Classes/Fees

The Winter session will begin on

Monday, January 15, 2018 and run to

Friday, April 6, 2018.

 

Our Classes

2018 Winter Class Schedule

There will be 12 weeks in this session

The studio will be closed on Monday, February 12 for Family Day and on Friday, March 30 for Good Friday

Beginner

Here basic Iyengar poses are taught focusing on mobility, stability, strength, alignment and relaxation.  Yoga philosophy is introduced so students understand the connection between body, mind and breath.

Students from other methods of yoga are also encouraged to start here in order to better understand and apply the basic principles of Iyengar yoga in the primary asanas.

Days and Times

Mondays 9am-10:30am

Wednesdays 9am-10:30am

With Lynne Bowsher

Intermediate

In this level more challenging postures such as inversions and back extensions are introduced. Students must be prepared to work with more refinement in each asana and hold the postures for much longer.

A home practice is now strongly encouraged to help students deepen and maintain their understanding of Iyengar’s work. Classes will focus more on yoga philosophy.

Days and Times

Tuesdays 9am-11am

Thursdays 9am-11am

With Lynne Bowsher

Gentle/Senior

The Gentle class might be more suitable for you if you have an injury or if you are working with physical restrictions such as back, neck, knee, or shoulder problems, are overweight, weak, elderly, or if you simply want to participate in a slower paced class.

Modifications of the poses are offered and most postures are done with support.

  Days and Times

Fridays 9am-10:30am

With Lynne Bowsher

All Levels

Suitable for all students, even beginners. The classes will be taught so that all students work together to develop a deeper understanding of Iyengar yoga practice.

Students will be assisted to work safely and appropriately at their current level to build stamina and explore a wide variety of asanas including inversions.

 Days and Times

Tuesdays 6pm-8pm

Thursdays 6pm-8pm

With Lynne Bowsher

“Yoga is a light which, once lit, will never dim. The better your practice, the brighter the flame”.

– BKS Iyengar

WOULD YOU LOVE TO TRY YOGA?

Based on the eight limbs of “Ashtanga Yoga”, Iyengar yoga classes accommodate all

levels of fitness and ability.

Students realize their full potential as they progress gradually and systematically through each session and each level. The focus is on balance, strength, stamina, flexibility, and relaxation, with an emphasis on alignment, breath, and awareness for better health, inner peace and mindful living. Classes are taught with care and precision to each individual’s needs. Students learn to build a solid foundation in each asana (pose), allowing a steady safe progression while receiving the many benefits of yoga along the way.

The Iyengar method develops strength, endurance, and optimal body alignment, in addition to flexibility and relaxation. The Iyengar method also develops self-awareness, intelligent evaluation, and profound inward reflection.
Standing poses are emphasized at the beginning to build strength and ease of movement, increase general vitality, and improve circulation, coordination, and balance.

Postures for deep relaxation are also introduced from the beginning. As a deeper understanding and ability is developed, sitting and reclining postures, forward extensions, inversion, back extensions, twists, arm balances and flowing sequences are gradually introduced.

“Words cannot convey the value of yoga – it has to be experienced.”

– BKS Iyengar

2018 Fees

(Please note changes to the fees for this year)

 Prices are outlined below for the 12 week Winter Session: (prices will be pro-rated if starting later)

All prices include GST

Beginners are welcome any time in the session

Now accepting Credit Card, Debit Card, Cash, Cheque or E-transfer

Missed Classes

If you miss a class you can make it up in any class of the same or lower level during the SAME session only.

Refund Policy

There are no refunds. An extension may be granted for a medical condition.

“Yoga is a light which, once lit, will never dim. The better you practice, the brighter the flame.”

– BKS Iyengar

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM CLASSES

  • A safe, methodical progression of yoga postures through expert linking
  • Understanding technique through precision, alignment and awareness in performing the yoga postures
  • Correct sequencing to help develop strength, flexibility, stamina, concentration and relaxation
  • Clear demonstrations and instructions by well-qualified teachers
  • Individual correction and adjustment as necessary by the teacher

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS

 

  • Yoga Wear:  Wear clothing that helps the teacher to see the action of the legs, i.e. tights or shorts.
  • Scents:  Many students have allergies to perfumes, so please refrain from heavy scented products.
  • Food:  Refrain from eating for two hours prior to class. Please refrain from chewing gum during class.
  • Water:  Drink water before and after class, do not bring water bottles into class room.
  • Arrive on Time:  As a consideration to the teacher and other class members, please arrive on time. it is a good idea to arrive a few minutes earlier to get yourself settled. The door will be locked 5 minutes after class begins.
  • Cell Phones:  As a consideration to other students, please turn off your cell phone.
  • Special Needs:  Be sure to inform of any injuries, physical ailments or medical conditions (including menstrual cycle) so poses can be modified for your needs.

“The long and uninterrupted practice of asanas, done with awareness, will bring success.

 – BKS Iyengar

Are You Ready to Change?

Come take a class and bring Iyengar Yoga into your life. Be ready for the practice to change you on many levels. For the better of course!