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Iyengar Yoga Workshop

Connect To Your Core!

Sunday June 14, 2020

2:00pm - 4:30pm

With Senior Teacher

Jessica Becker!

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Alignment Is Our Mission - Why Iyengar Yoga?

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Daily Classes

We offer a variety of daily alignment based classes on our schedule. These classes are supported by the courses which allow the student to delve deeper into their practice or explore specific topics.

Courses and Workshops

These special classes are designed to allow students to delve deeper into various areas of their practice.

Intro to Yoga Program

This program is designed to teach students how to structurally align the body in fundamental yoga poses, keeping students safe and free from injury.

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Private Instruction

Private lessons provide the gateway to improved health by giving you the tools to establish a healthy yoga practice. Working one on one with an instructor enhances learning and ensures having your individual needs met.

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The Joy In Letting Go

Fall in New England is nothing short of spectacular.  There is color and light everywhere.  Even on the gray days the trees shine.   As full and bright as the show is, I wait and watch for the trees to lovingly let go of their leaves.  The fiery leaves don't fall, but dance their way to the ground.  I am amazed how the season shows us the joy in letting go. In yoga philosophy, the season reminds many of us of Aparigraha.  Aparigraha is the letting go.  Translated by B.K.S. Iyengar as, "without possessions, without greed," we can think of it also as non-grasping.  In this consumer culture, how often do we feel weighed down by the material things we want, and perhaps the societal things we think we should want or have?  All this wanting inhibits our ability to feel at ease within our lives. Aparigraha is freedom from wanting more and more. Iyengar writes in his commentary on Sutra II.39 that, "When one is steady in living without surplus possessions and without greed, one realizes the true meaning of one's life...Aparigraha means not only non-possession and non-acceptance of gifts but also freedom from rigidity of thought.  Holding on to one's thoughts is also a form of possessiveness..."   How often do we find ourselves grasping to old thoughts or beliefs about ourselves or our relationships? Aparigraha is subtle and difficult to practice, so how can we invite the practice of aparigraha into our lives? Gratitude. Find gratitude around you.  Small gratitude, big gratitude, whatever size you like.  Wherever you can find it.  Finding gratitude is like finding a small sanctuary amongst all this wanting and limited thinking. When we find it, gratitude suggests, maybe we really are okay. Maybe even there is an abundance of tiny things to [...]

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