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Iyengar 1-2


This class is taught by:

Maria Luisa Basualdo

Maria Luisa's teaching style draws both from the different yoga methodologies she has studied and also from her background as a modern dancer. After a severe injury, she decided to follow the path of yoga, which ultimately drew her to the Iyengar Yoga method. Her classes range from vigorous to restorative, and she enjoys working with all levels. Certified in the Iyengar yoga method in 2000, she has studied for more than a decade with senior Iyengar teachers such as: Marina Chaselon, Ramanand Patel, Lois Steinberg, Gabriel Halpern, John Schumacher, Patricia Walden, Manuso Manos, and the Iyengars themselves in Pune, India. She has also studied Ashtanga Yoga with Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India, Indra Devi-style yoga in Buenos Aires and Jivamukti yoga in NYC.

Michael Taylor

J. Michael Taylor is a certified Iyengar teacher and has practiced yoga since 1987. Having played sports all his life, yoga helped him develop flexibility and heal his injuries. He is one of the most experienced and knowledgeable yoga teachers in the western suburbs. He started apprenticing with Gabriel Halpern at Yoga Circle, Chicago in 1989 and began teaching soon after. He has studied for many years with Senior Iyengar teachers, Lois Steinberg and Laurie Blakeney. His teaching places a strong emphasis on alignment and the use of props to facilitate learning. Michael’s great sense of humor keeps his students laughing. Yoga gives him the energy to teach photography at College of DuPage and play music, dance, and enjoy life to the fullest.

Sharon Carter

Sharon Carter, Intermediate Junior 1 certified Iyengar teacher, began practicing yoga in 1997 to remedy chronic back and neck pain due to postural misalignment and sports related injuries. After considerable improvement, she realized that the key to health and well being lay in the regular practice of yoga. Since 1999, Sharon devoted countless hours studying with senior teachers to learn the methods of B.K.S. Iyengar and to share this knowledge with the yoga community. She is grateful to her main teachers Lois Steinberg and Chris Saudek as well as Patricia Walden, Manuso Manos, John Schumacher, Laurie Blakeney and Kathleen Wright. Sharon has an M.B.A. In Management, is married and a mom to 3 grown kids.

Linda Troutman

Linda Troutman, BS, 500 E-RYT, C-IAYT has practiced Hatha Yoga for over 25 years, teaching since 2000. She is a Certified Yoga Therapist with Yoga North and International SomaYoga Institute, meeting high standards by the International Association of Yoga Therapists. Linda believes that yoga meets you where you are and can be adapted for any person. Her teaching style is a therapeutic mix of Somatics, SomaYoga, precision of alignment, and the breath-synchronized practices of Viniyoga and vinyasa. Linda is certified 500 CYT by Prairie Yoga and teaches students of all ages. She is also a Certified YogaKids® teacher and has a certificate from Duke Integrative Medicine for Integrative Yoga for Senior Professional Training. Linda has been dedicated to mentoring yoga teachers for many years and is a teacher trainer in the 200 & 500 hour Prairie Yoga Teacher Training programs.
This class is ideal for students new to yoga,or new to the Iyengar method, as well as experienced students that want to establish strong, healthy alignment. You will learn basic movement principles so that you can perform standing poses, twists, inversions, light backbends and forward bends with intelligence and ease. If you ever found yourself wondering "what am I supposed to be doing in this pose" this class is for you. You will receive plenty of assistance and correction. This class is actively paced and progressively sequenced.

Upcoming classes:

  • Wed Jul 18 8:30 am - 9:45 am with Maria Luisa Basualdo
  • Thu Jul 19 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Michael Taylor
  • Wed Jul 25 8:30 am - 9:45 am with Maria Luisa Basualdo
  • Thu Jul 26 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Michael Taylor
  • Fri Jul 27 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Sharon Carter
  • Wed Aug 01 8:30 am - 9:45 am with Linda Troutman
  • Thu Aug 02 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Michael Taylor
  • Fri Aug 03 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Sharon Carter
  • Wed Aug 08 8:30 am - 9:45 am with Maria Luisa Basualdo
  • Thu Aug 09 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Michael Taylor
  • Fri Aug 10 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Sharon Carter
  • Wed Aug 15 8:30 am - 9:45 am with Maria Luisa Basualdo
  • Thu Aug 16 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Michael Taylor
  • Wed Aug 22 8:30 am - 9:45 am with Maria Luisa Basualdo
  • Thu Aug 23 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Michael Taylor
  • Fri Aug 24 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Sharon Carter
  • Wed Aug 29 8:30 am - 9:45 am with Maria Luisa Basualdo
  • Thu Aug 30 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Michael Taylor