Iyengar Yoga Center of Denver

Transformative yoga for the whole person


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  Basics is Full this Sunday and Monday. Please check back for the next sessions starting May and June!

April 6: 8:30-11:30am How and Why to Practice and Teach the Inverted Asanas with Leslie and Craig

April 6: 12:30-3pm Sanskrit for Yoga Asana and the Sutras with Angelique

April 11-13: Simple Ease and Clarity with Debra Ann Robinson-Menzies

April 12: Newly Returned from Mexico Renewal Workshop with Jayne

April 26: 2-4pm Partners Massage with Kila

April 27: 8:30-11:30am Therapeutic Yoga Modifications for Neck and Shoulder Issues with Leslie and Craig

April 27: 12:30-3pm Anatomy and Asana for Neck and Shoulders with Laura Allard-Antelmi

Iyengar Yoga Center of Denver offers:

  • Traditional hatha yoga with guidance from a living master teacher, 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 All Levels
A varied class, meeting the needs of individual levels. All levels of yoga practitioners are welcome.
Gary Reitze
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.

9:00am - 11:00am Level 2
Consolidation of the basic poses with increased study of the beginning inversions.
Jonathan Dickstein
Jonathan Dickstein recently relocated to Boulder from Philadelphia where he had been practicing yoga since 2003 and teaching since 2006. He has studied extensively in the Iyengar Yoga method under senior teachers Faeq Biria and Patricia Walden. Since 2009, Jonathan has studied Sanskrit and Indian Philosophy under the tutelage of renowned scholar Dr. Ram Karan Sharma. He was certified at the Intro II level in October 2012.

Jonathan is dedicated to honoring the Yoga tradition as taught by Sage Patanjali and BKS Iyengar. Indebted to this lineage for his own physical, intellectual, and spiritual development, Jonathan strives to transmit these sacred teachings as clearly and joyfully as possible.

10:15am - 11:45am 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.
12:00pm - 1:30pm Sunday Basics April 6-May 11, 2014
For those new to Iyengar Yoga. To pre-register for a six class series call us at 720-570-9642. We recommend students complete a basic series to begin Level 1 classes.
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.
4:30pm - 5:45pm FREE Community Class
FREE All Levels Class taught by rotating teachers at IYCD. Donations accepted. Proceeds will be given to various non-profit organizations.

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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