Lois Steinberg, Ph.D.

Fondi1Lois Steinberg is a Ph.D. and  Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher Advanced 2 with over 35 years of study, practice, and teaching experience. This Advanced level certificate has been awarded directly by BKS Iyengar. Her extensive studentship with the Iyengars includes annual participation in the general and medical classes at RIMYI, having coordinated the International Women’s Intensive with Geeta Iyengar, and producing the notes from that course (1997).

Lois is the author of numerous books and articles, including Geeta S. Iyengar’s Guide to a Women’s Yoga Practice and a 2010 edition of Iyengar Yoga Asana Alternatives: the Neck and Shoulders. She is widely respected for and, consulted regarding, her considerable knowledge of Iyengar Yoga therapeutics, and is co-investigator on several research projects to determine the efficacy of Iyengar Yoga in treating chronic low back pain and high blood pressure. Her understanding of the relationships between asana and health (Lois also has a Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences!)    (Source : From her website)

To know more about Lois visit her website      http://yoga-cu.com

Watch the videos

Iyengar yoga Therapy workshop with Lois Steinberg 

A 50+Iyengar Yoga Class

From Invocation to Sirsasana (Part 1) with Lois Steinberg, Iyengar Yoga Teacher

(Part 2) Salamba Sirsasana (new version) with Lois Steinberg, Iyengar Yoga Teacher

Rope Sirsasana (Part 3) with Lois Steinberg, Iyengar Yoga Teacher

Adho Mukha Svanasana & Uttanasana

Bharadvajasana 1

Bharadvajasana 2

Urdhva Prasarita Ekapadasana

Sirsasana & variations

Adho Mukha Vrksasana (Handstand)

Pincha Mayurasana

 Krounchasana (Heron Pose) 

Marichyasana 3

Janu Sirsasana (Head-to-Knee Forward Bend)

Trianga Mukhaikapada Paschimottanasana ( Three Faced Pose)

Ardha Baddha Padma Paschimottanasana (half bound lotus posterior stretch)

Ardha Matsyendrasana ( Half Lord of the Fishes Pose )

Marichyasana 1 (Pose Dedicated to the Sage Marichi)

Parivrtta Janu Sirsasana (Revolved Head-to-Knee Pose)

Upavistha Konasana (Wide-Angle Seated Forward Bend) & Parivrtta Upavistha Konasana
 (Revolved Seated Angle Pose)

Malasana 1 (Garland Pose)

Akarna Dhanurasana (Archer’s Pose)

Eka Pada Sirsasana-Skandasana- Bhairavasana (Foot-behind-the-Head Pose and variations)

Yoganidrasana (Yogic Sleep Pose)

Tittibhasana (Firefly Pose)

Halasana (Plow Pose)

Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra 1: 22: From mild to average to keen


Asanas Alternatives: The Neck and Shoulders (from Lois Steinberg’s book)







Savasana (Part 1 ) Corpse Pose

Prone Savasana (Part 2) Face Down Corpse Pose

Ardha Parsva Hastasana (Side Hand Pose)

 Viparita Ardha Hastasana (Reverse Side Hand Pose)

Urdhva Hastasana (Upward Hands Pose)

Urdhva Hastasana sitting on a chair (Upward Hands Pose Sitting on a Chair)

Rope 1

Bharadvajasana sitting on a chair (Seated Twist Pose)

Utthita Marichyasana 3 with a chair (Extended Marichi’s Pose)

Anantasana (Vishnu’s Couch Pose)

Salabhasana Variation (Locust Pose Variation)

Setu Bandha Sarvangasana (Bridge Pose)







Woman’s Yoga Practice series from Lois’ book

 Supta Padangusthasana (Reclining Hand to Big Toe Pose)

Utthita Hasta Padasana ( Extended Arms & Legs Pose ) Utthita Trikonasana (Extended Triangle Pose)

Tadasana (Mountain Pose)

Parsvottanasana (Intense Side Stretch Pose) & Parivrtta Trikonasana (Revolved Triangle Pose)

Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward Facing Dog)

Prasarita Padottanasana (Spread Foot Intense Pose)

Upavista Konasana (Seated Angle Pose) & Baddha Konasana (Bound Angle Pose)

Halasana  (Plow Pose) & Salamba Sarvangasana (Shoulderstand)

Janu Sirsasana (Head on Knee Pose )

Trianga Mukhaikapada Paschimottanasana (Three Parts of the Body Stretch)

Paschimottanasana (Western Intense Pose)

Savasana (Corpse Pose)