Peentz Class Description


Foundations of Iyengar Yoga

Tuesdays  10:45am – 12:15pm

Wednesdays   6 -7:30pm

Learn the fundamental principles of Iyengar Yoga as practiced and taught by BKS Iyengar.  You will learn basic principles of alignment and principles of skillful action by practicing all  families of asanas (poses) such as standing poses, basic backbends, seated twists and forward bends and become gradually introduced to inversions.  Classes are progressive and develop week to week.  This class is for you if you are completely new to yoga, new to Iyengar yoga, or want to continue to refine your yoga skills.  Peentz recommends that you come to the same class weekly so that she can form a student/teacher relationship with you on a regular basis, which enhances your learning.  This class meets at the following times:

Sundays with Peentz: Monthly intensives for Seasoned students and teachers

Intensives meet monthly on Sundays from 1-4pm:

December 16

January 13

February 10

March 17

April 28

May 19

This class is for seasoned students, aspiring teachers, and teachers who are interested in refining their practice of asana, pranayama and deepening their understanding of yoga philosophy.  

Each month Peentz will explore a specific asana or family of asanas.  Each class begins with a short discussion of yoga philosophy.  Please bring a copy of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras.  (BKS Iyengar’s commentary and any other commentary you are studying).

Pranayama Fall Series:  The art of observing the breath and quieting the mind

8 Wednesdays, 7:45-8:45pm  October 10 – December 5

This series will introduce you to the art of breathing skillfully and with awareness in order to facilitate relaxation and renewed vitalityof body and mind.  This limb of Yoga is called Pranayama. 

In each class you will practice simple postures (asanas) which allow the body to relax and prepare for conditioned breathing.  As the body relaxes and opens, the breath moves more freely.  The mind is gently guided inward to become aware of how and where the breath is moving.  As you practice various ways of breathing, your mind becomes deeply focused and quiet.  The end result is a profound sense of well-being and renewed clarity. 

**You must register for the 8-week Series, as each class develops and builds on the next class.

Come for the Wednesday Asana class 6-7:30pm and stay for the Pranayama class at 7:45!