Students new to yoga or new to the Iyengar method are encouraged to begin at Level 1. These 90-minute classes emphasize principles of alignment and concentration on standing poses. When the student is ready, shoulder stand is introduced.
This encouraging, gently-paced class is for students of all body types and is well suited for students with some physical limitations.
These classes are on-going for students who have completed three to six months of Level 1. More advanced and strenuous standing poses are introduced. Twists and seated poses are taught regularly, and shoulderstands are held for 5 minutes. Many students practice at this level for years.
This on-going class is for dedicated students who are strong in all their standing poses. Students refine their practice of Salamba Sarvangasana and variations. Students also prepare and learn Sirsasana (headstand) at the wall. Beginning backbends and abdominal poses are taught regularly.
Students are expected to have a home practice and will learn to balance in Sirsasana in the center of the room. Adho Mukha Vrksasana (handstand) at the wall and Pincha Mayurasana (forearm balance) are introduced. Work in back bends continues.
Prerequisites: Chaturanga Dandasana, Paripurna Navasana and hold Sarvangasana for 10 minutes.
Class for serious students and teachers with maturity in level 3/4 poses and a consistent, self-directed practice. Asana will be the primary focus with exploration of philosophy and pranayama. Permission of instructor is required. Students must have a strong home practice, hold Sirsasana for 10 minutes, kick up unassisted into Adho Mukha Vrksasana at the wall and Pincha Mayurasana and press up into Urdhva Dhanurasana. Padmasana variations and arm balances are taught regularly. Reading assignment suggestions. This class is not open to drop-ins or make-up students.
This fun and moderately-paced multi-level class is for anyone who has completed 3 months of Level 1.
Senior Yoga is a gently paced, 1 hour drop in class, covering a wide range of poses. The practice is designed to enhance strength and flexibility with an emphasis on poses that improve stability and promote balance.
Strength and Stamina
A rigorous class focusing on standing poses, all inversions, Sun Salutations, and advanced core strengthening poses. Pre-requisite: Level 2.
Sunday Morning Yoga
A challenging well-rounded class that includes headstand, standing poses, and shoulder-stand. Pre-requisite: Level 2.
Awaken the Warrior in you. Feel the strength and stamina build in Sun Salutations, grounding standing poses and inversions. Prerequisite: Level 2.
For 11-14 year old girls. This fun, fast-paced class encourages
self confidence and self esteem.
Pranayama is the yogic art of breathing—the conscious prolongation of inhalation, retention and exhalation. B.K.S. Iyengar said, “The practice of pranayama develops a steady mind, strong will-power and sound judgement.” This course will explore the fundamentals of yogic breathing. Pre-requisite for this course is one year of Iyengar yoga. Students will be asked to take notes during class and keep a journal. This class is not open to drop-ins or make-up students.