Iyengar yoga, named after BKS Iyengar, encompasses union of mind, body, and spirit through asana, pranayama, and self-study practices. BKS Iyengar is a true inspiration because he never gave up on life. He started doing yoga because of his detrimental health struggles as a child and continued to better himself with unwavering dedication.
BKS Iyengar made yoga approachable for people of any age with any body type, and for people with health challenges or injuries. His lineage is a gift, a journey of growth that encompasses keen attention, curiosity, joy, acceptance, surrender, and dedication. Iyengar Yoga is a learning path that nurtures positive growth and transformation.
Through asana and breath- bones, muscles, and joints come into alignment -bringing rejuvenation and energy. Asana practice nourishes the organs and tissues of the body by detoxifying the blood and improving circulation throughout the system. Postures are refined not only to encourage safe healing, but so the mind focuses, the consciousness opens, and the emotions lift.
- Restore and Rejuvenate Iyengar Yoga (mixed levels)
This class is dedicated to healing postures that deeply rejuvenate the body, mind, and consciousness. At the beginning and end of class, restorative poses are given to help calm the nervous system with serene and soothing effects. In the middle of class, poses with movement are done to help construct space and freedom in the body so that circulation flourishes. This class embodies a balance of restoring and rejuvenating, which creates an integration of healing within the body, emotions, and mind. Students are guided to heal specific areas including the neck, shoulders, spine, low back, hips, and knees. By learning poses to help areas of the body, students build a toolbox of yoga postures to draw from when healing is necessary. Practitioners of all levels are encouraged to attend.
- Iyengar Yoga (mixed levels)
A supportive atmosphere in this class encourages students to discover the infinite learning that yoga cultivates. In-depth instructions are given for any level of experience supporting beginners through advanced practitioners. A wide range of poses are covered for exploration within a learning journey that is inspirational and vast.
- Iyengar Yoga (level 2)
This class is for practitioners who are interested in refining asana and pranayama practice through precise alignment and breath. Mental clarity and keen awareness are cultivated through clear and detailed instruction of a wide range of classical poses. Yoga philosophy is discussed to encourage intellectual, emotional, and contemplative engagement.
- Iyengar Yoga (level 3)
Prerequisite: 1 year of Iyengar Yoga experience or by permission from Kelly
In this class, a wide range of classical postures are practiced to cultivate deep wisdom within the body and consciousness. Intricate details of asanas are explored, including techniques for inversion variations, to help students dive deeper into precise alignment and breath. Through these techniques, students begin to access parts of the body that may have been previously hidden from their awareness. Intuition and freedom are cultivated.
A philosophy discussion of the Yoga Sutras and related material will take place at the beginning of class.
- Neck and Shoulders Healing Class (mixed levels)
A perfect class for those who hold tension in the neck and shoulder area from desk work, playing instruments, creating art, playing sports or from injuries.
Learn how to alleviate neck and should pain with postures that release muscular and mental tension, increase circulation and decrease inflammation. This class enable students to learn how to realign imbalanced areas and bring relief to the tightness of muscles. All levels of students are welcome.