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Holly Hoffmann lives in Palm Desert, CA, and is a certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher CIYT at the Senior level. Holly has been teaching for over 15 years, and been a student of Iyengar Yoga for more than 25 years. She opened Iyengar Yoga Palm Desert 10 years ago and has a dedicated student body, she holds ongoing general classes as well as workshops, and retreats.
Holly began her yoga journey walking into her very first class as a student of Kofi Busia in Santa Cruz, CA she has also traveled to Pune, India many times to study directly with the Iyengar family. Holly continues to mentor with her teacher Cathy Rogers Evans of Brighton UK. Holly also has experience assisting students with Iyengar Yoga Therapy and is IAYT certified, she has studied yoga therapy numerous times with Lois Steinberg and taken classes from many other International Senior CIYT’s.
Holly’s personal dedication to the intellectual and spiritual components of yoga led her to pursue a path of teaching Iyengar Yoga to others. With patience and humor she encourages students to progress in their practice and transform themselves in the process.
Holly has also mentored long time students to become CIYT’s and begin their path of teaching Iyengar Yoga. Jump on your mat and see what comes of your efforts. Beginners, Seniors, as well as long time yoga students are welcome in her classes!
CIYT Sr. I, E-RYT 500, YACEP, & IAYT certified.
List of Holly’s Iyengar Sessions
Forward Extensions with Space and Grace
Sat Brahma Middling
Are you Bending or extending forward?
This class will focus on creating space using svadhaya that allows the feeling of grace in forward extensions.
This helps cultivate pratyahara.
Sat Brahma Mild
This is an asana class with a focus on how to work with your achy knees.
Practice before a practice, along with adaptations to bring clarity and awareness of how YOUR knees work in YOUR asana class
Sat Visnu Mild
What’s a super supta asana?
Active asana or supported asana?
When do we use which one?
This class will use supta variation’s of asana’a to cultivate awareness in other parts of our practice.
We will work through a set of part active, part restorative asanas.
List of Holly’s Open Weekend Sessions
Dancing the Path of Iyengar Yoga
[A] On The Mat / Asana Class
How can standing poses create the energy and feeling of a dance?
We can dance with spirit and lightness using the pole star of the body to bring balance awareness, and cultivate the feeling of lightness of spirit and the joy of Iyengar yoga.