|Intro Class: For beginners
Level I: Basics
Level II: Intermediate class
Level II/III:Advanced practice* suitable modifications can be made for pregnancy
Class cards: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.20 class card:$290 (valid for 6 months)10 class card: $160 (valid for 3 months)
5 class card: $85 (valid for 2 months)
Intro class cards (Tuesday & Thursday only)
5 classes: $65 (valid for 1 month)
10 classes: $120 (valid for 2 months)
Drop in: $18
One hour private class: $90
|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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
- 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.
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