Class Schedule

All Level Practitioners

Your Yoga: Learning to Love Practice

Sundays, FEB 7th – 28th*
1:00 – 2:30 PM ET: Practice
2:30 – 3:00 PM ET: Q & A
*Class meets @ 10:30 AM ET – 12:00 PM ET FEB 21st only.
Tuition: 4 classes/$80 

Follow the clear and concise method charted in Your Year of Yoga: Learning to Love Practice with the book’s author Holly Kostura, Senior Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher! 

Practice your way LIVE, ONLINE through the series of thoughtfully-designed sequences in classes taught by Holly, including a restorative-pranayama practice to cultivate deep relaxation of the body and peace of mind.

All level practitioners, including Beginners, will learn how to:

  • Establish the foundation of a well-rounded and beneficial Yoga practice. 
  • Practice methodically, starting from the ground up. 
  • Master the primary actions of the poses, which are essential ingredients for those new to Yoga practice and for those practicing at the intermediate and advanced levels.
  • Connect the primary actions to their therapeutic effects on the body-mind. 
  • Modify the poses as needed to practice safely and optimally with some knee and hip issues, low back pain, restricted movement in the neck and shoulders, general stiffness, menstruation, etc. 
  • Integrate the basic principles of Yoga philosophy into the physical practice so the philosophy becomes a dynamic, living experience. 
  • Improve the quality of their life off the mat with this holistic practice.
  • Develop the strength and flexibility required to confidently practice inverted poses. Alternatives/modifications will be taught so these important poses and their life-changing benefits are available to all.

Yoga for Healing the Legs: From Roots to Shoots

Sundays, FEB 28th – MAR 21st 
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM ET: Practice 
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM ET: Theory
Tuition: 4 classes/$100

This class will focus on the legs, from their shoots to the roots. This course is open to all students who have a desire to learn to optimize and maintain the strength (stability/sthira) and flexibility (mobility/sukha) of the feet and legs, including the toes, ankles, knees and hips.

Intermediate & Advanced Practitioners 

What is *this* Yoga? 

Tuesdays (Intermediate) & Thursdays (Intermediate & Advanced)
FEB 9th – MAR 4th

4:45 PM – 5:30 PM ET: Theory
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM ET: Practice
Tuition: 1 class/$25
4 classes/$80
8 classes/$150

This series of classes are based on a talk given by B.K.S. Iyengar’s granddaughter and about her experience learning to practice and teach “Iyengar’s” YOGa from him in the last decade of his life.  Registrants will be sent a copy of a transcript of this talk to read. This theory will be integrated into the well rounded sequences taught in the asana classes.

A Yog(ic) Dance Party!

Sundays, JAN 31st & FEB 14th
10:00 AM – 12:30 PM ET

The focus of the first class will be on the actions required of the lower body (the legs, hips and lumbar spine) in Natarajasana (The Divine Dancer).
Level: Intermediate and Advanced. 

The focus of the second class will be on the upper body (the chest, shoulders and thoracic spine) and unifying both halves into one, divine whole.
Level: Advanced.  

For more information, including registration, click here

Registration

Pre-registration is required to attend all classes:

  1. Make payment via Venmo to @Holly-Kostura or PayPal via “Friends and Family” as we cannot absorb processing fees. Please include a note indicating for which classes you are paying.
  2. Once your payment is received you will be sent a link to register via Zoom for class(es). Complete that registration process even if you will be coming to the studio. This will ensure all students receive the link to register to attend class online (if needed) AND the class recording for your home practice.
  3. To reserve one of the limited in-studio spaces, send an email with that request. You will be sent a reply confirming your space has been reserved.

Tuition includes access to both sessions (theory and practice) and a link to view the recording, which will automatically be sent to all registrants after each class. Please note the link expires after 7 days.

Equity In Access

If you find it hard to pay for classes email me about our sliding scale tuition program. I welcome the chance to have this important conversation with you.

Class Descriptions

Advanced

For students with substantial Iyengar Yoga experience who can do Sirsasana with intelligence for five minutes, who can kick up into Adho Mukha Vrksasana (Full Arm Balance) and Pincha Mayurasana, and push up into Urdhva Dhanurasana (Upward Bow) or are progressing in that direction. Sirsasana is taught away from the wall and variations are introduced. Independent practice should be well established.

Beginner

This class is for those who are new to Yoga or the Iyengar method. The focus is on standing poses, arm work and seated poses. Forward bending, twisting and backbending is introduced. Students are introduced to their bodies and taught how to relax deeply.

Continuing Beginner

For students who have completed several sessions at the Beginner level or are new to the Iyengar method but have prior experience. Prone backbendings, basic abdominal asanas are introduced and new forward extensions and twists are added. Salamba Sarvangasana (shoulder stand) and Halasana is learned in a progressive manner.

Gentle / Restorative

This class is focused on building strength and flexibility in all the right places for those bodies experiencing the effects of age and gravity.
It is also appropriate for students of any age who need a slower-paced class and those recovering from injury / illness.

Intermediate

For students who are ready to deepen their already established Yoga practice. Students have been well prepared to learn Sirsasana (Headstand) and variations in Salamba Sarvangasana (Shoulderstand) is introduced.

Yoga For Healing

All Yoga is therapeutic. Its practice gives back health and happiness (sukha) to the body and mind and brings about contentment (santosha). It is not medical treatment but can provide the student with knowledge about how to (at least) manage and (at best) heal from the source of the pain (dukha) being experienced by the body-mind.

Individualized sequencing, use of props, timing while in the specific postures and assistance by highly-trained teachers and apprentices unify to create a holistic treatment, unique to each individual.  The maximum number of students in the classroom at any time is limited to ensure personal attention and assistance as the student practices.

For more information email holly@yogawithholly.com.