Sunday 11/27/2022 9:15 am - 10:30 am
Sunday 12/04/2022 9:15 am - 10:30 am
Sunday 12/11/2022 9:15 am - 10:30 am
Sunday 12/18/2022 9:15 am - 10:30 am
Iyengar Yoga is a form of Hatha yoga, based on the teachings of BKS Iyengar. This class emphasizes the importance of precision, alignment, and attention to detail in order to cultivate vitality of body and clarity of mind. Through the asanas, we explore the balance of stability and flexibility and work to bring intelligence and awareness into our actions, both on and off the mat. Props are used to enhance and/or modify the posture. Each class is thoughtfully sequenced and welcomes both the beginner and the more seasoned practitioner.
Linda Feldman, E-RYT, RCYT, YACEP, teaches adults, kids, teens and families. With all of her students she emphasizes the mindfulness aspects of the practice. With adults, Linda focuses on alignment and holding poses in order to build strength, flexibility and awareness. When teaching children, Linda teaches fun, age appropriate yoga that allows kids to develop healthy and peaceful minds and bodies.
Through her yoga, Linda strives to inspire well being and fun in all of her students. She works to encourage students' respect for themselves, their capabilities and limitations, and those of others as well. Linda began her own practice in the early 1990's in Chicago and has continued to study in NYC and DC. She has been teaching in DC since 2002.
What to expect in class
In Linda's adult classes you can expect to focus on pose alignment to help avoid injury, props to help all students engage in every pose and the opportunity to tone and strengthen. Questions and comments are always encouraged, but there's little philosophy discussion in her level 1 and 1-2 classes. Each class ends with a relaxation pose so that students will leave Linda's classes rejuvenated, challenged and relaxed.
Sonia first took an interest in yoga while mimicking her grandfather’s morning yoga practice as a child. Soon after, she was fortunate enough to study under the tutelage of Shri BKS Iyengar and his family in Pune, India for many years. Through strict, watchful, and compassionate eyes, yoga as taught by the Iyengar family left a radiant impression to say the very least. Today, for Sonia, the practice of yoga generates courage, builds resilience, shields against illness, and cultivates immense joy.
Sonia is a certified Iyengar yoga instructor at the Junior 1 level. Her classes incorporate the intelligence of alignment and stability with the exploration of strength and flexibility, in order to cultivate a lively quality within the body and mind. She believes that yoga is a universal gift; she enjoys finding ways to make the poses meaningful for all who walk into her class and is passionate in sharing the gift of this practice with as many as possible.
Sonia also holds a B.A. in Media Studies from UC Berkeley, an M.A. in Gastronomy from Boston University, and is the mother of an adventurous toddler. When not on the yoga mat, you can find her experimenting with recipes in the kitchen, journaling about food, health, and Indian philosophy, or spending time outdoors with her sweet son.