lotus-smallerOpen Practice

With Tonya Garreaud
Wednesday, June 23
9:00 – 11:00 AM

With David Berson
Saturday, June 26
2:00 – 4:00 PM

When in Pune, studying at RIMYI there is the expectation of attending class but another
important part of studying there is the morning practice. Students and teachers gather in the
practice hall, each person working on their own asanas. There is something special about
practicing together, even when everyone is working individually, that connects us to each other
and connects us to our lineage. High on the walls are the photos of BKS Iyengar that appear in
Light on Yoga. When practicing there, one can’t help but feel the energy of the space—touched
by the many people who have traveled to immerse themselves in study.

Open Practice at Jewel Yoga is an opportunity for us to be together in the physical space that
has been a support for our practice. You may arrive at any time and make full use of the props
and the space.

Tonya or David will be present if you have questions or want practice suggestions.

lotus-smallerQuiet, Cool, & Calm

Tonya Garreaud 
5 Wednesdays: May 05, and 19, June 2, 16, and 30
7:30 – 8:30 pm
$75 for the series, $20 single class

This one-hour restorative class will use supported asanas to release the physical and mental tension from the day while building a deeper awareness of the body and breath.  Using support can allow for a quieter way of working that relies on the movement of the breath.  These asanas will help cool the body and brain bringing a peacefulness that will promote a good night’s sleep.  Open to all levels.  Blankets, blocks, a belt and a bolster will all be useful, but students are encouraged to utilize common household items as substitutes.

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lotus-smallerLaurie Blakeney

Friday, October 22 – Sunday, October 24  2021   (postponed from Oct 2020)

Laurie Blakeney holds an Advanced Level Teaching Certificate granted to her by the late BKS Iyengar. She began her Iyengar Yoga Studies in 1971, and has studied annually in Pune India at the Iyengar Institute since 1983. She has a BA in comparative religions, and a not so long ago career as a piano tuner/technician.

She brings to her class a uniquely personal and direct style of teaching, challenging students while helping them to explore and appreciate their potential. She loves to include artistic and philosophical considerations while staying true to the precision and healing technique known to be a cornerstone of the Iyengar Yoga method.

Open to students with at least one year of Iyengar Yoga experience.


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