This course teaches the basics of yoga practice in an organized and safe manner. It is designed for complete beginners, but is also suitable for people who have done some yoga before but now wish to deepen their foundational understanding of postures and breathing.
Wednesday evenings, 5:45 to 7 PM, starting May 29th ($50 for 5 weeks)
Gentle Restorative Yoga
This is an on-going series which brings the benefits of yoga to individuals who are dealing with illness, injury, or medical treatments, or are recovering from those and may not yet have the stamina to participate in a regular group class. It is generally recommended to begin with a few private classes so the teacher can gain a clear understanding of the person's health, especially if the person is new to yoga.
Monday mornings 10:30 to 11:30 AM, starting June 3rd (5 week course -$60)
This series transitions students out of our Introductory series and into a continued exploration of yoga. It is also suitable for people who have taken yoga elsewhere in the past.
on-going UYI students
who want to
continue their understanding and practice of yogasana and
is best to discuss your class choice with your instructor as each class
has a flavor of its own. Some classes are gentler, some are more
physical, some are more oriented towards pranayama and
Monday Evening, 6 to 7:15 PM, starting June 3rd (5 weeks - $60)
9 to 10:15 AM, starting May 30th (5 weeks - $60)
Saturday mornings, 11 to 12 AM, June1st, 8th, 22nd and 29th ($40)
Yoga Philosophy Classes
This class is taught on Tuesday evenings,
from 7:15 to 8
PM. Upcoming dates are June 4th and June
18th. In those
classes, Martine presents teachings from the fundamental
text about yoga called The Yoga Sutra of
Patanjali. This text
presents an understanding of the human mind through
which a practitioner can move towards a healthier and more content
life. Martine has studied this text with several
prominent teachers in the
Krishnamacharya/Desikachar tradition. She has also trained as a
psychologist at the doctoral level in her native
This class is taught on Tuesday evenings, 7:15-8 PM. Upcoming dates are May 28th, June 11th and June 25th. Vedic Chanting is a joyful form of practice, a yoga of sounds. It engages all the parts of our human system: the body is involved in the production of sound, our listening skills improve, the heart is gladdened,and we enter into the wisdom of the deeper mind. Because it uses only 3 notes, Vedic chanting is accessible to all. Martine, who teaches the course, had no musical or voice background when she was introduced to Vedic Chanting over twenty years ago. If you feel uncomfortable about chanting, you can just come and listen so you can see what this is like. This class is free for students who are currently enrolled at UYI. For others, please contact us by e-mail or phone.