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Iyengar Yoga Center of Denver

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June-Events

Sutra, Sanskrit and Meditation Sangha

June 4, 2017

1-2pm

Free to attend

Study and discuss the meaning and application of the yoga sutras, chant, practice sanskrit and meditate in a group of like minded individuals.

 

 

Rebecca Lerner

June 16-17, 2017

Friday 6-8pm $40

Saturday 9-11:30 & 3-5:30 pm $50 each

$180 for entire workshop

Experience Rebecca's expertise of guiding students deeply into poses in a fresh, insightful and meaningful way.  Rebecca is certified at the Intermediate Senior III level and has studied regularly with the Iyengar Family in Pune, India.  Her gentle yet commanding and dynamic teaching style brings each student to a heightened yogic experience.

 

 

IYCD's Sweet 16!!

June 23, 2017

Celebrate 16 years of IYCD!  Join us for a free yoga class co-taught by Lisa and Craig, food and fun!



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!!

 

 

9:30am - 11:00am Level 2
Consolidation of the basic poses with increased study of the beginning inversions.
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.”
10:00am - 11:30am Level 1
For continuing beginning students. Provides the foundation for the study of Iyengar Yoga.
Emma Addison
Emma Addison has been practicing yoga and therapeutic massage with a variety of techniques for over 40 years. She began the practice/study of Ashtanga yoga (Patanjalli's yoga) with theTranscendental Meditation
technique/Maharishi Mash Yoga in '72  which led her to Iyengar Yoga in '82. She have been to India
6 times to study and celebrate with the Iyengar family.  She practices and studies Ayurved in the Shaka Vanisya tradition with Vaidya RK Mishra
and had a complete healing of her internal health under his tutelage. At present, Emma offers an overall healing session that includes gentle to medium massage pressure and marma point therapy and teaches a varitey of asana classes.
10:00am - 11:15am Seniors 2
For students over the age of 60 with a dedicated yoga practice. One year minimum of Iyengar Yoga recommended.
Craig Kurtz
Craig's interest in yoga began in 1971, a self taught teenager; studying out of books in South Dakota. He was attracted to the concept of a practice that joined and utilized the body, mind and spirit. Craig was drawn to the Iyengar disipline of yoga after a severe car accident in 1983. Iyengar Yoga helped him rehabilitate his back, manage chronic pain and reconnect with his soul. Craig is deeply grateful to B.K.S. Iyengar, all his teachers and students for helping to shine the light on the path of Self-discovery, healing and peace of mind. Craig is a Certified Junior Level 3 Iyengar instructor. His personal practice continues in with several Senior teachers throught the world.
12:00pm - 1:30pm All Levels
A varied class, meeting the needs of individual levels. All levels of yoga practitioners are welcome.
Juliet Sherwood
Juliet Sherwood moved into the Iyengar discipline while teaching yoga in Los Angeles before moving to Denver in 1998. She studied here under Nancy Crum Stechert and Leslie Bradley and was Iyengar-certified in 2001. She has studied with BKS Iyengar, Geeta Iyengar and most of the highest level Iyengar teachers in the United States, in France with Faeq Biria and in India with Swati and Rajiv Chanchani. Her early training was in the Sivananda tradition from which she received certification in 1993 in Kerala, India. Study of Hindu and Buddhist literature, Ayurveda and meditation lead her further along her chosen path. Juliet holds a bachelor’s degree in French from the University of North Carolina and a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Colorado. She is a graduate of the NationalOutdoorLeadershipSchool and is a certified ski instructor. She lived and taught English in Kathmandu, Nepal and has trekked extensively in Nepal’s Himalayas. A grandmother, Juliet advocates lifetime yoga practice for a healthy body, mind and spirit.
1:00pm - 2:15pm FREE Yoga for Cancer Survivors
A free class for people who are in any and all phases of cancer treatment. This is a restorative class. No experience necessary.
Denise Johnson
Denise Johnson began studying Iyengar Yoga in 1988 on her mother's recommendation, after practicingyoga from books. In 1990 she started teaching prenatal yoga and assisting in classes for HIV/AIDS. Now an Intermediate Junior Level certified teacher, Denise has attended every national Iyengar yoga convention since 1990. She studied for a month in India under her esteemed gurus, B.K.S. and Geeta Iyengar. Denise received her B.A. in Contemplative Psychology and Buddhist Studies from NaropaUniversity in 2001. She is a founder and board member of The Yoga Group, a non-profit providing free yoga classes for people living with HIV/AIDS. She enjoys "meditation in action," organic gardening, hiking 13ers, cooking for friends and family, and wines from around the world. "Life is Yoga, practice and live it well!"
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4:15pm - 5:45pm All Levels
A varied class, meeting the needs of individual levels. All levels of yoga practitioners are welcome.
Marie Johnson
I practiced medicine for twenty years but I stopped following the deaths of two of my children in 2008. A friend brought Iyengar Yoga to me in that difficult time and I am eternally grateful for it. The healing powers of Yoga are immeasurable—what it offers to the body and most importantly to the mind. I am thankful for the opportunity to share what I’ve learned with others. I hope to build a teaching practice centered on helping others live through bereavement.
5:15pm - 6:45pm Restorative
A less active class for students interested in relieving stress and restoring energy.
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.”
5:30pm - 7:00pm 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.
6:00pm - 7:30pm Level 1
For continuing beginning students. Provides the foundation for the study of Iyengar Yoga.
Annie Catura
Iyengar Yoga became a part of my life when I was living in Crested Butte & started studying at the then Half Moon Yoga Center. I came to classes regularly, seeking relief from the pains of being an avid rock climber and telemark skier. To my delight I found that relief as well as a family of friends. While on the western slope I studied primary with Maria Bacher & Brenda Flemming. I also met and studied with Gary Reitze, Nancy Stechert, and Manuso Manos. Both of my children were born with Iyengar Yoga as a central part of my pregnancy and the birthing process. When I moved to the front range, I sought out Iyengar Yoga and its community as my refuge. Since moving here I have been studying extensively with Leslie Bradley and Craig Kurtz. I have also met and studied with many more gifted teachers, most recently with Abhijata Sridhar, granddaughter to B.K.S. Iyengar. I am so thankful for those who have come before me on this path.  This path remains an exploration.
6:45pm - 8:15pm Back Care
Balance, flexibility, and strengthening yoga poses for a healthy back. Sequences and adapted poses specifically for structural back issues, injuries, and general backache.
Craig Kurtz
Craig's interest in yoga began in 1971, a self taught teenager; studying out of books in South Dakota. He was attracted to the concept of a practice that joined and utilized the body, mind and spirit. Craig was drawn to the Iyengar disipline of yoga after a severe car accident in 1983. Iyengar Yoga helped him rehabilitate his back, manage chronic pain and reconnect with his soul. Craig is deeply grateful to B.K.S. Iyengar, all his teachers and students for helping to shine the light on the path of Self-discovery, healing and peace of mind. Craig is a Certified Junior Level 3 Iyengar instructor. His personal practice continues in with several Senior teachers throught the world.

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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