Yoga is like music. The rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind 
and the harmony of the soul, create the symphony of life.

—Sri B.K.S. Iyengar, Body the Shrine, Yoga thy Light

 

Hatha Yoga

Hatha yoga is generally thought of as the practice of the physical postures, as opposed to more meditative or spiritual disciplines. As taught by our guru, Sri B.K.S. Iyengar, theyoga postures become prayers offered in the temple of the body. In the Iyengar tradition,the emphasis is on precise and dynamic practice of the classical poses and adapting thepose to suit the individual. Poses are aided, when necessary, by props such as blankets, blocks, or belts to enable students to get into postures they otherwise couldn't. In this respect, Iyengar yoga is good for physical therapy because it assists in the manipulation of inflexible or injured areas.

Benefits

You do not have to be "in shape" or flexible to join a yoga class. You can begin to explore this ancient tradition and discover its potential for bringing balance and wholeness into your life. We do not teach seated meditation or deep breathing, as these are advanced techniques, unsuitable for the average student. We do teach all students how to work with awareness, how to bring the inner and outer worlds into greater contact with eachother, and how to pay attention to the functioning of the breath. If practiced with consistency and devotion, these basic techniques are powerful tools for integration and transformation on every level: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. Yoga students often find relief fromback pain and other ailments, such as asthma, insomnia, chronic fatigue, hypertension, indigestion, constipation, and arthritis.

More About Iyengar Yoga

Jake Clennel's documentary, "Iyengar, The Man,Yoga, and the Student's Journey" is available on iTunes or purchase the DVD at Gathr.us

Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco

Iyengar Yoga National Association of U.S.

For additional class information or to pre-register call 847-869-0250 or email
wildonionyoga@live.com

 

 

Yoga Clip Art used by permission of the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco
© 2019 Wild Onion Yoga, Ltd

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East Rogers Park, Chicago
1331 W Albion Ave

Mixed Level
Tuesday 8:45-10:15am
Friday 8:45-10:15am

South Evanston

1203 Washington Ave

Mixed Level
Monday 6:30-8:00pm
Wednesday 6:30-8:00pm

Women's Focus
Preregistration Required
Thursday 1:00-2:30pm

 

Rates

$18 Drop-in 1.5 hour class
$90 Six 1.5 hour classes
$100 per hour for private class

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