"Do not think of yourself as a small, compressed, suffering thing. Think of yourself as graceful and expanding, no matter how unlikely it may seem at the time." ~ B.K.S. Iyengar

Course 1: Yoga Foundations

We will delve into the study of yoga darshan, one of the six major schools of philosophy of India and how it relates to our asana, pranayama, and meditation practice, on and off the mat. We will reflect on Yoga as a Sadhana, that is a practice in our life. Yoga is truth. Health and vitality come with it. A holistic vision is innate in the approach. Foundational principles - the 5 great elements, Yamas (great universal observances), Kriya (acts) and Marga (paths), will be explored. Foundations in yoga asana, pranayama will be unfolded to offer you stability when you practice, in class or on your own.

Course Book - The Tree of Yoga,  BKS Iyengar

“The sky is finite as well as infinite. None can touch it, yet we are in contact with it at every moment of our lives. Similarly, you and I have to use finite means- body, mind, intelligence and consciousness- to reach the infinite seat of the soul which is the Mother of all these things. In this way we remain ever fresh, ever peaceful, and with ever growing intelligence.”"