Iyengar Yoga Center of Denver
Transformative yoga for the whole person
"...I have been doing Iyengar Yoga with Craig..."
Save the date for
Yoga for Scoliosis
with Elise Miller
March 17-19, 2017
Registration now open!
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 - 10:00am||Level 2 & Pranayama
A level 2 class ending with Pranayama (breath work).
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 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.
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.
|10:15am - 11:45am||Level 1
For continuing beginning students. Provides the foundation for the study of Iyengar Yoga.
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 January 8-February 12, 2017
For those new to Iyengar Yoga. To register for a six class series call us at 720-570-9642.
Iyengar Yoga became a part of my life when I was living in Crested Butte & started studying at the then Half Moon Yoga Center. I came to classes regularly, seeking relief from the pains of being an avid rock climber and telemark skier. To my delight I found that relief as well as a family of friends. While on the western slope I studied primary with Maria Bacher & Brenda Flemming. I also met and studied with Gary Reitze, Nancy Stechert, and Manuso Manos. Both of my children were born with Iyengar Yoga as a central part of my pregnancy and the birthing process. When I moved to the front range, I sought out Iyengar Yoga and its community as my refuge. Since moving here I have been studying extensively with Leslie Bradley and Craig Kurtz. I have also met and studied with many more gifted teachers, most recently with Abhijata Sridhar, granddaughter to B.K.S. Iyengar. I am so thankful for those who have come before me on this path. This path remains an exploration.
|4:30pm - 5:45pm||Community Class
Karma Yoga. Do something good for yourself and for others. Donations based class. Proceeds will be given to various non-profit organizations.
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