Iyengar Yoga was created by B.K.S. Iyengar, and is a form of Hatha Yoga known for its use of props, such as belts, blocks and blankets, as aids in performing
asanas (postures). According to Silvermoon, Beginner Iyengar Form Yoga is designed to provide new yoga students with a foundational awareness of body, mind and spirit through the practice of the asanas.
“By using yoga props, students are guided into supported and modified expressions of the yoga poses so that proper body alignment is maintained,”
Silvermoon explained. The props enable students to perform the asanas correctly, minimizing the risk of injury or strain, and making the postures accessible to both young and old. “This helps to foster a sense of security and safety – especially for beginners – as each individual expresses the pose to their greatest degree,” she said.
Iyengar Yoga practice is said to be deeply nourishing to the nervous system with a major emphasis placed on proper breathing. Yoga has been shown to boost
the immune system, reduces stress, and creates strength, balance, flexibility and stillness. “We maintain a nurturing, non-competitive environment that encourages heart-centered self love and compassion,” Silvermoon said.
Suzanne Silvermoon is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-500) and Yoga Therapy Practitioner with 30 years of personal practice experience in a wide variety of styles. She also brings to her teaching the knowledge of working as a holistic nurse for the past 16 years. Her Blue Pearl Yoga Studio is located at 411 Main Street in Lovell, Maine, above the Lovell Hardware Store. The class is free and open to all with a $10 suggested donation to Evergreen Institute
For more information or to register for Friday’s class, contact Suzanne Silvermoon at (207) 831-0868 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.