Feeling unbalanced? Practicing yoga literally improves your balance!
In the Iyengar Yoga method, we help beginners build balance by focusing on standing poses in a safe and easy to follow progression. Iyengar Yoga teachers are also trained in modifying poses and helping students know when to take more support, including to support their balance.
At first, you may not even realize you are building your balance, but once you are ready, we introduce Vrksasana (Tree Pose) and Ardha Chandrasana (Half Moon Pose) in a supported progression.
We don’t expect you to immediately balance on one foot — but we do know how to help you get there by moving step-by-step through a sequenced set of preparations.
For more information, please call or email me — I would love to talk to you about getting started with yoga in the Iyengar method at Cascade Yoga in Bend!
Yoga for Nerds! Did you know that Iyengar Yoga Classes include: homework(!), anatomically correct names for body parts & actions, and clear & concise instructions from a highly trained yoga teacher? There are many paths of yoga and Jnana Yoga ~ yoga of knowledge is one of them. Plus, practicing yoga asana improves your concentration so you can study more! Come explore the many facets of yoga at Cascade Yoga in Bend.
There are many benefits to practicing inversions! All inversions, whether they are supported or independent:
Work on the respiratory, circulatory, nervous and glandular systems
Help to strengthen will power & positive attitude
Increase intellectual capacity
Bring emotional stability
Improve behavioral patterns
A Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher will incorporate supported, simple inversions from your very first class — you probably won’t even realize you are practicing a modified inversion, but you will still receive all the benefits! Over the course of time, with a consistent and sustained yoga practice, we will introduce: Viparita Karani (Inverted Relaxation Pose), Salamba Sarvangasana (Shoulder Stand), Sirsasana (Head Stand — see photo!), Adho Mukha Vrksasana (Hand Stand), Pincha Mayurasana (Forearm Balance) and more!
If you would like get started with yoga, please contact Bonnie at Cascade Yoga in Bend:
Did you know that you don’t have to be flexible already to get started with yoga? Yoga Increases Flexibility — especially for people who are stiff! A Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher can help you increase your flexibility by guiding you through a sequence of poses specifically chosen to improve flexibility, by breaking down the poses into simple phases, and by modifying poses to include the use of props so that you can access the poses no matter how inflexible you are.
So, no more excuses. We know you’re not a gumby already and we have a class waiting for you. Come on in and get started!
Relax, unwind and let go of stress during Restorative Week at Cascade Yoga in Bend! Yes, you read that right — a whole week of restorative yoga classes every month! This is just one of the many benefits of practicing yoga with a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher at Cascade Yoga in Bend.
Yoga is for everyone — including everyone who is stiff! Anyone can have stiffness in their body, from lack of exercise or even from too much exercise, or from illness and other health issues.
A Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher can tailor classes for beginners and stiff people by moving you through a sequence of poses specifically chosen for stiffness, by breaking down the poses into beginner phases, modifying poses to include the use of props so that you can access the poses no matter how stiff you are, move your body, and get rid of that stiffness!
So, no more excuses. We know you’re stiff and we have a class ready and waiting for you. Come on in and get started!