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Class Information for Fall 2019: IYENGAR YOGA, 1;30-3:00 pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays, October 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22 and 24, RH Johnson Group Fitness Room (F157)


BKS Iyengar developed a style of yoga that emphasizes precision placement of your body, using props as simple as a wall, to help you perform yoga in a body-safe manner. Each pose is taught in a slow, structured sequence so that you learn proper (bone & muscle) alignment for each asana (pose). Classes are sequenced carefully to build upon skills learned in prior classes and to build up of core strength. Once this is done, classes move more rapidly and you will definitely get a workout. Once a month there will be a segment on breathing exercises (Pranayama). Equipment needed for the class includes: two yoga or Mexican blankets; two yoga blocks (cork or wood) and one yoga sticky mat. Instructor Bonita Smulski-Bizeau has been practicing Iyengar yoga for over 18 years. For the past five years she studied with a Senior Iyengar teacher in teaching application and yoga therapeutics, has have earned certifications from Yoga Alliance, Iyengar Yoga Learning Center, Encinitas; and recently earned her Level I & II Teacher Certification from Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute, Pune, India. She continues to study Iyengar Yoga studies at the Encinitas Iyengar Learning Center, plus take on-going teacher training workshops and seminars. She is a SCW resident and is very enthusiastic about yoga as a practice and a way of life and would like to share that passion with you. Please note: Jill Ellis will be teaching until Bonita returns in late October. She is a 500 hour Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance, and her training is based in the Iyengar method and Ishe has maintained a weekly Iyengar practice with Carlyn Sikes, CIYT Junior II, for nearly 5 years. She also studies with Senior Iynegar Yoga teachers, Carolyn Belko and Nancy Stechert and currently serves as President of the Iyengar Yoga Association of the Southwest.

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