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Iyengar Yoga Center of Denver

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DEVOTION

APRIL 24-26

WHAT DOES DEVOTION AND DEVOTED PRACTICE REALLY MEAN?

Explore the meaning of devotion throughout all aspects of your practice -- Pranayama, Meditation, Thoughtful Discussion, and Asana.

 


 

 

 

 

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!!
9:00am - 10:30am Level 2
Consolidation of the basic poses with increased study of the beginning inversions.
Angie Woyar
Angie (Capell) Woyar discovered Yoga in 1998 while in culinary school and while working as a chef in her hometown of Atlanta, GA.
Yoga was a great balance for the high stress atmosphere of a kitchen. She began practicing Iyengar yoga in 2003 and when she moved to Colorado began teaching yoga to Seniors. She continues her studies with Donita Reitze,  Lisa Beckwith-Wolf,  and Craig Kurtz.  She was certified at the Intro II level in October of 2012.   
9:15am - 10:45am Level 1
For continuing beginning students. Provides the foundation for the study of Iyengar Yoga.
Alice Rasmussen
Alice began studying and practicing yoga in 1975. She began teaching at Ina Hambrick's Sixth Avenue Denver Yoga Studio in 1979, and taught for several years. She was one of the founding members of Yoga Teachers of Colorado. She withdrew from teaching to have more time to spend with her family, but continued practice. In 2011 she earned her Certified Iyengar instructor designation. She has studied with the Iyengars in Pune. and with many senior Iyengar teachers here in the United States as well as in other parts of the world, including Ramanand Patel, Manouso Manos, Dean Lerner, Gabriella Giubilaro, John Schumacher, Patricia Walden, Judith Lasater, and more. She credits Debra Ann Robinson for introducing her to study of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. When not involved with yoga, Alice enjoys tour skiing, cooking, tending her many orchid plants and house plants, gardening, and sewing.
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.
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.
11:00am - 12:15pm Seniors
A class for seniors, where poses are done in a slower manner. No experience necessary.
Angie Woyar
Angie (Capell) Woyar discovered Yoga in 1998 while in culinary school and while working as a chef in her hometown of Atlanta, GA.
Yoga was a great balance for the high stress atmosphere of a kitchen. She began practicing Iyengar yoga in 2003 and when she moved to Colorado began teaching yoga to Seniors. She continues her studies with Donita Reitze,  Lisa Beckwith-Wolf,  and Craig Kurtz.  She was certified at the Intro II level in October of 2012.   
12:00pm - 1:30pm All Levels
A varied class, meeting the needs of individual levels. All levels of yoga practitioners are welcome.
Dana Hanizeski
2:00pm - 3:15pm 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.”
4:15pm - 5:30pm All Levels
A varied class, meeting the needs of individual levels. All levels of yoga practitioners are welcome.
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. 
5:30pm - 7:00pm Level 2
Consolidation of the basic poses with increased study of the beginning inversions.
Jayne Satter
In January of 1970, Jayne took her very first hatha yoga class in Boston. In 1973 she took up running and by 1990, after running marathons and participating in triathlons, she had contracted chronic fatigue. The only thing physical that didn’t tire her further was Iyengar yoga. She started teaching yoga in 1990 and before teaching yoga full time, she taught in the public sector at the elementary through university levels. She has been to India 6 times to study with Iyengars in Pune and the Chanchanis Rajpur. She is grateful to the senior teachers in this country whose dedication and commitment to yoga has given her instruction and support as she moves along her path. Jayne passed the Intermediate Junior III level of certification in August, 2008. She also has a master’s degree in Special Education, which has influenced her teaching style. Her yoga classes are focused, expansive, exploratory, intuitive, precise, compassionate, deep, challenging and fun. She is honored to participate in yoga class, working to discover the truth of movement, alignment and the life force within that unites all of us.
5:45pm - 7:15pm 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.
Sawyer Ward
Years studied: 40+
Iyengar Certified: Intermediate level
Studied with: Iyengar family (four trips to Pune, attended all U.S. conventions since 1990), Mary Dunn, Dean and Rebecca Lerner, Manouso Manos, George Purvis, Gloria Goldberg, the Chanchannis and Devki Desai.
Teaches: Level 1 and All Levels (on staff), substitutes for level 1 through level 3.
Method:
Began studying yoga philosophy and the lives of great yogis as a teenager. In early 1980's got a copy of "Light on Yoga", and became devoted to Mr. Iyengar and started to teach his method.
Owned and operated Ruidoso Yoga for 26 years in New Mexico.
My philosophy:
Yoga is a complete discipline, an art and science, enabling a human being to obtain health of the body, calmness and clarity of the mind and joy and oneness with the Soul.
I am dedicated to the Iyengar system and to helping others reap the benefits of this most auspicious method. I find great joy in the practice of Bhakti yoga, the yoga of devotion and in mantra yoga, chanting and singing with others.
6:00pm - 7:30pm Level 1
For continuing beginning students. Provides the foundation for the study of Iyengar Yoga.
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. 
7:15pm - 8:45pm Monday Basics April 13-May 18, 2015
For those new to Iyengar Yoga. To pre-register for a six class series call us at 720-570-9642. We recommend students complete a basic series to begin Level 1 classes.
Julia Carlson
Julia started practicing Iyengar yoga at the age of 16 to circumvent a mandatory high school athletic requirement. She quickly realized that yoga is much more than just a physical practice, and relies on it to maintain balance in both her body and her mind. She believes that a regular yoga practice is as important to both physical and mental health as brushing your teeth is to dental health. After graduating from college, Julia participated in her first yoga teacher training in Ontario, and spent the following year teaching at her alma mater and at a local studio. As a closet perfectionist, Julia appreciates the precision of the Iyengar method and the emphasis on alignment. She is currently working towards her Iyengar certification under the guidance of Leslie and Craig.

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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