Named for yoga master Sri B.K.S. Iyengar, Iyengar yoga classes move thoughtfully through traditional postures. Holding poses longer allows time to carefully dissect correct alignment and very precise actions in the body, often with the help of props. Subtle instructions that at first may seem inaccessible can wake up the furthest reaches of the body with consistent practice. Come prepared to learn, pay attention, and follow specific instructions as you open and strengthen your body and mind.
The Ashtanga yoga system, based on the classical teachings of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, builds strength, stamina and flexibility through increasingly challenging series of postures that become more and more acrobatic, flight-like, and magical as the yogi advances in the practice. If you're newer to yoga, try Mysore-style classes (named for the yoga style’s hometown in India) to embrace the yogic spirit of individualism and work on your own personal practice at your own pace under the guidance of an experienced teacher. Or for a challenge, drop into a Led-Ashtanga class to flow through the fast-paced, sweaty, yet meditative Primary Series fueled by the collective energy of the class.
Viniyoga is a traditional form of yoga developed by T.K.V. Desikachar as a way to improve breathing and encourage meditation. In this practice, postures are often slowly repeated in rhythm with the breath. Viniyoga is a truly all access type practice where the postures are not one size fits all but instead are customized to the practitioner. It's a great choice if you have an illness or injury, or simply appreciate a slower, more gentle class. Breath work and chanting are often taught both as part of the asana practice and separately. You'll love the calm way these classes make you feel.
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