Om Sweet Om Yoga
12 Irma Avenue
Port Washington, NY 11050

Yoga & Ropes

This class is taught by:

Myra Slepoy

Myra has been practicing yoga since 1994 and is a Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor at the Introductory II level along with a 200 hour R.Y.T.. Her teachers are Jean Aronoff, Lauren Schumacher, Priscilla Gilmore, and Jeff Logan. Every year, Myra attends teacher training workshops in Philadelphia led by Senior Iyengar Teacher Joan White.

She began studying yoga as a group fitness enthusiast and teacher; she was curious and decided to try a yoga class, which in turn led to attending more and more classes and on to an in-depth study of yoga. Through the guidance of her teachers and her own personal practice, she finds that yoga is not only a physical experience but something deeper and more intellectual; she wanted "to understand this mysterious and marvelous "yoga", which could reveal to us our innermost secrets".

Thus began a lifelong connection to the practice of yoga, and then to the process of training in the Iyengar system and the joy of sharing this knowledge with others. As a teacher, Myra helps her students understand more about their practice with informative demonstrations, clear instructions and keen observation and corrections.

In addition to over twenty years teaching group fitness and yoga, Myra has a B.S.B.A. from Boston University, had a ten year career in the telecommunications industry, and over ten years as an administrator of her family's south shore property management company.

Iyengar yoga with wall ropes. Kuranti is a wooden puppet. In Yoga Kurunta the puppet and puppeteer become one. The aid of ropes has many advantages in the study of yoga. The movement of the spine becomes supple and even difficult asanas can be done easily and safely.No jerking is felt, and a sense of direction is developed by regular practice. The practitioner gains agility, lightness of the body, speed in movements, and alertness in the brain. There is a practice component to Yoga with Ropes.