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Iyengar Yoga South Bay is proud to present:

A Workshop with Michael Lucey
Saturday, July 30

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The Color or Condition of Mind

One translation of Patanjali's sutra 4.17 is that "A thing is known or not known to thought depending on whether thought is colored by it." In our own practice of asana, how do we come to know our own body? Sometimes in his classes, Prashant Iyengar will ask his students to become pelvic minded or shoulder blade minded. What happens when we let our mind be conditioned or colored by a particular part of our embodiment? "When the object attracts the mind, contact and reflection begins," B.K.S. Iyengar wrote. In this workshop we will work with standing poses and forward extensions in the morning, and inversions and backward extensions in the afternoon. We will explore the process of absorbing the mind in different parts of the body — the pelvis, the rib cage, the spine — and reflect on the process by which we gain knowledge through the interaction of mind and body.

Two Sessions

10-1 PMStanding Poses and Forward Extensions
2:30-4:30 PMInversions and Backbends

Workshop fees:

Payment by July 23
 whole day$100
 AM class$70
 PM Class$45
After July 23
 AM class$85
 PM Class$60

About Michael

Michael Lucey discovered Iyengar yoga in 1982 while he was a student living in England. From his very first class, he has been fascinated by the many ways yoga can transform your relation to your body, mind, and breath. An Intermediate Junior III certified teacher, Michael has been fortunate to be able to study with senior teachers fromaround the world. He takes classes from Manouso Manos and has pursued teacher training with Gloria Goldberg, Patricia Walden, and Joan White. His trip to study at Geetaji's intensive in December 2014 was his ninth time in Pune studying with the Iyengar family. Michael is also a professor of Comparative Literature and French at the University of California, Berkeley, and is serving as the president of the Iyengar Yoga Nationsl Association of the United States from 2014-2016.

We are pleased to host Marla for her last workshop at IYSB this year. Her classes have been consistently well received and her Spring workshop was full with a waiting list. To avoid disappointment, it is advised to register early.

A Weekend with Marla Apt
September 10 and 11

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Read about Marla Apt at this link (below).

Saturday, September 10, 9:30-12:00pm   Yoga for Healthy Hips

The hips are the connecting link for the legs and trunk, impacting the spine above and the legs below. Stability and mobility here is crucial not just for our upright posture but the ease with which we carry ourselves in the world. In yoga, the full range of motion of the hip is addressed and alignment of the hips brings freedom to our spine, knees, ankles, and addresses our gait and posture. This class will emphasize standing, seated, and supine poses to enhance flexibility and strength around the hips and legs to help us stand, sit, and move with greater freedom.

Saturday, September 10, 2:30-4:30pm   Restorative and Pranayama Practice

Sunday, September 11, 9:30-12:00pm   Yoga for Anxiety

The ancient yogis understood the connection between posture, breath, and emotions. In this workshop we will explore how various aspects of the yoga practice effect our mental state and how we can use yoga to help balance our thoughts and emotions. With targeted asana practice with attention to specific qualities in the practice, we will address the symptoms of anxiety that manifest in the body.


Sat & Sun, Sep 10 & 11, all classes, paid by August 27 $165
Sat & Sun, Sep 10 & 11, all classes, after August 27 $190

Payment for single class:
Saturday, September 10, 9:30am-12:00pm $75
Saturday, September 10, 2:30-4:30pm $60
Sunday, September 11, 9:30am-12:00pm $75


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.

By registering for an event, you hereby acknowledge and agree that any photographs or videos taken during the event may be used in marketing efforts, including but not limited to news and promotions (web/print) without compensation to you.

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