Schedule changes and substitute teachers

Sunday October 21st Meditation class is cancelled for this week only.

Sunday October 21st: 10am class will be subbed by Susan.

Friday October 26th 12.30-2pm class will be subbed by Jess.

Cher will be going on leave from September 18th for approximately 6 weeks.  Her classes will be subbed by Susan Tveekrem, Rose Alexander and Jess.

The “Healthy Hips” Structural Intensive begins Monday October 8th from 11.30am-1.15pm.

Emotional Stability Sequence by B.K.S. Iyengar.  SAVE THE DATES. (check out the Events page for more details)

Sunday October 21
Sunday Dec 9
from 2-4.30pm. It is for level 1/2 and up.
$30 or $10 on your class card.
  • Iyengar Yoga Structural Intensives: Specific work for your injuries and chronic aches and pains.  These cover the lower back, hips, knees, neck and shoulders.  Our next series runs from September to November.  Click here for details.

Upcoming workshops

Saturday October 27th: Matt Dreyfus

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