Mondays 7.05pm – 8.30pm
Wednesdays 9.30am – 11am
Contacts: Randall Evans – Cathy Rogers Evans
“Yoga is for everyone”. BKS Iyengar
No one is too old or too stiff, too fat or thin or tired. A certified Iyengar Yoga teacher can guide students of all ages and physical conditions to an experience of yoga, which is safe, assessable and rewarding.
Iyengar Yoga teachers maintain a high standard. Only after years of training and evaluation do they become qualified to teach. Iyengar Yoga teachers modify the classic asanas (yoga postures) for individual students with the use of equipment (props) – such as a yoga rope wall, blocks, and belts. Props allow for a deeper understanding of the posture.
Iyengar Yoga teachers use their extensive knowledge of the asanas to individualize corrections for each student. Students know they are observed and if, necessary, adjusted. Clear demonstrations of the posture, a well-developed eye and specific teachings points which awaken the body’s intelligence – these are the marks of an Iyengar Yoga teacher.
Students of Iyengar Yoga begin with simple postures, with an emphasis on the standing asanas (postures). In time, other postures are added, included forward bends and back bends, twists, inversions and restorative poses. Salamba Sarvangasana (shoulder stand) is introduced as soon as students are ready because of its many therapeutic benefits. Each class ends with Savasana, corpse pose or deep relaxation. Students learn to rest in a profound way, completely releasing the body while drawing the mind towards the peace within.
As the student progresses, Pranatyama (the control of the breath) is introduced.
Teachers devise sequences of poses, which build skill and understanding, from posture to posture, and from class to class. Students are encouraged to develop their own home practice; without one, the study is incomplete.