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What can you expect from an Iyengar yoga class?
A safe, methodical, clear progression of yoga poses so you can understand every step of the way.
A different class every week that sequences the poses to develop your strength, flexibility, stamina, concentration and relaxation
Clear demonstration and explanation by well-qualified teachers so that you don’t have to guess how it’s done.
Individual correction and adjustment by the teacher when necessary so that you can understand specifically how the pose works for you.
Intro Class: For beginners
Level I: Basics
Level II: Intermediate class
Level III: Advanced practice
* suitable modifications can be made for pregnancy
Class cards cannot be shared among friends. A spouse or partner may share a card but the card will be valid for the time period set for that number of classes. (e.g. a 20 class card divided between two people will be valid for 3 months NOT 6 months). Class cards are to be used up during a set time period. Classes not used up cannot be redeemed for cash or credit. There are no refunds for class cards. Due to the charges through paypal, there is an extra charge included in your on line class card purchase. Thank you for your understanding.
Drop in: $20 class
20 class card:$310 (valid for 6 months)
10 class card: $170 (valid for 3 months)
5 class card: $95 (valid for 2 months)
Intro class cards (Tuesday, Thursday, Introduction to Iyengar Yoga classes only). These cards are NOT valid for any other classes on the schedule.
5 classes: $75 (valid for 1 month)
10 classes: $140 (valid for 2 months)
One hour private class: $110. Teachers at Clear Yoga accept cash or check for private classes. Please contact Clear Yoga at firstname.lastname@example.org for information on a private class.
Contact Clear Yoga at email@example.com once you have purchased your gift card. Include in your email the paypal receipt for your purchase, the person intended to receive the gift, their contact information – email or mailing address. Clear Yoga will mail a gift card, or an email gift card.
One class $20
Five classes $95
Ten classes $170
Which class is right for me?
Iyengar Yoga is a progressive practice. All practitioners begin at level I. The knowledge gained at Introductory and level I builds upon itself over time, and lends itself towards a deeper understanding as one progresses in the method.
Introduction to Iyengar Yoga:
Beginners in Iyengar Yoga. Even those with a yoga practice will find this class helpful in understanding how Iyengar Yoga works. It is designed to acquaint students with the fundamentals of yoga postures to develop a strong yoga practice. Specifically for complete beginners. (1 hour class)
Level I: The basics of Iyengar Yoga method. Standing poses and shoulderstand. Those new to Iyengar Yoga are recommended to take this class or the Introductory class. (1 hr 15 minute class)
Level I/II: This level is for those who are confident in their knowledge of the poses in level I and who are ready to learn the fundamentals of headstand (sirsasana). This level is designed as a bridge between level I and II. (90 minute class)
Level II: For students who are well practiced in Level I. Standing poses are refined and Sirsasana (headstand), full arm balance, backbends and pranayama are taught. (90 minute class)
Level III: For students who are strong level II practitioners. Should be able to do Sirsasana (headstand) for 5 minutes is expected, and ability to push up into Urdhva dhanurasana (full wheel pose). Pranayama is also taught at this level. (1 hr 45 minute class)
Why does Clear Yoga have classes at different levels?
Iyengar Yoga is a progressive practice. This means that each class builds upon your knowledge of the last class. Each level builds upon your knowledge of the poses at the previous level. Every new action learned is a small step rather than a huge leap as you develop strength, flexibility and above all, self-knowledge.
Iyengar says we learn when we have an open heart and an open mind. The practice of yoga is about “stilling the fluctuations of the mind”. We use the body as physical therapy to help us do that.
Why does Iyengar Yoga not do general level classes?
- Science shows that we learn through repetition and progressively. The Iyengar method is designed to teach in this way so students can learn maximally.
- Beginners are overwhelmed, can get injured, and learn more slowly.
- Regular practitioners of Iyengar yoga cannot progress.
- The progressive nature of the practice and its beneficial effects is slowed down.
Our teachers are trained to work from a syllabus that comes from the Ramamani Memorial Institute of Iyengar Yoga in Pune, India designed by BKS Iyengar.
Classical Medical Qigong with Paul Bloom.
Qigong is the Chinese art and science of breathing and moving exercises that move the qi to strengthen our internal organs and nourish the body, mind and spirit. By practicing qigong, we can increase energy, detoxify the body, relieve stress, calm the mind, and prevent illness. Classes are held on Wednesdays at 12.30.