Welcome to my ongoing adventures learning and teaching Iyengar yoga!
The Yogathon is an annual fundraising event to support the Iyengar Yoga Association of Greater New York (IYAGNY). Each year, our Association Teachers and students come together to celebrate the heart of Iyengar Yoga: the practice, the lineage, and our community. For more than 30 years, IYAGNY has been providing inspiration and a refuge to study the… Continue reading Please support the annual Iyengar NYC Yogathon
When someone’s good energy lifts you up Have you ever been in a subway car, checkout line or any other place with lots of people and suddenly noticed a shift in the energy of the place when one person with really good posture and energy entered it? I don’t mean the kind of person who… Continue reading Finding your center line
The best yoga teachers are the ones who remember what it feels like to be a beginner or injured, or in an athletic body that’s starting to age. The best teachers are the ones who are not just great at what they do, but who somehow magically get you to go beyond your limits so you… Continue reading The best yoga teachers
I was watching a group of beginning yoga students struggling with sun salutations. It wasn’t my class. The students looked stressed and perplexed as the teacher told them to do things that clearly were physically impossible for them to do. The teacher kept going, ignoring the obvious fact that no one in the class could… Continue reading Hitting your mark in sun salutations
While popular imagery makes it seem like yoga is for the young, fast and agile; mastering yoga takes the kind of calm, deliberate attention shown by mature adults. Older people often excel at yoga because it requires a steady, disciplined approach to make progress. The person who has managed to master a career, mentor others… Continue reading How age is an advantage in yoga
If you are part a community, support, school, religious or friend group accessible from Park Slope, Brooklyn, Chelsea / Flatiron in Manhattan, have space for it, and would like low-cost yoga instruction, please contact me. While I am going through the multi-year process of becoming a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher, I can offer reasonably-priced classes… Continue reading Have Gracie teach your group