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Yoga For Beginners

Free

with Mimi Visser

Calendar Jan 24, 2019 at 1:30 pm, runs for 5 weeks

About This Class

Profound, intelligent, and transformative, Iyengar Yoga is for every age, body type, and fitness level. Iyengar Yoga provides practical tools to create and maintain bodily health and vitality, mental clarity, emotional serenity, and spiritual well-being. Developed by B.K.S. Iyengar during his more than 75 years of teaching, Iyengar Yoga is grounded in the ancient Indian tradition and philosophy of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras.

 

Our teachers are rigorously trained and dedicated. Our classes focus on strength and stamina, flexibility and balance, concentration and meditation in action – our method is a pathway to complete alignment.

 

About The Instructor

 

Mimi has been teaching since 2011, after having completed the Teacher Training in NY, led by James Murphy. She studied in Pune in 2012 and 2014. She plans to keep going to "the source" regularly, to study with the Iyengar family. Mimi continues her studies with James Murphy and her mentor, Matt Dreyfus, in New York. In addition to her regular classes, she teaches a weekly class to a group of inmates at Rikers Island, who consistently give her fresh and deep insights into the true meaning of yoga.

To Mimi, the most important result of a good yoga practice is to find deep connections between body, mind and breath. It's the experience of these connections that makes one feel more whole as a human being and more connected to other human beings. "If I can guide my students to connect to this harmony within themselves (as my teachers have done for me), I am happy."

Mimi grew up in The Netherlands, where she studied Philosophy and Musicology at the University of Amsterdam and Piano at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. She still plays and teaches piano, comprehending more and more the famous words of violinist Yehudi Menuhin, "B.K.S. Iyengar is my best violin teacher!"

She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, filmmaker Braden King, and teenage sons, Jonas and Oliver.

Yoga For Beginners

Free

with Mimi Visser

Calendar Jan 31, 2019 at 1:30 pm, runs for 5 weeks

About This Class

Profound, intelligent, and transformative, Iyengar Yoga is for every age, body type, and fitness level. Iyengar Yoga provides practical tools to create and maintain bodily health and vitality, mental clarity, emotional serenity, and spiritual well-being. Developed by B.K.S. Iyengar during his more than 75 years of teaching, Iyengar Yoga is grounded in the ancient Indian tradition and philosophy of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras.

 

Our teachers are rigorously trained and dedicated. Our classes focus on strength and stamina, flexibility and balance, concentration and meditation in action – our method is a pathway to complete alignment.

 

About The Instructor

 

Mimi has been teaching since 2011, after having completed the Teacher Training in NY, led by James Murphy. She studied in Pune in 2012 and 2014. She plans to keep going to "the source" regularly, to study with the Iyengar family. Mimi continues her studies with James Murphy and her mentor, Matt Dreyfus, in New York. In addition to her regular classes, she teaches a weekly class to a group of inmates at Rikers Island, who consistently give her fresh and deep insights into the true meaning of yoga.

To Mimi, the most important result of a good yoga practice is to find deep connections between body, mind and breath. It's the experience of these connections that makes one feel more whole as a human being and more connected to other human beings. "If I can guide my students to connect to this harmony within themselves (as my teachers have done for me), I am happy."

Mimi grew up in The Netherlands, where she studied Philosophy and Musicology at the University of Amsterdam and Piano at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. She still plays and teaches piano, comprehending more and more the famous words of violinist Yehudi Menuhin, "B.K.S. Iyengar is my best violin teacher!"

She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, filmmaker Braden King, and teenage sons, Jonas and Oliver.





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