Beginners courses at iYoga!

Always wanted to start yoga but didn’t know where to start? Now you can join a Beginners Course! Tuesdays at 20.30… send your friends!

Now also on Mondays!

Early Birds, set your alarms and join the Monday morning Early Bird class from 1 September. Willem teaches from 7.30-8.45. Make the most out of your week!

Nanda stops teaching weekly classes :(

We are sad to announce that starting July, Nanda will not be teaching the Tuesday evening classes anymore. We will miss her! She is very busy with the courses and trainings she teaches and has other obligations too, so we’ll have to miss her! But you’ll still be able to see her from September onwards:

  • Every first Friday of the month she’ll teach an Advanced class from 17.30-19.30.
  • Every 3rd Tuesday of the month she’ll teach the Special Needs class to share her wealth of knowledge with the iYoga teachers.
  • If you are an experienced student who is interested in deepening their knowledge and learning to teach, maybe you’re interested in the Teacher Training course with Nanda and Hiske?

If you miss Nanda already, watch this video with her!
Or read the interview on page 11-12 of the IYVN newsletter.

Salute the rising sun!

This week, we’ll start Early Bird classes on Wednesdays and Fridays. The early hours of the day are often seen as an auspicious time to do your yoga practice. Plus, it is great to get your yoga done before anything else – at least you know you can cross the most important thing off your to-do list first. And start your day with a fresh and focused mind instead of browsing the depressing corners of the internet before breakfast. So… set your alarms, get your yoga fix and be in time for work or play!

Never too young or too old!

In the Iyengar yoga community, getting older is not something to despair about – there is a multitude of examples of teachers that are well into their 60′s and 70′s and combine youthfulness and wisdom. Of course mr. Iyengar practiced regularly and vigorously until weeks before his death at 96 (see picture on the right by Andy Richter). But if you think this is unobtainable for the ordinary person, just read this letter from John Schumacher with his perspective on turning 70. It might surprise you!

Research shows that yoga can improve the quality of life, especially in seniors. It can help the gait, decrease risk of falling, generally improve cognitive function, mood and the general sense of health and well-being. See also this video for a great example of the effects of a yoga program for the elderly student.

Iyengar yoga is excellent at any age, since the props will help you find a modification of any pose that works for you. If you are in doubt if yoga classes are suitable for you, you can always try one of our Special Needs classes to see how you can adapt poses to suit your physical capabilities.

But, also the very young can benefit from yoga postures. Doing yoga with your baby will stimulate their digestion and take their bodies through a full range of motion, help you find techniques to soothe them, but you will get to move and relax too! Starting february 18, Elisa will teach a 5 week Baby Yoga course. Try it out and set the foundation for a life-long practice for your youngsters.

Bring your friends to yoga!

Have you always wanted to get your roommate, husband/wife, colleague or neighbour to try yoga? Between January 10th and February 20th they can come with you for a free trial class!

Small print: for new-to-iYoga students only.

Happy 2016!

… and a merry christmas too!

As we near the closing of our second year as iYoga Utrecht, we want to extend a sincere thank you to all of you! Thank you for adding your presence and making the studio a welcoming place. We are open throughout the Christmas Holidays – special Christmas classes on December 25th and 26th from 10.00-12.00, as well as our traditional New Years Yoga on January 1st from 12.00-14.00. We hope to see you soon!

Garth McLean workshop

LA-based Iyengar Yoga teacher Garth McLean visited iYoga Utrecht in 2014 and 2015 and taught a well-received workshop both times. He will be back in 2016!

Garth is a senior Iyengar yoga teacher who is committed to helping others on the path of yoga. He travels to share his personal experiences of the benefits of the practice of Iyengar Yoga for MS and related neurological conditions. But he is also an inspiring and creative teacher of yoga who has much to offer all students in how to intelligently approach and develop practice. We loved having him over – we had full classes and both people dealing with diseases and the lucky ones with good health alike had something to learn, and experienced the joy of practicing yoga.