Yoga for Hips, Hamstrings & Lower Back (All Levels)


This class is taught by:

Devin McGuire

Devin McGuire, R.Y.T., began studying yoga at IU in 1979. He has facilitated group practice since 1997 and is registered with the Yoga Alliance at the E-RYT200, RYT500 designation.
 

Devin is currently practicing the yoga methodology of Krishnamacharya, which focuses on the movement of the spine as it functions with the breath to steady the mind and refine awareness. Krishnamacharya is known in the west by a couple of names: Viniyoga and Svastha Yoga.

 

Devin has studied this methodology of Yoga under the tutelage of Gary Kraftsow, Srivatsa Ramaswami, and Ganesh Mohan since 2000. All classes include functional movement to stabilize and strengthen the spine.

 

To anyone walking into his class for the first time, Devin would say “Welcome. One of the primary intentions of yoga is to steady the mind. Because the spine is our physical core and the breath is what animates and activates us, we will focus on the movement of the spine as it functions with the breath to steady the mind and refine our awareness. Everything we do is intended to feel comfortable and pleasant.”

Variations of the squat are currently his favorite body posture/movement because he feels it is so functionally relevant to many our activities of daily living.

 

When asked if he was a season, Devin said he would be winter because he loves the hushed sound of falling snow on snow. For him, winter is a time that encourages a deeper appreciation of light and warmth within the world and those with whom we share life’s experiences.

 

Private sessions are encouraged.

Breath-centered movement to stabilize the spine, balance energy, and steady the mind. 

Upcoming classes:

  • Thu Nov 30 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm with Devin McGuire
  • Thu Dec 07 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm with Devin McGuire
  • Thu Dec 14 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm with Devin McGuire
  • Thu Dec 21 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm with Devin McGuire
  • Thu Dec 28 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm with Devin McGuire