Intelligent Action in Movement
Iyengar Yoga is based on the teachings of living yoga master B.K.S. Iyengar. It is a complete approach to physical, mental emotional and spiritual transformation bringing physical health, vitality, mental clarity wisdom and emotional serenity. It emphasizes correct alignment of all parts of the body within each yoga pose. This precision builds strength and stamina- balance and flexibility – and a new sense of well-being. Achieving mediation in action, students learn to exist fully and vibrantly in the present moment.
The method offers: A safe and systematic progression of yoga postures to develop each student’s ability and skill, both within each class and from class to class. Highly developed method includes
precise use of language.
clear, progressive instruction
integration of philosophy
use of props to deepen understanding of actions in poses
highest standards of training
What is Iyengar Yoga?
What to Expect in Class
The practice is progressive, building a stable foundation before attempting more demanding work. Beginners start with standing yoga poses and are gradually introduced to a fuller range of sitting and reclining yoga postures, forward extensions, inversions, twists, backbends, and arm balances. Yoga is learned through repetition, practice and analysis.
The Iyengar yoga technique emphasizes precision and alignment, and quality and consciousness of movement is prioritized over quantity. You learn to move while working within your limitations. Yoga props such as blankets, blocks, and belts may be used to improve your understanding of poses or to help if you have difficulties and make the postures safe to do.
A student of Iyengar yoga builds strength where there is weakness, mobility where there is stiffness and gains a practical tool for mental concentration and understanding themselves better. Regular attendance is recommended strongly in order to learn and be properly guided.
Students with limitations, conditions or injuries must contact the teacher to discuss the appropriate class to attend. Iyengar teachers are trained to deal with a variety of conditions and situations with the use of props and or teaching poses in stages to address students needs. But you must inform the teacher before class so that your needs can be addressed.
Class begins with the invocation to Pantanjali to whom we offer our gratitude for documenting the path of yoga in the Yoga Sutras.
I look forward to seeing you in class!