Exploring the Subtle Body Through Alignment and Precision:
A Weekend with Matthew Sanford
Friday, June 28 (Yoga Instructor Workshop)
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Open to yoga teachers of all disciplines
Friday, June 28 (Reading and Conversation)
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Open to All
Friday, June 28
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Saturday, June 29
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sunday, June 30
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
$240 Workshop Fee includes Friday evening reading and conversation, and Saturday and Sunday asana sessions.
$150 – Saturday Only
$90 – Sunday Only
A revolutionary aspect of B.K.S Iyengar’s teaching is how the subtle body can be revealed both with and without direct muscular action. Through the unique perspective of Matthew Sanford as a paraplegic and a 28-year Iyengar Yoga practitioner, this weekend workshop explores how alignment and precision spread the subtle light of consciousness throughout the entire body. In so doing, participants encounter one of the many ways that the teachings of B.K.S. Iyengar transcend the physical poses and therefore are accessible to everyone.
Matthew Sanford is a certified Iyengar Yoga instructor and an expert in the process of transformation through the healing power of yoga. Paralyzed from the chest down at age thirteen and beginning yoga at age twenty-five, Matthew knows firsthand the transformative effect that yoga can have on the mind-body relationship. He is an internationally recognized yoga teacher, and a sought-after public speaker. He is the author of the critically acclaimed WAKING: A MEMOIR OF TRAUMA AND TRANSCENDENCE (Rodale: 2006). Matthew has also emerged as a leading voice in the integrated health movement. For more information visit: mindbodysolutions.org
Yoga Sutras Course – The Gift of Consciousness: An International 4-Module Course on the Yoga Sutras in Study and Practice, with Gitte Bechsgaard & Gloria Goldberg
Module 2 : September 10 – 14, 2019
9:00 am – 12:00 pm, and 1:30 – 4:30 pm
Lunch break: 12:00 – 1:30 pm
Module 3 : TBA (probably Sept. 2020)
Module 4 : TBA (probably Feb. 2021)
Chris Saudek : The Transformational Power of Iyengar Yoga
Friday, October 18 – Sunday, October 20, 2019
Chris Saudek has been teaching Iyengar yoga since 1983, is certified at the Advanced Jr. I level, and has been a devoted student of the Iyengars since 1980. Chris worked as a physical therapist for many years and her knowledge of anatomy and work with physical limitations makes her teaching particularly therapeutic. She believes that yoga
has the potential to not only heal the physical body but also transform the whole person.
Chris inspires her students with her enthusiasm for the subject, her compassion for her students, and her clear, precise teaching and sequencing. Through the clarity of her teaching of asana, pranayama and philosophy, she strives to have her students feel the transformational power of Iyengar yoga.
Students for this general workshop should be regular students with at least 2 years of continual study with an Iyengar teacher.
Wednesday, February 12 – Saturday, February 15, 2020
10:00 am – 1:00 pm & 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Jewel Yoga 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.