lotus-smallerChris Saudek : The Transformational Power of Iyengar Yoga

Friday, October 18 – Sunday, October 20, 2019 – $240

Teacher Training – Friday, October 18th 2:00 – 5:00 pm – $75

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.

Workshop Hours: 

Friday, October 18 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Saturday, October 19 1:00pm – 4:00pm, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Sunday, October 20 1:00pm – 4:00pm


lotus-smallerIyengar Yoga Studies

Tonya Garreaud
October 26 & November 23
1:00 – 3:00 pm

This ongoing program is for serious students with an interest in developing a better understanding of Iyengar Yoga. Bring greater depth and breadth to your yoga practice by studying all eight limbs of yoga—not just asana.  Meeting twice quarterly, we’ll discuss key concepts from the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and the Bhagavad Gita with an emphasis on how these ideas are relevant to the practice of asana. Topics and readings will be assigned beforehand to help enrich our discussions.

Iyengar Yoga Studies is offered each quarter throughout the year. Students may join at the beginning of any quarter. For greater continuity and to enhance the learning process and community development, students are encouraged to participate on an ongoing basis.


lotus-smallerJewel Yoga Hike in the Gorge

Patti Kramer
October 27
8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Patti Kramer will lead us on the Wahkeena to Multnomah Falls loop, a 5.5 mile, 1400 foot elevation gain hike.  Patti is a Jewel Yoga student, and leads hikes for the Friends of The Columbia Gorge.

There is no charge for this event, but a donation to the Friends of the Columbia Gorge is welcome. (Bring cash or check to the hike.)

We will meet at the Gateway Transit Center at 8:30 am on Sunday, Oct. 27 to carpool to the trail head.  We’ll get on the trail about 9:30, and get back to Gateway about 3:30 or 4 pm. Bring a lunch, water, rain gear and wear sturdy hiking shoes.

The hike will be capped at 15 people.


lotus-smallerIyengar Yoga for Posture, Neck and Shoulders

Roberto Astorga
Saturday, November 9
1:00 – 3:30 pm

If you sit for long periods of time each day working on a computer, you may be at risk for developing physical strain and overuse injuries. According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, signs and symptoms may include:

● A tingling feeling in the fingers, sore wrists, and lower back pain.
● Eye strain, including redness, a feeling of dryness and/or soreness, blurry vision, and headache.
● Soreness in the neck, shoulders, arms, back, thighs, and lower legs (called postural fatigue).
● Steady pain or discomfort in the muscles and tendons (called repetitive strain injury).

The practice of yoga can significantly reduce the risk of developing conditions associated with the above and can relieve pain and discomfort on the back, neck and shoulders. In this workshop, students will learn and practice the postures recommended to reduce pain and discomfort, promoting deep relaxation and a sense of wellbeing.


lotus-smallerThanksgiving Day Practice

Tonya Garreaud
Thursday, November 28
9:00 – 11:00 am

On this traditional day of feasting with family and friends, start with a lively yoga practice. This stimulating asana practice will inspire gratitude for the bounty that yoga offers and a recognition of all we have to be grateful for in our lives. This all-levels class promise to be an invigorating start to the day. 

Register in advance or just show up with your friends and family on Thanksgiving morning. Please be prompt, as the building will be locked.


lotus-smallerPatricia Walden

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.


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