We hope this information will help get you started on the path of yoga.
Iyengar Yoga South Bay, formerly Yoga Fitness has been an established yoga studio in Silicon Valley since 1984. For 30 years we have been offering the public classes in Iyengar yoga.
Iyengar Yoga is based on the teachings of B.K.S. Iyengar, living yoga master and the author of the classic yoga treatise, "Light on Yoga". His dedicated personal practice and over 65 years of teaching have produced significant innovations in the teaching of yoga. These innovations have now become established and known as "Iyengar Yoga".
At our studio, these innovations mean that you will be introduced to a safe and systematic progression of asanas (yoga postures) that will develop your ability from class to class. You will be introduced to standing poses first to develop strength, concentration, and body alignment and than proceed to more complex poses. In addition, our studio is fully equipped with mats, blankets, blocks, and various other props to help increase awareness and provide adjustment to meet individual needs. The use of props and attention to the individual's needs is another important innovation of Iyengar yoga.
Our teachers are passionate about the subject, trained and certified (or on the path to full certification) to teach Iyengar yoga. It has been B.K.S Iyengar's wish that all teachers using his name pass a certification process. It is our wish to honor his teachings by doing so and offering you the fruits of our practice. We look forward to sharing this ancient art and practice of yoga with you. Welcome.
More quotations from B.K.S. Iyengar:
"The material body has a practical reality that is accessible. It is here and now, and we can do something with it. However, we must not forget that the innermost part of our being is also trying to help us. It wants to come out to the surface and express itself."
"Penetration of our mind is our goal, but in the beginning to set things in motion, there is no substitute for sweat."
"It is through the alignment of the body that I discovered the alignment of my mind, self, and intelligence."
"You do not need to seek freedom in a different land, for it exists with your own body, heart, mind, and soul."
"When I stretch, I stretch in such a way that my awareness moves, and a gate of awareness finally opens: My body is a laboratory, you can say. I don't stretch my body as if it is an object. I do yoga from the self towards the body, not the other way around."