First introduced by BKS Iyengar, the rope wall is an invaluable tool to the yoga student. The ropes work by using gravity as a natural form of resistance causing the body to open much further than in regular yoga practice. Utilizing the rope wall will also develop strength and stability, while encouraging safe expansion of the yoga postures.
In this class we will use the rope wall to help build greater body awareness and gain understanding of our unique postural patterns. Students will experience the correct alignment on the wall, which can translate to the floor in order to improve their daily yoga practice.
Benefits of the rope wall
Brings the body into alignment in a gentle, supportive way
Allows you to stay longer in a pose in order to examine actions in more detail
Releases tension from the joints and deeply stretches the entire muscular-skeletal body.
A great tool when working with injuries. Ropes provide the support needed to access poses safely
Beneficial for spine health through use of traction to relieve pressure from vertebral discs, thereby soothing compressed nerves
Classes are limited to 4 participants – pre-registration required. For students with a regular yoga practice – this class is not suitable for beginners.
Cristina Roy is a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher and has been practicing yoga since 2005. She has had a lifelong passion for helping people and loves sharing the tremendous benefits she herself received from yoga with others. Nothing makes her happier than hearing from her students the improvements they’ve experienced since starting their own yoga journey. She lives in Chelsea of the Town of Wappinger, NY with her husband where she operates a small yoga studio.