Based on the tradition of BKS Iyengar, Michael will use specific timing, sequencing, and alignment to access multiple layers of the body. The intention is to develop insight and awareness of what it means to be present. Props such as blocks, belts, and chairs are used to support and build strength while detailed instruction cultivates a narrative approach to accessing these layers. Moving from the outer layer, often emphasized in contemporary, modern Yoga, these classes will challenge while encouraging you to uncover more subtle layers that reside deep behind the superficial distractions and mental constructs that keep us from authentically being in the world.
The student will learn the fundamentals of yoga postures (asanas) through body awareness and postural alignment. This class is ideal for the Beginner Student or the advanced student who is looking get back to the Beginner space to witness things that have been forgotten or lost to associations and meanings. Class Times are 60-90 minutes.
Weekend Warrior All Levels and Intermediate
These are mixed level classes open to students who have practiced in the Hatha and/or the Iyengar Tradition for a minimum of 6 months. These classes incorporate concepts found in both Eastern Texts and Continental Philosophy. Variations and modifications are often taught to acknowledge all students in the class. Classes may include Meditation and/or Pranayama (breathing practices) for those students with maturity in breath work. Class times are 90-120 minutes.