At Jewel Yoga, formerly the Julie Lawrence Yoga Center, we practice and teach Iyengar Yoga, one of the world’s most influential and widely-practiced methods of yoga. Iyengar Yoga emphasizes proper alignment of the body, and it encourages the use of props (blocks, straps, blankets and chairs) to help students safely attain the maximum benefits of yoga. It is an excellent practice for students of any age or ability.
If you have you ever gone to a class or used a video and felt uncertain about what it is you are supposed to be doing, you will appreciate how our classes are different. Iyengar Yoga has a distinct teaching methodology that helps students learn and build confidence. Students in our classes aren’t just trying to follow what someone is doing at the front of the classroom; they are being taught how to do each pose.
In our classes, the teacher demonstrates each pose giving you an opportunity to see and understand the fundamental actions needed to do the pose. The teacher then guides the class with precise verbal instructions and helps you refine your pose with additional instructions or manual adjustments. This learning process harnesses the attention and leads the mind to a clear, calm state of inward reflection.