Iyengar Yoga – Cambridge, Belmont & Watertown
The studio is on summer break August 15 ~ September 4
Classes resume September 5
|Thursday||7:30 pm -9:00 pm||Deep Stretch, Strengthen & Release||Joseph|
|Friday||Noon–2:00 pm||Level ll continuing||Joseph|
|Friday||6:30-8:15 pm||Level l/ll||Joseph|
|Saturday||9:00am–11:00 am||Level ll continuing||Joseph|
|Saturday||11:15am–12:30 pm||Pranayama Short Course||Joseph|
Trial classes space permitting – $30 for two hour classes – $27 for 105 minute classes – $25 for the Deep Stretch classes. Register for trial classes here
Deep Stretch, Strengthen & Release
In this special short series we will seek to create strength and flexibility in the hips and shoulders, and a balance of firmness and softness in the abdomen. Each class will include floor work, inversions and supported postures. The sequencing will be based upon Joseph’s studies with Faeq Biria in France. This type of practice is powerful, appropriate for the hot summer season and excellent for those seeking deep relaxation.
Introduction To Pranayama the Iyengar Way
“Pranayama involves subtle focusing of attention and a management of posture and the body’s processes of breathing. It unites the more obvious physical activity of doing yoga postures with an exploration of subtle internal body-mind phenomena.”
— B.K.S. Iyengar, Light on Pranayama.
Pranayama is a Sanskrit term for the expansion and restraint of the breath and the vital energies. B.K.S. Iyengar says in Light on Pranayama that pranayama is a vast subject with illimitable potentialities. It is psychosomatic, since it explores the intimate relationship between the body and the mind. It may appear quite simple and easy, but the moment one settles practice, one quickly realizes that it is a difficult and yet profound art.
The practice of pranayama is powerful, helping us to move inward, quiet the mind, and restore and strengthen the nervous system. Its patient and persistent practice can give us new insight into the subtle workings of our own body and mind.
In this course, we work on the foundation in simple asanas to prepare the lungs and the mind, moving toward the basic supine pranayamas, and finally building up to seated pranayamas. This course will progress slowly, carefully and systematically to welcome you to this profound practice.
General Registration Policies
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.