Iyengar Yoga Institute

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150 West 22nd Street, New York City, NY 10011 United States 


As a young man, B.K.S. Iyengar searched out an in-depth understanding of the self through the practice of yoga. Awakened by the transformative experience, he adapted the practice and sought to introduce the world to a form of yoga that was deeper, more intellectual—a science, art, and philosophy—one that emphasizes complete alignment of the body, mind, breath, and soul.Motivated by the belief that everyone should have the opportunity to strive for complete alignment, his Iyengar method prided itself on making yoga accessible to every age and every body. From there it spread and, started transforming all manner of lives across continents.Modern life in our corner of the world can be hectic, distracting and disconnecting us from our inner selves. Here more than anywhere, and now more than ever, the Iyengar Yoga Association of Greater New York exists to help bring complete alignment to all who seek it and to all who are willing to engage.We are a community of like-minded souls, individuals who support each other and strive toward the highest standards of excellence. Together, we are committed to the journey of a lifetime pursuit of complete alignment.


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Operated by IYAGNY since 1992, the Iyengar Yoga Institute of New York is the major center of Iyengar Yoga practice and study for the New York region, including Connecticut, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.The Institute’s light-filled, loft-like studios—with sweeping views in all directions—are situated in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood. The studios are fully equipped with custom-made props, including benches, rope walls, and ceiling ropes, along with other props used in the practice of Iyengar Yoga.The Institute offers some 70 regularly scheduled classes each week, including:•Introductory class •Introductory series •Prenatal yoga•Women’s classes•Restorative yoga•Pranayama•Classes for people living with HIV/AIDS•Classes for people who have injuries and chronic conditions•Seminars on yoga philosophy•Workshops with senior teachers from the international Iyengar Yoga community•Teacher trainingYoga is union. The practice of yoga uncovers the connection between body and mind, while profoundly transforming both. Practice of the yoga postures (known as asanas) tones and regulates the body and teaches clarity and stability of mind.An innovative and inspired practice of yoga, the Iyengar method has been developed by the living yoga master B.K.S. Iyengar throughout a long career. Firmly based in the ancient Indian tradition of classical Ashtanga yoga as defined in Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, Iyengar Yoga teaches strength and stamina, flexibility and balance, concentration and meditation.In Iyengar Yoga, the search for a developed consciousness begins with physical awareness. In each posture, every part of the body is acted upon with intent and precision. Yet Iyengar Yoga goes beyond the physical being to embrace emotional and spiritual growth. As students learn to extend awareness to each part of their body, they begin to explore the limitless potential of the mind and the soul. The two quests of the physical and the spiritual are not separate but parts of a complementary approach to self-realization and enlightenment.All teachers at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of New York are certified in the Iyengar method. Many have decades of teaching experience.

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