Level I/Intro to Iyengar Yoga

Perfect for beginners and those wanting to refresh their understanding of foundational poses. Students learn basic standing, seated, twisted, back bending and beginner inverted poses, at a modest pace, and learn how to use the props as needed.

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Iyengar – Level I & II

This class is a bridge between Level 1 & 2 classes.  Appropriate for students who have some experience with foundational standing poses and are ready to begin exploring more intermediate poses.

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Iyengar Level II

For students with substantial Iyengar Yoga study who are grounded in standing poses. New poses include sirsasana (head balance), arm balances, padmasana, and backbends. Yoga Sutra study is introduced and pranayama is practiced.

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Yoga for Healthy Bones

Bones are dynamic living tissue that are continually building, shifting, breaking down and rebuilding in response to physical stimulus and our mental/emotional states. Osteoporosis, literally porous bone, is a disease characterized by low bone mass and a deterioration of the architecture of bone tissue.

Yoga, when practiced with awareness, provides a positive stress that stimulates bone remodeling and improves the absorption of calcium. Classes include a well rounded practice of poses that enhance the musculoskeletal and endocrine systems which are vital in bone growth.

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Women’s Essentials

This class is open to all and designed with an emphasis on women’s health throughout their lives. It includes essential poses for women that promote bone health, hormonal balance, healthy functioning of pelvic and abdominal organs.

The class is ideal for:

  • Menstruation support
  • Post-partum recuperation
  • Easing transition from Peri-menopause to post-menopause
  • Prostrate health, hemorrhoids
  • Promoting healthy digestion
  • Building bone density

Students should have a place to practice in their homes with clear wall space, mat, blocks, blankets, strap, bolster, and chair. Modifications of classical asanas will be offered for those who are menstruating, or unable to practice headstand or shoulder stand for any reason.

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Pranayama

Pranayama is one of the 8 limbs of yoga. Prana is translated as breath, energy and life force. Cultivating awareness and refining the breath can lead to a positive presence to the rest of our day – from how we approach our work, daily tasks and how we relate to ourselves and others.

Students are introduced to basic pranayama practices through Ujaii breath, Viloma I & II and Brahmari.  Practioners with a firm foundation are guided towards further refinement and more advanced pranayamas are introduced.

If you are new to the class, please email Kerry before dropping in.

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