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|
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.
ETHICS IN THE LIFE OF A YOGA TEACHER
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 408-777- YOGA (9642).
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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 AptSeptember 10
9:30-12 PMSeptember 11
|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|
For information about Introductory and Junior Intermediate Iyengar Teacher Training with Marla Apt, see this link.
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