Exploring the Iyengar Yoga Tradition

Exploring the Iyengar Yoga Tradition

w/ Chet Thomas

May 5-7, 2017-Open to All Levels of Students

Friday: 5:30-8:30 p, Saturday: 9a-noon & 1-3 pmSunday: 11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.

300 YA, This meets requirements for 10 hours Teaching Methodology

$175 April 6


A weekend devoted to the study of Iyengar Yoga. BKS Iyengar is, perhaps, the most important figure in bringing yoga, as we know it, to the Western world. Learn what distinguishes Iyengar yoga from other methods, how it has evolved over the years and continues to evolve.

The sessions will use an integrated approach that focuses on four topics central to the Iyengar system:

1. Props – Props are not just for making poses easier! Learn the why and how of prop use including blankets, blocks, bolsters, belts, chairs, ropes, and walls.
2.  Alignment – Alignment refers to more than the physical state of an asana. It is also a connection of the body, mind, and breath. Learn how to observe alignment in others and in your own practice.

3.  Inversions – Inversions are a fundamental component of Iyengar yoga. Learn inversion safety and preparation to gain confidence, enhance your inversion practice, and explore basic variations.

4.  Pranayama – The practice of pranayama is essential for intermediate yoga students. Explore supine and seated pranayama with a variety of techniques.

About Chet Thomas

Chet is a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher. His classes equally emphasis strength, flexibility, stamina and balance, as well as an attention to detail and alignment that brings harmony to the body and mind. Chet’s ongoing study has led him to yoga teacher workshops with Geeta Iyengar, Manouso Manos and Joan White, focusing on topics such as therapeutics and yoga for the lower back. In 2015, he attended Geeta Iyengar’s Yoganusasanam intensive in Pune, India.chet