Photo © Jake Clennell

Photo © Jake Clennell

What is Iyengar Yoga?

Iyengar Yoga is awareness and skillfull action. Iyengar yoga was developed by B.K.S. Iyengar in India over 65 years ago has a rich and extensive lineage of teachers. It is based on sound principles of anatomy and physiology with a strong emphasis on the development of proper musculoskeletal alignment though the use of props such as blankets, bolsters, blocks and straps. Iyengar yoga enables not only the physiological systems to function at their best, but also promotes the union of the mind, body, and spirit into one. It builds strength and endurance, increases flexibility, reduces stress, and improves circulation, coordination, concentration, and balance.

Certified Iyengar Yoga Teachers (CIYT) endure a rigorous training program, which guarantees that the teachers are highly trained and qualified to teach this method of yoga in a safe and systematic manner to all levels of pupils.

Lisa Waas is a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher and only teaches this methodology. Community Yoga + Wellness is a traditional yoga school and all Iyengar Yoga classes are taught by Lisa Waas.

All Iyengar Yoga classes are taught by Lisa Waas, Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher (CIYT) Intermediate Junior I, Certified Yoga Therapist, (C-IAYT)