lotus-smallerMapping the Chakras – In Person

Jane Carlsen
October 16
2:00 – 4:00 pm

Sunday, October 16 – Feeling and expression: Chakras of the Chest and Throat

What are the chakras and what can they be used for?
This workshop will use asana to explore the chakra system so that we can use the chakras to explore and refine asana. These “wheels” of energy provide a map to the subtle energies of the human body. Perceiving these energies can allow us to see our bodies in new ways, allowing us to bypass confusion from old habits and injuries.
As part of the prana kosa, (the energy body) the chakras move both physical and emotional energy. Perceiving the chakras and learning to work with them in asana gives us another tool for physical and emotional balance as well as adding depth and interest to our daily practice.

Proof of vaccination is required.

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lotus-smallerPranayama Practices

Julie Lawrence
4 Thursdays : September 29, October 20, November 10, December 1
8:30 – 9:30 am
$80 for the full series

Pranayama is the 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.

  • Explore the basics of both supine and seated pranayamas.
  • Maintain and refine your pranayama practice. 
  • Experience the gifts of increased vitality, concentration and relaxation.
  • Build a foundation to support an ongoing pranayama practice.
  • Align with an increased flow of energy, bringing harmony and joy into your life.

All are welcome who have completed an Iyengar Yoga pranayama series or by consent of the instructor.

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lotus-smallerIyengar Yoga Studies

Tonya Garreaud
October 2022 – January 2023
$200 for added Teaching Methodology

Are you ready to take your yoga study to the next level?  Ready to steep your asana practice in a new understanding of yoga philosophy, pranayama and the beauty of chanting?  Whether we practice for better health or as a means of self-care, it is only through regular devoted practice that we can experience the deepest purpose of yoga—for self-transformation. For this to happen, we need a regular devoted practice and a desire to connect with all the aspects of yoga. Pursuing this with a cohort of other committed students and a teacher attuned to growth at all levels, will support your yoga practice so it can reach its fullest potential.

We’ll meet one weekend each month: Friday evening and on Saturday. Our time together will include asana and pranayama classes, including discussion of sequencing, anatomy and physiology, study and discussion of yoga philosophy, and chanting. Using key concepts from the Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali and the Bhagavad Gītā we will see how these ancient texts are relevant to the practice of asana and a better understanding of ourselves. Topics and readings will be assigned beforehand to guide our studies and enrich our discussions.

Open to students with at least one year of Iyengar Yoga. All participants are expected to establish a regular home practice. Resources to help you structure and nurture your practice will be provided.

For those interested in teaching, preparing to become a CIYT, and established teachers committed to honing their teaching skills, IYS has a Teaching Methodology component that meets on Sundays of our scheduled weekends. We will work on demonstration of an asana, developing observation skills and offering corrections to students. Poses to study and teach to the group are assigned beforehand with time for feedback and questions.

October 7
November 11 12
December 9 10
January 6 7

Fridays: 4:00 – 6:00 PM
Saturdays: 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Sundays: 1:00 – 3:00 PM (Teaching Methodology)

Iyengar Yoga Studies: $650; payment plans and scholarships are available.
Teaching Methodology: $200

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lotus-smallerHave and Keep a Healthy Neck

Jane Carlsen
October 30, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

It’s not surprising! The neck is complicated, a flexible structure next to often-stiff shoulders, it is vulnerable to traumatic injury and postural stress. When it’s out of sorts, we can feel pain and limitation. But even if you have damage that can’t be healed (arthritis or injury), there’s a lot you can do to relieve and avoid pain. In this two-hour workshop, you will learn about neck anatomy. We will practice stretches to relax tight muscles and exercises to strengthen the supporting structures.
This workshop is appropriate for all levels; we will modify poses to accommodate differing abilities.

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