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Iyengar Yoga South Bay is proud to present:

A Two-Part Workshop with Victoria Austin
Sunday, March 20

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This is a two part workshop with Senior Iyengar Yoga teacher and Soto Zen priest Victoria Austin. Everyone, teachers and students alike who are interested in pranayama may attend the pranayama class, however, two years of Iyengar yoga practice of postures are recommended. The second part is for teachers of Iyengar yoga and and teachers in training.

Fee for the Day$50
Fee for Pranayama class$25, payment by March 6
$35, drop-in fee

1-2:30 PM

BKS Iyengar taught that pranayama is to yoga what the heart is to the human body. The practice of pranayama gradually introduces the practitioner to his or her oneness, with the vital energy of the Universe as a whole.

In this workshop, we will study how one's everyday condition can be the starting point to develop a skillful, intimate approach to regulating one's vital energy. We will look at how studying the breath leads to study of the self, in both its intimate and universal aspects.

2:45-4:30 PM

This class is for teachers of Iyengar yoga and teacher in training. Through Victoria’s guidance we will discuss ways to apply the yamas and niyamas to help us in teaching situations. We will explore the foundations of personal and teaching practice, using examples from our teaching life.>

Patanjali taught that uncertainty about ethics leads to harmful action. The practice of ethics, or yama, creates a foundation for skillful practice and teaching by integrating a view of what not to do and what to do, that is in accord with living an awakened life. The sutras further promise that maturity in ethics leads to the development of wonderful qualities for teaching and for life:

  • inspirational non-hostility and friendliness that comes from joyful awareness
  • potent and functional skill in speech and goal-setting, plus the ability to realize one's intentions
  • a purification and increase of vital energy, experienced as a gift
  • deep and skillful understanding of causality, plus communion with what transcends one's causes and conditions
  • altruism and other transcendent qualities, stemming from oneness

VICTORIA AUSTIN is a transmitted Soto Zen priest and a Senior Iyengar yoga teacher. To deepen her meditation practice, she has studied with BKS Iyengar and family in India, and with Manouso Manos in San Francisco, since the 1980s. She emphasizes purity of practice and transmission through direct experience.

For more information and registration payment, please contact Jito at jitoyumibe@sbcglobal.net or 408-777- YOGA (9642).

Marla Apt is teaching two Asana Workshops in 2016

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Save these dates:

April 2 & 3
September 10 & 110

We are pleased that Marla is able to come twice this year to lead workshops. She has been coming to Iyengar Yoga South Bay for several years now to share knowledge gained from trips to study with the Iyengars, most recently in December 2015 with Geeta Iyengar. Taking a class with Marla is getting a taste of taking a class in Pune, her teaching is direct, clear, and absorbing.

You can read more about Marla here

Hours and pricing below:

April Workshop with Marla Apt

Marla will be teaching how to practice yoga therapeutically for specific challenges and needs. These classes are appropriate for students with one year of Iyengar yoga practice.

Marla is particularly knowledgeable in these areas having assisted with medical research studies at UCLA regarding yoga as a treatment for depression, anxiety, and IBS. She has created the first yoga therapy content to be incorporated into the curriculum of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. She is also on the faculty of the three year Iyengar Yoga Therapeutics training course at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of LA.

Payment for all classes paid by March 19 $160
Payment for all classes after March 19 $185

Saturday, April 2, 9:30am-12:00pm   Yoga for Neck and Shoulders

Limitations in the upper back not only affect our ability to practice the yoga asanas with ease but also affect our daily life. With so much of our lives now spent in front of screens, neck and shoulder tension are commonplace. This class will focus on building awareness of healthy alignment of the upper back and neck through poses to ease stiffness while bringing stability to the shoulder girdle.

Saturday Apr 2   9:30am-12:00pm Yoga for Neck and Shoulders $70

Saturday, April 2, 2:30-4:30pm  Restorative Yoga and Pranayama

Pranayama is not deep breathing as deep breathing tenses the facial muscles, tightens the chest, and applies external force to the intake and release of the breath. Pranayama (the extension and distribution of the body's life force or prana) can begin when the cells of the brain and facial muscles remain soft and receptive. This class will be sequenced to bring us closer to this state and begin pranayama practice. Inversions will be practiced and alternatives given for those that require them.

Saturday Apr 2  2:30-4:30pm Restorative Yoga and Pranayama $55

Sunday, April 3, 9:30am-12:00pm   Yoga for Depression

The ancient yogis understood the connection between posture, breath, and emotions. This class will address how we can sequence and practice the asanas to address the symptoms of depression and anxiety that manifest in the body.

Sunday Apr 3   9:30am-12:00pm Yoga for Depression $70

September Workshop with Marla Apt

September 10
9:30-12 PM
2:30-4:30 PM
September 11
9:30-12 PM
Payment for all classes paid by August 27 $160
Payment for all classes after August 27 $185

Payment for single class:
Saturday Sep 10, 9:30am-12:00pm $70
Saturday Sep 10, 2:30-4:30pm $55
Sunday Sep 11, 9:30am-12:00pm $70


Michael Lucey Returns to Iyengar Yoga South Bay

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Save the date:

Saturday, July 30


Introductory and Junior Intermediate Iyengar Teacher Training
with Marla Apt
Friday afternoons
2:00-4:00pm Introductory Teacher Training
4:15-6:15pm Junior Intermediate Training

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For information about Introductory and Junior Intermediate Iyengar Teacher Training with Marla Apt, see this link.


Cancellations, Refunds and Miscellaneous

Registrations may be transferred to another person without charge. Refunds will be issued only if a written cancellation request is received by Iyengar Yoga South Bay by three days prior to the workshop. Written cancellation requests may be emailed to jitoyumibe@sbcglobal.net or surface mailed to be received prior to the cancellation deadline. Surface mail should be addressed to: Iyengar Yoga South Bay, Building B, Room 29, 1 West Campbell Avenue, Campbell, CA 95008

No refunds or credit will be given for written cancellations received after the deadline, or for no-shows in the workshops. A cancellation fee will be assessed, either $25 or 15% of the workshop cost, whichever is greater.

On rare occasions, circumstances may make it necessary to cancel or postpone an event. As such, we encourage attendees from out of the area to book refundable/reusable transportation tickets. We will not be responsible for incidental costs incurred by registrants.

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