What is Iyengar Yoga?

The yoga of physical exercise comes under the heading of “hatha” yoga. Yoga masters have developed many styles of hatha yoga.

Iyengar yoga students named Iyengar yoga after Shri B.K.S. Iyengar of Pune, India.

Iyengar yoga is a vigorous approach that emphasizes a balance between strength, flexibility and endurance.

Iyengar Yoga utilizes precision in movement and attention to subtle aspects of posture and breath to develop self-awareness.

Iyengar Yoga is accessible to everyone regardless of age, ability, or physical limitations.

The intensity of Iyengar yoga comes from the mental attention required practicing the poses.

The Iyengar method is rich in it’s diversity of postures and has many therapeutic applications.

What can you expect from an Iyengar yoga class?

A safe, methodical progression of yoga postures
Technique – precision, alignment and awareness in performing the yoga postures
Sequencing to develop strength, flexibility, stamina, concentration and relaxation
Clear demonstration and explanation by well-qualified teachers
Individual correction and adjustment by the teacher when necessary

Teacher substitutes and class cancellations


Sheila Bunnell will be teaching all Jess’s classes from Tuesday February 28th to Saturday March 11th.

Check here, or Facebook, or at 845 876 6129, for details on class cancellations.

 Monthly Pranayama class

Last Friday of every month: 10.20-11.20am.  This class will take place directly after the level 3 class.

 February 24th, March 31st, April 28th, May 26th.

Coming up soon…

Sunday February 26th: A journey to Hanumanasana with Jess.

Sunday March 19th: A day with Genny Kapuler.

Sunday March 26th: Emotional Stability Practice with Cher.

Sunday April 2nd: The Science of Ayurveda with Ami Hirschstein.

Saturday April 29th: A workshop with Tori Milner.

Sunday June 4th:  Rajashree Tuppee from Pune India.

Save the Date: Manouso Manos.  July 14-17th.s July 14-16th.

Save the Date: Peter Scott November 11-12th.


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