Classes

Yoga means meditation. It is one of the six traditional darśanas (“mirrors”) in which one sees the true nature of the Self: clear, joyful and transcendent.

Iyengar Yoga uses the finite body-mind as a doorway into this  inner sanctuary.

As part of this process, students are asked to be “in the present moment” during the class. It can be challenging to cultivate a meditative consciousness and also deeply nourishing.

All bodies are finite and, therefore, subject to limitations (ie, general stiffness, joint issues, etc).  Our Teachers are skilled at encouraging students to go beyond their perceived limitations and also  adept at providing general adaptations to the postures being taught or alternative options as needed.

If you are unsure which class is the best fit for you please send an email to holly@yogawithholly.com.

Attending class twice per week is most beneficial and highly suggested, although not always possible.

Home practice is essential to progress…fifteen minutes a day can make a big difference in the quality of your outer and inner life.

If this is what you are seeking, we are here to share with you what we have learned from Yoga.

In Peace,
Holly

Fall 2022 Class Schedule

Mondays @ 7:00 – 7:15 AM: Dhyana Yoga (Polina)
FREE! Every week, beginning September 26th.

Mondays @ 5:30 PM: Restorative/Pranayama (Holly)
September 26th
October 24th
November 21st
$20 drop-in/$45 series prepaid.

Tuesdays @ 5:30 PM: Intermediate (Holly)*^
September 20,  27
October 4, 11, 18, 25
November 1, 8
$25 drop-in/$160 series prepaid. 

Thursdays @ 3:00 PM: Yoga for Women’s Health (Holly)
September 29
October 6, 13, 20, 27
November 3
$25 drop-in/$120 series prepaid.

Thursdays @ 5:30 PM: Intermediate/Advanced (Holly)*^
September 22, 29
October 6, 13, 20, 27
November 3, 10
$25 drop-in/$160 series prepaid.

Saturdays @ 10:00 AM: Continuing Beginners/New Intermediate (Holly)
September 17, 24
October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
November 5
$25 drop-in/$160 series prepaid. 

Sundays @ 10:00 AM: Beginners/New Continuing Beginners (Gabrielle)
September 25
October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
November 6, 13
$20 drop-in/$120 series prepaid.
Note: Class starts @ 9:30 AM on 10/16 & 11/6.

Sundays @ 11:00 AM (2-hr class): Monthly Advanced Led Practice (Holly)
September 25th
October 16th
November 6th
$25 drop-in/$60 series prepaid.

SPECIAL SERIES! Sundays @ 1:30 – 4:00 PM: Skillful Practice of Inversions, from Creation to Maintenance and Transformation
September 25th (Salamba Sarvangasana & Halasana)
October 16th (Salamba Sirsasana & Variations in Salamba Sarvangasana & Halasana)
November 6th (Variations in Sirsasana, Adho Mukha Vrksasana & Pincha Mayurasana)
$45 drop-in/$108 series prepaid.

* Teacher Mentoring meets @ 4:30 PM ET on Tuesdays (Aspiring CIYTs)  & Thursdays (CIYTs)

^ Philosophy Study meets @ 5:00 PM ET. Click here to view Yoga, for Peace and Happiness, an article Holly wrote for the next issue of Yoga Samachar, an IYNAUS publication. We will be studying this material during the fall session.

Registration

To register for classes send us an email indicating the classes you plan to attend.
All students, including those attending in-studio, must follow this procedure.
Local students may attend online with prior permission only.

Equity In Access

If you find it difficult 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 back bending are 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 back bendings, basic abdominal asanas are introduced and new forward extensions and twists are added. Salamba Sarvangasana (shoulder stand) and Halasana are learned in a progressive manner.

Dhyana Yoga

Set the tone for your week with a Monday morning meditation. Practices will include focused and open awareness (stilling the vrttis), intention setting, and the cultivation of benevolent and non-judgmental states of mind. Beginners as well as experienced meditators are welcome.

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) are 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.