The Yoga Garden Recommends: Books

Many students have asked what book is the best reference for home practice. We have always recommended “Yoga: The Iyengar Way”. Let us tell you why.

Better Block, Better Practice.

Think of your props as tools that become partners in your life-long yoga practice – you want something supportive that will last.

Which style of yoga?

…we are all unique, and I recognize that there is no “one size fits all” solution for anything that is important in life, especially when it comes to personal evolution. I was moved by Eric Shaws article “35 Moments” in the latest edition of Yoga Journal. In just a few pages, Eric manages to convey the vast landscape of yoga stretching back thousands of years, framed in terms of prominent events, teachers, and achievements. So what I do is just a drop in this ocean of yoga. Well, it may be a tiny drop, but its great to be a part of that ocean.”

Cynthia Bates: …”it could be heroin!”

Iyengar yoga instructor Cynthia Bates posts from Pune. Water rationing will continue along with periodic power cuts (most of the power here is hydroelectric) but the rains have finally come. The noise levels in the surrounds have dimmed at night replaced by the steady lull of rain drops and the … Read More

Cynthia Bates: Post from Pune

Cynthia Bates writes from her month of study at the Iyengar Institute in Pune, India. As with life I suppose, my days seem to cycle through feeling full of energy to feeling sapped. This morning was a bit of a groggy one but I cautiously made my way to Prashant’s … Read More

Cynthia Bates writes from Pune, India

Iyengar yoga instructor Cynthia Bates has just started her month of studies at the Iyengar Institute in Pune, India, and shares her first thoughts. djn Let me just start by saying that my second class here was taught by BKS Iyengar himself. Though, I tried not to have expectations coming … Read More

Where’s Iyengar?

With the frequency of  the Olympics and presidential elections, U.S. Iyengar instructors gather to share community and learn from their most senior teachers at their national convention.  This year, they meet in Portland, OR, from May 11-16.  As a result, many of the Iyengar teachers in San Francisco will not … Read More

Vernal Equinox One-day Intensive

Come celebrate the Vernal Equinox March 21 with a one-day intensive Iyengar yoga workshop with Brian Hogencamp! This one-day workshop will focus on asana in the morning and pranayama in the afternoon. Students should have one year of consistent experience in the Iyengar method. $65 for the day. Click here … Read More

Client Survey Results: May 2009

Student Survey Invites New Course Your response to our new services survey been tallied. We were really overwhelmed by the responses and surprised by the results. The information gleaned from this survey will help Yoga Garden management choose a path for expansion that meets the needs and wants of our … Read More

Iyengar Yoga at Yoga Garden

The roots of Iyengar Yoga and Vinyasa Yoga lead back to the legendary teacher, Stri T. Krishnamacharya, brother-in-law and guru to B.K.S. Iyengar and K. Pattabhi Jois. Iyengar yoga is named after the living yogi, B.K.S. Iyengar. Iyengar began life with many challenges yet his dedicated, driven, and intelligent exploration … Read More