Gary Reitze

Certified Iynegar Yoga Teacher

Creator of The Live with Alignment System

Hi, I’m Gary. I’m all about getting the most out of life. Feeling healthy, productive and connected to the higher purpose of helping people. That’s why I created this system.You can expect a transformation!

Live with Alignment means moving away from pain and aligning your life with simple yoga poses, healthy daily habits, and an understanding of life from a spiritual perspective. It means living with quality in all areas of your life.

Your body is the vehicle to enjoy life and gain wisdom. I’ll show you how to use yoga, and to reach your full potential. Anytime. Any place, Any age. I can guide you to be the best you can be,to be more of who you really are. Expect a transformation!

I have completed college courses in anatomy and physiology. I have studied biomechanics, I’m athletic, and I understand how the body moves. I’m an expert skier, and this knowledge and experience enables me to help people with their favorite activities.

The proof of this work with Gary is in the quality of my life!

Mike

My courses are for you if you’re ready to have less pain, more mobility, and more strength. If you want to feel great, have more energy to do the things you love, and keep doing them better and longer, let’s do it! It’s about maintaining a clear, sharp mind, increasing you ability to concentrate, and learning peace of mind. All this is possible by aligning your body, mind and spirit with yoga, breath control, meditation and the practice of simple daily habits.

I got stronger and more flexible, and the pain disappeared

Nancy

Your body is the vehicle to enjoy life and gain wisdom. I’ll show you how to use yoga, and to reach your full potential. Anytime. Any place, Any age. I can guide you to be the best you can be, to be more of who you really are. Expect a transformation!

Gary’s knowledge of body mechanics is unparalleled

Sophie

I have completed college courses in anatomy and physiology. I have studied biomechanics, I’m athletic, and I understand how the body moves. I’m an expert skier, and this knowledge and experience enables me to help people with their favorite activities.

Even after practicing yoga for 10 years I made amazing progress with Gary in 6months!

Susan

I have been involved in teacher training for decades, not just a few months. I have studied with the best, and now I serve others with unsurpassed knowledge and experience. I focus on the details of correct actions that will bring the body into proper alignment. I guide people carefully to reduce pain, increase movement., and help them become more conscious.

I have the support and growing consciousness to choose life’s higher path at any juncture

Saurabh

I include the philosophy of yoga, because yoga affects the body/mind through all levels of transformation. I teach and support their spiritual growth. This raises your consciousness through meditation in action, and helps open new doors of possibilities in your life. Be better in every movement and decision you make about your body, mind, and spirit!

My courses are for you if you’re ready to have less pain, more mobility, and more strength. If you want to feel great, have more energy to do the things you love, and keep doing them better and longer, let’s do it! It’s about maintaining a clear, sharp mind, increasing you ability to concentrate, and learning peace of mind. All this is possible by aligning your body, mind and spirit with yoga, breath control, meditation and the practice of simple daily habits.

About Me

Here are some things I’d like you to know about me.

I teach Iyengar Yoga and it’s therapeutic applications, as well as the life style of Ayurveda (the science of life), the Indian system of holistic self -care. I specialize in helping people enjoy a better life with a better body, a clear and sharp mind, and a brighter spirit!

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FAQ’s

Yoga is the physical practice of postures and breathing techniques that brings health to the body. It promotes flexibility, strength and balance in the body and calms the mind through concentration and relaxation. It has been used for thousands of years to successfully treat pain and relieve stress. Yoga can be practiced by anyone regardless of health, age, or circumstance of life.
You will live your life with less pain, more mobility, and increased strength. These physical benefits will happen soon, but there is much more. You will find increased ability to concentrate without distraction, and greater mental clarity. You will grow spiritually on whatever path you choose. You can loose weight and overcome addictions by learning discipline and choosing a conscious, healthier life style. You will have less stress and handle challenging situations with confidence. Your immune system will be stronger and you will be healthier. These are changes that will last for a better quality of life! Yes, really!
You’ve heard that old saying about “getting my ducks in a row”. When you do yoga you remove pain by putting your bones, joints, and muscles into correct alignment by practicing correct action in the poses. This brings the spine into alignment, which aligns the chakras, which in turn helps you align with your chosen spiritual path. You can become healthier by bringing a few simply daily habits into alignment in your life. You then Live with Alignment!
Iyengar Yoga is named after YogaCharya BKS Iynegar who lives in Pune, India. He was listed in Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people of the 20 th century. He is credited with the popularity of yoga in America and in many other countries around the world. His system has a lineage that dates back thousands of years. At the heart of the Iyengar method is precise attention to the alignment of the body in the postures, which focuses the mind while strengthening, balancing and opening the body/mind. This promotes flexibility in the body and the mind/thinking process. The sequencing of the postures is also of upmost importance. Some styles of yoga practice the same postures every time. In Iyengar yoga we use different sequences depending on the desired effect of that particular practice or on the goals of each individual. You might say that a proper sequence of poses produces a result greater than the sum of all those poses. Iyengar yoga uses props such as mats, blocks, blankets, walls, and specialized wooden benches. This makes the benefits of yoga available to anyone regardless of age or physical condition. Therefore Iyengar yoga is the most therapeutically beneficial type of yoga. Gary teaches yoga to people who have been in car accidents or have suffered severe sports injuries (such as those resulting in mental rods supporting broken bones), brain damage resulting from things like concussions and conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis.
Experience: I have lived Yoga for over 30 years – not just practiced it. I’ve lived the struggles of recovering from 11 surgeries and previously poor life style choices. I know what it’s like to be in pain and the difficulty in the hard work sometimes needed to overcome obstacles. I Live in Alignment. Knowledge:I have over 25 years of teaching experience (over 12,000 hours) helping my students with their issues. I have over 700 hours of teacher training. I’m pro-active with getting my students to do more than they ever thought possible. I know how to use props, and my home studio is one of the best-equipped facilities in the state of Colorado. Compassion: I know what you’re going through. I’ve learned patience because I’ve lived through the difficult times. I always tell my students that no matter what you have going on there is always something you can do. I will empower you!
Breathing is the most natural process of the body. We breathe without thinking about it. But the breath is the link between the body and the mind. We also move universal life force energy, or prana, when we breathe. Breath/energy control is called Pranayama in yoga. The mind is the intelligence that is in every cell in the body, i.e. our inner wisdom/intuition. Breathing connects the mind and the body and controlling the breath allows the practitioner to concentrate the mind. This relaxes and quiets the mind, relieves stress, and makes deep meditation possible.
Meditation is stilling the mind, or calming the mental chatter that we all experience. Meditation is part of most spiritual practices and religions. Yoga promotes this by making the body stable, pain free, and yoga teaches us how to withdraw the senses from the distractions of life by performing the poses (asanas). Pranayama, the breathing techniques, help us learn how to concentrate. Deep concentration leads to meditation, from which we gain peace and deep insight.
The literal translation is the “Science of Life”. It is the traditional system of medicine from India that has been practiced for thousands of years. Ayurveda is about healthy daily habits that can make a huge difference in our overall state of wellbeing. It will energize you, boost your immune system, and add a new quality to your life. I know, because it changed my life! Briefly, Ayurveda treats you as an individual, and helps you determine your particular constitution. It uses herbs, nutrition, and habits that prevent health problems. It also focuses on curing diseases by going to the core of the issue, not just treating the symptoms. Yoga can be considered the “exercise” and “spiritual” practice of the system of Ayurveda.
Focusing on a healthy life style as preventative medicine Based on aligning with nature and using natural remedies Treats people as individuals Focuses on digestive health

Latest Quotes

“Your body exists in the past and your mind exists in the future. In Yoga, they come together in the present.”

BKS Iyengar

“Yoga allows you to find an inner peace that is not ruffled and riled by the endless stresses and struggles of life.”

BKS Iyengar

“You do not need to seek freedom in a different land, for it exists with you own heart, mind, and soul.”

BKS Iyengar

Testimonials

Even after practicing yoga for 10 years I made amazing progress in 6 months with Gary. His level of knowledge, teaching method and ability to adapt postures or practices for every individual is astounding! Yoga with Gary is fun and informative. If you have injuries or issues to work through, or just want to perform at you peak level, Gary can make it happen.
Susan,engineer
My husband and I have been taking private yoga lessons with Gary for 3 years. I highly recommend these private sessions to fully integrate yoga with you personal needs – body, mind and spirit!
Chris,administrator

Upcoming Workshops

Spring Yoga Retreat

April 2017

Exact location and dates TBA

Fall Yoga Retreat

Sep. 29, 30, and Oct. 1

Crested Butte

For More Information Please Contact Gary at 720-320-2666