Shara Lewis

Shara Lewis

Shara aims to create a warm and supportive community in the classroom: She wants to help students cultivate body awareness, and bring freedom to the body and spirit through yoga. After dabbling in different yoga styles for over 25 years, Shara discovered Iyengar Yoga and was amazed how subtle refinements in an asana can transform a pose, and bring a better sense of well-being, not only physically, but also emotionally and spiritually. “I was immediately intrigued by the depth and layers of Iyengar Yoga. I loved experiencing how making the subtle adjustments suggested by my teachers transformed a simple pose into a whole body, mind, and soul experience. Mountain pose wasn’t just standing straight, it was a full-body experience from the four corners of the feet pressing down into the mat, all the way up through the crown of the head and out through the fingertips.” She completed the Heart of Iyengar Teacher Training program taught by Peentz Dubble in 2014 and has assisted in Peentz's Level 1 classes regularly since 2015. Shara is immensely grateful to the Iyengar Yoga community at Down Under Yoga for supporting her on her continuing yoga journey. Shara is a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher (CIYT) at the Intro II level.

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Shara Lewis
  • 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: 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)

  • Iyengar: Relaxation in Supine Bound Angle Pose • Shara Lewis • 10 min

    Enjoy a guided meditation and short restorative practice while set up in Supine Bound Angle Pose (Supta Baddha Konasa). Cultivates inner stillness, while opening of the hips and heart, and is helpful in increasing lateral mobility in the knees. Add this class before or after any class or take th...

  • Iyengar: Level One Mini Morning Class • Shara Lewis • 30 min

    This is a level one class that moves along quickly from seated poses, to forward bends, to standing poses, without a long meditation. There are no inversions in this class. A great class to start your day, stretch your legs, and get warmed up.

    Suggested props: Mat, 2-3 blankets, belt

  • Iyengar: Shoulder Stands Three Ways • Shara Lewis • 15 min

    Learn how to set up props correctly in order to safely go into Salamba Sarvangasana (supported shoulder stand). This mini class offers three different ways to work on shoulder stand, with details on how to measure for correct positioning. We do not stay in shoulder stand long; the class is intend...