"Yoga is a way to restore our lost wholeness, our integrity as complete human beings, by unifying the personality around a center that is silent and unbounded." -- B.K.S. Iyengar
"By drawing our senses of perception inward, we are able to experience the control, silence, and quietness of the mind." -- B.K.S. Iyengar
"I made a feeble attempt at yoga in the past but was not excited about it until I discovered Iyengar yoga. I feel so much stronger and Iyengar just makes so much sense. The practices have changed my body in a very positive way. Much of the credit is due to our instructor, Mary, certified in Iyengar and very knowledgeable in the physiology of the body. While the positions can be challenging (this is a workout!) Mary will never let you go too far or injure yourself. In fact, whatever your situation, you can be in this class as Mary will help you adapt. Everyone can do this!"
"I've been attending Mary Garbiesi’s Iyengar Chair Yoga class at the Collingswood Community Center for close to a year now. I was somewhat leery when I first started, not knowing quite what to expect, but now the class has become a regular part of my schedule. When a second class was added on Thursdays, I adjusted my work hours to fit it in.
The exercises can sometimes be challenging, but I often find myself going from 'there’s no way I can do that' to 'OMG, look what I just did!'
One part of Iyengar Yoga that continues to surprise me is the 'awareness' aspect. I've become aware of things I always took for granted, and it’s been a mind-expanding experience. All in all, I find Iyengar Yoga to be a great activity in many, some unexpected, ways. I don’t mind being one of only a few men in class, but I would encourage others to join me. You’d be pleasantly surprised at what you find."
Barry Kirsch (age 65), Collingswood, NJ
"I've gotten taller! That's what my doctor tells me. One-half inch taller. Now, whether I've actually grown one-half inch taller, or perhaps my posture has improved so much I'm being measured as one-half inch taller, frankly, I don't care. Started taking Mary Garbiesi's Iyengar Chair Yoga a little over one year ago and I'm thrilled at the results. For the best Iyengar Chair Yoga in Camden County, check out Mary Garbiesi's classes!"
Anne Carroll, Collingswood, NJ
"I am so thankful for Iyengar yoga and Mary's compassionate and knowledgeable guidance within the practice! It has cultivated for me a cherished self-awareness within my body and mind and has been truly healing in so many ways. Without hesitation, I would highly recommend this practice, teacher and studio!
Sharon Edelman, Collingswood, NJ