Coming up …

Winter Solstice Celebration with Cher: Thursday December 21st. 6-7.45pm.

Check  here for cancellations due to snow.

Holiday Schedule

Sunday December 24th

8.30-9.30am Meditation with Cher

10-11.30am level 1/2 with Tricia

12-1pm Beginner class is CANCELLED

Monday December 25th: Studio is closed.  

Tuesday December 26th

10-11.30am – general level class with Jess.  11.30am-12.30pm beginner with Jess.  5.30-6.45pm level 1 with Susan.

Wednesday December 27th to  Sunday December 31st: regular schedule.

Monday January 1st: 11am-12.30pm: FREE Restorative Class with Cher.

Coming up in 2018…

  • Clear Yoga is happy to announce the beginning of our Iyengar Yoga Structural Intensives. They will address lower back, hips, shoulders, neck and knee issues.   Click here for more details.

  • Sunday January 14th:  Center Yourself: a workshop with Jess. 2-4.30pm

  • Sunday January 21st: Pranayama with Brooke Myers. 2-4pm

  • Sunday February 18th: Winter blues? Back bends with Jess. 2-4.30pm.

  • Sunday March 18th: A day with Genny Kapular.

  • Sunday April 22: Earth Day: The Meaning of OM workshop with Leslie Freyburg.  This workshop will include a class with Jess.

  • July 20-22nd: Manouso Manos

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

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