Thanksgiving weekend Schedule

Wednesday November 21st: 8.30-9.45am general level class with Jess

Wednesday 6pm class is cancelled.

Thursday Thanksgiving Day: NO CLASSES.

Friday November 23rd: 10-11.30am general level class with Jess and 12.30-2pm level 1/2 with Cher.  All other classes are cancelled on Friday.

Saturday and Sunday schedule is normal.

Schedule changes and substitute teachers

Jess will be travelling to Pune from December 3-20.  Her classes will be covered by Rose Alexander, Tricia Scott, Susan Tveekrem and Cher de Rossiter.  Class on Monday December 3rd at 6pm is the only class that is cancelled while Jess is away.

Emotional Stability Sequence by B.K.S. Iyengar.  Sunday Dec 9th. 2-4.30pm.

  • Iyengar Yoga Structural Intensives: Specific work for your injuries and chronic aches and pains.  These cover the lower back, hips, knees, feet and ankles, neck and shoulders.  2019 series are available.  Click here for details.

Upcoming workshops

Sunday November 18th: Neck and Shoulders with Jess.

Sunday December 13th: Special BKS Iyengar 100th birthday class with Brooke Myers.

Looking ahead into 2019

Pranayama with Brooke Myers.  A day with Genny Kapuler.  Dates to come soon

Save the date for Manouso Manos 2019.

Our pledge to you….

No one is too stiff, too out of shape, too stressed, or too old to begin Iyengar yoga. Understanding and helping you is the basis of our teaching methodology.   Contact Jessica at clearyogarhinebeck@gmail.com, or 845 876 6129 to discuss your goals and condition, and she will help you set a course of action for you. All that is required is a willingness to learn and to face your challenges steadily, one step at a time.

Folks who practice Iyengar Yoga get stronger very quickly.

Aches and pains disappear with regular practice, and after a while, Iyengar Yoga students say they are much stronger, more flexible, and have a higher level of endurance.

In an interview with Advanced Iyengar Yoga teacher Manouso Manos, he describes Iyengar Yoga as:
” Iyengar’s is the most eyes-wide-open approach. He tells you to see the world for what it is and teaches you as you are. The best definition of Iyengar yoga I can give is that the tool, the body, is used as the tool of consciousness. He hones the body to hone consciousness. He brings the body to a state of awareness making consciousness rise. The body, mind, and spirit, run in harmony. We utilize the body to get greater understanding of the universe, ourselves, and our own internal universe. Other definitions talk about precision and alignment, but clearly this is about the ancient texts of yoga: awakening the individual, realization of that individual within the confines of the universe, and the effort that these flow together to liberation.”

Further Reading:

Read a 13 page article on lower back pain

Read this article by Patricia Walden and Jarvis Chen on Kriya Yoga

Read about inversion and the eyes