Guest Teachers


Stephanie Quirk

Outer Form: Inner Knowledge
Friday, November 3: 7:15 – 9:15 pm
Saturday, November 4: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm & 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Sunday, November 5: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

We follow a form, and we occupy in body, mind and deed, a form. There are many outer forms in the practice of asana. There are a myriad of “forms” given to us in our study of the Self. But how does embodying these forms lead us to inner understanding? This is what we will be exploring over this weekend workshop.

Stephanie Quirk studied and worked as a psychiatric nurse in her native New Zealand and then went on to graduate from art school in Australia before coming across Iyengar yoga in Sydney in 1987.  The beginning of Stephanie’s yoga practice was accompanied by working with disabling injury. She describes her entire practice of yoga as conditioned by that injury. Her first trip to Pune was in 1991, to attend the general classes in the main hall. Inspired by the Iyengar’s strength and depth of teaching, she returned in 1994 and stayed.

Stephanie spent the next 20 years assisting the general and therapeutic classes, attending intensive courses and working with the Iyengars on their writing projects. From 2001 to 2003 she had the great fortune to travel and assist Geetaji on her world tours.

In 2016 Stephanie returned to Australia to live and teach near Sydney. She travels and teaches world wide, offering the wealth and depth of experienced understanding that comes from 20 years with the Iyengars.

This workshop is open to students Level 2 and above.

“Many people refer to their yoga path as a journey. It is true it is a journey, but I would say a treasure hunt is more descriptive. You find a clue and that leads you on the journey until you discover another clue, each time gathering a little more understanding and yet not completely knowing where the prize will be.”



Patricia Walden

Wednesday, February 21 – Saturday, February 24, 2018
($100 deposit reserves your space; $475 balance due January 15, 2018)
Wednesday, February 21
10:00 am – 1:00 pm & 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Thursday, February 22
10:00 am – 1:00 pm & 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Friday, February 23
10:00 am – 1:00 pm & 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Saturday, February 24
10:00 am – 1:00 pm & 4:00 – 6:00 pm

JLYC is thrilled to welcome back Patricia, one of America’s most prominent, well loved yoga teachers!

Patricia’s requirements for attendance:
• Have practiced Iyengar yoga for at least 5 years with a consistent home practice
• Be able to go up into Adho Mukha Vrksasana at the wall without assistance
• Be able to hold Sirsasana for a minimum of 5 minutes followed by variations
• Be able to hold Sarvangasana for a minimum of 5 minutes followed by variations
• Be able to push up into Urdhva Dhanurasana from floor with straight arms
• Have a regular pranayama practice.