Due to the current situation with COVID-19 majority of classes will be brought to your homes via ZOOM.
The platform is easy to navigate, all you need to have is a way to connect to the internet with a device that has a speaker and a camera (computer, iPhone, iPad, Adnroid).
The idea behind it is to offer classes in the comfort and safety of your home, and keeping yourself safe and healthy.
To participate in Zoom and live classes: 1. Please purchase your class/es at the bottom of the page - could be done before class or earlier. 2. 20 min before class go to the Schedule Table of classes and click the time of the class that you are planning to attend in order to Log Into the Session. For example if you want to join my Saturday morning class, you will click on the class All-Levels Hybrid/or time of the class: 9 to 10:30 AM, This will take you to ZOOM for the session/class registration and log in. The links will posted each Sunday night for the following week, and each class you will need to repeat the procedure.
For your practice - Please have.
1 Yoga Mat, 2 Blocks, a Strap, 2-4 Blankets.
For In-Person classes which are identified on the schedule as HYBRID - All participants must be fully vaccinated. If you have ANY signs of cold or sickness (fever, cough, excesive sneezing, chills, stomach discomfort), please stay home and recover. Please bring your own mats and blocks if possible. The rest of the props will be provided by the studio.
Forms of payment: Paypal, check (mail it to me please) or Zelle.
Contact me if any questions! Pick from the list below to proceed to payment.
What do Levels mean?
Well-suited for anybody who is new to yoga. Important alignment principles are introduced in basic standing poses, beginner seated poses, forward bends, twists and backward extensions. The class is open to all students.
Continue to apply alignment principles in basic standing poses, beginner seated poses, forward bends, twists and backward extensions. The class is open to all students.
Continue to learn using the Iyengar Yoga alignment principles. General class, open to all students. Inversions are introduced.
Classes are open to students who have completed one series of level I. Inverted poses will be a part of every class, students will work to their capacity and needs.
All Level Class
Classes are open to students of Level I & II. Inverted poses will be a part of every class, but students of different levels will work to their capacity.
Slower paced class with focus on stability. Students are introduced to standing, seated and supine poses slowly and gradually; props such as wall, chair, bolsters, blankets, straps and blocks are used to build body awareness, increase strength, improve stability and balance.
Classes are designed for each individual student per needs and capacity.
What to expect in my classes?
Beginning students are introduced in a methodical and gradual way to standing poses, forward bends, twists, backbends, inversions, supine and restorative asanas and more. Students explore their own body alignment and learn how to create stability and balance.
This approach ensures that each student progresses from posture to posture, class to class, and year to year.
What do you need to join a Live-Stream Class?
A device (computer, iPad, iPhone, Android device) connected to the Internet (preferably High-speed) and equipped with microphone
and a camera. Have your device fully charged or be plugged in
A broadband Internet connection is highly recommended, since video does take a lot of bandwidth. If your connection gets sketchy during class, try turning off your video camera (so you can still see me, even if I cannot see you). That can take a big chunk out of the demand you are placing on your device and Internet connection.
Follow the ZOOM meeting link (Zoom registration confirmation email). This link will open the meeting in your browser
When you join the meeting, your microphone will automatically be muted. This is to reduce any audio feedback, and keeps the virtual meeting space from becoming an echo chamber. As a general rule, please keep your microphone muted unless you want to speak and then unmute yourself. I will look at everybody who has video on!
I hope these classes not only bring us to the mat, but also will help us maintain a sense of community, togetherness and normalcy through this difficult and unprecedented time.
What is a live-stream class? A Live-Stream class is a virtual class over a Video platform. My classes will be via ZOOM (www.zoom.us). This service is free to you as a participant of a conference. All you will need to do is to register for a class at least an hour prior to the start of class. The link for each class will be embedded into the time of a class (hyperlinked). For example, you if you plan to take a Saturday morning class at 9:00 AM, you will have to ‘click’ on the time of the class (9:00 AM) and you will be redirected to the registration page, once you register, you will receive an email with the information (link) to join the conference via ZOOM.
While the medium is virtual, the intention is the same:
focus on body awareness;
gain stability and balance;
build strength and flexibility in a safe and conscious way
Yoga equipment needed:
What do you need to keep in mind?
Yoga is a personal practice, but it is a practice and every practice needs repetition and time.
Inhale, Exhale, Repeat!
Things to know for class
Wear comfortable but not too lose clothes. The class will start on time, please allow 5 minutes for set up. If you are late, do not hesitate to come in but AFTER the opening 3 OMs!
Make-ups: All missed classes should be made-up within the running session in any other class (unless the is an exception, life happens).
Advance make-ups are encouraged!
Drop-ins: You are welcome to drop-in in any class, please allow time to check in.
Refunds: Full session refunds will be issued before the first class of the session.
Registration and payment: Please register at least 3 days before the start of your workshop. You can register online with a credit card, PayPal, Zelle.
Refunds: Full refunds will be issued up to 7 days prior to the start of the workshop. After that we regret that we cannot offer any refunds, changes or credits.
IYASE members will receive 10% discount on all my workshops.
Iyengar Yoga With Leah
Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher - Level 2
Certified Yoga Therapist (International Association of Yoga Therapists)
Past President, IYASE (Iyengar Yoga Association of the Southeast): http://www.iyase.org/
Alexandria, VA - Seminary Hill Area