Iyengar Yoga Studies
Two Saturdays: April 15 & June 3
1:00 – 3:00 pm
$80 for the two sessions
Saturday, July 15
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, sequencing and practice of asana, and anatomy and physiology as it applies to yoga practice. 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.
For those interested in teaching or preparing to become a Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor, Iyengar Yoga Studies has a Teaching Methodology component. Topics covered include how to demonstrate and teach an asana, develop observation skills and correct students. Participation in Teaching Methodology requires instructor permission prior to registration.
Core Strengthening Workshop
Sunday, June 4
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
“The Core” is a term often heard, but do you really understand what it is and how to use it? Far beyond the “six pack abs”, your core is the central link between your upper and lower body. Weak or inflexible core musculature can impair how well our limbs function, leaving us feeling limited and unable to fulfill our goals.
Everyday activities- from getting dressed, sitting at a desk, gardening, athletics, even household chores all rely on core power and flexibility.
Almost all yoga poses require the core groups to function efficiently. In this 2 hour workshop we will review who the core muscles are, learn how to engage these important muscles and practice not only to strengthen their power but to release the tension they hold.
Yoga for Lower Back Pain
Saturday, August 12
1:00 – 3:30 pm
According to a study in the journal Spine (Sept. 1, 2009) yoga can reduce pain and improve function in people with chronic low back pain. In this workshop, students will learn the postures recommended by B.K.S. Iyengar for the treatment of low back pain and will practice in a supportive environment that welcomes everybody regardless of their experience and physical condition.Roberto began his practice as a result of a low back injury. “My goal is to help you deal with chronic back pain and build a practice that can last a lifetime.”