This class has a focus on the hips using standing poses including Surya Namaskar, Inversions, Forward Bends and Ardha Padmasana to make space for the diaghram among other themes. 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 II classes are for the students who have completed the introductory (Level I) course. The basic poses will be refined with an emphasis on all the standing poses. Inverted poses (headstand, plow, and shoulderstand) will be introduced.
John also breaks his classes down by session. During the Fall Session, poses are centered around the hips and twists in all shapes and sizes from standing and seated poses to inversions. In the Spring Session, John concentrates on strengthening poses to build stamina, like standing poses, abdominal strengtheners and arm balances. During the Summer Session, John practices cooling forward bending poses to balance the heat of the season. John teaches backbends from the more subtle to the more complex in the Winter Session to raise the heat during the coldest, darkest season of the year.