You have to create love and affection for your body, for what it can do for you.

-B.K.S. Iyengar

The Yoga W/ Marca Difference

At Yoga W/ Marca, we teach in the Iyengar Yoga tradition exemplifying the art and science of yoga which includes many therapeutic applications with a  creative and strategic use of yoga props to allow any body to safely experience the benefits of the poses. We are one of only two Iyengar Yoga studios in Dane County, Wisconsin. Outlined below are key markers of the Iyengar method and what sets us apart from most other studios. 

PRECISION - adjustment and instructions are extremely precise and personalized for each student to accommodate for any injuries or limitations a student may possess

SETTING - a person seeking Iyengar Yoga may find a general class, a minor ailments group class, a therapy class taught by a senior teacher for more advanced ailments, or private individual sessions

SEQUENCING - poses are sequenced with purposeful intent

PROPS - props used in Iyengar Yoga allow any student with any background to receive the full health benefits of the poses

TIMING - students are instructed to hold poses at intervals best suited for the student’s capacity; timings are outlined in a goal-oriented manner and vary between active and restorative poses

TRAINING - Certified Iyengar Yoga Teachers train for years (not just hours) for their initial certification and continue their education for the rest of their teaching careers.  

THERAPEUTIC - Iyengar yoga is becoming the leading style of yoga for working with small ailments.  Medical research has shown that Iyengar yoga is effective at improving: Musculoskeletal pain (including back, neck, shoulders, hips, knees, ankles), Mobility, Strength, Depressive symptoms, Mood, Physical function, Body image, Balance, Anxiety, Dysmenorrhea, Urinary incontinence, & Gastrointestinal disorders.