Location: Riverwest, 700 N Carpenter, Chicago, IL 60642.
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There are many forms of Hatha Yoga on the market today, offering a dizzying array of approaches to yoga asanas. BKS Iyengar’s standard of precision and alignment has raised the bar for everyone, regardless of which lineage one adheres to.
Learn proper and safe techniques to continue or begin a yoga practice. Each student will have the opportunity of one-on-one attention with hands-on corrections throughout the class by an assigned instructor (or apprentice). A series will be customized for each person who registers. Over the 6 weeks of training, the students will learn how to set the poses up therapeutically, utilize props for greater ease, facility, and depth in the poses, and show self-sufficiency in setting up the series for themselves.
The class is designed for those with limited mobility due to injury or illness, whether chronic or otherwise. Yoga appeals to those who are searching for a natural way to help heal from the inside out. Yoga can positively impact lumbar pain, scoliosis, SI joint dysfunction, sciatica, neck and shoulder stiffness, hip and knee discomfort, inflammatory conditions, cardio-pulmonary difficulties, respiratory troubles, menstrual problems, anxiety, depression, and post-operative recovery...and that’s not all! Bring your area of concern and yoga will give you new and effective tools and a new perspective from which to work.
Gabriel Halpern holds a BA in Philosophy, an MA in Health Psychology, and was trained at the Iyengar Yoga Institutes in San Francisco and Pune, India. Gabriel has practiced since 1970 and gives workshops nationally. He is the founder and director of the Yoga Circle in Chicago, IL since 1985. For over twenty years he was a core performance faculty member at De Paul University’s Theater Department. In 2011, he was awarded the Elder/Mentor of the Year by the Mankind Project. Just this July, his Yoga Circle was voted the “best traditional hatha studio” by Chicago magazine. Owing to the direct influence of BKS Iyengar and over 4 decades of continuous study Gabriel’s teaching is all that is yoga: zeal in practice, science, art form, lifestyle, and mystical mentoring.