Iyengar Yoga Classes are held twice a week in the beautiful Meeting Hall at the Folk Art Guild in Middlesex .These classes are based on the teachings of yoga master B.K.S. Iyengar and begin with learning the art and science of asanas, or yoga postures. The yoga classes begin with simple opening positions using various props such belts, blocks, and bolsters, and gradually progress to more challenging poses, adjusting to meet the needs and physical conditions of each student. Through regular practice, students of yoga are guided towards increased awareness of their own physical, emotional, and spiritual lives. Students experience meditation in action, a state of being focused and present in the moment.
Annie Schliffer has been teaching yoga for 20 years at the Guild and welcomes both her longtime students as well as new ones. She is a Certified Iyengar Yoga teacher who did her first Teacher Training with Francois Raoult at Open Sky Yoga Center in Rochester. She since has gone on to study in Pune, India at the Iyengar Institute, taking month long Intensives over the last 12 years, as well working and training with Rebecca and Dean Lerner in Pennsylvania. She loves teaching and sharing her love of yoga. Her aim is to integrate the practice of yoga with daily life, cultivating a deeper awareness of posture with a sense of finer relaxation.