Upcoming Workshops:

lotus-smallerInversions, to Keep You Centered – In Person
Martina Phillips

Thursday, August 1st
12:00 – 1:30 pm
$24

Inversions are an important staple of Iyengar yoga.  A lot of focus is placed on preparing students well for the practice of inversions and we don’t approach it casually. If you are not practicing inversions because of a medical condition or if you are menstruating, there is still a lot of work during this workshop that you can try.

There are wonderful alternatives to Sirsasana (head balance) and Salamba Sarvangasana (shoulder balance) so even if you are not inverting, there is always something you can do! We will look at different set ups, preparations and alternative poses.

Open to all levels, studio in-person only.

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lotus-smallerContinuing Pranayama – Hybrid
Tonya Garreaud

September 5, October 3, October 31, and December 5
$80 for the series

The practice of pranayama is an awakening process involving techniques that give us ways to observe the breath, the flow of energy within the body, and prana—vital life force. By observing and carefully changing the natural breath we create the possibility to transform ourselves. With regular practice, the breath opens, our spirits are lifted, and our awareness of the inner spaces of the mind are expanded with quietude and equanimity.

This series will support your regular practice of pranayama with supine and seated techniques. Open to those who have completed an Iyengar Yoga pranayama course. Class sessions will be recorded; students will have access to the recordings for 21 days.

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lotus-smallerTeacher Study Group – In Person
Tonya Garreaud

Four Sessions : September 13, October 4, November 1, and December 6
$300

Through individual practice of asana and pranayama, our understanding of yogic techniques becomes clear. How do we make teaching a natural outcome of this devoted practice? Working together, from our own personal experience, we will look at alternatives, therapeutic applications, and hands-on adjustments, clarifying their context, purpose, and limitations.

This monthly study group is for those who want to engage in a deeper exploration of the practice and philosophy of Iyengar Yoga. We will work together exploring asana, pranayama, anatomy, and therapeutics to support a comprehensive understanding of the components of yoga and how to skillfully share this understanding with others.

–Bring greater depth to your practice by studying the asana, pranayama and anatomy of your syllabus in a methodical way.
–Learn the teaching skills expected of the various levels and how to develop these skills to improve your teaching.
–Learn how to modify and adjust asanas for common issues.
–Practice classroom management skills while teaching to your peers.

Appropriate for experienced and novice teachers alike.

Participants are required to:

Attend weekly asana classes with a CIYT Level 2 or above.
Participate fully in the monthly Teacher Study Group sessions and complete related assignments.
Be committed to the study and practice of Iyengar Yoga.

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lotus-smallerCore Strength and Back Health: The Doors to a Pain Free Life – Hybrid
Roberto Astorga

Saturday, September 21
1:00 – 3:30 pm
$35

We know that core strengthening is one of the most important ways to keep the back healthy, to live a life free of pain and discomfort.

But most people think of strength work for the abdominals only. The core is composed of a series of muscles, not just the abdominals.

Following the principles of the Hip Flexor’s workshop, Roberto Astorga will share with you the keys to strengthening the core in a holistic and integral way to protect your spine.

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Previous Workshops – Available via Recording:

lotus-smallerYoga for Well-Being: Back Care – Hybrid
Nicolo Fonte

Recordings from June, 2024
$75 for the series

In this class series, we will explore asanas that can help take care of your back OR relieve back pain, be it the cervical spine (neck and shoulder area), middle back (the thoracic), or lower back (the lumbar and sacrum). Challenges in the back surface for a variety of reasons, some from birth and others develop over time (such as sitting for hours at a computer or hand held devices). Open to those who wish to incorporate a more holistic and preventive approach to back care and those that have a specific back issue.

Join Nicky in these 3 sessions, where we will explore a variety of poses from all categories of asanas aimed at strengthening (and lengthening) not only the back but also the abdomen and legs, with the added benefit of walking through life with better posture! Learn how to use props appropriately and how to approach poses safely and effectively, all to keep your back feeling great! All levels welcome!

Please note, this is not a therapy workshop. Students should be able to get up and down from the floor independently, have basic freedom of movement in their joints and be fully capable of participating in this active, yet slower-paced class. Online students should have a yoga chair, 3-5 blankets, at least one yoga belt, 2-3 blocks and a bolster.

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lotus-smallerKnow Your Hip Flexors – Hybrid
Roberto Astorga 

Workshop Recording from Saturday, May 4th
1:00 – 3:00 pm
$35

Sitting too much and not getting enough physical activity can create an imbalance in the hip flexor muscles, causing low back pain and discomfort in the pelvic area.

In this workshop, participants will learn the basic anatomy of the hip flexors and will learn postures and techniques designed to relax, stretch and strengthen these important muscles.

No prior experience is required: ALL ARE WELCOME!

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