All Levels Community Class Offerings – In Person
Saturdays with Amy Duncan
Starting January 14th, 11:00 am – 12:30 am
Pay What You Can, $0-20
In this class, emphasis is given to learning the fundamentals of alignment with poses that stretch and strengthen the body. With practice, you may discover increased clarity for the mind, energy for the body, and peace for the soul.
Yoga for the Less Flexible – In Person & Online
3 Wednesdays : Jan 18, Jan 25, Feb 01
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
$75 for the series
Yoga is for everyone, not only the naturally flexible. No one is too stiff to experience the benefits and thrill of yoga, and this 3-part series will look at and address challenges typical to less flexible bodies
Asanas that release stiffer areas (lower back, hips, hamstrings, shoulders) and promote greater overall functionality will be the focus of this workshop. Sequences will incorporate props and other modifications of asanas for individual needs and include restorative poses.
This series is suitable for beginners and for more seasoned practitioners both, as the intention is to learn how best to seek balance through physical alignment and the integration of the mind with the breath.
This series will take place both online and in-person. Due to prop-usage, in-person attendence is encouraged.
Iyengar Yoga Studies
Tonya Garreaud & Nina Pileggi
March – May 2023
Are you ready to take your yoga study to the next level? Ready to steep your asana practice in a new understanding of yoga philosophy, pranayama and the beauty of chanting? Whether we practice for better health or as a means of self-care, it’s only through regular devoted practice that we can experience the deepest purpose of yoga—self-transformation. For this to happen, we need a desire to connect with all the aspects of yoga. Pursuing this with a group of other committed students and two experienced teachers attuned to growth at all levels will support your yoga practice so it can reach its fullest potential.
We’ll meet one weekend each month: Friday evening and Saturday morning and afternoon. Our time together will include asana and pranayama classes, discussion of sequencing, anatomy and physiology, study of yoga philosophy, and chanting.
Open to students with at least one year of Iyengar Yoga. All participants are expected to establish a regular home practice. Resources to help you structure and nurture your practice will be provided.
For those interested in teaching, preparing to become a CIYT, or established teachers committed to honing their teaching skills, the optional Teacher Development component meets on Sundays of our scheduled weekends. We will work on demonstration of asana, developing observation skills and offering corrections to students. Poses to study and teach to the group are assigned beforehand with time for feedback and questions.
March 10 – 11 Fridays: 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
April 14 – 15 Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
May 26 – 27 Sundays: 11:00 – 2:00 p.m. (Teacher Development)
Register online through Jewel Yoga
Iyengar Yoga Studies: $500; payment plans and scholarships are available.
Teaching Methodology: $315
Strong and Mobile Shoulders – In Person
3 Sundays : March 19, April 2, April 23
2:00 – 4:00 pm
$75 for the series, $30 for a single workshop
This 3 workshops series will follow Jane’s January shoulder workshop and expand so students have an opportunity to work with each quality in their home practice before moving on. Sign up for the whole series or take the individual workshop most appropriate for your needs.
SPACE – March 19
Even correct action can cause pain if the shoulder joint is compressed. The first workshop will focus on creating space in the joint. You will learn a variety of stretches and restorative poses to release the shoulder joint and gain a greater understanding of your own unique situation. This workshop is appropriate for everyone, even those still recovering from shoulder injury.
ACTION – April 2
This workshop will focus on building strength through the correct action of the shoulder joint. We will deepen our anatomical understanding by studying correct action in a variety of asanas, especially looking at how the shoulders integrate with the rest of the body. The workshop is appropriate for all levels; poses will be modified as needed, however it is not appropriate for people with acute injury (keep making space!).
RANGE OF MOTION – April 23
Now that we’ve made space and acquired some strength, this workshop will focus on increasing range of motion and building strength in that new range. We’ll especially explore the role of the shoulders in some arm balances and back arches. This workshop is appropriate for all students who are not managing acute injury. Poses will be modified as appropriate.