Iyengar Yoga Classes

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Whether you’re just getting started or have lots of experience, Glo has classes at every level, in a diverse range of styles.

Iyengar

Focus on alignment, precision and strength, often using props.

Iyengar yoga is based on the teachings of yoga master B.K.S. Iyengar (author of numerous books including the definitive guide, Light on Yoga). The method of study of Iyengar yoga is progressive with an emphasis on precision and form in order to maintain a balance between flexibility, strength, and relaxation. Through intelligent alignment, sequencing of asanas and timing in the poses, the practice of Iyengar yoga can safely lead beginner and advanced students alike to a mindful practice that is absorbed with attention so that the mind and body work together. Oftentimes props are used to allow the practitioner to go deeper in the asana, adapt to an individual's needs, make an otherwise challenging asana attainable, or to provide support. In addition to his many innovations that are utilized throughout the modern world of yoga such as props, B.K.S. Iyengar developed therapeutic and restorative yoga that utilize the practice of asana and pranayama for deep relaxation and healing.

Yoga

Level 2 20 mins

Take this quick, no-prop ab sequence anywhere or add it onto another class for a boost of energy. Activate your entire core, including the deep lower abs, using Vinyasa and Iyengar Yoga-inspired movements like supine leg lifts and dynamic Boat poses. Finish with Bound Angle pose to relax the muscles you've worked.

Yoga

Level 1-2 45 mins

A deeply restorative Iyengar Yoga class that uses poses held for long periods of time to open the front of the body. Practice supported variations of Childs Pose, Down Dog, Reclined Bound Angle Pose, and Bridge Pose. Props Required: 2 bolsters, 2 blocks, 3 blankets.

Yoga

Level 1-2 30 mins

A slow, deeply restorative Iyengar Yoga class done in both Prone and Supine poses to quiet the mind and release muscles in the shoulders and legs. Key poses include Supported Child’s Pose, Standing Forward Bend, and chair-supported Shoulder Stand. Props Required: 1 bolster, 2 blankets, a chair. Props Suggested: An additional mat.

Yoga

Level 1-2 45 mins

This Iyengar Yoga class practices slow, methodical movement to elongate the spine in prone backbends. Learn how to expand the upper back in Child’s Pose and Down Dog, and then into backbends like Locust and Bow Pose. Counter these backbends with neutralizing poses like Reclined Spinal Twist and Prone Savasana. Props Required: 2 blocks, 3 blankets, a bolster.

Yoga

Level 2 60 mins

This Iyengar Yoga class gradually opens up the back and shoulders in preparation for an enlivening back bending and inversion sequence. Peak poses include Feathered Peacock Pose, Inverted Staff Pose and Full Wheel Pose, followed by counter poses like Shoulder Stand and Plow Pose. Props Required: 2 blocks, 3 blankets, 1 strap, 1 bolster, a chair, a wall.

Yoga

Level 1-2 45 mins

This Iyengar Yoga class focuses on using props to support the process of accessing deep seated forward bends. Warm up the hips and legs in Wide-Angle Seated Forward Bend and Half Bound Lotus Forward Fold, progressing towards Full Lotus Pose. Take the poses to the wall to facilitate a deeper opening, then finish with Seated Forward Bend and Plow Pose. Props Required: 3 blankets, a wall.

Yoga

Level 2 60 mins

This Iyengar Yoga class focuses on deep twisting using props and an emphasis on how to use the arms to create resistance and length in the spine. Prepare the body with Triangle, Half Moon Pose, and Staff Pose, then progress them into their more advanced twisting variations, finishing with seated twists and Side Crow. Props Required: 3 blankets, 2 blocks, a wall.

Yoga

Level 1-2 45 mins

This Iyengar Yoga class covers how to build strength and maintain length through the body in standing poses. Learn how to elongate the torso and widen the upper back in Urdhva Baddhanguliyasana and apply it to other expansive poses like Triangle, Warrior I, and Down Dog. Props Required: 2 blankets, 1 bolster. Props Suggested: a block, a wall.

Yoga

Level 2 60 mins

This challenging Iyengar Yoga class focuses on preparing the body for arm balances. Learn how to maintain length in the torso while mobilizing the legs and shifting weight into the upper body. Peak poses include Standing Split, One-Legged Down Dog, Side Plank, and inversions with leg extensions. Props Required: 3 blankets, 1 bolster, a belt. Props Suggested: a wall.

Yoga

Level 2 30 mins

An Iyengar Yoga class that utilizes backbends to strengthen the spine and stimulate circulation. Begin waking up the spine with Intense Side Stretch Pose and Revolved Triangle, then progress the work in the spine in Locust and Bow. Finish with supine twists and Reclining Bound Angle Pose. Props Required: 1 block, a belt, bolster, and blanket.

Yoga

Level 2 30 mins

This class is all about continuous movement and sharpening your focus while moving in and out of standing poses. Warm up with vigorous Vinyasas and a Twisted Side Stretch series, followed by a brisk sequence to strengthen the lower body, build endurance, and revitalize the spine. Props Suggested: 2 blocks.

Yoga

Level 1-2 20 mins

An Iyengar Yoga class that teaches how to establish strength, stability, and stamina in your Warriors. Find length in the torso and strength in the legs to build solid foundations for your Warrior I, II, and III. Cool-down in Wide-Legged Forward Bend, Down Dog, and Child’s Pose to let it all go.

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