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Iyengar Yoga Center of Denver

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IYCD-14th-Anniversary-Celebration

"Your body exists in the past and your mind exists in the furture.  In yoga, they come together in the present." --BKS Iyengar

Our students are our past and our future.  Please join Craig and Lisa in a practice of basic poses held in silence without instruction as an offering of gratitude for the opportunity to serve the Iyengar community for the past 14 years!

Friday, June 5

6-7:15pm

 

 

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!!
9:30am - 11:00am Level 2
Consolidation of the basic poses with increased study of the beginning inversions.
Kevin Durkin
Kevin Durkin has practiced yoga since 1976 and has taught since 1991. He is an intermediate certified Iyengar yoga teacher. He has been to India five times to study with B.K.S., Geeta, and Prashant Iyengar. He has assisted in the medical classes at the Iyengar Institute in Pune, India, and studied at the International Iyengar Institutes in New York, Manchester, Zurich, London and Paris. In celebration of the Silver jubilee of the Iyengar Institute, he was one of the 65 Americans invited to the Yoga Teachers Guidance Course taught by B.K.S. Iyengar in January, 2000.
9:30am - 11:30am 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.
Lisa Beckwith Wolf
Lisa Beckwith Wolf started practicing Iyengar Yoga in 1997 in an effort to heal runners’ knees. In 2001 Lisa attended a 4 week Yoga intensive in Blacons, France with Faeq Biria. Her experience in Blacons kick started a 3 year teacher training program in Paris, FR which included instructing at the Centre de Iyengar Yoga de Paris, assisting in the medical (including prenatal) and level 1 classes taught by Corine Biria. Lisa is certified at the Intermediate level in the Iyengar method. Lisa has traveled to Pune, India, on two occasions, where she studied under BKS, Geeta and Prashant Iyengar. Lisa is the co-owner of the Iyengar Yoga Center in Denver and teaches All levels of practitioners, Prenatal, and Yoga for Fertility. 
10:00am - 11:30am Level 1
For continuing beginning students. Provides the foundation for the study of Iyengar Yoga.
Robin Thorpe
In 2000, while living in NYC, Robin Thorpe took her first yoga class and wasimmediately hooked. In 2004, she started teaching after completing the Yoga Union Teacher Training. It was through Yoga Union that she was first
introduced to Iyengar teachers, Kevin Gardiner and Bobbie Clennell. Ever
since she has been grateful to have found the Iyengar school with their
cultivated and knowledgeable teachers. She feels blessed to have studied
with Elise Browning Miller and is a Yoga for Scoliosis Trainer. In 2011,
she returned to her native Colorado and is happy to join the Denver Iyengar
community. More info at
 
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12:00pm - 1:00pm All Levels
A varied class, meeting the needs of individual levels. All levels of yoga practitioners are welcome.
Kevin Durkin
Kevin Durkin has practiced yoga since 1976 and has taught since 1991. He is an intermediate certified Iyengar yoga teacher. He has been to India five times to study with B.K.S., Geeta, and Prashant Iyengar. He has assisted in the medical classes at the Iyengar Institute in Pune, India, and studied at the International Iyengar Institutes in New York, Manchester, Zurich, London and Paris. In celebration of the Silver jubilee of the Iyengar Institute, he was one of the 65 Americans invited to the Yoga Teachers Guidance Course taught by B.K.S. Iyengar in January, 2000.
12:00pm - 1:30pm Prenatal and Fertility
Yoga practice designed to both make space for the baby, and prepare the expecting mother's body for childbirth. This class is also for women who are trying to conceive naturally or going thru assisted reproductive treatment. Women are given a series of poses according to their needs to enhance the possibility of pregnancy. 
Lisa Beckwith Wolf
Lisa Beckwith Wolf started practicing Iyengar Yoga in 1997 in an effort to heal runners’ knees. In 2001 Lisa attended a 4 week Yoga intensive in Blacons, France with Faeq Biria. Her experience in Blacons kick started a 3 year teacher training program in Paris, FR which included instructing at the Centre de Iyengar Yoga de Paris, assisting in the medical (including prenatal) and level 1 classes taught by Corine Biria. Lisa is certified at the Intermediate level in the Iyengar method. Lisa has traveled to Pune, India, on two occasions, where she studied under BKS, Geeta and Prashant Iyengar. Lisa is the co-owner of the Iyengar Yoga Center in Denver and teaches All levels of practitioners, Prenatal, and Yoga for Fertility. 
12:00pm - 1:15pm Seniors
A class for seniors, where poses are done in a slower manner. No experience necessary.
Craig Kurtz
Craig's interest in yoga began in 1971, a self taught teenager; studying out of books in South Dakota. He was attracted to the concept of a practice that joined and utilized the body, mind and spirit. Craig was drawn to the Iyengar disipline of yoga after a severe car accident in 1983. Iyengar Yoga helped him rehabilitate his back, manage chronic pain and reconnect with his soul. Craig is deeply grateful to B.K.S. Iyengar, all his teachers and students for helping to shine the light on the path of Self-discovery, healing and peace of mind. Craig is a Certified Junior Level 3 Iyengar instructor. His personal practice continues in with several Senior teachers throught the world.
3:30pm - 4:45pm Restorative
A less active class for students interested in relieving stress and restoring energy.
Kila Lau
Kila Kaohele Lau, native Hawaiian, is an intermediate certified Iyengar yoga instructor. His first Iyengar yoga teacher was Manouso Manos. He has been to the Pune Institute 4 times, to study with the Iyengars. He has been to Swami Dayananda’s Rishikesh ashram twice to study yoga and sound with Ramanand Patel and Mukesh Desai. He has been involved in healing/massage, movement arts and yoga for over 28 years. Kila continues his life’s intention of “Know Thyself.”

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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