Community Yoga

The Austin Center for Grief & Loss community has been invited to a yoga series at the Austin Iyenger Center.  This series was designed specifically for our clients, groups members, staff and therapists.  Facilitating the series is, Upma Chauhan, MS P.T, CIYT, Yoga Therapist.  You do not need to be present for all dates to attend and no yoga experience is needed. 


Saturday, February 2nd

3:00 p.m.   

Austin Iyenger Center

605A Copeland St., Austin, TX 78704


Upma Chauhan, MS P.T, CIYT, Yoga Therapist is a Licensed Physical therapist, Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher, Certified Yoga Therapist. She has her Master’s in Advanced Orthopedics in P.T from MGH- IHP- Boston. As a physical therapist Upma worked in various rehabilitation settings in the greater Boston area, treating both acute and sub acute injuries, and post surgical patients. Practiced in pain management settings and have experience with ergonomic evaluations for job related injuries. Treated patients with chronic pain and with acute pain post trauma in both out patients and in patient’s clinical settings, and also in home health care settings. At present works part time in private physical therapy clinics in Austin treating various orthopedic related injuries and for pain management of various musculoskeletal dysfunctions. Upma currently teaches yoga in various Iyengar yoga studios in Austin and also has a private clientele for yoga therapy at her private yoga studio in Central Austin. Hobbies: Reading, travel, community building activities, walking, and love the outdoors.

“Yoga with attention to alignment” is a popular phrase to add to a yoga website or a yoga teacher’s bio. Yet the man who pioneered this extremely effective and therapeutic approach to yoga practice has not had his name recognized for his genius as widely as he deserves! His name is B.K.S. Iyengar, and he is sometimes called “the Lion of Pune” because of his commanding style. His method, which in addition to alignment emphasizes HOW the yoga poses are linked together and how LONG they are held (and with what support, if any), has become famous for using “Props.” Blocks, belts, chairs, even rope walls have become a trademark of his method. Another trademark is how effective and safe that method is. Over a 60-year career of teaching yoga in India and across the globe, he inspired students and teachers to study with him and his family.