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Virtual- Backward Extensions

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Through Our Well Rooted Legs & Shoulder Openers. 
Saturday, March 20, 2021
From: 9:00 am – 11:30 am
$35 (SY Memb $30)
The recording of the class will be available for the students for 10 days. Zoom link will be emailed 1 hour before each class.**
Through “oiling up” our shoulders we may access our thoracic spine more effectively. When we have better access to our upper back we can also be more considerate towards our often vulnerable lower back and neck.
Our earthly and well-rooted legs will also provide us with the intelligent support we need for healthy backward extensions. Even if “backbends” are difficult for you, even if you don’t really like doing them, and even if you have a “difficult “ or “injured” body I invite you to share your practice with me so that we may find a “new way” together. At the end of the day, it’s not really about the backward extensions, but rather about our discovery of ourselves.

About Lou Rajhas Iyengar:

Lou Rajhas Iyengar was born in Venezuela to a French father and Venezuelan mother.

In 1999 she started practicing Iyengar yoga in New Jersey with Theresa Rowland, with whom she completed her teacher training.

In 2007 she moved to New York City and met Deborah Wolk and Alison West with whom she studied extensively Yoga for Back-care and Yoga for Scoliosis.

For the last few years, she’s been traveling regularly to India to study with the Iyengar family at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Institute.  She has most recently spent a couple of months studying with Arun Sir in Bangalore. After 20 years of living in the US, she has recently relocated to Paris, where she teaches collective and private classes. 

Lou’s teaching style is compassionate.

A few words from Lou about her experience of yoga: “To me, this practice is about getting to know yourself better.  Thru the Asanas and Pranayamas, we become more sensitive beings and get to discover the different layers of who we are, which in turn tunes us to the bigger picture that is Yoga.  What started as a physical discipline, has become the path thru which I am continually finding emotional stability, self-acceptance, and a greater connection to my surroundings.”

Lou has been teaching since 2002 and is an Iyengar Yoga certified teacher (CIYT Level 2)