Iyengar Yoga – Cambridge, Belmont & Watertown
Summer Classes 2016 – Wednesday, July 13 – Saturday, August 6
|Wednesday||7:30 pm -9:00 pm||continuing||Joseph||$100|
|Saturday||10:45am–12:30 pm||On break until fall 2016||Joseph|
Trial classes space permitting – $30 for two hour classes – $27 for 105 minute classes and Intersection of Alignment and Movement classes. Register for trial classes here
A class for those that want their yoga practice to accompany them through life. You will learn accessible asana that supports healthy bones, muscles and joints, cultivates balance and brings joy.
This class is appropriate for all ages and levels of experience.
A special series of classes taught by Joseph Satlak – Wednesday evenings 7:30 – 9:00 PM
When the great yoga master Krishnamacharya wanted to learn practical yoga he had to travel thousands of miles to Tibet to find a knowledgeable teacher. Later his teachings, through the faith and devotion of two of his students BKS Iyengar (Iyengar Yoga) and Pattabhi Jois (Ashtanga Yoga) helped to revive yoga and turn it into a modern day global phenomenon.
Join us in a special 11 week series of classes where we will explore some of the fundamental aspects of the these great teachers approaches to the practice and study of yoga: Alignment and precision in the practice of asana a hallmark of Iyengar Yoga; The linking of movement and breath an essential of Astanga Yoga’s vinyasa system; and the commitment to adapting the practice of yoga to meet the needs and abilities of each individual, an essential emphasis of Krishnamacharya’s teaching.
We will take a back to the basics approach to each class exploring a range of standing, supine, seated, twisting and as appropriate inverted postures. Mindful that the series will take place at the end of a work day, each sequence presented will include relaxation practiced at the beginning and ending of each class.
One year of yoga experienced is required. Register for this series here
Workshops Spring 2016
Karunta is a puppet. In Yoga Karunta one learns to manipulate oneself in the various yoga postures by means of belts, suspended ropes and slings. Working with wall ropes and slings is one of the surest ways to enjoy effortless inversion, release the back, increase range of motion and develop strength and a sense of direction in difficult asanas. Working safely and knowledgeably, however, requires training and practice.
This workshop will provide participants with continuing introduction to working with ropes. We will expand upon the fundamental concepts of release, range of motion and strength, beginning with adho mukha svanasana (downward facing dog pose) and its variations, rope standing poses, and variations of rope sirsasana (headstand) and supported sarvangasana (shoulder balance) as appropriate, explore basic back bends and introduce specialized relaxation techniques.
This workshop is for experienced practitioners, aspiring teachers and teachers. Class size will be limited to 12. Please tell us in advance if you have any injuries, so that we may determine if this workshop is appropriate for you. Cost $40 – Preregistration and permission of the instructor is required.
In this workshop we will work with material from Donald Moyer’s forthcoming book, Yoga for Healthy Feet where Donald shares insights into working with the feet and ankles gained from over forty years of teaching yoga. The workshop will include:
- Basic anatomy and architecture of the feet, as understood from a yogic perspective;
- Principles for aligning and balancing the feet;
- Suggestions for addressing common problems, such as foot cramps, sprained ankles, hammer toes, bunions, and plantar fasciitis; and
- Use of props such as blocks, straps, and wedges to support the feet and alleviate discomfort;
We will practice a sequence for developing awareness, lengthening your toes, strengthening your arches, improving your balance, and supporting your ankle joints. Cost $40. $52 will include a copy of Yoga for Healthy Feet by Donald Moyer.
New students may pay for an individual class, space permitting, before making a commitment to enroll. New students may enroll at anytime during the semester. We will pro-rate the cost. For all other students, payment is required to hold your place in a class or workshop and is due at or before the first class. MISSED CLASSES may be made up at anytime by calling ahead to schedule. Refunds will not be given after the term commences.
During our fall, winter and spring terms we teach in a course based, pre-registration format. We do this so that the teaching can be built up progressively from class to class. Learn more about our philosophy of teaching Yoga.