Sunflower Yoga offers hatha yoga classes in the Iyengar tradition to the greater Spokane area. With clear, in depth instruction, you will learn yoga poses, with modifications to suit all bodies and abilities, breath work, meditation and yoga philosophy. Begin your journey now to better health and well being.
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Iyengar yoga is for everyone. A Certified Iyengar Yoga teacher can guide students of all ages and physical conditions to a yoga experience that's profound, intelligent and transformative. Using their deep-seated knowledge of the yoga poses, Iyengar teachers individualize their approach for each student. Special adjustments are made for various body types, injuries and conditions. Iyengar Certified Yoga teachers give clear demonstrations of the yoga poses. A well-developed eye lets the students know they are seen and observed. Specific teaching points awaken the intelligence of the body—these are the hallmarks of an Iyengar Yoga teacher.
Teachers devise sequences of yoga poses which build skill and understanding, as students progress from pose to pose, class to class and year to year. Students begin with standing poses. In time, other poses are added, including forward bends and backbends, twists, inversions and restorative poses.
BKS Iyengar's invention of yoga props—now ubiquitous in yoga studios of all styles—revolutionized the art of yoga. Certified Iyengar Yoga instructors modify yoga poses to the needs of specific students using blocks,blankets, belts and other props. These props allow for a deeper penetration into the yoga postures, as well as a longer stay and a more profound experience.
Mr. Iyengar also revolutionized yoga therapeutics, gaining recognition for yoga as a treatment for injuries and serious medical conditions, and developed sequences of poses appropriate for pregnancy, menstruation, menopause as well as many other physical conditions.
Certified Iyengar Yoga teachers are held to an unusually rigorous standard, earning their certification only after years of training and evaluation. The Iyengar Certification mark is your guarantee of a yoga experience that's safe, suitable for individual physical conditions, and beneficial for both body and mind.