About Yoga - What is it?

“Yoga is about the will, working with intelligence and self-reflexive consciousness. It can free us from the inevitability of the wavering mind and outwardly directed senses.” 
― B.K.S. Iyengar, Light on Life


About BKS Iyengar

BKS Iyengar is often credited with bringing yoga to the Western Hemisphere.  He presented yoga in a format which his students could easily understand, experience, assimilate and incorporate into their daily lives.  By introducing props, he made yoga accessible to all ages and body types.  By refining a teaching technique over 70 years, he created one of the most respected certifications in the industry. By expanding on the therapeutic application of yoga, he brought yoga to the fore as an option to alleviate any human condition. To learn more him read here.

About The Iyengar Method

The Method provides:

Relief from Pain
Prevention of Pain
Improved Sleep
Increased Energy
Reduced Backache
Increased Strength
Increased Flexibility
Faster recovery from medical procedures
Less Anxiety
Less Depression
Greater self awareness
Improved Breathing
Improved Balance
Improved Posture
Improved Immune Function
An overall sense of well-being

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About the Iyengar Certification

All teachers at Pines Iyengar Yoga are certified teachers in the Iyengar Method. The Iyengar Yoga Certification requires that its candidates complete several years as a student before being considered for the exam.  It also tests each candidate's ability to transmit the subject of yoga with clarity. It requires that its candidates be able to modify the class to suit the needs of each student. To learn more about the certification read here.


Asha Watson, Founder

Asha is a Certified Iyengar Teacher. She was introduced to Iyengar Yoga after two car accidents, one week apart. She credits the methodical and systematic approach of Iyengar Yoga to her speedy recovery. She has attended Teacher Training with senior teachers such as Dean Lerner, Rebecca Learner, Colleen Gallagher and Manouso Manos over the course of thirteen years. She has a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, and has worked for years as a Software Developer. Her engineering mind continues to be attracted to Iyengar Yoga because of its systematic approach and its focus on precision. She loves that through Iyengar Yoga, anyone, regardless of medical condition, age, or flexibility can experience the benefits of yoga.