Saturday, August 23rd
9am to Noon
Explore the Yoga Chair in Standing & Seated Asanas
Open to : All Levels (Including Beginners)
3pm to 6pm
Explore the Yoga Chair in Backbends and Inversions
Open to : Int./Advanced Level Practitioners
$45 per class if pre-register and pre-paid by August 15th
$55 per class after August 15th
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The Iyengar Method frequently incorporates the use of a backless chair as an effective yoga tool to deepen and enhance the experience and practice of all types of yoga poses. Iyengar yoga practitioners use these chairs in all sorts of poses ranging from simple seated twists, to standing poses, to supported inversions and backbends. B.K.S. Iyengar introduced props into the modern practice of yoga to allow all practitioners access to the benefits of the postures regardless of physical condition. Props help all practitioners (including the most advanced) gain sensitivity to the correct use of effort and receive the deep benefits of postures held over significant time periods. Props encourage students, bolster confidence, and create optimal body alignment.
This workshop was inspired by Senior Iyengar Instructor, Eyal ShifroniÕs book: A Chair for Yoga: A complete Guide to Iyengar Yoga Practice with a Chair.
K-Lea Gifford is a second-generation Yoga instructor. She started practicing in 1983 and began training in the Iyengar method in 1990. K-Lea has studied in Pune, India with the Iyengars several times and is certified at the Junior Intermediate Level 2. She graduated from Florida State University in 1986 and is a certified Advanced Alaya Process Practitioner. K-Lea was the founder/owner of two Yoga studios in Nashville, TN. She teaches retreats and workshops in the United States and Canada. She enjoys working therapeutically with Yoga as well as specialty classes such as pregnancy, restorative, and back care needs.
Comments/quotes from previous clients: K-Lea has the heart and skillful means of a healer. Her instructions are clear and concise. Her depth gives her a grounded maturity allowing for a safe environment. She is spontaneous and playful and has warm compassion for her clients at all levels. K-Lea has the ability to give a wide range of Yoga class experiences from gently nurturing you in a restorative class to the intense precision of intermediate classes. She has wisdom beyond her physical years and her intuition reveals that. She is a truly gifted teacher and has much to offer. K-Lea presents Yoga in a format allowing for deep integration of body, mind, and spirit. She’s a thorough and knowledgeable instructor with extensive training in the Iyengar method. Her ability to adapt postures to individual needs provides a skillful and compassionate educational experience for any level practitioner.
The Telluride Yoga Center hosts a variety of events throughout the year, including workshops with teachers such as Annie Pace, Tim Miller, Nancy Stechert, Allison English, Cat McCarthy and Peter Sterios. In conjunction with Anusara in Telluride, other advanced teachers such as Tanya Bielke, Noah Maze and Amy Ippoliti have held workshops at the studio in Telluride.
- Telluride Yoga Center accepts cash, check, credit card or debit card (V,MC)
- Refunds will not be issued for workshops 1 week before the workshop start date. Full refunds will be issued if you cancel prior to that date.