News and Updates
No Wednesday Therapy class - Aug 31 thru Sep 28
No Friday 8:30am class - Sep 2 thru Oct 7
No Wednesday Therapy class - Oct 26
No Saturday morning class - Nov 5
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Asana II - 9:00 - 10:30 am
Level I - 3:30-5:00 pm
All Levels - 6:30-8pm
Asana II - 9:00 - 10:30 am
Prenatal & Yoga Therapy - 3:30-5:00 pm
Asana I and II - 10:00 - 11:30 am
Asana I and II - 3:30-5:00 pm
Mixed level - 6:30-8:00pm
Asana III & IV - 8:30 - 10:30 am
All Levels Class - 8:30-10:15 am
(starts May 7)
According to the texts of Hatha Yoga and Tantra our subtle body, the Suksma shariram, is made up of a tapestry of subtle channels (nadis) and energetic wheels, or cakras. Together these represent the structures of the pranic field, the pranamaya kosha.
Graphically we find the cakras depicted as lotuses with a variety of sacred symbols within them. These symbols range from animals to deities, colors and geometrical figures (mantras), portraying rich elemental, energetic and psycho-spiritual meaning.
We will explore the map of the cakras both in theory and practice. Both Iyengar yoga practice and Mantra sadhana will be included.
Friday afternoons from 12-3pm Participants must attend that Friday morning 8:30am Advanced class
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The B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga Teacher Training Program is a three year comprehensive Iyengar Teacher Training Program created with direct input from Sri Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar.
Established in 1992, this unique program is designed to meet the needs of yoga students who wish to deepen their experience and comprehension of Iyengar Yoga, as well as for those who envision teaching or who already teach yoga. Serious students and teachers work together sharing their experience, fostering a friendly and inclusive yoga community.
If you previously attended this Course and did not attend Module 1, you may attend this Course to make this up.
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Iyengar yoga is based on the teachings of living yoga master B.K.S. Iyengar, author of the classic yoga treatise "Light on Yoga". His daughter, Geeta, and son, Prashant, are also accomplished authors of yoga texts. The Iyengar family's teachings are deeply grounded in the yoga sutras of Patanjali, an ancient summation of the path of yoga considered to be at least 2500 years old. B.K.S. Iyengar's intense practice and over 65 years of teachings have produced significant innovations in the teachings of this art.
A complete approach to physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual transformation, bringing the practitioner to physical health and vitality, mental clarity and wisdom, and emotional serenity and poise.
Emphasis on standing poses to develop strength, stamina, concentration, and body alignment.
A safe, orderly, systematic progression of poses to develop the student's ability both within a class and from class to class.
Use of props, such as blankets, blocks and straps, to facilitate learning and adjust poses to an individual's needs. Highly developed teaching methodology including the precise use of language, demonstration and teaching of specific points of action in a pose, individual correction and adjustment of students. Ways to use yoga to ease various ailments and stress. Complete integration of the yoga philosophy with the practice of asana.
The Iyengar Certification process is very rigorous, assuring you of a teacher well trained in the art of teaching yoga.
After years as a student of yoga and with significant early teaching experience, candidates for assessment apply to take the exam. Given over the course of a weekend, prospective teachers must show proficiency in performance of the asanas or postures at their level and take a written exam on philosophy, anatomy, and practical knowledge of teaching. In the third and most important part of the test, the candidate is observed and assessed while teaching a sample class.
This process is repeated in a year or two with a different set of poses and only then is the full certification granted at the introductory level. There are six levels currently available for assessment, from introductory to intermediate senior. Higher levels have been granted directly from B.K.S.
The B. K. S. Iyengar Yoga National Association of the United States (IYNAUS), a not-for-profit organization, disseminates and promotes the art, science and philosophy of yoga according to the teachings of B. K. S. Iyengar. IYNAUS oversees teacher training guidelines, holds annual certification assessments and maintains a code of ethics for its teachers. IYNAUS also produces a biannual newsletter, sponsors conventions and conferences, operates a store, maintains an archive of Iyengar Yoga materials and publishes a national directory of Certified Teachers.
For more information, visit www.IYNAUS.org.