Ours is a lineage based system, headed by our master teacher, guru, B.K.S. Iyengar, who learned through his guru Krsnamacharya, who learned from his guru, and so on back through the ages. From his teachings, Mr. Iyengar has systematized over 200 classical yoga poses (asanas) and 14 different types of breath control (pranayamas) from the simple to the difficult. These have been categorized to allow a beginner to progress surely and safely from basic postures to the most advanced so they gain flexibility, strength, and sensitivity. Teachers are trained on sequencing and given license to create appropriate sequences to meet the needs of the students in their class. There is a suggested syllabus for the first Basic classes, after that, teachers create their own sequences.
Iyengar Yoga specializes in the fine adjustments of physical alignment with the use of props to support your body at its present state. Props are also used to intensify an action, to create more stability (help with balance), and create resistance to access different parts of the body more intensely. Poses are held longer to optimize the benefits of the posture.
The Basics Series is for people new to Yoga and newcomers to the Iyengar Method. Everyone is welcome!
Precise instructions, props and variations allow students of all ages and abilities to practice safely and light-heartedly.
Classes will cover a full range of basic poses that will prepare you for any of our Fundamental Iyengar classes.
$111 Covers all 8 personalized classes guiding you through the basics with Alyssa Sikora.