Your California Yoga Center

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B.K.S. Iyengar developed his approach to yoga based on the yoga tradition handed down to him by his teacher, Shri T. Krishnamacharya, a classically trained Hindu scholar and yoga master. Mr. Iyengar’s system of yoga is unsurpassed in grace, subtlety, and precision. Iyengar-style yoga emphasizes alignment and develops flexibility, strength, balance and endurance. It emphasizes the importance of regulated breathing; the use of blocks, chairs, and other props; and the therapeutic value of adapting the poses to the needs and limitations of the individual students. Mr. Iyengar has authored a number of classic texts on hatha yoga including Light on Yoga. Mr. Iyengar died in 2014 at the age of 95. His daughter, Geeta, and son, Prashant and other teachers continue his work at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Institute in Pune, India.


Their approach to Yoga :

CYC is owned and directed by Ann Merlo, Elise Miller and Lisa Brill Robinson. In line with our mission to support a lifetime of yoga practice for our students, we offer asana classes for beginners, continuing, intermediate, and advanced students. We are focused on and known for our therapeutic approach. This approach is important in our regular classes and particularly featured in our yoga for back care, pranayama, and restorative classes, and workshops. 

Another important element of the CYC mission has always been presenting yoga workshops and series taught by our own gifted instructors, and by knowledgeable and well-respected yoga instructors from around the world. Topics vary widely and meet the needs of our local and regional yoga population.


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