Studio reopening May 1st!
We will reopen the studio on May 1st to in-person classes. We will also continue to offer on-line classes at the same times, so you can attend either way. Masks will be required in the studio. Before attending class in the studio, please see our complete list of protocol.
In-studio class size will be limited to 8 students to maintain 6′ distancing. First priority will be given to those who pre-register. If you want to guarantee a spot in class, please sign up ahead of time! Walk-ins will be accepted only until the class size has been reached.
On the class schedule, you will see two options at each class time – one for IN-STUDIO and one for VIRTUAL. Be sure you sign up for the option you prefer. You will be prompted to pay for the option you choose. Pricing will be the same for both. When the in-studio class size of 8 has been reached, you won’t be able to sign up for that option, but you can still sign up for the virtual class.
Everyone who had an active class pass when we closed on March 18, 2020, will have their pass reinstated when we reopen on May 1, 2021. 8-class passes will have a 6-month expiration and 16-class passes will have a 9-month expiration. 3-week unlimited passes will be good for 3 weeks after May 1st.
A huge thanks to everyone who stuck with us this past year – you truly helped keep the studio going! We are really looking forward to seeing everyone in person soon. We appreciate your support in helping to make our reopening successful!
Virtual classes will continue to be offered
We are offering a full schedule of online classes through Zoom’s virtual platform. See our class schedule page for exact times. Although a virtual class is not quite the same as taking a class in person, we’ve had great feedback from our students on these classes. It’s a great way to keep your yoga practice going during this time of social distancing.
Iyengar Yoga Center of Boise
The Iyengar Yoga Center of Boise grew out of a desire to offer a new space to continue the study and practice of Iyengar Yoga in the Boise area. We are located in Boise’s North End, a few blocks from the heart of Hyde Park.
Our goals are to:
- Strengthen our current Iyengar Yoga community of students and instructors by providing high-quality instruction in a warm and modern space
- Increase the overall awareness and visibility in the Boise area of Iyengar Yoga and its unique benefits
What is Yoga?
Yoga is an ancient art, science, and philosophy that emphasizes performing one’s daily responsibilities with awareness, integrity, and compassion. From Sanskrit, the word “yoga” translates as union of the mind, body, and spirit. For many, that includes an ongoing practice of yoga postures. Working through the instrument of the body, yoga teaches one to observe and integrate body, breath and mind, to penetrate beyond the outer, physical layers and reach the inner sheaths of one’s being.
Why Iyengar Yoga
Distinguished by a high degree of attention to physical alignment, Iyengar Yoga encourages the spread of intelligence throughout the body and the growth of self-awareness. This system of teaching is methodical and progressive, emphasizing safety and alignment. Students will hold poses longer than they might be used to in a flow-style yoga class, while at the same time, learn how to calmly abide in the body.
The founder of Iyengar Yoga, B.K.S. Iyengar, has made yoga relevant to modern life and accessible to a broad base of individuals, no matter their abilities. Iyengar revolutionized the art of yoga by introducing and incorporating the use of supports – called props – to facilitate learning and accommodate safe, appropriate progress. His first book, Light on Yoga, is called the “bible of yoga” and has been the source book for generations of yoga enthusiasts.
Iyengar’s teachings evolved from practicing precise postures (asanas) and breathing techniques (pranayama). According to this unique perspective, the asanas and pranayamas are the means to explore the more internalized limbs of yoga, including dhyana (meditation) and kaivalya (absolute freedom).
The diversity of practice is a distinguishing element of Iyengar Yoga. Teachers devise sequences of poses, which build skill and understanding, from posture to posture, and from class to class. Students don’t do the same sequence every day. Even though many poses may be repeated, there is a lot of diversity in the sequencing, which can help prevent injury and overuse.
All of our classes are 90 minutes in length.
We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone who detracts from the studio’s safety, welfare, and well-being of the customers, staff, and studio itself.