Welcome to the Yoga Room!

Iyengar Alignment


This class is taught by:

Deborah Lapkin

All paths lead to yoga. My yoga practice began in 1998 while recovering from a skiing injury. I started taking Yoga classes to help strengthen my knee and in the process found that Yoga offered many other benefits.
I became very interested in learning more about Yoga and how it can positively affect the body and the mind. I wanted to learn more about Iyengar Yoga and completed my course work at the San Francisco Iyengar Institute. I’ve been teaching Iyengar Yoga since 2004. I am a certified Iyengar teacher. I teach Iyengar Yoga because it focuses on the precise alignment of the body. Iyengar yoga helps anyone to gain good health, mental peace, emotional equanimity and intellectual clarity. I have studied and trained with the masters BKS Iyengar and Gita Iyengar, Patricia Walden, Joan White, Manuso Manos, and Janet Macleod.

Tracy Desens

Tracy’s love for yoga started 15 years ago in Southern California. She moved to Tahoe in 2000 and loves it! Tracy obtained her certification in the YogaWorks method by Lakshmi (Angie) Norwood in March 2014. YogaWorks is a combination of Iyengar, Ashtanga, and Viniyoga; basically stated, it is alignment with flow. In Tracy’s classes, you can expect a level 1-2 in difficulty, breath awareness with flowing movement, use of gentle sun salutes to heat the body, an emphasis on alignment in postures, and use of props. In addition to Tracy’s love for yoga, she greatly enjoys being outdoors; hiking, mountain biking, SUP, skiing, XC skiing, camping, dancing to live funky music with her husband and having fun adventures with her two young, beautiful daughters. Tracy is very grateful for the Yoga Room and its teachers for this opportunity to share, grow and align with one another, the local community and the wider community.
This class is for beginning and intermediate students who want to start a yoga practice. We will focus on the fundamentals of yoga asana in alignment with the use of props developed by BKS Iyengar. You will learn how to move the body in asana (postures) with connection of body ,mind and breath awareness to take your practice of yoga with mindful respect for the signals and messages your body is sending you.

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Dec 17 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Deborah Lapkin
  • Tue Dec 18 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Deborah Lapkin
  • Mon Dec 24 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Deborah Lapkin
  • Tue Dec 25 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Deborah Lapkin
  • Mon Dec 31 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Tracy Desens
  • Mon Jan 07 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Deborah Lapkin
  • Tue Jan 08 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Deborah Lapkin
  • Mon Jan 14 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Deborah Lapkin
  • Tue Jan 15 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Deborah Lapkin
  • Mon Jan 21 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Deborah Lapkin
  • Tue Jan 22 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Deborah Lapkin
  • Mon Jan 28 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Deborah Lapkin
  • Tue Jan 29 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Deborah Lapkin
  • Mon Feb 04 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Deborah Lapkin
  • Tue Feb 05 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Deborah Lapkin
  • Mon Feb 11 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Deborah Lapkin
  • Tue Feb 12 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Deborah Lapkin
  • Mon Feb 18 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Deborah Lapkin
  • Tue Feb 19 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Deborah Lapkin