Iyengar Yoga Center of Denver
Transformative yoga for the whole person
"...I have been doing Iyengar Yoga with Craig..."
"Your body exists in the past and your mind exists in the furture. In yoga, they come together in the present." --BKS Iyengar
Our students are our past and our future. Please join Craig and Lisa in a practice of basic poses held in silence without instruction as an offering of gratitude for the opportunity to serve the Iyengar community for the past 14 years!
Friday, June 5
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 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 - 11:30am||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 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 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 - 1:30pm||All Levels
A varied class, meeting the needs of individual levels. All levels of yoga practitioners are welcome.
Kishor Stein studies and teaches yoga in Denver, Colorado. He began attending classes at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of LA in 1989. As a young student hanging upside down on the rope wall, yoga kept him focused. His consistent practice from an early age led him to completing the 3-year Iyengar Yoga Teacher Training Program in 2003, during which he earned his first level of certification. Kishor then travelled to India on several occasions to study the origins of Bhakti Yoga. It was there that he realized his dharma: to apply this mystic science of yoga to everyday life and share it with others. Kishor is a Certified Intermediate Junior II Teacher and continues to study with Senior Iyengar Yoga Teachers. Last year he studied with the Iyengar family in India and is currently planning his next trip. Kishor would like to thank Manouso Manos, Chris Stein, Gloria Goldberg and the late Karin O'Bannon for their support and guidance.
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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