Mon-Sat : 10:00 – 19:00

Alcove Yoga 9-month Yoga Studies Program

Become Master of Your Body, Mind, and Life

For experienced students with at least 1 year of Iyengar Yoga classes.

You already know that coming to class once or twice a week makes you feel great.

But you want more. You want be the first responder for your own health and well-being. You crave the knowledge to heal yourself and have a positive effect on others. You want to be that calm, sane center in the hurricane of your family or workplace. You want to be part of a yoga community that carries with it a vast trove of knowledge for healing and finding freedom.

Our Yoga Studies Program : The Tools you Need to Become a Practitioner

Theory and Practice of 75 āsanas, from 6 categories

A toolkit of 75 āsanas and knowledge of sequencing so you can develop your own practice. You’ll be amazed at how strength, vitality, and inner discipline comes.

Yoga for Your Body at any Stage or Condition

Learn how to work with old injuries, current problems, or your monthly cycle. We’ll teach you how to the versatility of props for moderating or intensify your practice. You’ll Your intuition will blossom, and you’ll know how to practice for your needs.

Pranayama, Mantra, and Meditation

A scattered mind is an exhausted mind. Pranayama and sacred chanting still the mind and bring inner delight, leading toward enhanced concentration and meditation.

Philosophy of Yoga

Delve into the deeper truths of yoga metaphysics and understand concepts like Self, Nature, God, and consciousness. You are a microcosm of the universe with infinite possibilities.

Ethics and Personal Transformation

How can you develop if you don’t examine your habits? Live well and transform yourself through personal reflection of the ethics and lifestyle we take on as yoga practitioners.

Spiritual Community

It’s great to develop yogic discipline on your own, but so much richer and more fun in a group of others in the same pursuit. Throughout the 9 months you’ll develop close friends who care about health and spirituality.

The Art of Teaching Yoga

We’ve got an optional Apprentice Track for those who would like to become teachers of Iyengar Yoga. Teaching yoga is meaningful and rewarding work. Learn techniques for teaching beginners, step by step, in addition to all topics above.

Program Components

In addition to your regular weekly class at Alcove Yoga, you’ll build knowledge through

  • 6 in-studio weekend immersions
  • Readings from books and articles by the Iyengars
  • Videos and supplemental lectures on topics discussed in the immersions
  • Google Classroom for asynchronous study and assignments
  • Supplemental āsanas sequences sent to you through the Svejar App.
Weekend Immersion Dates
  • September 13-15
  • October 18-20
  • November 15-17
  • January 10-12
  • March 7-9
  • May 2-4
Weekend Schedule
  • Friday 5:30 to 8:00 pm
  • Saturday 9 am to 12 pm
  • Saturday 2 to 4 pm
  • Sunday 9 to 11:30 am
Fee: $1650 through July 31, 2024, $1800 after.
There will be additional costs for required books.

Apprentice Track Supplement

  • weekly apprentice’s class Mondays 6-8 pm (10 weeks, Early Bird $315 by July 31, after $350)
  • option to assist in Pauline’s Ignite! class Wednesday evenings 7:15 to 8:45 pm
  • optional assessment mentoring for Iyengar Yoga Certification (second year)

Yoga Studies Page Application

At Alcove Yoga, we understand that life’s pains create strong desire for freedom. We know that the burdens you carry can make you an intense practitioner.  If you’ve tried other kinds of yoga and felt “meh“, you may be one of those people who needs intense physical practice with mental concentration to get unstuck in life. 

Our founder, Pauline Schloesser, discovered the transformative power of Iyengar yoga during her own journey of healing and self-discovery. Through decades of dedicated practice and teaching, she has honed an approach which addresses physical and emotional challenges through asana practice. Pauline is the only Level 3 Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher in Houston.

Pauline Schloesser, Ph.D.,
Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher (Level 3)
IAYT Yoga Therapist

Erica Nevas
Read More
Alcove is the best yoga in Houston -- and I've been to a LOT of studios in this town. Pauline has a knowledge of anatomy and alignment that translates into a class experience that leaves me feeling as if I've had a massage. It's not a "flow" class and you won't be listening to groovy tunes or sweating up a storm. Instead, you'll focus on precise, intentional movement with breath, expertly led and cued. I've built strength and flexibility...and healed many of the injuries I sustained doing yoga elsewhere. If it's your first experience with Iyengar Yoga, it may take a little while to adjust to it. But if you stick with the program and follow Pauline's cues, you'll be surprised at how good you can feel.
Lyndsay Carson
Read More
I love Alcove Yoga! As someone who has never taken a professionally guided class, I really appreciate how helpful and patient Pauline has been! She keeps the class fun while also ensuring all of our needs are met.
Sarath D
Read More
I really enjoy and am very grateful to have joined Pauline's Men's essentials class. It's my first time trying an Iyengar practice and I was quite apprehensive in the beginning. Pauline made me feel at ease with her warm welcome and her inspired teaching style. Her sequencing of poses is very deliberate and I personally feel enriched at the end of every class. The studio is cozy and impeccably clean.
Kate Magee
Read More
I cannot more highly recommend Pauline's Iyengar classes at Alcove Yoga. Since beginning classes in 2019, I have noticed marked improvements in many areas -- more strength and flexibility, higher confidence, and decreased anxiety. No matter your experience level, you will receive detailed instruction on improving your poses, strength, and flexibility in class. I particularly love Women's Essentials, which focuses on core tone/strength and pelvic health and Iyengar Ignite, which is a great introductory series that will take you from beginner to inversions over the course of 8 weeks.
Laurie Tyre
Read More
Alcove Yoga provides yoga instruction with a personal touch - whether it's online or in person. The cozy and fully equipped studio allows for just the right class size. Live streaming online classes offer the same expertise and attention to detail as the in person classes. Any current practitioner or curious newcomer would benefit from Pauline's deep understanding of the human body and the Iyengar Yoga tradition. I've been practicing various yoga styles for almost 20 years. I experienced improvements in my strength, endurance, and posture after attending just a few classes. I highly recommend this yoga studio.
Therese Totten
Read More
Alcove Yoga is such a unique yoga experience in the best way possible. The instructors give you individual attention and modifications. They take the time to learn and understand each student’s body and needs. That’s what sets AY apart from any other studio. When I go to class I know that I will get exactly what my body needs. I have scoliosis which used to cause chronic back pain, but with the help of Pauline and the other instructors my pain is gone! I can’t brag on this place enough.
Ken Hainline
Read More
I've been practicing Iyengar yoga off and on now since the mid '80s... it is quite honestly my favorite style of yoga because I feel it has the most integrity. Pauline built this beautiful studio as an extension to her home during last year's remodeling... and it is yoga heaven! To top it off... Pauline is an excellent teacher and is constantly deepening her practice and knowledge base by attending Iyengar workshops... making the 20+ mile drive well worth it when time allows. If you want to know what "attention to detail" really means... start a regular practice at this studio!