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Norma Colon

Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor

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Background Information

Employment History

Group Fitness Instructor

MonQi Fitness


Affiliations

Iyengar Yoga National Association of the United States

Member


New York and Company

Founder


Education

Human Movement

Hunter College


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CONTACT - Yorkville Yoga

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Norma Colón
YORKVILLE YOGA Phone 212-288-8221 Facebook 340 East 73rd Street, Suite 3C New York, NY 10021 © Norma Colón. All rights reserved.


Bio - Yorkville Yoga

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Norma Colón's passion is Iyengar Yoga.
She has devoted her career to sharing it with others. Norma has been teaching Yoga for nearly 38 years, in the tradition of B.K.S. Iyengar since 1989. Twenty seven years ago, Norma founded and incorporated Yoga Fit, now known as Yorkville Yoga, providing a full range of yoga classes and private instruction to Upper East Side New York City residents. Norma's teaching style is a unique synthesis of nurturing support and strong encouragement. She inspires students to do more and better. Whether in private instruction or group classes, Norma caters to each student's individual needs. Every student receives one-on-one, hands-on, correctional assistance. Norma has also provided prenatal yoga and yoga for special populations including people with MS and the deaf and hard-of-hearing. Having taught group classes at numerous venues on Manhattan's Upper East Side, including Hunter College, Maryount Manhattan College, Classic Body Fitness, Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, Manhattan Body, and MonQi Fitness, Norma now has all her classes under one pristine, exquisite roof, The P.E. Club on East 75th Street (owned by Nedra Lopez and her husband Alex Matosov). Norma has also taught classes for corporate clients including McCann-Erickson, New York Hospital, Tribeca Film Center, and NBC Television. She has taught for the New York City chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Her private clients have ranged from "ordinary" New Yorkers to fashion and film industry personalities. A proud Latina from the South Bronx, Norma started taking yoga classes at local health clubs when she moved to Manhattan in the mid 1970s. When she moved to East 73rd Street in 1977, she discovered Serenity, a yoga center just a block away. In just two weeks, the classes cured the chronic neck and shoulder pain that had plagued her for years. Each class had immediate and residual physical and emotional benefits, putting her in touch with her body and emotions for the first time in her life. In 1978 Norma took her first Iyengar Yoga class with Bostonian teachers who turned out to be the now world-famous, brilliant, Patricia Walden and Karin Stephan. The next day, Norma was paralyzed with pain (every bone and muscle in her body hurt every time she moved). She tought she would never take an Iyengar class again. In the ensuing years, Norma explored a diverse range of yoga methods-Sivananda, Alan Bateman, Kundalini, American Yoga with Eric Bealer (yoga for dancers), Yoga with Ideokenesis (while matriculated at Hunter College), Ashtanga (called "The Hard and the Soft" back then) with Beryl Bender-Berch, Bikram-not so hot at that time. Whatever the method, Norma tried it. She also took workshops on Bartenief Fundamentals and Introduction to Laban Movement Analysis, Ideokenesis with André Bernard, and Awareness through Movement-directly with Moishe Feldenkrais. She even took ballet classes, which she had longed for as a child growing up in the South Bronx. In 1988 Norma took a workshop in Viniyoga (Vinyasa) with Gary Kraftsow. It was another 10 years before Norma received her first teacher's certification from the Iyengar Yoga National Association of the U.S. In the interim, Norma had earned certification from Serenity (1978), Alan Bateman (1981), Sivananda Yoga (1987), and World Yoga (1989). Yoga inspired Norma to major in Human Movement at Hunter College. She completed two years of the curiculum and hopes to complete her degree one day. Norma is a member in good standing of the Iyengar Yoga National Association of the U.S. and the Greater New York chapter and has served on the NYC board of directors. She has been in numerous classes with her beloved Guruji-B.K.S. Iyengar and plans to study at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute in Puna India in the near future. Yoga is Norma Colón's passion. She plans on studying Iyengar Yoga and sharing her love of the method with others forever. NORMA'S RESOURCES|GALLERY|BLOG | © Norma Colón. All rights reserved.


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© Norma Colón.
All rights reserved.


yoganorma.com

Norma Colón's passion is Iyengar Yoga.
She has devoted her career to sharing it with others. Norma has been teaching Yoga for nearly 38 years, in the tradition of B.K.S. Iyengar since 1989. Twenty seven years ago, Norma founded and incorporated Yoga Fit, now known as Yorkville Yoga, providing a full range of yoga classes and private instruction to Upper East Side New York City residents. Norma's teaching style is a unique synthesis of nurturing support and strong encouragement. She inspires students to do more and better. Whether in private instruction or group classes, Norma caters to each student's individual needs. Every student receives one-on-one, hands-on, correctional assistance. Norma has also provided prenatal yoga and yoga for special populations including people with MS and the deaf and hard-of-hearing. Having taught group classes at numerous venues on Manhattan's Upper East Side, including Hunter College, Maryount Manhattan College, Classic Body Fitness, Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, Manhattan Body, and MonQi Fitness, Norma now has all her classes under one pristine, exquisite roof, The P.E. Club on East 75th Street (owned by Nedra Lopez and her husband Alex Matosov). Norma has also taught classes for corporate clients including McCann-Erickson, New York Hospital, Tribeca Film Center, and NBC Television. She has taught for the New York City chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Her private clients have ranged from "ordinary" New Yorkers to fashion and film industry personalities. A proud Latina from the South Bronx, Norma started taking yoga classes at local health clubs when she moved to Manhattan in the mid 1970s. When she moved to East 73rd Street in 1977, she discovered Serenity, a yoga center just a block away. In just two weeks, the classes cured the chronic neck and shoulder pain that had plagued her for years. Each class had immediate and residual physical and emotional benefits, putting her in touch with her body and emotions for the first time in her life. In 1978 Norma took her first Iyengar Yoga class with Bostonian teachers who turned out to be the now world-famous, brilliant, Patricia Walden and Karin Stephan. The next day, Norma was paralyzed with pain (every bone and muscle in her body hurt every time she moved). She tought she would never take an Iyengar class again. In the ensuing years, Norma explored a diverse range of yoga methods-Sivananda, Alan Bateman, Kundalini, American Yoga with Eric Bealer (yoga for dancers), Yoga with Ideokenesis (while matriculated at Hunter College), Ashtanga (called "The Hard and the Soft" back then) with Beryl Bender-Berch, Bikram-not so hot at that time. Whatever the method, Norma tried it. She also took workshops on Bartenief Fundamentals and Introduction to Laban Movement Analysis, Ideokenesis with André Bernard, and Awareness through Movement-directly with Moishe Feldenkrais. She even took ballet classes, which she had longed for as a child growing up in the South Bronx. In 1988 Norma took a workshop in Viniyoga (Vinyasa) with Gary Kraftsow. It was another 10 years before Norma received her first teacher's certification from the Iyengar Yoga National Association of the U.S. In the interim, Norma had earned certification from Serenity (1978), Alan Bateman (1981), Sivananda Yoga (1987), and World Yoga (1989). Yoga inspired Norma to major in Human Movement at Hunter College. She completed two years of the curiculum and hopes to complete her degree one day. Norma is a member in good standing of the Iyengar Yoga National Association of the U.S. and the Greater New York chapter and has served on the NYC board of directors. She has been in numerous classes with her beloved Guruji-B.K.S. Iyengar and plans to study at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute in Puna India in the near future. Yoga is Norma Colón's passion. She plans on studying Iyengar Yoga and sharing her love of the method with others forever. NORMA'S RESOURCES|GALLERY|BLOG © Norma Colón. All rights reserved.


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Norma is a wonderful teacher - very supportive yet challenging.
Although she has a plan for the positions she wants to emphasize each class, she is quick to suggest alternatives to the student if other props, etc. work better for that student. She has a wonderful relaxed quality which makes the student feel comfortable. In addition to having excellent technical skills, Norma is a very patient, caring teacher who makes every student--no matter what their level of ability---feel extremely comfortable. She is extremely clear when explaining poses; she is willing and able to provide adaptations for poses to accommodate students' individual body challenges or specific injuries. I've only ever practice yoga with Norma. Norma is amazingly patient and dedicated. After 20 years, her classes are always interesting and fresh. Norma is kind and fun, gives personal attention and corrections. Most notably, she is able to re-adjust poses based upon any kind of physical limitation, which allows the student to enjoy the full benefit of her teachings. I look forward to attending Norma's classes for a long, long time. I started yoga with Norma four years ago, my first time doing yoga. I started with my knee problem and the doctor wanted to operate. It is all the way Norma teaches. She's an excellent teacher, carrying the torch in a very fine form of art called Iyengar yoga. Norma is extremely patient, kind, and funny. She is always positive and encouraging. Her instructions are clear and she has great suggestions for adjustments/modifications to the pose. She has the ability to assess each student's strengths and weaknesses and works with the students at their own level. Norma provides each student with individual attention as needed- I have not seen this quality in other teachers. Norma is a great yoga teacher! My range of motion has increased a lot since I starting Iyengar Yoga with Norma. Norma has a caring way just as part of her nature. This comes out in her teaching. She is very patient and keenly aware of everyone's abilities and disabilities as well. She has a knack for describing movements so everyone understands the correct way to do the poses. For 20 years, my weekly Iyengar Yoga class with Norma is the method that has kept my back pain free. I've learned to focus on refining each pose, it strengthens my body and mind. What I like most about Iyengar Yoga is the use of props, they make it possible for me in achieving the next level of stretching. During each class the the poses build on one another to reach the end goal for that class. Norma is always prepared! She plans a sequence of poses that build on one another for the class as well as a month of classes Norma makes sure the student is paying attention. I like that She's called me out when I was not making my best effort. I started with Norma when I was already an experienced English teacher yet I observed that her methodology affected my own in the High School class room. She has a way of being present yet detached. Norma is a delight. She is smart, funny, patient and humble about her great wealth of yoga wisdom. Also, Norma has an amazing eye, she misses nothing, always offers help and individual attention, and she has amazing hands -- guiding with just a touch or a gesture that makes the body understand what is needed. She is simply the best -- caring, encouraging, and pushing us all to do things we're not sure we're capable of but she's sure we can do. She believes in us, and so we believe in ourselves. There's a great atmosphere in class, and great camaraderie. Norma is well educated and conveys the information in a relaxing and studious manner providing a solid foundation for all practices of yoga. Norma teaches the entire cycle of yoga asanas; the total body conditioning that comes with that approach was very apparent to me after my first month. Norma's ability to 'teach to the individual' is amazing. She can assess each person's capability in every asana, knows when to support and when to challenge, and can break down a yoga position into its components so that you can work on various aspects. What sets her apart is her wonderful combination of clear instruction, sense of humor, and obvious care for the individual. With skilled and precise guidance from Norma and use of props such as belts, blocks, bolsters, one is able to benefit at any level of ability. Flexibility, strength, mindfulness, that's what I get from Iyengar Yoga. Also, good friendships with like-minded people who are also regular attendees at Norma's classes. Norma has special skill at giving just the right, brief instructions to improve our yoga poses and help us get the maximum out of the class. She is exceptional in her ability to give individual attention even a large class of 10 or 11 people. Norma has a large number of people who have followed her from one location to the next over many years. Norma checks everyone's poses and corrects when necessary. Her concern and the attention that she gives her students makes her the best. She cares! Norma encourages her students to do their best without pushing themselves beyond their ability. She is able to conduct a class and at the same time watch each person attentively. She creates a pleasant atmosphere and expresses an interest in each student. This encourages students to get to know her and one another better. She is knowledgeable about the body and on occasion shares helpful articles with students on matters of particular interest. I can't say enough good things about Norma. She is so genuine and caring and really devoted to helping students achieve their personal best. She is a gifted instructor and a true blessing to the practice of Yoga. I am happy to have found her to study with. What sets Norma apart is her intuitive understanding of just which tweak will bring you into a pose. She just has a way of making that adjustment that is just right for you and suddenly you realize "wow...I am actually doing this intricate position". Practicing with Norma is about mind, body, and soul. I've slowed down my rapid NYC pace, I take deeper breaths, I'm more thoughtful, I've gained confidence in my ability to do seemingly more difficult poses, I feel better about myself. Norma focuses on the muscle groups of the entire body versus exercise classes which only focus on one area. Additionally the concentration on doing the poses correctly ensures that the right muscles are being stretched at the right time and there isn't the muscle soreness afterwards associated with exercise. Norma treats every one in the class as an individual starting from your first class when she makes an effort to learn your name and understand your abilities (or in my case, my lack of ability). She takes the time to show each pose, never assuming that we know how to do the pose. Additionally, Norma will modify any pose to accommodate those who have weak hips, knees, or wrists (or other ailments). Norma, even if I repeat myself, now that I've taken more yoga classes you really are the best! © Norma Colón. All rights reserved.


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