Many Iyengar yoga schools run classes based on what is known as the ‘Pune Cycle’, which is a four-week program that has a different focus each week. The first week of the month is usually focused on standing poses, the second on forward bends and/or twists. The third week is on backbends and the fourth week is restorative.
In a restorative yoga class, only a handful of poses may be performed with each one held for longer periods of time ranging between 3 to 10 minutes. This will depend on the total duration of the class and also the level of students that are being taught.