Yoga & Pilates Classes
Certified Yoga Teachers
Certified Iyengar® Yoga Teacher and Fletcher® Pilates Teacher
Julio Dieguez Papi
Certified Iyengar® Yoga Teacher
About Iyengar® Yoga method
Named after and developed by B.K.S. Iyengar, and described in his bestselling 1966 book “Light on Yoga”, is a form of Yoga that has an emphasis on detail, precision, and alignment in the performance of yoga postures (Asana). The style often makes use of props, such as belts, blocks, and blankets, as aids in performing the Asana. The props enable beginning students, the elderly, or those with physical limitations to perform the Asana correctly, minimizing the risk of injury or strain.
Therefore, while having the full set of props, it is a method that can be practiced by everyone, of any age and any condition.
The worldwide Yoga community has adopted many of the findings brought by B.K.S. Iyengar. Bricks, belts, chairs, ropes, wall ropes, and even many other sorts of equipment developed by him, today are present in the majority of Yoga studios. Many Yoga teachers use partially the teachings of the method without knowing that the original source comes from Mr. Iyengar.
On the other hand, the Iyengar® Yoga community keeps spreading and preserving the full method so that it has become a true Yoga patrimony of humankind.
About Fletcher® Pilates method:
Ron Fletcher was a direct student of Joseph and Clara Pilates. He was a Martha Graham Dancer, with stages in Broadway, and came to Joseph Pilates to cure a knee injury. After years of studying and practicing the method with Joseph and Clara, he moved to California. Though Fletcher achieved significant notice in the entertainment industry for his choreography, he is best known in the 21st century for having introduced the Pilates conditioning method, from its home base in New York City to the American west coast via his Ron Fletcher Studio for Body Contrology, which he opened May 1, 1972, on Rodeo Drive at Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills, California.
Fletcher’s approach to the Pilates method – originally referred to as “The Ron Fletcher Work” or “Fletcher Work”, (today, simply Fletcher Pilates®) – incorporated Graham-based elements of movement and dance into the equipment-centric structure of Joseph Pilates’ original creation. Fletcher was the first to “take the Pilates work vertical.”
Fletcher’s new studio attracted well-known film personalities such as Ali MacGraw, Barbra Streisand, Candice Bergen, and Katharine Ross, as well as studio executives, celebrities, dancers, and many prominent and influential members of Hollywood society including Betsy Bloomingdale and Nancy Reagan.
Fletcher’s development of his now-trademarked Floorwork and Towelwork – machine-less applications of the Pilates principles that could be performed in a studio, home, or workshop setting – was crucial to the spread of the Pilates method.
Writing for The Guardian in June 2008 (‘Pilates is an Art’), investigative reporter Alice Wignall concluded, “if Fletcher hadn’t come up with a way for people to practice the method without needing the equipment, you probably wouldn’t have heard of Pilates at all.”
Anya is a certified Fletcher® Pilates Teacher and feels the method saved her spine and some connected severe health issues. She is in love with the method and she can definitely make you fall in love with it as well.
Equipment for each student
Every student will get one Yoga mat, 3 Yoga bricks, one belt, and one blanket for the practices in the program. If the student has experience with the method and needs special props, he/she is more than welcome to bring their own equipment.
Yoga bricks x3