ईश्वरप्रणिधानाद्वा॥२३॥__isvara-pranidhana-dva _Trust, from within, in something bigger tha

WE ARE GABRIELLE SIGAL IYENGAR YOGA

My background:


In addition to being a former modern/contemporary dancer and Certified Personal Trainer, I am a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher and a Certified Yoga Therapist.  I  have studied  with Senior Teacher Joan White since 1996, and visited RIMYI in 2019 to study with the Iyengar family.   I value the discipline, the precision and the systematic method of Iyengar Yoga.  I also value the tradition and the lineage that we share.  BKS Iyengar helped make yoga accessible to everyone and devoted his entire life to sharing his knowledge which continues to be handed down to us.  When I decided to teach, I initially had no idea what a huge responsibility teaching requires.  Part of the responsibility I feel is to share yoga with as many people as I can.  To this day I am as excited as ever to keep doing just that. 

What is Iyengar Yoga?

You do not need to seek freedom in a different land, for it exists within your own body, heart, mind

Iyengar yoga is deeply rooted in Patanjali's Yoga Sutras.  It is recognized for it's thorough exploration of asana as it relates to  the student physically, emotionally, spiritualy, physiologically, and psychologically.  

An Iyengar class is safe and has a sequence that is systematic, it is designed to build on individual's skill from pose to pose and class to class.  Like other styles of yoga, practitioners will build stamina, concentration, and flexibility.  But, mostly will understand proper body alignment.  Some poses may be held to focus on form and pricise alignment.  Students will sharpen their skills of observation and how the poses affect their physical and mental states.  Unique to Iyengar Yoga:

  • precise use of language

  • individual corrections/adjustments

  • integration of philosophy

  • use of props to deepen understanding of actions in poses

  • highest standards of training


Certified Iyengar teachers are held to unusually rigorous standards earning thier certification after years of dedicated practice, training and evaluation by trained and qualified assessors.