Class Descriptions

As of July 2020, the “mother institute,” the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Institute (RIMYI) in India, set out new guidelines for certification. We have changed the class names to accurately reflect the level of syllabus we are teaching from. Your teacher will continue to teach at the level(s) they are certified for.

 

Click on the name of the class to see the full description: (UNDER CONSTRUCTION)

  • Level 1 (formerly Beginner & All Levels)
  • Level 1-2 (formerly All Levels & Intermediate)
  • Level 2 (formerly Intermediate)
  • Level 2-3 (formerly Intermediate & 2 Hour Sadhana)
  • Level 3 (formerly 2 Hour Sadhana & Advancing)
  • Foundations
  • Back Care Basics
  • Gentle
  • Restorative
  • Pranayama 
  • Private Classes 

 

 

Foundations Class

(6-week session)

Learn the basics of Iyengar Yoga from square one. Each week, in this one-hour class, you will be safely guided through a sequence of asanas (postures) which will create a foundation upon which each class builds in order to transition you confidently into any Beginner or All Level Class.  This session of classes is ideal for students with no prior yoga experience or for those currently in Beginner classes but who wish a refresher on the basics.

 

Yoga Basics

This is a beginner level class for students to learn and practice basic yoga postures in a safe way.  The basic yoga postures form the building blocks of a healthy yoga practice.  Classical standing poses, gentle back strengthening poses, forward bends and twists will be practiced.  Variations, including the use of props, are introduced to make the classic poses accessible to all.  Yoga basics is suitable for students who have completed a foundations series, students new to yoga or Iyengar yoga, students who have had a period of inactivity, as well as those with experience looking to practice the basics.

 

Beginner (Online)

A safe and practical foundation for learning the entire scope of Iyengar Yoga, including standing poses, seated poses, twists, backward and forward extensions, as well as an introduction and beginning practice of Inversions.  All yoga postures (asanas) will be adapted to each student's needs.  In Iyengar Yoga, the use of props is designed to adapt a yoga posture to an individual, teach a specific action in a pose, or support the body for either restorative or therapeutic applications. Beginner Classes are suitable for new students to yoga but also students of yoga from a different tradition. *Minimal props will be utilized for our online classes*

 

Mobility and Stability

This is a dynamic class to restore and improve students’ range of movement, balance and strength.  Foundational yoga poses will be practiced and adapted as needed so mobility and stability are accessible to all types of students.  This class is suitable for beginners and beyond.  Completion of a foundations series is recommended for those with no previous yoga experience. 

 

Intermediate (Online)

Students will develop a deeper understanding of the foundational postures as well as strengthen their practice of inversions. Unsupported backbends will also be taught. 1 - 2 years of Beginner level classes recommended before proceeding to Intermediate.Talk to your Beginner Teacher if unsure about attending an Intermediate Class.

 

Sadhana 2 hr class (online)

This is a 2 hour class for those with a consistent home practice and experience with inversions and backbends. 

 

 

All Levels

All levels of students are welcome, including beginners. Modifications will be given to accomodate all abilities.

 

 

 

 

Gentle Yoga

A slower paced, gentle class for those working with chronic conditions and injuries. Props are used to restore energy, flexibility and muscular balance. This class is also well suited to those that who are not used to physical exercise or have limited mobility.

 

 

Restorative Yoga  (Online Class)

A slow tempo class to rest and rejuvenate. Minimal Props will be used to reap maximum benefit. Suitable for all levels.


 

Pranayama

Breath work based on the three movements of inhalation, exhalation and retention done with awareness and precision. The distribution of life force energy (prana) in the human system. This class is suitable for those who have a minimum of 6 months of Iyengar Yoga practice.
 

 

Ropes Classes

"Yoga Kurunta", means puppet. Like a marionette, attached by ropes, we will explore ways of practicing all categories of yogasanas on the ropes. All levels welcome. 6 months experience in regular classes preferred.

 

 

 

 

Back Care Class

A one-hour class specifically designed for those experiencing chronic back pain. Contact Krisna ahead of time if you have a complicated diagnosis.

 

Private Classes

The focus is on you! Treat yourself or a loved one to a private class. Please call individual teachers for availability.
 

 

Prepare for Class (in studio)

Come a few minutes early to settle in. Have an empty stomach and bare feet. Wear comfortable clothing (tights or shorts) so we can see the action of your legs. We encourage you to bring your own yoga mat. Please drink water before and after class, do not bring water into class. Please turn off your cell phone and refrain from wearing scented body products. We encourage students with injuries or medical conditions to inform your Teacher before class begins so that they may instruct you safely throughout the class.

 

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