Karin Stephan

Welcome to Iyengar Classes and Workshops


Karin working with student

Karin Stephan's yoga classes are based on her studies with B.K.S. Iyengar, Geeta Iyengar, Dona Holleman and senior teachers of the B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga system. Karin's classes are small in size. This allows her to teach each student through direct observation.

Karin focuses primarily on refinement in the asanas related to alignment, balance and working from within. Paying attention to small details alters how the entire body moves.

Students are encouraged to study their own movements without having a preconception of the pose. The teaching develops a sense of stillness in the work as well as a relaxation of the mind and will. Karin bases her work on intuition, observation, an aesthetic sensibility, metaphor and thirty years of teaching experience.

-- photo of Anne Curtis


Anne Curtis studied classical ballet and modern dance for 14 years in Berkeley, California. After her undergraduate studies, Anne earned a Ph.D. in biology at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In 1996 Anne started studying Yoga and slowly began to devote herself to Yoga as a way of life after using Yoga to heal from an upper back injury sustained by lifting both her newborn and toddler. In 2003 Anne did her Iyengar based teacher training studies in Palo Alto, California with Larry Hatlett. She then completed the Yoga Alliance 200 hour certification with Val Spies, founder/director of The Lotus Pond in Tampa, Florida.

Anne currently lives in Belmont, Massachusetts and is continuing her Yoga studies with Karin Stephan and other advanced Iyengar teachers. She now teaches a Monday and Tuesday morning class at The Loft in Cambridge and a Friday noon class at The Cambridge Friends Meeting House. She also teaches occasionally on Friday night at The Arlington Center.

Anne is devoted to teaching in a student-centered way, in which each student's unique characteristics are taken into account. Her goal is for each individual to find their way toward greater understanding of their own body and how to work with the Yoga poses to bring about a finely tuned mindful balance. Anne is loved by one and all for her kindness, her wonderful sense of humor, and her highly empathic nature.



spring semester
April 1st - June 29th, 2017
with Karin Stephan and Anne Curtis
Monday 9:00-10:30 a.m.
(taught by Anne Curtis)
I/II 10 classes(4/10-6/26)
no class 4/17 or 5/29
Tuesday 6:00-7:30 p.m. Level III/IV 13 classes
Wednesday 8:30-10:00 a.m. Levels I/II

13 classes(4/5-6/28)

Wednesday 6:30-8:00 p.m. Levels II/III 13 classes(4/5-6/28)
Thursday 9:00-10:30 a.m. Levels II/III 13 classes(4/6-6/29)
Saturday 8:30-10:00 a.m. Levels I/II 13 classes(4/1-6/24)
Sunday 9:00-10:30 a.m. All Levels 13 classes(4/2-6/25)

Class prices listed below.
All classes at The Loft • Porter Square area • Cambridge, MA
(call or email to register or for directions)


Summer Iyengar Yoga Classes At The Loft
July 1st - July 31st, 2017

9:00-10:30 a.m.
taught by Anne Curtis
Levels I/II(7/17, 7/24)
Tuesday 6:00-7:30 p.m.
(advanced students only)
Levels III/IV (7/4-7/25)
Wednesday 8:30-10:00 a.m.
Levels II/III (7/5-7/26)
Wednesday 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Levels II/III (7/5-7/26)
Thursday 9:00-10:30 a.m.
Levels II/III (7/6-7/27)
Saturday 8:30-10:00 a.m.
Levels I/II
Sunday 9:00-10:30 a.m.
All Levels (7/2-7/30)

Class prices listed below.
All classes at The Loft • Porter Square area • Cambridge, MA
(call or email for directions)

Karin on the dunes

1½ hr classes




Karin working with student

Workshops taught by Karin Stephan are: Yoga Asanas and Internal Organs, Yoga for Depression, Alignment and The Asymmetric Body, Yoga for The Injured Body, All About the Feet, Building Strength in Your Upper Body and The Advanced Studies Course in The Art of Yoga Therapeutics and Healing.

These workshops will help students deepen their understanding of themselves and their own bodies and will offer an opportunity to look at the Yoga asanas from a number of different perspectives. They will enrich the student's understanding on how to heal oneself through Yoga and how to stay healed throughout one's life.