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Iyengar Yoga Center of Denver

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IYCD-14th-Anniversary-Celebration

"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

6-7:15pm

 

 

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!!
8:30am - 10:00am All Levels
A varied class, meeting the needs of individual levels. All levels of yoga practitioners are welcome.
Kevin Durkin
Kevin Durkin has practiced yoga since 1976 and has taught since 1991. He is an intermediate certified Iyengar yoga teacher. He has been to India five times to study with B.K.S., Geeta, and Prashant Iyengar. He has assisted in the medical classes at the Iyengar Institute in Pune, India, and studied at the International Iyengar Institutes in New York, Manchester, Zurich, London and Paris. In celebration of the Silver jubilee of the Iyengar Institute, he was one of the 65 Americans invited to the Yoga Teachers Guidance Course taught by B.K.S. Iyengar in January, 2000.
9:15am - 10:15am Postnatal/Baby
Iyengar Yoga with infants (0 to pre-crawler)! Reshape your body and recoup your energy. Poses given to promote healing, increase and enhance milk production, and address any other issues that arise after labor and delivery.
Laura Golub Matthews
Laura Golub Matthews has practiced Iyengar yoga for over 15 years. She has successfully completed the Teacher-in-Training assessment process and studied under B.K.S., Geeta and Prashant Iyengar during Feb/Mar, 2007, at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Institute in Pune, India. In addition to practicing with the amazing teachers at IYCD, Laura regularly attends senior workshops with Manouso Manos, Patricia Walden, Gloria Goldberg and others. Laura is a Clinical Herbalist and owner of “Holistic Pathways,” herbal pharmacy and health clinic in Denver. She specializes in Mayan Abdominal and Uterine Massage and women’s reproductive health. Look for her Women’s Health classes and Fertility Workshops!
9:30am - 11:00am Level 2
Consolidation of the basic poses with increased study of the beginning inversions.
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.
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.
Sawyer Ward
Years studied: 40+
Iyengar Certified: Intermediate level
Studied with: Iyengar family (four trips to Pune, attended all U.S. conventions since 1990), Mary Dunn, Dean and Rebecca Lerner, Manouso Manos, George Purvis, Gloria Goldberg, the Chanchannis and Devki Desai.
Teaches: Level 1 and All Levels (on staff), substitutes for level 1 through level 3.
Method:
Began studying yoga philosophy and the lives of great yogis as a teenager. In early 1980's got a copy of "Light on Yoga", and became devoted to Mr. Iyengar and started to teach his method.
Owned and operated Ruidoso Yoga for 26 years in New Mexico.
My philosophy:
Yoga is a complete discipline, an art and science, enabling a human being to obtain health of the body, calmness and clarity of the mind and joy and oneness with the Soul.
I am dedicated to the Iyengar system and to helping others reap the benefits of this most auspicious method. I find great joy in the practice of Bhakti yoga, the yoga of devotion and in mantra yoga, chanting and singing with others.
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10:30am - 12:00pm Level 1
For continuing beginning students. Provides the foundation for the study of Iyengar Yoga.
Angie Woyar
Angie (Capell) Woyar discovered Yoga in 1998 while in culinary school and while working as a chef in her hometown of Atlanta, GA.
Yoga was a great balance for the high stress atmosphere of a kitchen. She began practicing Iyengar yoga in 2003 and when she moved to Colorado began teaching yoga to Seniors. She continues her studies with Donita Reitze,  Lisa Beckwith-Wolf,  and Craig Kurtz.  She was certified at the Intro II level in October of 2012.   
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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.
Robin Thorpe
In 2000, while living in NYC, Robin Thorpe took her first yoga class and wasimmediately hooked. In 2004, she started teaching after completing the Yoga Union Teacher Training. It was through Yoga Union that she was first
introduced to Iyengar teachers, Kevin Gardiner and Bobbie Clennell. Ever
since she has been grateful to have found the Iyengar school with their
cultivated and knowledgeable teachers. She feels blessed to have studied
with Elise Browning Miller and is a Yoga for Scoliosis Trainer. In 2011,
she returned to her native Colorado and is happy to join the Denver Iyengar
community. More info at
 
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5:30pm - 7:00pm Level 1
For continuing beginning students. Provides the foundation for the study of Iyengar Yoga.
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.
5:45pm - 7:15pm Level 2
Consolidation of the basic poses with increased study of the beginning inversions.
Angie Woyar
Angie (Capell) Woyar discovered Yoga in 1998 while in culinary school and while working as a chef in her hometown of Atlanta, GA.
Yoga was a great balance for the high stress atmosphere of a kitchen. She began practicing Iyengar yoga in 2003 and when she moved to Colorado began teaching yoga to Seniors. She continues her studies with Donita Reitze,  Lisa Beckwith-Wolf,  and Craig Kurtz.  She was certified at the Intro II level in October of 2012.   
7:15pm - 8:45pm Level 1
For continuing beginning students. Provides the foundation for the study of Iyengar Yoga.
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