I am starting a beginner's yoga class on Monday, April 1, 2019. 6:00-7:30 pm
This is a great introduction if you’re at all apprehensive about taking your first Yoga class as you’ll be in the company of other first time yogis, just like you! No pressure as we have fun learning and exploring basic postures, breathing technique and building your confidence!
Our teachers will walk you through the essentials to begin or strengthen your yoga experience so you feel comfortable and confident in your body and in your practice:
- Pranayama Breathing : What it is and how to use the technique properly
- Foundational Postures: Proper positioning and alignment.
- Putting It All Together: How to move safely from pose to
pose with the use of props, patience, awareness and grace
Where: Center for Iyengar Yoga
1204 E. 11 Mile Rd., Royal Oak
For the last 10 years, I've worked with students who have Multiple Sclerosis with Yoga Moves MS located in southeastern Michigan.
My work involves transformation. To see the light in a student's eyes when they feel and breathe the pose, when they feel confident and walk out of the class room feeling better than when they came in - that is my reward.
Marla is a passionate, dedicated and talented yoga instructor. Thanks for being my yoga teacher for 10 years. Suzanne
Marla Horwitz has been a huge positive part of my yoga journey. I met Marla as a student of Yoga Moves MS. She taught me proper alignment, how to care for myself within each asana, and she continually offered me ( as still offers me) hope. Marla’s encouragement surrounding yoga helped me branch out into yoga teacher training. I became a certified yoga teacher in 2017 thanks to Marla. Her love, inspiration, and vast knowledge of yoga is truly a gift. Marla’s dedication and her foundation in her yoga practice inspires others to hold true to the healing aspects of a consistent yoga practice. I highly recommend Marla for all things surrounding yoga.
In 2012, the year after I was diagnosed with a neurological disease, I started yoga. Marla was my first yoga teacher and has become a significant force in my life. She has guided me to find ways to take care of my body to the best of its ability but more importantly, she has led me into the deep practice of meditation which has enpowered me to be the best I can be and allowed me to remain positive and strong in a very trying time of my life. The ugly chapter I was writing took a turn, and I am now a better person than I was before Marla came into my life. Marla is a devoted, sensative, highly knowledgeable yoga instructor that thinks outside the box. I often devote my practice to her!
For a student new to yoga, we first assess the body, age and any aches, pains and injuries. We begin with a very gentle approach with basic poses and breath work.
My education is on going. My 200 hour basic training was with Katherine Austin Wooley of Karma Yoga, Bloomfield Hills. From there, I trained in therapeutic yoga with Mindy Eisenberg, Doug Keller, Laurie Blakeney, and Chris Briney.
Our classes will be $20.00 for a 90 minute class.
Teaching yoga was a natural progression of my studies. And teaching is a natural way for me to spread the teachings to my community.
At this point, I've worked with students who have multiple sclerosis, which has provided me with an education in yoga therapeutics, gentle yoga and adapting the poses to the individual student.
For a new student seeking a yoga teacher, please look for one who has more than a 200 hour certification if you have chronic issues like pain, arthritis etc.
First, is the teacher qualified to adapt yoga for my body; next, does the teacher listen to me; and, if you do have issues does your Dr. approve of you practicing yoga.