Most of our classes are open to anyone at any level. There are some exceptions. We have classes geared specifically for beginners and these classes are listed as level 1. We also have classes that are geared towards more experienced students and those classes are listed as level 2 or level 2-3. If you are new to yoga or even new to Iyengar yoga these classes may not be for you. Please do not attend the Monday night level 2-3 class without a solid foundation in Iyengar Yoga. Read more below.

Class

Classes on our schedule denoted simply as “Class” are intended to be a learning environment for a wide array of practitioners.

Level 1

This is the place to start. At this level students are taught a firm foundation in standing poses. Inversions such as Halasana (plow pose) and Sarvangasana (shoulder stand) are introduced.

Level 2

At this level students should have a well developed personal practice. Sirsasana is taught in the middle of the room and Adho Mukha Vrksasana( hand stand) is taught at the wall.

Level 2-3

Work at this level focuses on deep forward bends and back bends, the actions of Padmasana (lotus pose), as well as variations of Sirsasana (head stand).

Open Practice

These are times that the studio is open for you to do your own practice. There will likely be a teacher there doing their practice. Open practice sessions are free for members. Day memberships are available for $10.

Philosophy

These are opportunities to learn about yoga philosophy. These discussions are facilitated by a teacher. Group discussion is welcomed. Philosophy discussions are free for members. Day memberships are available for $10.

More about levels and Iyengar Yoga

This is a progressive practice. Students should progress, with time, from level 1 to general classes then to level 2 or 2-3 classes and onward. Our teachers are working to progress with you. We have teachers frequently traveling to India to study with the Iyengar family, taking classes with more senior teachers around the country, and continuing to work towards higher levels of certification in the Iyengar system.