BEGINNING CLASSES: 1 1/2 HR CLASSES
These are for all first time students, or if you are new to Iyengar yoga. Learn the fundamentals and basic poses and how to adjust for your body. Classes are taught according to the experience and capacity of the students. Teachers help individual students as necessary.
Beginning: These classes are for anyone regardless of age who has not had Iyengar yoga before. Students of all ages attend these classes. Standing, sitting, basic twisting and forward extending poses are covered. Some basic back extending poses might be introduced. Appropriate substitutions are introduced as necessary.
Advanced Beginner: This is a class for those with at least two sessions of yoga experience, want more in-depth instruction. Sarvangasana (shoulder balance) or appropriate substitutions may be part of the class.
50+ Beginning: This class is for beginning students who prefer a little more help with aids such as blocks, chairs, belts or a wall than are used in regular classes. Yoga philosophy with life examples are introduced. The aging body and how yoga helps with strength, flexibility and balance are emphasized.
Supported Yoga: This class focuses on how to practice yoga poses with the support of props including chairs, blankets, blocks, the wall, a large platform, and belts. Doing yoga this way focuses on stability and alignment. It also calms the nervous system. Appropriate for Beginning or Experienced students.
Men’s Beginning is intended for men seeking physical, mental, and spiritual health. Yoga is not gender specific, but men and women can benefit from seperate classes in many ways. We will explore our minds through our stiff backs and legs, our old and new injuries, and our memories or illusions of past and current strengths. Men with experience in yoga will benefit from the class also. Not offered at present time.
INTERMEDIATE CLASSES: 1 1/2 HR CLASSES
These classes are for those with experience in Iyengar yoga and know shoulder stand (or variation) and are beginning to practice at home. More in depth instructions are given and inversions and basic back extensions are taught. Appropriate substitutions are given as necessary. Pranayama (breathing) is introduced. Teachers can give individual instructions for students and each class is taught to the level of the students in the class.
Intermediate: At least three Beginning Level classes and knowledge of how to do Sarvangasana (shoulder stand) or an appropriate substitution is required for the Intermediate level. Headstand may be introduced (or a substitution) and beginning back extensions.
50+ Intermediate: This class is for students with experience in Iyengar yoga. Special attention is paid to balance, mobility and flexibility. Yoga philosophy is woven into the class and linked with life experiences. Students learn how to adapt for their individual situation.
CONTINUING CLASSES: 2 HR CLASSES
This more advanced 2 hour class is for experienced Iyengar students who practice inversions and backbends regularly. Pranayama is taught on a regular basis. The class will return in the Fall 2019.
SPECIAL NEEDS CLASS:
This is a permission only yoga class for those with special needs (injuries or chronic conditions) that cannot be addressed in the context of a regular class. Students work on an individual basis with the guidance of the teacher at their own pace. The class will meet again in the Fall 2019. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Sue offers periodic Seminars for targeting those interested in improving their teaching skills, preparing for Iyengar Certification and for students with a deep interest in the philosophy of yoga. The Seminars are held on Sundays. If you are interested contact Sue email@example.com
PRIVATE LESSONS OR SPECIAL GROUPS
Private lessons can be arranged with individual teachers at $85/hour. Classes for your group of 6 or more can be arranged at the studio when it is available with the teacher of your choice. $150/hr. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.