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 website for more information.

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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