Introduction to Iyengar Yoga
With Leah DiQuollo
DATE: Sunday, April 2
TIME: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
During this 2-hour workshop, we will explore the method of Iyengar Yoga developed by B.K.S. Iyengar. This method guides students along this eight-fold path in a way that is practical, experiential, and intensely personal. Using physical alignment as a starting point, Iyengar Yoga encourages the spread of intelligence throughout the body, the growth of self-awareness, and an experience of the asanas as a form of “meditation in action.” In this workshop, you are invited to explore the benefits of Iyengar yoga method through your own body.
BENEFITS OF IYENGAR YOGA:
- Emphasizes precision and safe body alignment
- Provides greater accessibility through the use of props
- Develops greater self-awareness
- Tones your muscles and creates stability
- Increases your flexibility and improves balance
- Provides therapeutic benefit to the body
- Improves respiratory breathing capacity
- Helps calm your mind
"it is through the alignment of the body that i discovered the alignment of my mind, self, and intelligence." ~ B.K.S. Iyengar
Leah Di Quollo took her first yoga class in 1998 and began teaching in 2000. Since then she has been developing her own practice and honing teaching and observation skills. In 2005 she took her first Iyengar Yoga class and fell in love with the method. In 2009 she became RYT200. Leah continued to practice and participate in trainings offered by John Schumacher, Lois Steinberg, Joan White, Abi Iyengar, and many other Iyengar yoga teachers. From 2013 to 2016 she completed her apprenticeship and training, and in 2016 became a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher. Leah focuses on her students as she helps them develop body awareness and through that gain stability and balance, and build strength and flexibility. She is also a mother to a lovely 4-year-old boy and a wife to a supportive husband.