Nama Yoga, in Portland, Maine, offers classes in the Iyengar style, a method grounded in ancient philosophy that forms the foundation of a serious, dedicated practice and way of living. Our system makes space for transformational experiences through rigorous, devoted practice which is suitable for all people at any level.
Iyengar yoga emphasizes precise alignment and develops inner awareness through physical posture (asana) and breath control (pranayama). The method is rooted in the ancient ashtanga (eight-limbed) philosophy of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, a set of aphorisms that frame a way of being in the world that is practical, experiential, devotional and personal. Only the world’s most knowledgeable, rigorously trained teachers earn Iyengar Yoga Certification. Read more about BKS Iyengar and Iyengar yoga here.
This method of yoga integrates well with those exploring the spiritual path of recovery from addiction. Nama Yoga is committed to offering free, weekly yoga for recovery, understanding that through experience the spiritual practice of yoga helps purify the body and release the mind, opening the heart to a new sense of freedom and responsibility.