“Without freedom of the body, freedom of the mind is a far fetched idea.” BKS Iyengar
This class covers the basic principles and foundation postures of Iyengar Yoga, as is recommended for students who: are new to yoga, returning after some time away, and coming from other traditions/styles of yoga practice.
None — students can enroll up to and including the sixth week of the class. After six weeks it is up to the discretion of the teacher.
This is a great class to start with yoga in general and to learn about the specific benefits of Iyengar Yoga. If you are uncertain about class placement, simply come to a class. After seeing you in class the teacher can best advise you regarding class placement.
New students: save time by completing the registration form in advance.
Come 15 minutes early to class.
You may sign-up for the entire semester and receive a discount, or attend on a drop-in basis.
Wear a t-shirt and shorts or tights, be prepared to have bare feet, and come with an empty stomach.
Please do not wear perfume or scented deodorant products. (Thank You!)
YICU provides all necessary mats and other props for class.
Fee: Asana Class Fee
Basic asanas (the Sanskrit word for postures) are introduced, including standing, sitting, and inverted poses. Props, such as blankets, blocks, and straps, may be used to adjust yoga postures to individual needs. The standing poses are emphasized because they bring strength, flexibility, alignment, and vitality to the physical body. Instructors use the Sanskrit names for each of the “asanas,” provide the English equivalent, and orient students to their fundamental shapes and actions. Regular repetition of these poses increases familiarity. This safe and gradual learning approach fosters competence and confidence in the postures, facilitates self-understanding, and increases the benefits, which come from the practice of yoga. Each class ends with savasana, final relaxation, followed by a short, seated meditation.
The syllabus is a safe, orderly, systematic progression of poses to develop the student’s ability both within a class and from class to class. Instructors follow the same syllabus enabling students to easily make up a missed class with another teacher. YICU advocates consistency with one teacher, who will be ale to more effectively guide you as familiarity develops.
A simple illustrated guide is provided after your first class to help you develop a home practice. The highly developed teaching methodology of Iyengar Yoga includes the precise verbal instruction and visual demonstration to develop understanding and intelligent action in a pose. Individual correction and adjustment of students are given when necessary. Students learn about the relevance of yoga practice into daily life and ways to use yoga to ease various ailments and stress. Injuries and ongoing physical issues can be addressed and improved so that pain may be subsided or eradicated.
If you are uncertain about placement, simply come to a class. After seeing you in class the teacher can advise you regarding level appropriate placement. Enroll up until and including the sixth week of class, after which the class will be too fast-paced for new students.