Students of Iyengar Yoga begin with elementary postures, with an emphasis on the standing asanas (postures). In time, other postures are added, including forward bends and back bends, twists, inversions and restorative poses. Shoulder balance and head stand are introduced as soon as students are ready because of their many therapeutic benefits.
Each class ends with Savasana, corpse pose or deep relaxation. Students learn to rest in a profound way, completely releasing the body while drawing the mind towards the peace within. As the student progresses, Pranayama (the control of the breath) is introduced.
All of our classes are 90 minutes in length. Please arrive 10-15 minutes before class is scheduled to start. Mats and all props are provided. We have changing rooms and places to safely store your personal belonging. Please turn off cell phones before class starts.
We recommend that you do not eat before class. You should come well hydrated, as drinking water during class is not recommended. Let your instructor know of any injuries or if you are pregnant.
To obtain more benefit from your practice, you are encouraged to attend class at least twice a week. 8 and 16 class packages are available.
See class descriptions here.
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.
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.
We offer a full schedule of classes seven days a week for all levels of practitioner, from beginner to advanced. Students who are brand new to yoga should begin in the Fundamentals of Asana class or Beginner Series and move to higher level classes at their own pace.
Please arrive 15 minutes before class time for your first class so you may get acquainted with the instructor and studio. Please wear shorts or leggings and t-shirt or tank top. Mats and props are provided, so no need to bring your own.
Iyengar Yoga is for everyone. No one is too old or too stiff, too fat or thin or tired. A Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher can guide students of all ages and physical conditions to an experience of yoga, which is safe, accessible and rewarding.
The best way to introduce yourself to the benefits of Iyengar Yoga is to start with the basics. Our 6-week Beginners Series is designed as a starting point to beginning a yoga practice and is perfect for those new to Iyengar Yoga. Elementary poses and basic principles of alignment will be introduced to give you a preview of what you’ll experience when you join one of our Level 1 classes. This course is offered on a rotating basis. Check our website for info on the next series.
The Fundamentals of Asana class is for people who are new to Iyengar Yoga or may need a refresher. This class will introduce the foundations of Iyengar Yoga, such as proper alignment and sequencing, along with helping students develop mobility, strength, flexibility and stability. This class is offered on an ongoing basis on Mondays from 10-11:30am.
New student package: 3 weeks of unlimited classes for $50
We think it’s important for our new students to try several classes as they become introduced to Iyengar Yoga. With this new package, you can sample different class types as well as multiple instructors over a 3-week period. This package is available only to first-time students and can be purchased in the studio.
Becoming a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher requires years of practice, study and a rigorous examination of skills. For teachers, the Certification Mark demonstrates a commitment to maintaining the purity, excellence and high standards of Iyengar Yoga.
We are currently offering a mentoring program to aspiring Iyengar Yoga teachers. Students who are interested in exploring this program may contact us.