Experience the transmission of BKS Iyengar’s genius through a practice of sequences learned by Gabriel while in Pune, India. These carefully constructed processes of unfolding impact one’s experience and convey the messages of yoga: harmony and skill in action, inner calm coupled with clarity, focus, compassion and the knowledge that love wins after all!
FRI Afternoon: 12 – 4 pm Standing Poses and Hip Openers
Hip, groin and hamstring openers prepare the legs for standing poses, the base of the method.
FRI Evening: 6 – 9 pm Restorative Poses and Pranayama
Yoga also teaches how to be passive at will–restorative poses round out the active practice. Supine and seated pranayamas with digital control will be instructed, observed and refined.
SAT 1 – 5 pm Backbends, Forward Bends and Core Strength
Opening the corners of the body (hips & shoulders) supports the core and gives length to the anterior body for extensions essential to forward folding. Lumbar and abdominal poses strengthen muscles at superficial and deep levels.
SUN 1 – 5 pm Inversions and Twists
Isolating and activating the legs in the hip sockets assists the shoulders to invert the body. Once the upper trunk and pelvis have been integrated, rotations detoxify and neutralize transitions to other poses.
Gabriel is a veteran teacher who ignites the fire of aspiration to asana practice as well as spiritual life. Gain vitality, clarity and tranquility with this icon of the Chicago yoga community.
$50 one class
$95 for any 2 classes
$140 for any 3 classes
$185 for weekend
Open to all levels of age, stage and constitution.