Yoga Basics (begins week of Sept 9): New to yoga or Yoga Cville? Join us for a Yoga Basics class. This 6-week short-course meets for 60 minutes. Each class builds on the one before it. Week by week curriculum includes an overview of Yoga Cville approach (what is Iyengar and a review of props and the rope wall) and an introduction to standing poses, forward bends, twists, and backbends. In the final week, restorative and a mini-session on breathwork will be offered. Students who complete this session will be prepared for Level I coursework.
Level I: For students new to yoga or to the Iyengar approach, as well as those who want to concentrate on fundamental postures.
Level I-II: For those with experience in fundamental poses and interested in precision alignment. Basic poses are fine-tuned and the student’s overall practice more deeply explored. As confidence builds, new poses are introduced, including Salamba Sarvangasana (shoulderstand).
Level II: For students who are well practiced in the basic postures. In the Iyengar tradition, students learn and explore inverted poses, including Sirsasana (headstand) and Adho Mukha Vrksasana (handstand).
Level II-III: For students who want to explore yoga poses more deeply and vigorously, and who can do Sirsasana (headstand), Salamba Sarvangasana (shoulderstand), and Halasana (plow) with confidence.
Gentle: A less rigorous, moderately paced class for new and experienced students. Well-suited to those with minimal mobility, recovering from illness or injury, or chronic issues of fatigue.
Yin Yoga: Suitable for all levels of students, this practice is slow-paced and designed to help you sit longer, and more comfortably, by stretching connective tissue around the joints (knees, pelvis, sacrum and spine). Involves variations of seated and supine poses typically held for several minutes, accessing deeper layers of fascia. Props often used.
Using Props to Deepen Your Practice: We take advantage of the studio's full complement of yoga props -- blocks, belts, blankets, bolsters, chairs, straps and rope wall -- to support, align and deepen our experience of all categories of asana: standing and restorative poses, forward and backward extensions, and inversions.