All asanas, no matter how complex, are comprised of a set of interlocking basic principles. To master any asana is to correctly apply these principles, putting them into action through the medium of the living, breathing body. When performed correctly, the postures unlock and invigorate the body. Teaching you these principles is the unshakable core of my practice. Iyengar Yoga is built on the classical yoga tradition found in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Attention to the subtle alignment of body, breath, mind, and spirit develops self-awareness and a deeper sense of well being. This approach develops strength, stamina, and flexibility through precision in action and movement. His teachings in the 1960‘s and 70‘s set in motion the solidifying of yoga as a part of popular american culture. Mr. Iyengar was named by Time magazine as “one of the 100 most influential people in the world”. He conceived the notion of using props and grew that notion into a science, making the study and practice of yoga accessible to everyone, the aged, the weak and/or inflexible included. Just about every style of yoga now uses various equipment like blocks, straps, bolsters, etc.. The correct use of props and the emphasis of alignment maximizes benefits and minimizes chances of injury. The process of becoming a certified Iyengar instructor requires years of training and practice in addition to passing a series of formidable assessments. This is a significant differentiation from many yoga teaching certifications, which can be acquired within a matter of hours to weeks with no requirement of previous, consistent practice.