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"Balance & Equanimity" Deep Study Saturday

  • Iyengar Yoga Center of Grand Rapids 327 Division Avenue South Grand Rapids, MI, 49503 United States (map)

"Balance & Equanimity" Deep Study Saturday

Physical sensations—cold and heat, pleasure and pain— are transient: they come and go; so bear them patiently, Arjuna.
— Bhagavad Gita, 2.14

 asana workshop

10:30 - 1:00pm
level: experienced students, $30 in advance / $35 day of

Discover, develop & maintain the strength behind balance. Iyengar yoga practice shows the way to discover balance and tolerance of the conditions of the moment.  Through the practice of āsana, learn & explore how to bring physical, physiological (hormonal), mental & emotional balance through the practice of long inversions, both supported and unsupported. Hormonal balance involves navigating seasonal changes of shifting temperatures, changing daylight hours & levels of sun exposure, in addition to navigating the pressures and changing duties of our lives. Practicing long inversions and supported backbends fortifies the immune system and calms reactions to our changing environment and stress.

lunch break 1 - 2pm

the art of teaching mentoring study group meeting

“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

2pm - 3:15pm, Please bring the IYNAUS Certification Manual if you have one.  level: minimum 2 years Iyengar yoga study, Jennifer's permission, space very limited for mentoring, must have prior approval. $25 in advance / $35 day of

yoga philosophy study group

3:30pm - 4:00pm,  Please bring a copy of the Bhagavad Gita if you have one. There will be a handout for discussion for those without the text. 

  Level: open to all students of yoga, no yoga philosophy experience required! donations optional (& help cover the cost of printing).

pranayama class 4:15 - 5:30pm

Study, Control & Regulation of the Energies of the body, the 4th Limb of Yoga. Pranayama 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

Full Day, Registration & Payment in Advance: $70 / $85 day of

Asana & Pranayama Registration & Payment in Advance: $45 / $55 day of


Earlier Event: September 16
developing the power of practice
Later Event: November 4
Deep Study Saturday