Iyengar

Iyengar

Study one pose at a time in-depth, focusing on structural alignment, using props (including heavy textbooks and couch cushions) to make each pose accessible.

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  • Iyengar: Standing Poses with a folding chair 40 min Tristan Binns

    Use your folding or yoga chair to enhance common standing poses - Downward Facing Dog, Standing Forward Fold, Triangle and Side Angle, Parsvottanasana, and a very lifted Bridge pose, as well as a truly deeply relaxing Savasana. Any folding chair should work. You will want to be at a wall as well....

  • Iyengar: Harmonizing pairs of opposites Claire Carroll 30 mins

    In the Iyengar system we use oppositional movements to create space and freedom in the body. For example, as we extend one part of the body in one direction, we offset it with an equal and opposite movement in the other direction. This class explore that principle in a variety of poses.
    Suggested...

  • Iyengar: Simple standing Twists Nadja Refaie 30 min

    In this short sequence, we use the wall and a chair to prepare the legs, upper back, and sides for twists. We prepare for and do parivrtta trikonasana, revolved triangle pose, with the chair.
    Level: All Levels
    Suggested Props: 2 Blocks, a Chair and Blanket

  • Iyengar: The Neck and Shoulders • Claire Carroll • 30 min

    For many of us, tension tends to accumulate in the neck and shoulders. This can result from daily activities but also sometimes from the way we position the head and the neck in our yoga postures. In this session, we explore ways to establish freedom in those areas, while also strengthening them....

  • Iyengar: Twisting Poses to Ignite Your Practice • Claire Carroll • 30 min

    Twists are powerful poses to erode physical and mental blockages. Practicing with a chair can help us to establish a stable base, elongate the spine, and twist from the tight spots in our torso
    Suggested props: Chair.

  • Iyengar: Simple leg stretches • Nadja Refaie • 16 min

    This sequence focuses on stretching the legs, primarily the hamstrings and inner thighs. The sequence also focuses on bringing length to the spine and lift to the pelvis. It can be practiced on its own, to prepare for a longer practice, or to stretch the legs after a run or other activity.
    Sugges...

  • Iyengar: Stability and Ease while Standing on One Leg • Claire Carroll • 30 min

    Learn techniques for bringing stability and ease to body and mind in Vrksasana (tree pose), Ardha Chandrasana (half-moon pose) and Virabhadrasana III (warrior III).
    Suggested props: chair, two blocks, wall space

  • Covid recovery sequence: Introduction • Tristan Binns • 8 min

    Recovering from Covid-19, even the "mild" variant, can be challenging. This sequence is built on the work of Lois Steinberg, and the Iyengar yoga Association of the UK Therapeutics Committee. They both produced resources in spring of 2020, links below. (I highly recommend especially the booklet t...

  • Covid recovery sequence: Part 1: Childs Pose • Tristan Binns • 11 min

    Recovering from Covid-19, even the "mild" variant, can be challenging. This sequence is built on the work of Lois Steinberg, and the Iyengar yoga Association of the UK Therapeutics Committee. They both produced resources in spring of 2020, links below. (I highly recommend especially the booklet t...

  • Covid recovery sequence: Part 2 Standing Inversions/Forward Bends • Tristan B

    Recovering from Covid-19, even the "mild" variant, can be challenging. This sequence is built on the work of Lois Steinberg, and the Iyengar yoga Association of the UK Therapeutics Committee. They both produced resources in spring of 2020, links below. (I highly recommend especially the booklet t...

  • Covid recovery sequence: Part 3: L shape poses • Tristan Binns • 15 min

    Recovering from Covid-19, even the "mild" variant, can be challenging. This sequence is built on the work of Lois Steinberg, and the Iyengar yoga Association of the UK Therapeutics Committee. They both produced resources in spring of 2020, links below. (I highly recommend especially the booklet t...

  • Covid recovery sequence: Part 4: Suptas • Tristan Binns • 16 mins

    Recovering from Covid-19, even the "mild" variant, can be challenging. This sequence is built on the work of Lois Steinberg, and the Iyengar yoga Association of the UK Therapeutics Committee. They both produced resources in spring of 2020, links below. (I highly recommend especially the booklet t...

  • Covid recovery sequence: Part 5: Inversions • Tristan Binns • 15 mins

    Recovering from Covid-19, even the "mild" variant, can be challenging. This sequence is built on the work of Lois Steinberg, and the Iyengar yoga Association of the UK Therapeutics Committee. They both produced resources in spring of 2020, links below. (I highly recommend especially the booklet t...

  • Covid recovery sequence: Part 6: Savasana • Tristan Binns • 9 mins

    Recovering from Covid-19, even the "mild" variant, can be challenging. This sequence is built on the work of Lois Steinberg, and the Iyengar yoga Association of the UK Therapeutics Committee. They both produced resources in spring of 2020, links below. (I highly recommend especially the booklet t...

  • Iyengar: Unlocking the Breath's Potential: Pranayama Primer • Claire Carroll •

    A short asana sequence to prepare for breath work, followed by two breathing techniques
    This segment presents a streamlined sequence of postures to relax the body, open the chest, and smooth out the breath. We then practice two basic Pranayama techniques: Ujjayi I & II

    Suggested Props: 2-3 block...

  • Iyengar: Viparita Karani Cycle • Tristan Boyer Binns • 23 min

    Viparita Karani, or Legs Up the Wall, is a wonderful pose cycle to practice at the beginning or end of a longer practice. It is also a perfect stand alone practice to help recharge and revitalize, or calm down, at any point during the day. Truly versatile! Please do the whole cycle, or shorten it...

  • Introduction to Iyengar: Leg Stretches • Nadja Refaie • 20 min

    This sequence is geared toward students new to Iyengar yoga. Join Nadja for a sequence to stretch the legs by learning the common actions in some standing poses and downward facing dog.

    Suggested Props: 2 blocks, wall

  • Iyengar: Prepare Shoulders and Groins for Back Bends • Nadja Refaie • 50 min

    This sequence focuses on opening the armpits and lengthening the groins in preparation for back bends. Includes one chair back bend. Geared toward students with some Iyengar yoga experience.
    Suggested props: blankets, belt, blocks, chair

  • Iyengar: Supplemental Stretches for Stiff Bodies • Claire Carroll • 20 min

    This session presents modified poses and supplemental stretches to help create greater mobility and suppleness in the body and mind.
    Suggested props: chair, one blanket/towel

  • Iyengar: Inversion Practice for Experienced Students • Tristan Binns 30 min

    For experienced Iyengar practitioners. This practice is a good preparation for inversions, plus Salamba Sirsasana and Salamba Sarvangasana. A good straightforward afternoon/evening inversion practice. Please already be steady in your inversions before doing this practice.
    Suggested props: 2 block...

  • Iyengar • Level One Hips don't Lie! • Shara Lewis • 60min

    This class gives detailed instructions and cues for proper positioning and alignment as you work your way through an invigorating class with a variety of standing, seated, and back bending poses.

    Suggested Props: 3 blankets, 2 blocks, belt.

  • Iyengar - All Levels • Michael Galvin • 60min

    BKS Iyengar often spoke of letting every pore of the skin become an eye. In this all-level class, we’ll explore how to cultivate and expand awareness using the hands and arms. We’ll explore alignment from the core to the periphery, and awareness from the periphery to the core.

    Suggested Props: ...

  • Iyengar: 10-Minute Stretch • Shara Lewis • 10 min

    Take this class on its own, or as an add-on to another class. This class focuses on stretching the legs and extending the spine. Because it is entirely performed while lying on your back, it can be a restorative class.

    Suggested Props: belt

  • Iyengar: Level 1/2: Stretch and Twist • Shara Lewis • 60 min

    An excellent overall class with a focus on spinal extension and twists. Nice variety of seated and standing poses. Shoulder stand with variations is included.

    Suggested Props: Three blankets, belt, two blocks, chair (optional)