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10 hours of in-depth Asana classes that include asana from all categories of poses, including inversions with variations, difficult backbends, and balancings. Students should have a minimum of 3 years experience in Iyengar Yoga, and be able to hold independent inversions for at least 5 minutes. 2 hours of Pranayama classes covering seated, supine, and digital pranayamas. 6 hours of master classes covering Iyengar methodology that will focus on developing a better understanding of the Iyengar Yoga method. These classes…Find out more »
BKS Iyengar has stated on many occasions that he taught all eight limbs of yoga primarily through refining Asana and Pranayama. In this workshop, Janet will focus on pacifying the sense organs, exploring the effect of this practice on the brain, and how this enables us to perform postures with more ease. All categories of Asana will be covered during the weekend. The early session on Sunday will be Pranayama. Early Bird Special: $200 for entire workshop if you sign up…Find out more »
Laurie Blakeney, Senior Certified Iyengar teacher will be returning from Ann Arbor as our guest teacher. Classes will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday and the workshop ends at noon on Sunday. Laurie Blakeney is the director of the Ann Arbor School of Yoga, and is a longtime dedicated student of B.K.S. Iyengar, Geeta Iyengar and Praschant Iyengar with whom she has studied in India on a yearly basis for over 30 years. Laurie is one of the most senior…Find out more »
Kelly Sobanski will lead this healing sequence, inspired by the weekly Low Back Class at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Institute in Pune, India. A double-buckle belt and a regular belt will be placed around the sacrum to use as a tool for stability and feedback throughout asana practice. When the sacral/hip area is stabilized and the legs are used as a firm foundation, the front pelvis, spine and shoulders can open with a state of balanced integrity. Through established integrity…Find out more »
The Yoga Co-op of Madison is again hosting senior Iyengar Yoga instructor Chris Saudek for three weekend workshops in 2019, including January 11-13, March 8-10 and May 3-5. Taken as a series, the workshops are an officially approved Teacher Education Course by the Iyengar Yoga National Association of the US. The weekends include asana, pranayama and classes covering Iyengar Yoga teaching methodology. Options for less than the full series are available.Find out more »
Women go through stages in life that may include menstruation, pregnancy, pre- and post-menopause. Geeta and BKS Iyengar have developed best practices for women to address the shifts and health complications which may arise during these phases of life. This workshop will explore life-cycle appropriate practices for women to strengthen, vitalize, and achieve states of peace and stasis.Find out more »
Yoga Tree is committed to providing quality instruction by the very best in the Midwest. We are delighted to announce Mary’s sixth Yoga Teacher Trainings in Chicago and Evanston IL. Intermediate Junior 2 & 3 Training (All CIYT teachers are welcome) For Certified Iyengar Yoga Teachers -Bring a current IYNAUS certification manual along with Preliminary and Intermediate Course Manuals Friday’s focus will be preparation of skills for the IJ2 & 3 levels: refinements and aspects of integration based on observation,…Find out more »
Friday, March 1: 5 - 8 pm -- Nerve Tonic -- $75 Asanas and pranayama promote involution, increasing our sensitivity to body, mind, and breath. In turn physically, mentally and meditatively our bodies layers are given access to health.Profoundly quieting, this class turns to our one pointed mind and cultivates self awareness.Find out more »
Saturday, March 2: 9 - 11:30 am -- Mining for Light -- $65 Standing poses create a base of stability and mobility for exploring the many facets of backbends. Practice to inspire courage, alleviate depression, and elevate the consciousness of mind and spine! Saturday, March 2: 2:30 - 5 pm -- Search for Balance -- $65 Explore the forces of gravity: learn to work with and against them. Balancing asanas build strength and develop agility, while accessing inroads to the…Find out more »
Sunday’s training works on solidifying foundational skills emphasizing clear instruction based on observation. Priorities for teaching to the group will be given to those interested in IJ1 training and those going up for certification. This will be the primary training for the certified teachers at Introductory level This Module is for: 1) Those interested in teaching in the Iyengar Tradition (Certification not required) Bring current IYNAUS certification manual along with Preliminary Course Manual. 2) Introductory Certified Iyengar teachers who want…Find out more »