Classes

January 8th – February 3rd 2022

All classes through February 3rd will support the Kripa Foundation, empowering those afflicted by chemical dependency and HIV/AIDS. It is being taught in profound gratitude to B.K.S. Iyengar. Please consider a gift of $12-20/class (Venmo to @Holly-Kostura).

Vinyasa Krama (Iyengar Flow, then Glow)
Saturdays (All Levels, except Beginners)
10:00 – 11:30 AM
January 8, 15, 22, 29
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The first hour of practice will see each asana link to the next, creating one, seamless whole. In the last 30 minutes of class we’ll slow the flow and go towards the growing stillness and silence within.

The Heart of Yoga
Tuesdays (Intermediate) & Thursdays (Intermediate/Advanced)
5:00 – 5:30 PM: Theory5:30 – 7:00 PM: Practice
January 11th – February 3rd
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Within us there is a place of infinite space and profound peace that remains untouched by the conditions that surround us. Through the study and practice of Yoga we discover how to organize and mobilize the body-mind to seek and find the inner source of unshakeable serenity and eternal joy.

In this series of classes we will learn:
* how the skillful practice of asana and pranayama support us in curating physical, mental and emotional well-being
* specific sequences to balance both overactive/anxious and dull/melancholic states
* key, philosophical concepts from the traditional texts that unlock the door to the heart of all that Yoga has to offer

Advanced Led Practice
Sunday, January 16th
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
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Mentoring Meeting
Sunday, January 16th
1:00 – 3:00 PM

Those students who are currently teaching or interested in teaching Iyengar Yoga, and who are seeking mentorship with Holly are asked to attend.
Email holly@yogawithholly.com for required reading and link to register.

Registration

Space to attend class in-person is limited and *must* be reserved in advance.
Proof of vaccination is required to attend class in person and masks are mandatory until further notice.
Your contribution to the well-being of the cOMmunity is deeply appreciated. Thank you for the opportunity to serve the divine BE-ing within you.

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.