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Iyengar 1-2


This class is taught by:

Maria Luisa Basualdo

Maria started practicing yoga as a teenager and comes from a family of Iyengar yoga teachers. A certified Iyengar teacher since 2000, she has over two decades of teaching experience. Her classes range from vigorous to restorative, and she enjoys working with all levels. Maria has studied with senior Iyengar teachers in the US and Argentina and has traveled several times to Pune, India, to study directly from the Iyengar family. Her primary teacher is Senior I.C.Y.T Lois Steinberg with whom she continues to grow as both a practitioner and a teacher.

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.

Rachel Hall

Rachel Hall, 500 RYT, LMT, has been practicing yoga for over 12 years and teaching for over 5. She is a graduate of Prairie Yoga's 200 hour and 500 hour teacher training. She has also trained with a variety of teachers who have a wide range of yoga practices behind them, everything from Ashtanga to Tantra. This experience gives her teaching style a unique mixture to pull from, resulting in fun-filled classes that leaves you feeling de-stressed, refreshed and liberated! Rachel is also a licensed traditional massage and Thai massage therapist, and she uses that knowledge of the body to guide her students safely into a deeper asana practice. Rachel continues to take workshops and classes to expand her knowledge so she can give her students the best class experience possible.
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:

  • Mon Sep 24 8:00 am - 9:15 am with Maria Luisa Basualdo
  • Wed Sep 26 8:00 am - 9:15 am with Maria Luisa Basualdo
  • Thu Sep 27 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Michael Taylor
  • Fri Sep 28 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Sharon Carter
  • Mon Oct 01 8:00 am - 9:15 am with Maria Luisa Basualdo
  • Wed Oct 03 8:00 am - 9:15 am with Maria Luisa Basualdo
  • Thu Oct 04 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Michael Taylor
  • Fri Oct 05 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Sharon Carter
  • Mon Oct 08 8:00 am - 9:15 am with Maria Luisa Basualdo
  • Wed Oct 10 8:00 am - 9:15 am with Maria Luisa Basualdo
  • Thu Oct 11 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Michael Taylor
  • Fri Oct 12 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Sharon Carter
  • Mon Oct 15 8:00 am - 9:15 am with Maria Luisa Basualdo
  • Wed Oct 17 8:00 am - 9:15 am with Rachel Hall
  • Thu Oct 18 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Michael Taylor
  • Fri Oct 19 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Sharon Carter
  • Mon Oct 22 8:00 am - 9:15 am with Maria Luisa Basualdo
  • Wed Oct 24 8:00 am - 9:15 am with Maria Luisa Basualdo
  • Thu Oct 25 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Michael Taylor
  • Fri Oct 26 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Sharon Carter