Iyengar Yoga Center of Denver

Transformative yoga for the whole person


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Jonathan will help you explore and experience some of the most dynamic and challenging of all the yoga postures.

Saturday, February 28






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!!
8:00am - 9:30am All Levels
A varied class, meeting the needs of individual levels. All levels of yoga practitioners are welcome.
Kelly Moore
Kelly Moore was introduced to yoga in 1995 at an Iyengar yoga studio in Bellingham, Washington, inspired during a time of life transition. The experience of yoga brought a sense of grounding, introspection, and bliss. Kelly is a Certified Iyengar yoga teacher and regularly studies with Leslie Bradley, Craig Kurtz, and senior Iyengar yoga teachers, Manouso Manos, Nancy Stechert, Dean Lerner, Ramanand Patel, Gloria Goldberg, and others. Kelly is also grateful for several opportunities of studying with Swati and Rajiv Chanchani, including a visit to Rajpur, India in 2006 to study at their beautiful yoga shala. In 2009 Kelly studied with the Iyengar family in Pune, India at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute. Kelly has a full time manual therapy practice "The Balanced Being", and taught anatomy and neuromuscular therapy for many years. Kelly enjoys sharing her passion with her clients and students facilitating self awareness and health in creative and joyous ways.
9:15am - 11:15am Level 2
Consolidation of the basic poses with increased study of the beginning inversions.
Lisa Beckwith Wolf
Lisa Beckwith Wolf started practicing Iyengar Yoga in 1997 in an effort to heal runners’ knees. In 2001 Lisa attended a 4 week Yoga intensive in Blacons, France with Faeq Biria. Her experience in Blacons kick started a 3 year teacher training program in Paris, FR which included instructing at the Centre de Iyengar Yoga de Paris, assisting in the medical (including prenatal) and level 1 classes taught by Corine Biria. Lisa is certified at the Intermediate level in the Iyengar method. Lisa has traveled to Pune, India, on two occasions, where she studied under BKS, Geeta and Prashant Iyengar. Lisa is the co-owner of the Iyengar Yoga Center in Denver and teaches All levels of practitioners, Prenatal, and Yoga for Fertility. 
9:30am - 11:00am Women's Class
A class for women only, where postures are worked on in a safe and nurturing environment.
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.
10:30am - 12:30pm Teacher's Class
An ongoing class for teachers, where sequencing and peer teaching is the focus.
Leslie Bradley
Leslie Bradley, Director, became an Intermediate Jr. III Certified Iyengar Instructor in 1995 and has been to India many times to study with the Iyengars, including the invitation-only Women's Intensive with Geeta Iyengar in 1997. Leslie has taught locally for 30 years and regularly studies with and assists senior teachers in the U.S. She has been an assessor in the Iyengar method since 2003 and was recently elected Certification Chair for the U.S. Yoga in the Iyengar method has helped Leslie overcome health issues and given her a spiritual foundation on which to thrive. She is honored to share the brilliance and wisdom of the Iyengars and their teaching in this format. She has been running this teacher training course for 15 years.
12:00pm - 1:30pm All Levels
A varied class, meeting the needs of individual levels. All levels of yoga practitioners are welcome.
Dana Hanizeski
4:15pm - 5:45pm All Levels
A varied class, meeting the needs of individual levels. All levels of yoga practitioners are welcome.
Holly Kostura
Holly Walck Kostura has been a student of Yoga since 1997 and teaching since 2002. In 2004, she founded The Iyengar Center of the Lehigh Valley, the first Iyengar Yoga studio in Northeastern Pennsylvania, which continues to support a community of devoted practitioners. She currently holds a Junior Intermediate II teaching certificate. Holly studies regularly with her mentors, Patricia Walden of Cambridge, MA and Joan White of Philadelphia, PA. She is currently assisting at the BKS Iyengar Yoga School of Central Philadelphia in the Iyengar Yoga Teacher Training Program. She travels to Pune, India to study with the Iyengar family and has studied directly with BKS Iyengar and Geeta Iyengar in the US, Canada and China. Her deep dedication to her own practice inspires and informs her teaching, which is clear, compassionate and steeped in philosophy. Her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and special interest in anatomy and physiology give her the unique ability to see her students from a place of wholeness. For Holly, Yoga is a path of transformation and absolute freedom that has far-reaching effects beyond the limits of the physical body. It is her intention to share with her students how Yoga reveals the infinite source of health and joy within.
5:45pm - 7:15pm Level 1
For continuing beginning students. Provides the foundation for the study of Iyengar Yoga.
Darren Christensen
Darren has been practicing yoga for 8 years. He deeply appreciates the opportunities he has had to study with many knowledgeable teachers in the Iyengar Yoga tradition both locally and in the larger yoga community. Darren is especially drawn to the practice of yoga because of its use of the body to work with the mind. He is excited at the prospect of sharing this practice with others.
5:45pm - 7:15pm Level 2
Consolidation of the basic poses with increased study of the beginning inversions.
Dana Hanizeski
6:00pm - 7:30pm Iyengar Yoga for Cancer Patients Sponsored By Swedish Medical Center
Yoga and Mindfulness.  Studies indicate yoga and meditation decrease stress, anxiety, and depression in cancer survivors.
6:00pm - 7:30pm Yoga for Scoliosis
This class is for students with scoliosis or spinal asymmetries. Students will learn more about their curves and how the yoga practice may help manage scoliosis progression and discomfort. The class will include basic practice guidelines and useful posture modifications. All levels 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
7:15pm - 8:45pm Level 1
For continuing beginning students. Provides the foundation for the study of Iyengar Yoga.
Signe Hartmann
I have always been an active person. I grew up cross country skiing and running. Then in college I rowed for the University of Wisconsin and then for the U.S. Women's Lightweight team. When I came to Colorado I was excited to find the mountains and yoga. Iyengar yoga gave me an opportunity to move inward and become more meditative, reflective and spiritual in my movement. I love teaching Iyengar yoga and helping others learn more about their body and the union between their own body, mind, and spirit.

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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