Friday 3-5:30pm – Standing poses, the foundation of the Iyengar method, introduce us to the primary actions of many advanced poses. With diligent work, skill and intelligence blossom as our practices become more dynamic. We cultivate intention with attention, commonly called “will power”. By yoking together body and mind we kindle the flame of Tapas, the burning drive towards purification, enthusiasm, or vigor.
Saturday 10am-12:30pm – Hips, knees, ankles and toes create a vast array of movement if they are maintained with targeted asanas. More freedom of movement in the lower body is available when all the hinges are equally open. The earthiness of the lower body can feel heavy as mud, or dry and brittle as a dehydrated river bed. With regular practice of targeted poses we can germinate the seeds of a rich and beneficial practice to support mobility, balance and locomotion that we expect from the lower limbs.
Saturday 2-4:30pm– Spine arching poses are the antidote to our western lifestyle. After childhood we rarely bend in this manner. As a result the musculature on the anterior surface of the body shortens and posture reflects an anatomical imbalance. Using the Iyengar method we will move progressively through a series of poses to create spaciousness and freedom. This in turn will bring about an open heart and a favorable disposition of the mind.
About Linda – Linda is a certified Intermediate Senior 1 Iyengar teacher, and is Yoga Alliance registered. She has a master’s degree in Exercise Science and is certified by the American College of Sports Medicine as an Exercise Physiologist. She has served on a number of yoga association boards and served as president of the Iyengar Yoga National Association of the U.S. from 2006-2008.
Linda began practicing yoga in 1974 and teaching in 1976. Since 1986 she has been devoted to the Iyengar method, continues to study with and assist her senior teacher, Patricia Walden of Cambridge, and travels to Pune, India to study with the Iyengar family on a regular basis, most recently in February 2014. Linda’s teaching style is clear, concise, and compassionate. With attention to detail and individual feedback, she cultivates confidence in students. A balance between physical postures and yoga philosophy creates a deeper understanding in her classes. For more about Linda and her studio in Providence, RI click here.
Single session – $45
All three sessions – $120
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