Summer Tribute Honoring the Life of BKS Iyengar

(4) Tuesdays, July 23, July 30, August 13 & August 20, 2019
12:00 – 2:30 pm $190 for all 4 classes or $50 for single class by Friday, July 19, 2019; $210 for all 4 classes or $55 for single class thereafter 4.5% added for credit card transactions. Open to all levels of age, stage and constitution.
JOIN GABRIEL as he teaches sequences learned at the foot of the Master in Pune, India. If you have never been to the yogic motherland and had a chance to study with BKS Iyengar, a great way to experience his transmission is through the genius of his sequences. Poses put together with a theme can have a major impact on one’s experience. Rather than a random smorgasbord of postures, a carefully chosen process of unfolding conveys the message of yoga: harmony and skill in action, inner calm coupled with greater clarity and focus, compassion and the knowledge that love wins after all! Week 1 – July 23: Supine Poses and Standings  Hip and groin openers begin this session, followed by hamstring stretches. This prepares the legs for standing poses which are the base of the system. Week 2 – July 30: Open Corners and Strong Core When the corners of the body (hips and shoulders) are more open, they can support the core and give length to the anterior body which is essential to forward fold and back bends. Week 3 – August 13: Inversions and Twists Clarity and lightness from reversing gravitational drag are some of the gifts that inversions confer. Rotations detoxify the body and act as neutral gears in transitions to other poses. Week 4 – August 20: Restorative Poses and Pranayama  Pranayama is the next limb of Yoga after asana and makes for a well rounded practice. Even as we learn how to be active at will, so too, Yoga teaches how to be passive at will. Gabriel is a veteran teacher who ignites the fire of aspiration not only to your asana practice, but to our spiritual life as well. Give yourself the gift of vitality, clarity and tranquility with this icon of the Chicago yoga community.

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