RECOMMENDATIONS

Wear shorts or footless tights. Clothes that allow for ease in movement but are not baggy are ideal. It is particularly important that the teacher can see the alignment of the knees, ankles, elbows and spine.

Come to class with an empty stomach.

The studio opens fifteen minutes before class begins.

Students arriving fifteen minutes after a class begins cannot be admitted.

While the school is fully equipped, including offering sticky mats for use in class, we recommend, for your comfort and to help you better cultivate a home practice, that you purchase your own yoga mat. Mats may be purchased at the studio.

Please let your teacher know if you have any injuries or special conditions before the class. Women who are on their menstrual cycle should also inform the teacher before class, so that the sequence can be modified for safe practice.

If you are taking medication it must be reported to the teacher prior to practice.

WHICH CLASS IS RIGHT FOR ME?

Level 1  (Beginners)

The basis of the Iyengar Yoga method is taught in standing poses, shoulder stand, and other fundamental postures. We recommend that students unfamiliar with Iyengar Yoga take this class before continuing to the higher levels.

Level 2

A class for students who are well practiced in Level 1 postures, including Salamba Sarvangasana (shoulder stand). Basic postures are refined and Sirsasana (headstand), full arm balance, backbends, and Pranayama are introduced.

Level 3

For students with substantial Iyengar Yoga training who are strong in standing postures, able to do Sirsasana with confidence for five minutes and can push up into Urdhva Dhanurasana. Sirsasana variations, intermediate postures, and seated Pranayama are taught. Independent practice should be well established.

Level 4

For students with substantial Iyengar Yoga training who can hold Sirsasana for ten minutes, balance in Sirsasana 2 and practice independently. Advanced work in Asana and Pranayama is taught.

Seniors

The emphasis of the class is to learn how to modify the asanas (poses) as we age. A more moderately paced, less rigorous class for new and continuing students.

Remedial

Individual yoga programs are prescribed to students who have injuries, chronic conditions or other specific needs. Space is limited. An application, available on request, must be submitted for review in advance of registration.

Breast Health

Specifically tailored to the physical, psychological and emotional needs of breast cancer survivors including those undergoing treatment. Please contact the studio prior to class to discuss your current treatment and health status so that we can tailor the sequence to your immediate needs. There is NO FEE for this class.

Individual Instruction

Private tuition is an excellent option for those who wish to [earn yoga but are restricted by their schedules or physical considerations. It is also beneficial to those who attend regular classes, but wish to spend intensive time looking at a particular issue, limitation or pose. Available by appointment.

Community Outreach

In keeping with our creed to work with people with a broad range of abilities and from all backgrounds, both social and cultural, we have initiated an Outreach Program where we work in co-operation with charities, community groups and organizations to facilitate programs for those with specific needs. These classes take place both on site at our studio and also at venues deemed more appropriate to accommodate the needs of the students and give everyone the best possible opportunity to grow and learn. For further information please contact the office.