Iyengar yoga was developed by B.K.S. Iyengar. He modernized and redefined the ancient teachings of Patanjali into a system that speaks to our western minds and to our contemporary life. Timing, sequencing and alignment are the three major components of this system. This method develops one’s intelligence, awareness, health and spirituality.
Ashtanga Yoga is a system of yoga transmitted to the modern world by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. This method of yoga involves synchronizing the breath with a progressive series of postures—a process producing intense internal heat and a profuse, purifying sweat that detoxifies muscles and organs.
Increase your flexibility and mobility in a safe, supportive environment. In this class you will learn the fundamentals of proper alignment, posture and proper stretching technique for all the major muscle groups. Open the hips, pelvis and spine to create space in the joints and nourish the connective tissues. Feel Freer in our Unwind & Stretch class, you will leave revitalized and re-energized in your mind and body.
Introduction to incorporating Iyengar Yoga to address and help manage symptoms and challenges associated with Multiple Sclerosis and similar neurological conditions. While yoga is not a cure for MS. In the words of BKS Iyengar "yoga helps us to endure not cure." No yoga experience ok. Handicap Accessible.
For students who want to learn and practice the fundamental yoga poses. They will understand the alignment through the progressive sequences of poses and will develop focus, awareness, and flexibility. Students are encouraged to take the Yoga Basics class series first.
For students who have a solid understanding of the fundamental poses taught in Level 1 along with a base of strength and flexibility from regular attendance. Some level 2 poses will be introduced. In this class, students begin to deepen their understanding of the mind-body connection.
"Yoga allows you to find a new kind of freedom that you may not have known existed."- B.K.S.Iyengar
Whether you are just beginning to practice yoga, returning after a break or simply want to learn more for your own home practice this class is for you. It consists of building on the previous with instruction in the postures and breathing exercises that create the building blocks of Iyengar Yoga. The use of basic props to enhance their effects will be covered, as well as your individual needs and concerns.
In this Deep stretch class we will incorporate props to help get us in a safer and deeper alignment to feel the benefits stretching thru yoga poses. Yoga is famous for its mental and physical fitness such benefits are; Strength, Flexibility, Control, Stress, and release of tightness and back pain, neck and shoulders. Have fun with the usage of props while stretching.
Yin yoga is the other half of your yoga practice aligning with the lunar (feminine) energy to create balance. It’s a deep stretch honoring uniqueness of your body in stillness. The deep stretch is obtained by targeting the deeper layers of the body: connective tissue, ligaments and fascia by relaxing the muscles with or without the support of the props with long holds (3-5minutes). This approach also helps to lubricate the joints. This self-care practice opens the meridian points, which are the energy channels based in traditional Chinese medicine allowing the qi (life for energy) to flow through freely. Good for: Flexibility, joint health, calming yet energizing, remedy for exhaustion, self-acceptance, clarity of the mind and meditation. Min. 6 months yoga experience recommended.
For students who want to focus on relaxation and on the regulation of their systems. It is a less rigorous class with focus on relaxation. The poses are held longer and supported using props to deeply rejuvenate and calm the body and mind.
For students who want to strengthen the major organs of action, the legs and the arms. Using the ropes helps the body to extend vertically and horizontally. The practice opens the body organically, leading to an open heart and better breathing. It is one of the genius inventions of Mr Iyengar.
Pre-Registration Required before attendance- No Drop-ins, No Refunds, Class Series must be paid in full, no make-ups.