Iyengar General Level is our hallmark Iyengar Yoga class that incorporates a progressive method of teaching designed to open and strengthen the body while drawing the mind inward. Ideally, you are familiar with the Iyengar teaching method or alignment-based yoga instruction. The pace is engaging and steady. Classes are taught in a well-thought-out sequence based on a family of poses with a physical or intellectual theme to protect the body and engage the mind. You will work with a safe range of motion, body alignment and breath awareness. The class will expand upon standing poses, preparations for shoulder stand and other fundamental poses, so you build strength, stamina and flexibility. Props such as blocks, straps, blankets, and chairs are used to enhance a pose or to make a pose more accessible.