Iyengar Yoga Center of Denver

Transformative yoga for the whole person


"...since learning and practicing (as a complete beginner) Yoga with the excellent instructors at the Iyengar centre, my back pain has disappeared...."

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Lisa teaches KEEP YOURSELF ROOTED FREE Workshop for new and renewing members of IYNAUS (the Iyengar National Association of the United States), a professional organization of Iyengar Yoga students and teachers.

Saturday, January 31 noon-2pm

Join IYNAUS to deepen your roots within the Iyengar community.

Iyengar Yoga Center of Denver offers:

  • Traditional hatha yoga taught in the Iyengar tradition, thanks to the guiding light of BKS Iyengar
  • Ways to use yoga to relieve physical ailments and stress
  • Well trained instructors committed to providing a positive yoga experience, with well honed observation and correction skills to help create an optimal pose, including the use of props to assist learning and advance accurate alignment
  • No Glitz, No Glamor,  It's all about the yoga!!
8:00am - 10:00am Level 1
For continuing beginning students. Provides the foundation for the study of Iyengar Yoga.
Gary Reitze
Gary Reitze began practicing Iyengar Yoga in 1986 to rehabilitate from a number of injuries including five shoulder surgeries. Soon he became fascinated with and dedicated to the spiritual path of Yoga and wanted to share his passion with others. He began teaching in 1990 and has taught regularly since. Gary has studied with BKS Iyengar in India on three occasions, and continues his study with senior teachers. He has taken over 600 hours of teacher training, is a master teacher with over 10,000 hours of teaching experience, possesses extensive knowledge of therapeutics, and is an intermediate certified teacher.

Gary’s style of teaching is precise and detailed, incorporating a passion for the physical postures and helping his students reduce pain so they can engage in the activities they love. He is devoted to the spiritual path of yoga and also studies Ayurveda, the ancient system of medicine from India. Gary has a love of nature, climbs peaks in the summer and skis in the winter.

10:00am - 12:00pm Level 3
Intermediate poses introduced to complement the firm foundation created through the understanding of the basic poses. Minimum 2 years of Iyengar yoga practice recommended.
Kila Lau
Kila Kaohele Lau, native Hawaiian, is an intermediate certified Iyengar yoga instructor. His first Iyengar yoga teacher was Manouso Manos. He has been to the Pune Institute 4 times, to study with the Iyengars. He has been to Swami Dayananda’s Rishikesh ashram twice to study yoga and sound with Ramanand Patel and Mukesh Desai. He has been involved in healing/massage, movement arts and yoga for over 28 years. Kila continues his life’s intention of “Know Thyself.”
10:15am - 11:45am Level 2
Consolidation of the basic poses with increased study of the beginning inversions.
Donita Reitze
Donita Reitze began practicing Iyengar Yoga in 1986 because of arthritis in her thoracic spine. With continued practice her spine became more mobile, and she has grown 1 inches due to good posture. She began teaching in 1992 and is an intermediate level certified Iyengar Yoga teacher. She teaches with enthusiasm, joy and the passion to help others get as much out of Yoga as they can, so the students can take responsibility for taking care of themselves. Donita continues to study with senior teachers in this country as well as the Iyengars in India. She also has a love of the mountains and enjoys skiing and hiking.
12:00pm - 1:15pm All Levels
A varied class, meeting the needs of individual levels. All levels of yoga practitioners are welcome.
Julia Carlson
Julia started practicing Iyengar yoga at the age of 16 to circumvent a mandatory high school athletic requirement. She quickly realized that yoga is much more than just a physical practice, and relies on it to maintain balance in both her body and her mind. She believes that a regular yoga practice is as important to both physical and mental health as brushing your teeth is to dental health. After graduating from college, Julia participated in her first yoga teacher training in Ontario, and spent the following year teaching at her alma mater and at a local studio. As a closet perfectionist, Julia appreciates the precision of the Iyengar method and the emphasis on alignment. She is currently working towards her Iyengar certification under the guidance of Leslie and Craig.

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"This art can be practiced by young or old, weak or strong, firm or infirm, irrespective of gender and under any climatic conditions. However, the practice must be done according to the requirements of the individual, the circumstances and temperament."
-- BKS Iyengar