Iyengar Yoga – Cambridge, Belmont & Watertown
In person classes are currently suspended
Pranayama is a Sanskrit term for the expansion and restraint of the breath and the vital energies of the body. 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 into practice, one quickly realizes that it is a difficult and profound art.
The practice of pranayama is powerful, helping us to move inward to quiet the mind, and restore and strengthen the nervous system. The patient and persistent practice of pranayama can give us new insight into the subtle workings of our body and mind.
In this course, we will work on the foundation, practicing asanas to prepare the lungs and the mind to explore the breath, moving on to the practice of the basic supine pranayamas, and finally building up to seated pranayamas. We 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.