We offer a full schedule of classes for all levels of practitioners, from beginner to advanced. Students who are brand new to yoga may begin in the Beginners Series or Fundamentals of Asana class and move to higher level classes at their own pace.
All of our classes are 90 minutes in length. Please arrive 15 minutes before class time for your first class so you may get acquainted with the instructor. Please wear shorts or leggings and t-shirt or tank top. Mats and props are provided, so no need to bring your own.
Fundamentals of Asana
Are you new to Iyengar Yoga, or need a refresher to asana practice? Fundamentals of Asana classes will introduce the foundations of Iyengar Yoga, such as proper alignment and sequencing, along with helping students develop mobility, strength, flexibility and stability. In these dynamic classes, we will focus largely on standing poses, seated poses, forward bends and other fundamental postures including those from the shoulder stand family.
Level 1 Classes
Level 1 is an ongoing class for students with a basic understanding of the poses. Most students coming into this class have completed the Beginners Series. Level 1 classes introduce the next level of asanas, such as back bends, forward bends and inversions. All systems of the body are affected: muscular, skeletal, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, reproductive, endocrine, lymphatic, and nervous system. In this class, you will build the strength, stamina, flexibility and concentration required to safely advance to Level 2.
Level 2 Classes
Level 2 is for students with a consistent Iyengar yoga practice. Students must have knowledge of and practice the standing poses and inversions with confidence. In this class yoga practitioners will investigate inversions, back bends, forward bends and arm balancing. The asanas reveal the physical and emotional ways we hold on to tension. With practice, extraneous tension is released and unhealthy habits dissipate. This class explores the stillness of the asanas, pays close attention of the mind to body and breath, enhances concentration, reduces stress, stabilizes the emotions and allows for a sense of inner peace.
This all-level yoga class is an opportunity for students to practice in a supportive and non-competitive environment. All categories of yoga poses will be covered in-depth, and often with a therapeutic and theme-based approach addressing issues like stress, depression, back pain, shoulder and neck issues, as well as general imbalances of the mind and body. While some previous Iyengar yoga experience is preferred, all are welcome to attend.
Many of our students tell us that they don’t know where to start in developing a home practice. A led practice is a great opportunity to help you gain the skills for establishing your own home practice:
- Understand which poses to choose and how to sequence them
- Listen and respond to what’s happening in your own mind and body
- Learn to move at your own pace
- Find ways to do yoga that work best for you!
In a led practice, the names of poses will be called out and students will follow along, learning to refine focus and capacity for observation, integration and concentration. No instruction is given unless required. Students at this level are expected to have an understanding of Sanskrit asana names and should know how to take care of themselves using modifications when required.
This class is open to students with a minimum of 3 months of Iyengar yoga practice. Students are expected to have an understanding of Sanskrit asana names and should know how to take care of themselves using modifications when required.
Open practice time is an opportunity for students to engage in their own self-study and practice, while having access to all the props and rope wall at the studio. This practice is not a class. Although teachers may be on hand, they will not be there for teaching or direction. This practice is open to all current pass holders. Students may come and go at any point during the practice time. Cost is $5.
All Levels Classes
All levels of students are welcome in these classes. Instruction will be appropriate for each student’s experience and level of ability.