Iyengar Yoga is a form of classical hatha yoga is based on the writings of sage Patanjali 2500 years ago, as taught by living master BKS Iyengar of Pune, India. He has made yoga accessible and relevant to people everywhere, regardless of their physical or mental ability. The system of teaching is methodical and progressive, emphasizing detailed correctness and absolute safety. Postures (asanas) are taught in specific sequences, designed to reach the multiple layers of the body and self – muscles, organs, nerves, breath and consciousness. Standing postures are taught, along with seated, inverted (upside down), and lying down asanas. When necessary, supports called “props” are used to facilitate learning allowing the student to progress safely to suit his or her body. Beginners work in a basic way on simple postures according to their capabilities. As one progresses refined ways of working are introduced as well as more complex postures. Iyengar Yoga is not competitive. You will not be judged against other people. Supported full relaxation postures are given in each class session.
Introductory class series' are designed to introduce the Iyengar method of Yoga to students either new to Yoga or new to the Iyengar method. This series will emphasize standing postures with instruction in the fundamentals of body alignment to build strength and flexibility and exercise the internal organs. Also taught will be beginning seated and forward bending postures followed by passive supported postures.
What to wear & bring: Wear any comfortable clothes that are not baggy so that the instructor is able to see your knees and elbows. Bare feet and an empty stomach are essential. Jewelry and perfumes to a minimum please. Addressing Individual Health Needs: The practice of yoga can aid in many health situations. Some health conditions require special yoga programs, which may or may not be accommodated during the general class. Please call in advance to discuss your individual situation. Also, please inform your instructor if you are menstruating or ill.