Weekly Classes with Alex Bierut
Current Weekly Schedule
• Tuesday 7:30-8:30pm “Yoga Nidra and Meditation” (All Levels), Your Yoga
• Wednesday 9:00-10:15am “Foundations of Alignment” (Level I/II), Yoga Motion Academy
• Wednesday 12:00-1:00pm “Alignment-Focused Hatha” (Level I), Spire Climbing Center
• Friday 9:00-10:15am “Foundations of Alignment” (Level I/II), Yoga Motion Academy
• Friday 4:30-5:30pm “Yoga Therapy” (Basic Level I, plus several restorative poses), Your Yoga
Locations in Bozeman, MT:
Your Yoga, 20 E Main St Suite 200
Spire Climbing Center, 13 Enterprise Blvd
Yoga Motion Academy, 521 E Peach St
• Yoga Nidra: Guided lying-down meditation of breath, body, and visualization techniques to calm and restore the nervous system with the potential for deeper integrative experiences. Includes practices of guided intentional breathing, Pranayama, to give both education and direct experience of sustainable meditation practices students can further explore and enjoy outside of classes according to their willingness. Little Asana, or “posture,” is taught.
• Level I: For all levels of students. This class covers the foundations of alignment and the balance between strength and flexibility. Basic standing and seated postures, twists, forward bends, shoulder stand, relaxation and breath awareness.
• Level I/II: Expansion of alignment and poses taught in level 1 with introduction of additional back-bends and inversions.
Methodology and Style
Alex is a Hatha Yoga Teacher with over 1,000 Hours of formal training. He is continuing his education in yoga through long-term apprenticeship and study of the Iyengar yoga. Alex’s apprenticeship in the Iyengar Method of Yoga will take several more years, preparing for assessment in 2020. Iyengar yoga is based on the teachings of yoga master B.K.S. Iyengar (author of numerous books including the definitive guide, Light on Yoga). The method of study of Iyengar yoga is progressive with an emphasis on precision and form in order to maintain a balance between flexibility, strength, and relaxation. Through intelligent alignment, sequencing of asanas and timing in the poses, the practice of Iyengar yoga can safely lead beginner and advanced students alike to a mindful practice that is absorbed with attention so that the mind and body work together. Oftentimes props are used to allow the practitioner to go deeper in the asana, adapt to an individual's needs, make an otherwise challenging asana attainable, or to provide support. In addition to his many innovations that are utilized throughout the modern world of yoga such as props, B.K.S. Iyengar developed therapeutic and restorative yoga that utilize the practice of asana and pranayama for deep relaxation and healing.