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Deep Study Saturday

Exploring the Kosas & finding the Illumination Within

When the body is cleansed, the mind purified and the senses controlled, joyful awareness needed to realize the inner self, also comes.
— B.K.S. Iyengar, transl., Light on Patanjali's Yoga Sutras II.41

This deep study day will focus on the experience of exploring & cleansing of the kośas (layers of being) from physical outermost (muscular skeletal), energetic/physiological, emotional, intellectual & spiritual through yoga practice. We will be exploring the path of awakening the hidden "dark side" of ourselves, and bringing the unknown into the light. 

pranayama class 9:00 - 10:00am

Study, Control & Regulation of the Energies of the body, the 4th Limb of Yoga. Helps with quieting and stabilizing the mind & emotions, developing concentration, and understanding about the power and patterns of the breath, the diaphragm, and relaxation of the nerves.

level: level II & up, 6 months Iyengar yoga study minimum, $15 in advance / $20 day of

all levels yoga asana workshop: BACKBENDS

10:30am - 1:00pm

level: experienced students, $25 in advance / $30 day of

The long class period allows for learning and practicing intricacies of skillful action, deepening to transformative experience and exploration of new horizons within. This class is recommended to those who experience depressive states.   Accessing the back body to open the front body, brings our consciousness to the "dark side" and more of our self into the light of awareness, leading toward lightness of being and inner freedom.  

lunch break 1 - 2pm

yoga philosophy study group 2:00pm - 2:30pm

Read Light on Yoga Sutras of Patanjali:  Sutras I. 30 - I. 39 and also look at Sheaths of Body (Table 11, p. 141) in advance if possible, Otherwise there will be some extra copies available. 



the art of teaching mentoring group 2:45pm - 4:00pm

“If you wish to help others through the healing power of yoga, you have to put yourself at the service of the art and through experience gain understanding.”

— B.K.S. Iyengar

Mentoring for serious Iyengar yoga students interested in pursuing teaching in the Iyengar lineage, or for currently Certified Iyengar Yoga Teachers. This meeting will discuss the letter from Geetaji & Prashantji on the topic of new teacher certification and the experience required for teaching in the Iyengar lineage. Also, we are seeking volunteer students for some teaching demonstrations. level: Jennifer's permission, space very limited for mentoring, must have prior approval.  $25 in advance / $35 day of

Full Day, Registration & Payment in Advance: $60 / $75 day of

Asana & Pranayama Registration & Payment in Advance: $40 / $45 day of

Yoga Philosophy is free & open to all

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Earlier Event: April 22
Pranayama Class