Iyengar Yoga Classes

Whether you’re just getting started or have lots of experience, Glo has classes at every level, in a diverse range of styles.

Whether you’re just getting started or have lots of experience, Glo has classes at every level, in a diverse range of styles.

Iyengar

Focus on alignment, precision and strength, often using props.

Iyengar yoga is based on the teachings of yoga master B.K.S. Iyengar (author of numerous books including the definitive guide, Light on Yoga). The method of study of Iyengar yoga is progressive with an emphasis on precision and form in order to maintain a balance between flexibility, strength, and relaxation. Through intelligent alignment, sequencing of asanas and timing in the poses, the practice of Iyengar yoga can safely lead beginner and advanced students alike to a mindful practice that is absorbed with attention so that the mind and body work together. Oftentimes props are used to allow the practitioner to go deeper in the asana, adapt to an individual's needs, make an otherwise challenging asana attainable, or to provide support. In addition to his many innovations that are utilized throughout the modern world of yoga such as props, B.K.S. Iyengar developed therapeutic and restorative yoga that utilize the practice of asana and pranayama for deep relaxation and healing.

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Level 2-3 30 mins

A fast-paced intermediate to advanced Iyengar Yoga practice for splitting the legs in various positions that progresses from standing poses like Standing Split to inversions like Handstand at the wall. Props Required: 3 blankets, a wall.

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Level 2 60 mins

This slow-paced Iyengar Yoga class focuses on repetitive, rhythmic movement to lengthen the spine and open the hips with a variety of forward extensions. Props Required: 3 blankets, 1 bolster, 1 belt.

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Level 2-3 20 mins

An advanced Iyengar Yoga class for practicing inversions with Uttanasana, Prasarita Padottanasana and variations of Sirsasana and Sarvangasana. Learn to build stamina by holding poses for longer periods of time with minimal instruction. Props required: 1 belt, 4 blankets, 1 block. Props suggested: a wall.

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Level 2-3 60 mins

An intermediate to advanced Iyengar Yoga class that focuses on releasing tension in the lower back through safely lengthening and twisting the spine in a series of standing and seated side-bending poses and inversions. This class is not recommended for those menstruating or currently pregnant. Props required: 3 blankets, 1 strap, 1 block.

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Level 1 20 mins

Take what you learned from class one and two, and build on it by learning the mechanics of twisting. As a progressive program, this final class will be the least amount of talking and the most doing. Test your arm and leg muscle memory in Down Dog, Standing Forward Fold, Standing Wide Leg Forward Fold with Twists, and Seated Twists. Finish with a solid foundation of precision, alignment, and awareness to bring to any Iyengar class or other style of yoga that peaks your interest.

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Level 1 20 mins

Build on the learnings of external rotations of the legs from the previous class with variations of Tadasana or Mountain pose. This class focuses on neutral and internal rotation of the legs, moving step-by-step through the alignment in basic poses like Warrior I, Parsvottonasana or Pyramid, then Seated Baddha Konasana.

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Level 1 20 mins

This class teaches the foundational poses of Iyengar Yoga, specifically, Tadasana or Mountain pose. This grounding pose serves as a template for understanding almost all yoga poses. Learn the basic variations of this pose that build into some of the beginner postures like Trikonasana, Parsvakonasana, and Dandasana. Props required: Chair.

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Level 2 45 mins

An intense Iyengar Yoga sequence that teaches students how to lift up instead of lowering down in Bakasana using blocks and supported poses like Adho Mukha Vrksasana and Sirsasana 2 at the wall. Props required: 2 blankets, 2 blocks (not foam, must be solid), a belt, a wall.

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Level 1 20 mins

A relaxing class that teaches simple, restorative poses to relieve tension and stiffness in the lower back. Students learn Supta Padangusthasana, Parivrtta Padangusthasana, and Ardha Uttanasana, each assisted with a chair for added support. Props required: chair, 1 blanket or cushion, and a belt.

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Level 1-2 30 mins

This slow and mindful class is specifically for the female cycle. Menstruation is hardly mentioned in American yoga practice, except when cautioned on what poses not to do. This class eases the emotional, mental, and physical challenges that come with the monthly cycle. Learn to release tension in the abdomen with Lateral Standing and Supine poses and relax the nervous system to restore balance in the body. Props Required: A wall, bolster, 3 blankets, 1 block, and 1 strap.

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Level 2 30 mins

Lengthen thighs and hips by coming in and out of the standing poses from Adho Mukha Svanasana. If standing poses are already part of your practice then this class will offer you an extended aerobic workout, and if you’re still warming up to these standing poses, then it’s also a great class to work on them. Finish off with a long, well-deserved Savasana to seal in your hard work. Props Required: 1 blanket, 1 bolster or cushion. Props Suggested: 1 eye pillow.

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Level 1 30 mins

Think you know your yoga? Understanding Iyengar Yoga is key for students that are serious about learning the authentic lineage of the practice. This style has something to teach everyone. Learn the precision and alignment specifics about each pose. Iyengar Yoga is especially helpful to those with injuries who are looking to continue to practice safely and effectively. This yoga can also enhance any other styles that you love and reveals the layers that are involved in every pose of your practice. Bring your patience and curiosity for this one.

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