Monday, January 2, 2017

JANUARY 2 IS FREE WEEK AT HOUSTON IYENGAR YOGA STUDIO!

Now's the time to try Iyengar Yoga at Houston Iyengar Yoga Studio. This studio runs 12 week sessions, and before each one, they host a free week so new students can try them out. If you're thinking of trying Iyengar yoga at Houston Iyengar Yoga Studio, you may attend one or more of the following free classes:

The week of January 2-8

Monday, 50+ 11:00 to 12:30, Constance
Monday, Level 1, 5:45 - 7:15pm, Joyce
Wednesday, Level 7:00-8:00 am, Debbie
Wednesday, Level 1, 11:00am-12:30pm, Constance
Thursday, 50+, 5:45-7:15pm, Constance
Friday, Level 1, 11-12:30pm, Samantha
Saturday, Level 1, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm, Joyce
Sunday, Level 1, 4-5:30pm, Jimena

Friday, October 28, 2016

ATHENA PAPPAS IS COMING TO HOUSTON JANUARY 20-22, 2017







Athena Pappas, (CIYT, SR.1) will be coming to Houston for a workshop at Alcove Yoga January 20-22. Athena is well known for her extraordinary practice of asanas under long time guidance of teachers Manuso Manos and Patricia Walden.



Athena lives and teaches in San Francisco and is the current President of the Northern California Iyengar Yoga Asssociation.  She has studied at RIMYI many times, in the regular and medical classes. Her knoweldge of asana is deep. Athena will classes on emotional well-being based on hip-openers.


Freedom in the hips and pelvis, will be the launching point for forward bends, backward extensions, and what ever else she thinks of.

We are incredibly excited to host her for her first offering in the Houston area.

Don't miss the early bird special. Register before January 6 and save $15. Regular price is $165; Early bird is $150, for 3 classes. You may register for all or one.

Be sure to check the Alcoveyoga.com website for forthcoming details.

Monday, October 3, 2016

HEALING CLASSES FOR THE LOW BACK COMING TO ALCOVE YOGA

Alcove Yoga will start offering a series of 4 classes focusing on healing the low back. Based on Lois Sternberg's teachings, this class will replicate practices at RIMYI. Students will learn:

  • passive postures to RELAX muscular and mental tension
  • supported postures to gently open, stretch, and move tight areas
  • adjustments to correct misalignments of sacroiliac joints and vertebrae
  • how to practice safely at home in between classes

Please visit Alcove Yoga website, and register online under EVENTS.

Class details:
4 Saturdays: October 22, 29, Nov 5, 12
8:30-10:00 am

More information: 832-942-8240

REBECCA LERNER COMES TO HIYS OCTOBER 14-16

Rebecca Lerner is co-director of the Center for Well-Being in Lemont, Pennsylvania and an Intermediate Senior III Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor. Rebecca has studied many times in India with the Iyengars. A devoted practitioner since the late ‘70’s, Rebecca is an IYNAUS assessor and conducts workshops nationally as well as teacher training programs. Rebecca is known for her ability to guide the students deeply into the poses in a fresh, insightful and meaningful way. She has a gentle yet dynamic teaching style that brings each student a heightened yogic experience. Share and enjoy the enthusiasm, inspiration and expertise found in Rebecca’s classes.

For more information, go to the HIYS website

Sunday, February 28, 2016

SENIOR IYENGAR TEACHER RAJASHREE At ALCOVE YOGA IN MAY

Rajashree Tupe will be teaching classes at Alcove May 9-12

Monday, May 9th - Prenatal Yoga Class with Dinner
Tuesday, May 10th - Level 1-2, 11am-12:30pm
Tuesday, May 10th - Level 2-3, 5:45pm - 7:15pm

Thursday, May 12th - Level 2-3, 7:00pm-9:00 pm

Rajashree is a senior teacher at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Institute in Pune. She studied with the Iyengars for 20 years. She runs her own institute in Pune as well, called Shri Yog. She is recommended by Prashant Iyengar. 

Registration will be available online. Please visit our website alcoveyoga.com.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

LESLIE FREYBERG SACRED CHANTS WORKSHOP IN HOUSTON APRIL 1-3

Sacred Chants Workshop at Alcove Yoga
Apr 1, 2016 - Apr 3, 2016 
This workshop is open to anyone. You do not need to be a regular student at Alcove Yoga. We will cover the following
  • An introduction to Sanskrit pronunciation as part of the yoga tradition
  • The Sanskrit Alphabet, and the five positions of the mouth
  • Sacred Chants from the Upanishads, the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, and the Bhagavad Gita
  • The meaning of OM or AUM in ancient texts, and how it is to be chanted
  • Understanding Asana through Sanskrit--the meanings of Sanskrit names of our postures, counting, and how to pronounce asana names correctly
  • Chanting for meditative absorption and prayer

Leslie Dillingham Freyberg  began her Sanskrit studies with Vyaas Houston of the American Sanskrit Institute and is now a member of the faculty there. She continues her Sanskrit studies with Dr. Ram Karan Sharma.  She is a 
  • graduate of Sonia Nelson's Teacher Training Program in Vedic Chanting and recently completed a course in Vedic Chanting at the Sannidhi  Krishnamacharya Yoga Center (founded by T.K.V. Desikachar) in Chennai, India. She teaches Sanskrit workshops independently, and also for Patricia Walden's Iyengar Yoga Teacher Training course. She is a practitioner and certified teacher of Iyengar Yoga. She has produced a chanting CD called Learning with Leslie and a booklet, Sacred Chants.

LAURIE BLAKENEY COMES TO HOUSTON IYENGAR YOGA STUDIO MARCH 11-13


Laurie Blakeney  is a dedicated, long-time student of the Iyengars, based in Ann Arbor. She has an Advanced Level Teaching Certificate granted to her by B.K.S. Iyengar. 

She began her Iyengar yoga studies in 1971, and has studied annually in Pune India at the
Iyengar Institute since 1983. She has a BA in comparative religions, and a not
so long ago career as a piano tuner/technician. She brings to her class a
uniquely personal and direct style of teaching, challenging students while
helping them to enjoy exploring their potential. 
She loves to include artistic
and philosophical considerations while staying true to the precision we know
to be a cornerstone of the Iyengar method. Please join us for a weekend with this lively, energetic and gifted teacher of Iyengar Yoga.

Six months of continuous study of Iyengar Yoga is required for participants. For registration information, please visit www.houstoniyengaryoga.com