6712 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919
Tuesday 6:00 -7:15pm Alignment Yoga Level (2&3):
This class is for intermediate students. It could be described simply as more of the above with the addition of more advanced poses, regular inversions, beginning seated meditation and beginning pranayama techniques. However, intermediate students should have a quality to their presentation of a pose. This is the progression in awareness that we seek by doing yoga. We train the mind to pay attention starting with the poses and working with precision versus sloppiness. We want “meditation in action”. We want to hold a pose with “effortless effort” allowing us the time for deep observation.. Remember that Yoga and its eight limbs is about the mind and becoming totally aware.
Here are some general guidelines from workshops and/or intensives that were geared towards intermediate students.
An intermediate student should:
- Be able to do an unsupported head stand. (sirsasana)
- Be able to kick up unassisted into a full hand stand. (adho mukha vrksasana)
- Be able to push up unassisted into a full back bend. (urdhva dhanurasana)
This class is taught as a series only and permission from the instructor is necessary.
In 1991 Ron Felix opened Knoxville’s first commercial yoga studio, the Knoxville Yoga Center.
Initially, Ron taught Bikram’s (hot yoga) which he learned while living in Key West, Florida.
In 1992 Ron was introduced to the Iyengar method of yoga which is known for its attention paid to precision and alignment. After 25 years of studying and teaching the Iyengar method, participating in over 50 workshops and/or teachers’ trainings, Ron’s classes are a reflection of the love and appreciation he has for the myriad of effects yoga can have on the total “self”.
In June, Ron retired from the daily rigor required to operate a business studio, but plans to continue to teach part-time classes as well as private lessons.
Ron is registered as an RYT and an E-RYT with Yoga Alliance at the 500 hour level and has thousands of hours teaching experience having regularly taught 15-16 classes a week.