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6 Week Introduction to Iyengar Yoga with Shaaron Honeycutt

Challenge Yourself to Move Beyond What You Thought was Impossible with Ease.

The six week Introduction to Iyengar Yoga and it’s principles will expose to any level of yoga practitioner to the “what’s” “whys” and the “hows” of Iyengar yoga:  What is it? What makes it unique?  Why is it done a certain way? How can one experience even a very familiar posture in a new, unique and challenging way?

Iyengar yoga is most appealing for current yoga practitioners or students who seek to advance their own practice by learning more about the postures and what else they may be capable of learning and doing.

Date: Saturdays from September 23  – October 28
Time: 1:30-3:00pm
Location: acac Downtown | Mind Body C
Cost: $60 for members, $75 for non-members

Space is limited. Register at the Downtown Member Services Desk or call 434.984.3800.

Shaaron Honeycutt is a Certified Iyengar yoga teacher at the Intermediate level and has over 20 years of teaching experience. She has traveled to India to study with BKS Iyengar and his family 3 times.

For more information. contact John Piller at

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From the New York Times

Q: What is unique about Iyengar Yoga?

A: “What distinguishes Iyengar yoga is the very high degree of attention paid to alignment. Props may be used to increase awareness and to make the poses accessible. Sometimes, we hold the poses longer than students might be used to in a flow-style class. There is an emphasis on movement, but then learning how to calmly abide in the body.

The diversity of practice is another distinguishing element. We don’t do one sequence every day. That is the case in other popular types of yoga where there might be a consistent sequence repeated day to day. Even though we do repeat some of the same poses, there is a lot of diversity in the sequencing. In my experience, that helps prevent injury and overuse. His approach is therapeutic in nature. That is a huge aspect to the practice.”