NatarajaSince 1987, Eastern Sun Yoga Studio has provided instruction in classical yoga, adhering to the teachings of B.K.S. Iyengar. The approach is vigorous and precise and focuses on the balance between strength and flexibility. Practice develops body awareness, balance and concentration, while improving physical and mental well-being.

Upcoming Classes & Workshops

Spring/Summer 2017 Series

April 24 – June 17, 8 Weeks, $100

June 19 – August 12, $100

See schedule of classes

New! Restorative & Pranayama Week

 The last week of each series will be Restorative and Pranayama Week for all levels of students and classes.   Focuses entirely on restorative poses (relaxation) and pranayama (breathing).

Teacher Training 2016 – 2017

Five Sundays 9 am – 4:30 pm on the following dates:

October 6, December 4, January 8, April 2, May 14.

Practice and training for new and experienced teachers for development of understanding of the poses and refinement of teaching skills.  Classes include small and large group asana study and teaching practice, anatomy & physiology, pranayama practice, and group discussions related to yoga philosophy.   There will be personal homework assignments prior to each session, including asana study and practice and philosophy reading and writing assignments. 

One year of study with a certified Iyengar teacher is recommended prior to attending the teacher training classes.

Contact Lou for more information.

Apprenticeship Program

Eastern Sun’s apprenticeship program is a mentoring relationship between the student and teacher. Prior to beginning the apprenticeship, the student will have attended weekly class with Lou at Eastern Sun or with another certified Iyengar yoga teacher who has observed the student in class and is familiar with the student’s poses and practice for a minimum of one year.

During the 5-month program, the apprentice will observe one class weekly and meet with Lou following the class discuss the sequence from the class, how the poses were taught, and other questions.   The apprenticeship begins with observation for the first 5 months.  In subsequent sessions, the apprentice will advance toward assisting in class as the student develops basic teaching skills.

There will be reading and writing assignments. The apprenticeship program is individualized to what the student needs to foster development of personal practice, understanding of the basic principles of the poses, observation skills, and clarity of instruction.

If you are interested, please contact Lou or talk to your Iyengar teacher to discuss if you are ready to take the next step towards becoming a certified Iyengar teacher.

Eastern Sun Yoga Studio, 3534 Forrest, Memphis, TN 38122 | 901.767.6093 | Map