What is Iyengar Yoga?
Iyengar Yoga is a form of Hatha yoga. It focuses on alignment, stability and breath, and is used to optimize health and wellbeing. My classes offer a safe environment to improve your overall level of functioning. You will learn how to increase your mobility and improve your posture, while adapting a mindfulness that penetrates from your inner core.
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali described 8 limbs of yoga.
Iyengar yoga classes includes limb 3 (postures/asanas), limb 4 (breathing exercises/pranayama), limb 6 (concentration/dharana), and limb 7 (meditation/dhyana).
What Services Do I offer?
1:1 instruction provides an opportunity for personal and specific asana growth.
This series consists of 2 classes weekly via Zoom.
In person group classes are taught in Aurora and Muskoka.
Workshops are also periodically available.
Check this page regularly for upcoming class schedules & announcements.
For private, group and workshop rates, as well as class availability please email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
According to Patanjali, postures, breathing, and concentration precede meditation to prepare the body and mind to sit without distraction.
I am optimistic about the future, and I truly believe in our innate capacity to heal and rebuild as we move through our past traumas and challenges. Through building resiliency, we free ourselves up to be truly present rather than unconsciously repeating our past. The more resilient we get, the more creative we can be and the more joyful and meaningful our life becomes. When we merge and engage both the body and mind collectively, we improve our ability to move towards better health and wellbeing. That is why my practice is unique!
Integrating Mental Health & Yoga
“Yoga allows you to rediscover a sense of wholeness in your life, where you don’t feel like you are constantly trying to fit broken pieces together"
- B.K.S. Iyengar, Light on Life
Iyengar promotes physical health and has therapeutic benefits, helping to ease an array of medical ailments. Moreover, it boosts mental and spiritual
Within the therapy context, adjunctive treatments such as yoga may provide additional improvements beyond traditional therapy alone. Incorporating yoga into treatment integrates both mind and body, creating a more holistic healing process through the teaching of mindfulness and improving client’s connectedness to and awareness of their internal experience.
This study supports the use of Iyengar yoga and coherent breathing intervention as a treatment to alleviate depressive symptoms.
Given that symptoms of depression and anxiety include impaired concentration and ruminating on fears of the future, Iyengar yoga provides individuals with concrete activities on which to focus in the form of postures and breathing exercises.
Improvement in psychological symptoms is correlated with cumulative Iyengar yoga practice reducing symptoms of depression and anxiety and increased feelings of positivity.