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Iyengar Yoga Classes 

Sudhana Center, 225 S Hope St. Ukiah

Fall classes end Dec 17

New: Winter/Spring 2024 Yoga Classes

Jan-May 2024

Fridays: 5-6:15pm, All Levels (Gentle)

Starts Jan 5 

Sundays: 9:30-10:45am, All Levels

Starts Jan 7

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Accessible, uplifting, in-person yoga classes. Held in the spacious and newly renovated Sudhana Center classroom building in central Ukiah.

Location: 225 S Hope St, Ukiah 
Entrance between W Church and W Stephenson St, on East side of St.

About Iyengar Yoga

Iyengar yoga is named after the modern yoga master B.K.S. Iyengar (1918-2014).  Iyengar yoga is known for its skillful sequencing that promotes health in body and mind, and alignment in the asanas (poses) to prevent and heal injuries or imbalances. Iyengar yoga uses props when needed to support proper alignment, and as a tool for rest and recuperation in restorative and therapeutic yoga.

 

By attending classes and practicing regularly, students build strength, stamina and flexibility of body, and clarity and poise of mind. Each class is skillfully sequenced so the student can experience peace and clarity within. 

In classes you will learn physical postures (asana), pranayama (breath expansion), working with the mind, and about yoga philosophy.  All classes start with meditative sitting and a short chant to cultivate the mind and feeling of gratitude.  Each class has a unique theme or focus. We end class with corpse pose (savasana) for rest and recuperation.

Level Descriptions 

Level 1

Beginner

Beginner (Level 1) class is the perfect place to start if you are new to yoga, or new to Iyengar yoga. Beginner classes focus on learning the foundational standing and seated poses and gradually introduce forward extensions, twists, abdominal poses, gentle back extensions, inversions and relaxation techniques. 

Level 1-3

All Levels

All Levels (Level 1-3) classes may be joined by students of any level. Students are introduced to all categories of asana and begin to learn pranayama (breath work). 

Level 2-3

Intermediate 

Intermediate (Level 2-3) is geared towards experienced yoga students with confidence in the foundational asana. Classes include all categories of asanas with intermediate level standing poses, forward extensions, back extensions, arm balances, abdominal poses, twists, inversions, restorative poses and pranayama. Students are expected to be developing greater sensitivity in body, mind and breath at this level,

Gentle/
Restorative

Gentle and restorative classes are for students of all levels who want to experience the restorative, recuperative and healing potential of yoga. Poses are generally supported by props and held for longer duration without strain. Classes move at a slightly slower pace and support a mediative and calm mind.

Class Fees

$90 for 6 classes ($15 per class)
$150 for 10 classes
$180 for 12 classes

$18 for a single class drop-in

Free for students and monastics

Please contact me if you need financial assistance.
 

FAQs

What should I bring?

Bring a yoga mat if you have one. We do have some extra mats if you need one, but it is always nice to have your own. All other props will be provided.

Dress in comfortable clothing that you can move in.  Yoga is practiced with bare feet.

Come on an empty stomach. Wait at least 3-4 hours after a heavy meal to practice. A light snack can be had 1 hour before if needed. 

How should I pay for the class?

You may pay in cash or check and bring it to the first class. I also accept Paypal or Venmo. You can also pay online though the registration platform, "Momence," though they do take a processing fee.

What if I cannot afford it?

If you need financial assistance, please contact me on the homepage contact page. 

No one turned away for lack of funds.

What if I have injuries or health concerns?

Please let me know before the class.  Also let me know if you are on your menstrual cycle and I will give you variations for some of the poses. If you have serious health concerns please contact me directly before signing up.

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