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Iyengar Yoga Certification Mark Yoga in the Iyengar tradition
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Before asking the class to attempt a strenuous pose, tell them a story
to make them laugh
and relax the body.
~BKS Iyengar
  • Classes
  • Early Bird
  • Gentle
  • Yoga & Qigong
  • Kids
  • Level I
  • Level II
  • Level III
  • Mixed
  • Pranayama
  • Pre-natal

Class Descriptions

Because of the progressive nature of Iyengar Yoga, students with no previous experience in the system begin with Gentle or Level I classes.  Fundamentals of alignment and terminology taught here are needed for performance of poses at more advanced levels. 

Any level may be repeated as often as needed or desired.

Descriptions for all classes can be found on the tabs above. Photos of students in poses are shown for all the Levels classes, Gentle, and Teens.

photo of students in Salamba Sirsasanaphoto of students in class





Early Bird

Greet the day with an energetic, early morning Level I & II Iyengar Yoga class, covering a broad range of Level I & II poses to start your day.

2 sessions Level I at Tree House or other Iyengar yoga studio experience required.


Gentle I

Standard poses are adapted to deal with injuries or conditions such as arthritis or fibromyalgia.

For new or experienced students who want a slower pace because of limited mobility or health issues.

Gentle II

For students with experience in Gentle I or experienced yoga students needing to step back due to injury or illness. Students with no experience can enroll if they are able to get up and down from the floor without assistance & have no major injuries or limitations; excellent for expectant moms, as well.

Chair Yoga

This class is for anyone who wants to improve their strength and flexibility but has difficulties such as, getting up and down from the floor, knee or hip issues, foot problems; or is recovering from an illness or injury. All poses are done in the chair or with chair support.

Photos from left to right:

Utthita Trikonasana (triangle pose); Utthita Parsvakonasana (side angle pose); Adho Mukha Svanasana (downward facing dog pose)

Photo of Utthita Trikkonasana Gentle classPhoto of Utthita Parsvakonasana Gentle Classphoto of Adho Mukha Svanasana Gentle class

Iyengar Yoga and Yi Ren® Qigong for Health

Are you feeling stressed? Are you unable to sleep or need to center after your work week?

Level 1: This introductory Iyengar Yoga Meets Qigong class teaches you deep relaxation skills.  It’s an antidote in the age of anxiety, designed to relieve stress, enable you to sleep better, and relax at the end of your work week.  This class teaches you basic Iyengar yoga poses combined with basic Yi Ren® Qigong breath and energy exercises.  We combine gentle standing poses, forward bends, twists, and basic inversions with the basic breath and energy work of qigong.  We focus on relaxing, calming your mind for sleep, releasing stress, and grounding and centering in your body for peace of mind.

Level 2: The Level 2 class teaches additional deep relaxation skills with a focus on your internal organs. Yoga and Qigong are antidotes in the age of anxiety, designed to relieve stress, enable you to sleep better, and relax at the end of your work week. This class teaches Iyengar yoga poses combined with Level 2 Yi Ren® Qigong breath and energy exercises. Some yoga experience is required.

Level 3: Level III continues to image of Barb and Fredteach additional deep relaxation skills with a focus on your internal meridians & deeper relaxation in yoga poses. 

Level I Yoga & Qigong or Iyengar Yoga & Qigong workshop or instructors consent to take class. See link to Fred's email under Teachers tab. 


Yoga for kids is fun and playful; it cultivates mindfulness, a positive self-image, focus and much more. All of which carry over to the classroom and daily activities in a child's life. 

This class is for children ages 6-10 and will include yoga postures, games, storytelling and time for relaxation. 

Angela has over 15 years teaching experience with elementary and teenage children.

Not currently offered this session.

Level I: Beginner

For students new to the Iyengar system.

Standing poses, forward bends and twists are emphasized.  Basic inversions and the fundamentals of backbending are introduced.

Photos from left to right:

Utthita Trikonasana (triangle pose); Utthita Parsvakonasana (side angle pose); Vrksasana (tree pose)

Photo of Utthita Trikonasana Level 1 Photo of Utthita Parskvakonasana Level 1 Photo of Vrksasana Level 1

Level II: Continuing Beginner

Designed for students who have had at least 2 sessions of Level I and feel ready to move on to a few more inversions, basic backbends, and new standing poses. Poses are held for longer periods of time and headstand is introduced.

Photos from left to right:

Sirsasana (head balance); Dwi Pada Viparita Dandasana (two feet inverted staff pose); Eka Pada Sarvangasana (one leg shoulder balance pose)

Photo of Salamba Sirsasana Level 1-2 Photo of Dwi Pada Viparita Dandasana Level 1-2 Photo of Eka Pada Sarvangasana Level I/II

Level III: Intermediate

For students with 1 year Iyengar experience who are strong in standing poses.  Along with the refinement of the basic poses, there will be regular work on backbends, inversions and breath. Full arm balance is introduced.

Photos from left to right:

Urdhva Prasarita Ekapadasana (downward facing extended one leg pose); Dhanurasana (bow pose); Adho Mukha Vrksasana (downward facing tree pose)

Photo of Urdhva Prasarita Ekapadasana Level 2 Photo of Dhanurasana Level 2 Photo of Adho Mukha Vrksasana Level II

Mixed Level

This class is for students with Iyengar Yoga experience at Tree House or other Iyengar Yoga studios.  The poses will range from basic to more advanced, with students working at their appropriate level.  All categories of poses will be explored. Great for a student visiting from out of town, make-up classes, or challenging yourself to move to another level. 





Pranayama is the art and science of yogic breathing practices. The class is for those new to the practice as well as more experienced students. Experience with yoga asana is required for the class as they are used as preparation for Pranayama.





Prenatal Yoga

Prenatal yoga is designed for a woman's changing body during pregnancy. As well as strengthening the body and alleviating common physical discomforts, yoga helps create a calm state of mind in preparation for labor and birth.

Classes are not currently offered though private sessions to create your own home practice are available. Please contact the studio.








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