The Art of Breath: Pranayama Series
Oct
13
to Nov 3

The Art of Breath: Pranayama Series

Fall is an ideal time to establish a pranayama practice.  Come learn the art of breathing and study how it effects the body, energies of the body, the mind/emotions and brings clarity to our being. Jennifer Beaumont is teaching this series of 4 Pranayama classes, Saturdays 8:30am - 9:30am, October 13 - November 3.  

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Anatomy & Physiology #5: Physiological Systems
Oct
13
12:00 PM12:00

Anatomy & Physiology #5: Physiological Systems

Anatomy & Physiology Class Series at the Iyengar Yoga Center of Grand Rapids

 #5 Physiological Systems

with Chelsea Tiernan, Ph.d. in Neuroscience, and instructor at GVSU in anatomy and physiology, and Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher, Iyengar Yoga Practitioner since 2004.  The classes will cover the anatomy and physiology topics first from the Iyengar Yoga Certification Syllabi.  All interested students/teachers from any tradition and background are welcomed. 

 

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Anatomy & Physiology #3:  the Shoulder Complex
Aug
25
10:00 AM10:00

Anatomy & Physiology #3: the Shoulder Complex

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The shoulder is the most mobile, but also one of the most unstable joints in the body. This class will explore the structure and function of the three articulations that compose the shoulder. We will study the movements permitted at these articulations in asana, with an emphasis on enhancing stability through the full range of shoulder movements.


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Anatomy & Physiology #1
May
19
12:00 PM12:00

Anatomy & Physiology #1

Anatomy & Physiology Class Series at the Iyengar Yoga Center of Grand Rapids

#1  Bones & Muscles with Chelsea Tiernan, Ph.d. in Neuroscience, and instructor at GVSU in anatomy and physiology, and Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher, Iyengar Yoga Practitioner since 2004.  The classes will cover the anatomy and physiology topics first from the Iyengar Yoga Certification Syllabi.  All interested students/teachers from any tradition and background are welcomed.  

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the Art of Relaxation in Asana
Dec
16
2:00 PM14:00

the Art of Relaxation in Asana

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Join us for a long Asana class with supported and unsupported postures with a focus on relaxation of the body including the brain and the nervous system. Skillful sequencing and the practice of postures with support helps calm the activity of the mind, relieve tension and anxiety, and restore energy to a tired and stressed body.  

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Deep Study Saturday
Nov
4
10:30 AM10:30

Deep Study Saturday

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"You have a right to your actions,
but never to your actions' fruits.
act for the action's sake.
And do not be attached to inaction.

Self possessed, resolute, act
without any thought of results,
open to success or failure.
This equanimity is yoga."

Bhagavad Gita, slokas 2.47-48.

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developing the power of practice
Sep
16
10:30 AM10:30

developing the power of practice

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"Practice. It will take care of all your problems." -- Manouso Manos

For beginners and experienced practitioners of hatha yoga, a workshop to support you in learning how to practice yoga safely and consistently so it takes care of you. For those who have a practice already, there will be mentoring and inspiration for advancing in one's practice, solving problems with creativity, courage, and caution.

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Pranayama Class
Apr
22
11:00 AM11:00

Pranayama Class

Pranayama is the Study, Control & Regulation of the Energies of the body, the 4th Limb of Yoga. This practice helps with quieting and stabilizing the mind & emotions, regulating the physiological body (including blood pressure & stress responses), developing concentration, and understanding about the power and patterns of the breath, the diaphragm, and relaxation of the nerves.

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children's yoga camp
Jul
21
to Jul 25

children's yoga camp

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Yoga is very beneficial for children's overall health and development. While the emphasis is upon mobility and agility for the younger ages, gradually the postures are improved and perfected.   Join us for a daily quickly-paced playful class of yoga asanas (postures), yoga story time about sages, postures, and ethical precepts of yoga (yama and niyama) that will enrich children's understanding and experience of the background of yoga followed by an art and writing activities that will reinforce learning of the sanskrit (the language of classical yoga, which is taught and practiced in the yoga asana class) and english translations of the classical yoga posture names and elements of the names.  The class will close with some restorative yoga postures and a chant in Sanskrit to come full circle.  Practicing yoga postures helps improve posture, promote healthy development, balanced mind and emotions, and cultivate a positive outlook.
 

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practicing with the cycles of life
Mar
20
2:00 PM14:00

practicing with the cycles of life

A Workshop Especially for Women:

Learn how Iyengar yoga practice is ideal for maintaining balance and health and developing a tranquil mind amid the stresses and strain of daily life and duties and the body's cycles and stages of life.  

Participants will be led through a sequence that promotes balance and nourishment for the endocrine (hormonal) system, mental and emotional balance and stability, and pelvic health with modifications made for individual's needs. 

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Five Dollar Friday Class
Mar
11
6:30 PM18:30

Five Dollar Friday Class

Experience an All-Levels class with Jennifer Beaumont that is suitable and safe for novice beginners to yoga and/or to the Iyengar method which includes more explanation about the method and system of yoga.  Space is Limited. Advance registration & payment required to reserve your place.

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Jan
31
10:00 AM10:00

Cultivating Courage

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No effort on the yoga path is ever lost,
nor can any obstacle hold one back forever.
Just a little progress on the path can protect
one from the greatest fear.
— Ch. 2 verse 20, Bhagavad Gita

 

Experience how the correct practice and specific sequencing of asana and pranayama alleviates anxiety and kindles courage in the practitioner, by accessing deeper aspects of one's self. This workshop includes supported backbends and inversions and is appropriate for Iyengar yoga students currently working at Level II & up.

Sunday, January 31st 10am - 12:30pm, advance registration $25/ day of workshop is $30.


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Introductory Class
Jan
8
6:00 PM18:00

Introductory Class

New to Yoga or to the Iyengar method?

Please join us for this free trial beginner's class.  Slow-paced class with explanation of the method and classroom policies and basic introduction to yoga practice to join beginning classes (not required).
Please register in advance. 
 

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