DENA GLAZER
Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher
Phone: (786) 253-3060





 







Iyengar Yoga

When I practice, I am a philosopher,
when I teach, I am a scientist,
When I demonstrate, I am an artist.”
B.K.S. Iyengar

The Iyengar method is a highly refined detailed approach to the Hatha Yoga poses (Asana) and breathing exercises (Pranayama). Athletic, yet non-competitive, the method is based on the sound principles of anatomy and physiology with a strong emphasis on musculoskeletal alignment. Iyengar Yoga is excellent weight-bearing exercise which creates strength, builds stamina and reduces tension. It strengthens the heart, detoxifies the blood and oxygenates the cells. It is a safe, organized system which
demands maximum effort yet allows students to progress according to their own capacities. Poses are adapted with the use of props (pillows, foam wedges, etc. to balance body positioning) to meet individual's needs.

Before becoming certified, Iyengar teachers must train for several years. They are required to teach for a minimum of two years and demonstrate their own physical expertise and understanding of Hatha Yoga (postures), Pranayama (breathing). They also have to show a deep knowledge of the philosophy of Yoga as well as an ability to teach. They are assessed by a board of senior teachers before certification is granted.