps to You! Mon, Apr 26 | 6:30-7:45pmSantiago HernandezProps can both assist and challenge the body in asana practice. In this class we will focus on using blocks, a belt, wall space, blankets and a chair. Reflecting on how these items inform the poses and the ways in which we sustain them. Special FocusRestorative […]

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April – All About Inversions

Inversions develop strength in the skeletal muscular system, balance the hormonal systems and enhance clarity in the mind. Focus on Inversions for Level 3 and UpMon, Apr 5, 12 & 19 | 7:00-8:30pmCarolyn ChristieIn this Series, we will develop abilities needed to maintain a continuous inversion practice. Explore essential preparatory actions, timing and duration, and […]

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The Ages of Women

Guest Teacher Workshop Taught By Bobby Clennell Part 1: Childhood to Adolescence – March 20 Part 2: Menstruation, Pregnancy & Postpartum – March 21 Part 3: Perimenopause & Menopause – March 27 Part 4: Post Menopause – March 28 All Sessions will be recorded. Students will have access for fourteen (14) days following each session. […]

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Kids Online Spring Break Yoga & Creativity Camp

Kids Online Spring Break Yoga & Creativity Camp (Ages 7-12)Mon, Mar 29 – Fri, Apr 2 | 10:00am-12:00pmKevin Allen, Michelle LaRue, Dmitri Shapira & Liza Toft Join members of our creatively talented faculty at IYAGNY for a special Kids Online Spring Break Yoga & Creativity Camp. From Monday, March 29 to Friday, April 2, 10:00am-12:00pm, your […]

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This February 1 – 7, 2021

Dear Student, Do you need to refresh your yoga practice? Or go over the foundation again? Or do you have friends or family that could benefit from taking yoga? Our 3-week Beginner’s Series are coming up: Saturdays 11:30am with Eve Holbrook beginning February 6 Sundays 3:30pm with Dan Shuman beginning February 14 Yoga teaches us […]

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In Memory of Richard Jonas

Dear Fellow Travelers in Yoga, It is with deep sadness that we convey the news that our very dear Faculty Member, Richard Jonas, passed away peacefully yesterday, Sunday, January 24, bolstered by the love and support of family and loved ones. Although we will miss his physical form, we take comfort in this quote by […]

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IYAGNY Board of Director Election Biographies – 2021

Kevin Allen Kevin Allen has studied Iyengar Yoga since 2006. He’s been a faculty member at the Institutes of New York and Brooklyn since 2014. Kevin enjoys teaching adults and children about the art and science of yoga. In 2014, Kevin traveled to Pune, India for the Iyengars’ first Yoganusasam. He attended the IYNAUS National […]

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Fall 2020 – Online Programming

We are excited to share our new Fall 2020 Programming with you, beginning Monday, October 5! Daily classes have increased from 50 to 62, including three new 7:00am Wake Up Yoga Classes on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. We are expanding offerings for new and beginning students. Special Series are back! Take part in a multi-week series and deepen your […]

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Kids Yoga Program – Fall 2020

Our unique online yoga program is designed to enrich your child’s education, nourish their creativity, and build connection. Mondays 3:30-4:15pm, with Michelle LaRue beginning September 28 Wednesdays 3:30-4:15pm, with Liza Toft beginning September 30 Fridays 3:30 to 4:15pm, with Kevin Allen/Dmitri Shapira beginning October 2 “My daughter really had great fun taking part, and it […]

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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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