lotus-smallerQuiet, Cool, & Calm

Tonya Garreaud 
4 Wednesdays: January 6 and 20, February 3 and 17
7:30 – 8:30 pm
$60 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-smallerRecharge Your Practice

Tonya Garreaud 
2 Fridays: January 8 and 29
10:00 – 11:30 am

Has your home practice started to feel dull?  If so, this two-session workshop is just what your practice needs.  Learn how to give your practice a tune-up—assess what’s going well and what needs support.  These periodic tune-ups can help bring a sparkle and freshness to what has grown dull while deepening your commitment to your existing practice.  These two classes will include discussion as well as asana along with an assignment to be undertaken in the weeks between.


lotus-smallerAhimsa in Action : Anti-Racism Group for White People.  [ARGWP]

Pam Rechel 

Join a small group of white people who are interested in learning more about race and how to be an anti-racist.  

The group is focused on white people because: 

  • we don’t typically learn how to be comfortable talking about race 
  • we grew up with systemic racism without understanding the system
  • we have to do our work as white folks and not expect the people of color to teach us

We’ll go through the book:  Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad

The book is set up as a workbook where you read a chapter then write in your journal

You’ll go through the workbook at your own pace.  It’s the best book I’ve found to help me learn something new in each chapter and also dig into my own beliefs.  

Pam’s role:  My role is as a convenor of the group and a participant.  I will create the container for deep listening.  

Who should consider joining?  Any white person who wants to learn more about their own journey to learn about racism and how to be anti-racist and is willing to commit to at least 5 of the 6 meetings, reading the book (at your pace) and sharing what they’re learning.  

Pam’s Bio:  

Pam has been deeply studying the system of racism and unpacking her own background for 6 years.  Her work is as a facilitator of team development and executive coach.  She has studied yoga at Jewel for at least 12 years, probably more (!)

She can be reached with any questions at:  pam@braveheartconsulting.com


lotus-smallerPranayama 1

Julie Lawrence 
6 Thursdays:  January 28, February 25, March 25, April 22, May 20 & June 17
8:30 am – 9:30 am

Pranayama is a process of becoming aware of our prana or life energy and learning to maximize it in our everyday lives. For thousands of years, this process has been valued for its ability to guide us toward self-transformation.

This accessible practice teaches awareness and regulation of everyday breathing. It offers us glimpses of the often elusive comforts of evenness and equanimity.

The Jewel Yoga Pranayama I Series will introduce the fundamentals of lying down pranayama, provide in class experience of techniques and easy to follow guidelines for home practice.  This series can also be a helpful support for an intermediate, ongoing pranayama practice.

Prerequisite: One year of asana instruction.


lotus-smallerGabriella Giubilaro

Thursday, February 18th – Sunday, February 21st  2021
Daily : 8:30 am – 10:30 am

Join Gabriella Giubilaro as she teaches us online from her home studio in Florence, Italy on four consecutive mornings, Feb. 18 – 21, 2021.  Gabriella has taught at our studio numerous times, but not for many years.  Join us to experience and learn from her deep understanding and love of Iyengar Yoga.

Gabriella Giubilaro is widely known for her dynamic teaching of Iyengar Yoga, her good humor, her attention to individual needs and clarity of her presentation. She believes in communicating the essence of the Yoga postures through simple, but meaningful explanations that help her students discover the intelligence of their own bodies, challenging the students so that they can experience their maximum potential. Gabriella began her Yoga practice in 1973 in Florence, Italy. Afterreceiving her Doctorate in physics at the University, Gabriella decided to dedicate her life to Yoga in the tradition of B.K.S.Iyengar. She has been studying with the Iyengars yearly since 1983.  Since ’87 she has been teaching at her own Studio in Florence as well as workshops in Europe and the States.

Open to students in Level 2 and above.


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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