Coming up …

  • Nina Echegaray will sub Jess’s classes Friday September 22nd and 23rd.
  • Sheila Bunnell will sub Jess’s classes from Monday October 2nd through Saturday October 7th.
  • Peter Scott October  14-15th.

  • Sunday October 29th: The meaning of OM with Sanscrit scholar Leslie Freyberg. 2-4pm. $35.

  • Hugh Millard:  Saturday December 9th. 2-4.30pm.

Coming up in 2018…

  • Sunday January 13th:  Connect to your core with Jess. 2-4.30pm

  • Sunday January 21st: Pranayama with Brooke Myers. 2-5pm

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

  • 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 or too old to begin Iyengar yoga. Problem solving 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 to develop at your appropriate pace. 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