lotus-smallerQuiet, Cool, and Calm

Tonya Garreaud 
4 Wednesdays : September 16th, September 30th, October 14th, October 28th
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-smaller(More) Sarvangasana Essentials

Tonya Garreaud 
3 Fridays : October 2nd, 16th, 30th
10:00 – 11:30 am
$75 for the series

The entire body benefits from a regular practice of shoulder stand, Salamba Sarvangasana; it helps us develop patience and emotional stability while promoting healthy circulation and quietude for the organs of perception.  Many people struggle with this pose, so are less likely to include it in their practice.  This special series will help you understand how to develop your practice of Sarvangasana allowing a greater appreciation of this important pose and realize its many benefits.

Over the course of this three-session series, we will examine ways to develop the necessary mobility and strength that promote the alignment that allows for the quietness of the pose to be felt.  We’ll also explore a variety of prop setups that may transform your efforts.  These classes will be part discussion along with asana.  Each asana sequence will highlight poses and setups to be practiced independently and prepare you for the next class.

Open to students of all levels who have learned Sarvangasana in class and are interested in exploring ways to bring greater lightness and ease to this essential part of the inversion practice.  Although this is a continuation of a series offered in June, prior participation is not required.

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lotus-smallerJewel Yoga Happy Hour

Julie Bosworth 
Fridays : September 18th – October 30th
4:00 – 5:00 pm
Free

Join Julie Bosworth and your fellow students for some conversation and connection.  Let’s check in and share some stories and support with each other.  Register as you would for a drop-in class with no charge, and you’ll receive the Happy Hour link 45 minutes before we gather.  I’m looking forward to seeing you!
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lotus-smallerPranayama Practices

Julie Lawrence 
4 Thursdays : September 24, October 22, November 19, December 17
8:30 – 9:30 am
$60 for the series

“Pranayama creates clarity in the brain and stability in the mind.”  BKS Iyengar

When we are experiencing any level of anxiety, uncertainty or hesitation, our breath is affected. This seems the perfect time to nourish our physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual equilibrium through our pranayama practices.

Maintain and refine your pranayama practice.  Explore a variety of pranayama practices.

Learn how to tap into the deep source of energy within and by doing so, align with an increased flow of energy bringing harmony and joy into your life.

Pre-requisite: Completion of an Iyengar Yoga pranayama series or by consent of the instructor.

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lotus-smallerLaurie Blakeney

Friday, October 22 – Sunday, October 24  2021   (postponed from Oct 2020)
$270

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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