This class concentrates on standing poses focusing on hips and introduces Chatush Padasana. All John's classes follow the Iyengar method of yoga, based on the teachings of B.K.S. Iyengar, the foremost living yoga teacher in the world. His rigorous approach emphasizes a balance between strength and flexibility, builds endurance, and develops Self-awareness through precision in movement and attention to subtleties of body, breath, mind, and spirit. Level I classes introduce beginning students and students new to the Iyengar approach to the fundamentals of posture and breath.