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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!!
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
A class for seniors, where poses are done in a slower manner. No experience necessary.
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.
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.
5:15pm - 6:30pm 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.
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.   
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