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September 22 – 24, 2023. For further details and how to register, check out www.yogaview.ca

Come and join us in beautiful Tracadie. Yoga by the seaside with afternoons free to explore the area.
A five day daily practice weaving together the threads of practice, asana, philosophy and pranayama.  For further info and how to register check out www.yogaview.ca

Senior Iyengar Teacher and founder of Kripa Foundation Iyengar Yoga Fr Joe Pereira will join us online for a three-day workshop. Two hours daily. Please join us in sharing the return to wellness and wholeness found when connecting to the antaratma in KFIY yoga. “May all your efforts dovetail into God’s grace” Fr Joe

Dates: January 27th, 28th, 29th, 2023. 6AM to 8AM Canadian Pacific Time (7:30 PM India time)

Price: $125 CD

Register here https://leigh.sadhanayoga.ca/product/56008

Register with payment and you will receive the Zoom link before the workshop Make sure your account notifications are enabled.

Please add leigh@sadhanayoga.ca to your safe recipient’s email list to be sure you receive the email notifications.

A recording will be available for 10 days following the workshop.

Yoga  Retreat at Mayne Island, BC
Date: April 1,2,3, 2023
 
Description: 3 days of deep and intentional yoga practice set against the backdrop of natural beauty that Mayne Island has in abundance. We will engage in stabilizing and transformative yogic practices that lead to building an inner matrix, not just technical expertise. By honing our capacity to pay attention, in and through the body, and integrating the 8 limbs of yoga, we honour the Truth of our connection to all of Life.

We will gather for morning and afternoon yogasana, pranayama and meditation sessions and enjoy the good company of yoga friends over some meals together. Opportunities for great conversation, group walks and also for rest and relaxation. 

Where: Mayne Island Agricultural Hall, 430 Fernhill Road, Mayne Island

Contact person: Krisna Zawaduk krisnaz@gmail.com, 2508080039

Website: www.yogawithkrisna.com

Cost: includes yoga retreat sessions (15 hours) plus 4 meals (3 lunches and 1 dinner and gratuities)
Earlybird discount: If you pay in full by Feb 11. 2023. $475 plus gst (total 498.75) Save $50.
Full price: Feb 12 onwards: $525.00 plus gst (total 551.25)
Deposit: If you would like to pay in installments, submit $200 deposit to reserve your spot. Full payment by March 1, 2023.

How to register: go to www.yogawithkrisna.com

Iyengar Yoga for Sleep – All Levels WorkshopSunday January 22 from 10 am-12 PT on Zoomwith Ty Chandler

Do you have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep?Do you wake up tired?Do you need to sleep during the day?Sleep disturbances can seriously impair functionality and health. In this workshop, we will explore asana and pranayama practices that support proper sleep. The Antarayas [9 obstacles] will be discussed.

Saturday, February 18, 2023; 9am-12:30pm

Fee
Early Bird before Thursday, Feb 2: $70 + hst 9.10=$79.10
After Feb 2: $95 + hst 12.35= $107.35

Going Deeper is a monthly 2.5-hour group practice for practitioners who already do yoga regularly and who are interested in exploring the effect of practice more deeply. Students need to be familiar enough with asana that they can make wise adaptations for themselves. There will be less focus on instruction while practicing and more on exploration. To participate in this class, your camera must be kept on.

2-4:30pm on:
• Fri Jan 27, 2023
• Fri Mar 3, 2023
• Fri Mar 24, 2023
• Fri Apr 28, 2023
• Fri May 26, 2023
• Fri Jun 23, 2023
• Fri Jul 28, 2023
• Fri Sep 22, 2023
• Fri Oct 27, 2023
• Fri Nov 24, 2023

Email: theyogaspacevancouver@gmail.com
Phone: 604-876-9600

Going Deeper is a monthly 2.5-hour group practice for practitioners who already do yoga regularly and who are interested in exploring the effect of practice more deeply. Students need to be familiar enough with asana that they can make wise adaptations for themselves. There will be less focus on instruction while practicing and more on exploration. To participate in this class, your camera must be kept on.

2-4:30pm on:
• Fri Jan 27, 2023
• Fri Mar 3, 2023
• Fri Mar 24, 2023
• Fri Apr 28, 2023
• Fri May 26, 2023
• Fri Jun 23, 2023
• Fri Jul 28, 2023
• Fri Sep 22, 2023
• Fri Oct 27, 2023
• Fri Nov 24, 2023

Email: theyogaspacevancouver@gmail.com
Phone: 604-876-9600

Going Deeper is a monthly 2.5-hour group practice for practitioners who already do yoga regularly and who are interested in exploring the effect of practice more deeply. Students need to be familiar enough with asana that they can make wise adaptations for themselves. There will be less focus on instruction while practicing and more on exploration. To participate in this class, your camera must be kept on.

2-4:30pm on:
• Fri Jan 27, 2023
• Fri Mar 3, 2023
• Fri Mar 24, 2023
• Fri Apr 28, 2023
• Fri May 26, 2023
• Fri Jun 23, 2023
• Fri Jul 28, 2023
• Fri Sep 22, 2023
• Fri Oct 27, 2023
• Fri Nov 24, 2023

Email: theyogaspacevancouver@gmail.com
Phone: 604-876-9600

Going Deeper is a monthly 2.5-hour group practice for practitioners who already do yoga regularly and who are interested in exploring the effect of practice more deeply. Students need to be familiar enough with asana that they can make wise adaptations for themselves. There will be less focus on instruction while practicing and more on exploration. To participate in this class, your camera must be kept on.

2-4:30pm on:
• Fri Jan 27, 2023
• Fri Mar 3, 2023
• Fri Mar 24, 2023
• Fri Apr 28, 2023
• Fri May 26, 2023
• Fri Jun 23, 2023
• Fri Jul 28, 2023
• Fri Sep 22, 2023
• Fri Oct 27, 2023
• Fri Nov 24, 2023

Email: theyogaspacevancouver@gmail.com
Phone: 604-876-9600

Going Deeper is a monthly 2.5-hour group practice for practitioners who already do yoga regularly and who are interested in exploring the effect of practice more deeply. Students need to be familiar enough with asana that they can make wise adaptations for themselves. There will be less focus on instruction while practicing and more on exploration. To participate in this class, your camera must be kept on.

2-4:30pm on:
• Fri Jan 27, 2023
• Fri Mar 3, 2023
• Fri Mar 24, 2023
• Fri Apr 28, 2023
• Fri May 26, 2023
• Fri Jun 23, 2023
• Fri Jul 28, 2023
• Fri Sep 22, 2023
• Fri Oct 27, 2023
• Fri Nov 24, 2023

Email: theyogaspacevancouver@gmail.com
Phone: 604-876-9600

Going Deeper is a monthly 2.5-hour group practice for practitioners who already do yoga regularly and who are interested in exploring the effect of practice more deeply. Students need to be familiar enough with asana that they can make wise adaptations for themselves. There will be less focus on instruction while practicing and more on exploration. To participate in this class, your camera must be kept on.

2-4:30pm on:
• Fri Jan 27, 2023
• Fri Mar 3, 2023
• Fri Mar 24, 2023
• Fri Apr 28, 2023
• Fri May 26, 2023
• Fri Jun 23, 2023
• Fri Jul 28, 2023
• Fri Sep 22, 2023
• Fri Oct 27, 2023
• Fri Nov 24, 2023

Email: theyogaspacevancouver@gmail.com
Phone: 604-876-9600

Going Deeper is a monthly 2.5-hour group practice for practitioners who already do yoga regularly and who are interested in exploring the effect of practice more deeply. Students need to be familiar enough with asana that they can make wise adaptations for themselves. There will be less focus on instruction while practicing and more on exploration. To participate in this class, your camera must be kept on.

2-4:30pm on:
• Fri Jan 27, 2023
• Fri Mar 3, 2023
• Fri Mar 24, 2023
• Fri Apr 28, 2023
• Fri May 26, 2023
• Fri Jun 23, 2023
• Fri Jul 28, 2023
• Fri Sep 22, 2023
• Fri Oct 27, 2023
• Fri Nov 24, 2023

Email: theyogaspacevancouver@gmail.com
Phone: 604-876-9600

Going Deeper is a monthly 2.5-hour group practice for practitioners who already do yoga regularly and who are interested in exploring the effect of practice more deeply. Students need to be familiar enough with asana that they can make wise adaptations for themselves. There will be less focus on instruction while practicing and more on exploration. To participate in this class, your camera must be kept on.

2-4:30pm on:
• Fri Jan 27, 2023
• Fri Mar 3, 2023
• Fri Mar 24, 2023
• Fri Apr 28, 2023
• Fri May 26, 2023
• Fri Jun 23, 2023
• Fri Jul 28, 2023
• Fri Sep 22, 2023
• Fri Oct 27, 2023
• Fri Nov 24, 2023

Email: theyogaspacevancouver@gmail.com
Phone: 604-876-9600

Going Deeper is a monthly 2.5-hour group practice for practitioners who already do yoga regularly and who are interested in exploring the effect of practice more deeply. Students need to be familiar enough with asana that they can make wise adaptations for themselves. There will be less focus on instruction while practicing and more on exploration. To participate in this class, your camera must be kept on.

2-4:30pm on:
• Fri Jan 27, 2023
• Fri Mar 3, 2023
• Fri Mar 24, 2023
• Fri Apr 28, 2023
• Fri May 26, 2023
• Fri Jun 23, 2023
• Fri Jul 28, 2023
• Fri Sep 22, 2023
• Fri Oct 27, 2023
• Fri Nov 24, 2023

Email: theyogaspacevancouver@gmail.com
Phone: 604-876-9600

Going Deeper is a monthly 2.5-hour group practice for practitioners who already do yoga regularly and who are interested in exploring the effect of practice more deeply. Students need to be familiar enough with asana that they can make wise adaptations for themselves. There will be less focus on instruction while practicing and more on exploration. To participate in this class, your camera must be kept on.

2-4:30pm on:
• Fri Jan 27, 2023
• Fri Mar 3, 2023
• Fri Mar 24, 2023
• Fri Apr 28, 2023
• Fri May 26, 2023
• Fri Jun 23, 2023
• Fri Jul 28, 2023
• Fri Sep 22, 2023
• Fri Oct 27, 2023
• Fri Nov 24, 2023

Email: theyogaspacevancouver@gmail.com
Phone: 604-876-9600

Join us for a 10 day retreat with Louie Ettling.
Daaijing Giids, Haida Gwaii
Aug 23 – Sept 1, 2023.
 
Daily retreat schedule
8-9 am pranayama, 10 am – 12 pm asana, 2-4 pm asana
Cost for off-islanders $2,380 (50 hours of yoga and accommodation, plus transport back and forth from airport).
Cost for islanders $1,200
Islanders get first opportunity to register.
Typically there are only a few spots available for off-islanders.
Interested? Contact Louie Ettling  louie.j.ettling@gmail.com
We are excited for our annual holiday program! A wonderful community event featuring 8 unique themed classes over the holidays.8 days of yoga $29 or $15 per sessionComplimentary for all autopay members, intro & monthly passholders.All levels welcome! Please invite your friends and family.
In-Person or Live Online
Please join us for this special class to honour the lives and work of BKS Iyengar and Geeta Iyengar. This is a complimentary class, offered in person and live online. All levels are welcome to attend and modifications will be provided.Monday, December 12 | 7:30-9:00pm Calgary Time
In-Person or Live Online
What does core stability really mean? How can the practice support optimal functioning of your pelvic and abdominal organs?Train the muscles in your pelvis, lower back, hips and abdomen to work in harmony through static and dynamic poses. Learn how Iyengar yoga can create strength, softness and space to bring health to your pelvic floor, abdomen and lower back, while promoting a healthy alignment of the spine. Let’s get centered!Beginners welcome and modifications will be given. This workshop focuses on the foundational principles of core and abdominal health.+a recording of this session available for 5 days will be sent out after the workshop+a sequence for home practice will be included and sent out after the workshopSaturday, December 10 | 2-4pm Calgary TimeIn-Person or Live Online

Teacher Fr Joe Pereira
Host Leigh Milne

Senior Iyengar Teacher and founder of Kripa Foundation Iyengar Yoga (KFIY) Fr Joe Pereira will join us online for a three-day workshop. Two hours daily. We will practice the KFIY model of yoga used in Kripa treatment centres and experience the deep rest that comes when we experience remembered wellness in KFIY yoga. “May all your efforts dovetail into God’s grace” Fr Joe.

You will need yoga props. A mat, bolster, chair, two blocks, a belt, and a few firm blankets.

December 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 2022
6AM to 8AM Canadian Pacific Standard Time (PST)
7:30 PM India Time

$120.00

Find your time zone here https://dateful.com/time-zone-converter

Register with payment and you will receive the Zoom link 30 minutes before the workshop.

https://leigh.sadhanayoga.ca/product/54465

Please add leigh@sadhanayoga.ca to your safe recipient’s email list to be sure you receive the email notifications.

A recording will be available for 10 days following the workshop.

 

All Levels Workshop

Invite deep relaxation into your life. Using bolsters, blankets, and other props to support a prolonged stay in the yoga postures helps you to gently release tension, move with ease, and restore the natural rhythm of your breath. Join Britta to explore all categories of the yoga postures: standing, seated, twists, forward extensions, backward extensions and inversions, as seen through the lens of a restorative practice. 

Saturday, November 26, 2022
2:00 – 4:00 pm
$40
Phone (250) 386-9642 to register 

Jawahar Bangera** Returns once again November for an online workshop.

Dates:
Friday Nov 11,
Saturday Nov 12,
Sunday Nov 13, 2022;

Time:
7:30-10am ET each day
plus 1 hour Q & A Sunday 10-11am

(For international queries: IST Indian Standard Time is GMT 12:30-3pm +5:30 hours or 6pm-8:30pm IST)

Fee: Early bird fee before October 20: $165 + hst 21.45= $186.45After Oct 20: $190 + hst 24.70= $214.70

Recordings will be available.

FEB 25 – MAR 4, 2023

Join Star Heather Graham and Dale Costanzo in Mexico for a week long retreat of daily yoga, meditation and art.

This retreat will take place at Casa Dulce Vida which is situated in the heart of Puerto Vallarta’s “Old Town”.

Limited to 12 Students

$2000 US includes: Daily yoga, meditation, and expressive arts. All meals prepared by an on-site chef. Shared accommodation (contact Star for limited private room information and pricing). During the workshop you will be encouraged to explore and deepen your understanding of self through asana, meditation, and the creative arts. Through these practices, you will develop clear, whole hearted body-mind awareness. The emphasis for the retreat will be on restoration, awareness and lightness of being.

Full payment is due December 15, 2022.

US cheques/money orders payable to Heather Graham and mail to: #165, 720 Sixth Street, New Westminster, BC V3L 3C5

Contact Star Heather Graham to make a deposit to reserve your spot:
Star Heather Graham 604-418-2091 castrowhelen@gmail.com

Download the brochure for more information and to book your spot.

Long, uninterrupted, alert practice is the firm foundation for restraining the fluctuations.” – yogasutra I.XIV

Join us on the West Coast in the harbourside town of Sooke. A tranquil refuge from the bustle of city life.

Week 1: Restoration, Recuperation & Foundations Monday, July 3 – Saturday, July 8, 2023

Week 2: Level 2-3-4 Practice Intensive
Monday, July 10 – Saturday, July 15, 2023
This retreat format asks us to meet ourselves through sustained practice, sequenced to progressively open the body through concentrated effort and awareness. In the yoga sutras of Patanjali, it’s explained that yoga practice should consist of effort or action, self study and surrender or letting go. He goes on by saying that practice should be for long periods of time, uninterrupted and practiced with love and respect. As yoga practitioners we all face starting, stopping, and restarting, irregularity and procrastination. In these practice intensives we aim to create daily structure, high quality Iyengar instruction and a supportive atmosphere and community.

This style of condensed practice gives time to consolidate what has been learned in technical study. It helps a practitioner break undesirable habits and establish positive ones. Through the process we face ourselves. We face challenges and we also unearth our sensitivity and our strength, our inspiration and appreciation through a committed journey. 

With the focus being more on practicing rather than learning new techniques and collecting more points, one has the opportunity to be in a more meditative state. Being with like minded practitioners creates a supportive atmosphere to assist in going beyond where we go when practicing alone. And finally, we aim to cultivate love and respect in order to stay the course of a lifetime of practice. 

Registration: https://www.calgaryiyengaryoga.com/wcri

Join us in Puerto Vallarta, a resort town on Mexico’s Pacific Coast, for the annual continuation of an over 25 year tradition of our senior teachers Margot Kitchen and Shirley Daventry French at Casa Dulce Vida. This retreat is also inspired by the work of Faeq and Corine Biria and their summer intensives in France.

Level 2,3,4 Retreat Intensive
Monday, March 6 – Saturday, March 11, 2023

Level 2,3,4 Practice
An opportunity for practitioners to work at their level, solidifying the foundation, going deeper and refining their practice.

Pranayama Practice
The practice of controlling or conditioning the breath. Consists of techniques designed to gain awareness of the respiratory process while recognizing the connection between the breath, the mind and the emotions.

+Practitioners with more than 2 years of regular practice – Iyengar method
+Practitioners with a regular home practice who can hold sirsasana for 5 minutes with variations and sarvangasana for up to 10 minutes with variations
Registration: https://www.calgaryiyengaryoga.com/pvri

BKS Iyengar honoured the Guru-Sisya (teacher-student) tradition by brilliantly sharing his knowledge and sharp observations of his students to help them refine their practices and access the missing links.

We’re honoured to have Senior teacher Marlene Mawhinney, who studied closely with BKS Iyengar and has decades of experience in learning, practice and teaching, join us for a virtual workshop. Over the weekend Marlene will share her keen eyes to shed light on our practices, providing insights, feedback and ways of ‘working’.

Marlene Mawhinney was in the group of first teachers in Canada certified by BKS Iyengar. She holds the RIMYI Certification at the Senior Intermediate III level. She is a founding member of IYAC (the Iyengar Yoga Association of Canada). Marlene has taught yoga for 50 years and has been President and Senior Teacher at Yoga Centre Toronto from 1989 until 2020. Marlene has been to Pune for study sixteen times as well as studying with BKS Iyengar and Geeta Iyengar in Canada, USA, and South Africa.

In addition to teaching regular classes at all levels, Marlene has a special interest in training teachers and in teaching students requiring therapeutic adaptions. Due to the pandemic situation Marlene has taught regularly on a virtual platform since March 2020.

For teachers and students with at least one year of Iyengar yoga practice and experience with headstand and shoulderstand or variations. A recording of this session will be sent to all participants to view for 5 days after the workshop.

October 14-16, 2022
Interactive Live Online via Zoom

Friday
5:30-7:30pm MT
7:30-9:30pm ET
4:30-6:30pm PT

Saturday / Sunday
9:30am-12:30pm MT
11:30-2:30pm ET
8:30-11:30am PT

Registration: https://www.calgaryiyengaryoga.com/workshopsnews

Come and find a sense of direction from simple to complex asanas with Chris’s clear guidance and understanding rooted in her many years of practice.

“Yoga is beneficial to everyone on a physical level. ultimately, it is about transformation of how you think, how you use your physical and mental energy, what is important in your life and in the world. It is about relationships between you and your body, between parts of the body to other parts of the body, between you and others, you and your environment, and you and whatever your idea is about spirituality or divinity.” – Chris Saudek

PREREQUISITE: Knowledge of how to be in sarvangasana (or how to be in an appropriate alternative).

Saturday, October 29 and Sunday, October 3010am-12:30pm Pacific Time. Online Only.

Recordings will be available for one week after the workshop.$115 +GST

In this course we will study the ribs and diaphragm in supine Ujjayi and Viloma, seated Ujjayi, Pratiloma and Anuloma (with and without retention).

For Level 2-4 students and teachers with the ability to practice and set up independently for inversions (or appropriate back-ups).

Sunday, September 2510am-12pm. Online Only.with Ty Chandler and Lauren$45 +GSTNOTE: There are no office hours on Sundays through September and October. Please register in advance for this event.

iyoga@telus.net
(250)386-9642

Celebrate Fr Joe Pereira’s 80th with Fr Joe Pereira

Over the decades Fr Joe has cared for and counseled many.

Let us come together in yoga and share our appreciation for him.

Daily Asana, Restorative, and Pranayama with Fr Joe

Evening talk and presentation

Enjoy the beauty of Salt Spring Island forests, ocean and artists, and be nourished by the bounty that nourishes us.

WHEN: September 23rd, 24th, 25th

WHERE: ArtSpring, Ganges Village, Salt Spring island, British Columbia, Canada

Any Venue CoVid policies in place at the time will be followed

COST: $240 Canadian. Does not include meals, transportation, or accommodations. Profits go to Kripa and Fr Joe’s work.

Yoga props required – yoga mat, two yoga belts, Two yoga bricks, support for Sarvangasana (shoulder stand), bolster if possible.

More information HERE

Back by popular demand, IYAC is hosting our second online Community Iyengar Yoga Practice and all members are invited!

Practice virtually at your own pace with our Iyengar Yoga Community across the country.

Plan a balanced 1-hour practice, at your own level, that suits your own conditions and capabilities, leading to the “target pose”. For this practice, we have decided to let you know the “target pose” in advance so that you could prepare your own practice at your leisure.

For this session the “target pose” is SETU BANDHA SARVANGASANA DROPPING BACK FROM SALAMBA SARVANGASANA (Light on Yoga, Plate #259)

Two Iyengar teachers, Sarah Bertucci and Tim Ruddy, will be present to offer guidance during the session, if needed.

  • When preparing your practice plan, if the “target pose” is a pose that you have not been taught, consider what poses could lead towards the “target pose”
  • All participants will be on screen via Zoom, and can view the other participants
  • Participants are invited to ask clarifying questions of the hosts, if any doubts arise, during the session

DATE: Saturday, September 17, 2022 – 10 am to 11:30 am PST (1 pm EST).
FEE: Offered free of charge to all IYAC members.

Advanced registration is required – please REGISTER HERE. You need to be logged in to access this page.
To become an IYAC/ACYI member please click here.


Join us for our third and final sutra talk of the series where Leslie Hogya, Judi Mirus and Sarah Bertucci discuss Sutra III.24: By perfecting friendliness to all, one gains moral and emotional strength. 

This event is free for everyone and will take place on Oct 1, 2022 from 10:00 – 11:15 AM Pacific. 

Click here to register.

 

It is not necessary to have attended the previous sutra talks. However, you can find the recordings, slides, and graphics for these talks here. 


Joignez-vous à nous pour notre troisième et dernière conversation sur les sutras de la série où Leslie Hogya, Judi Mirus et Sarah Bertucci aborderont le sutra III, verset 24 : En perfectionnant l’amabilité envers tous, on acquiert une force morale et émotionnelle. 

Cet événement est gratuit pour tous et aura lieu le 1er octobre 2022 de 10 h à 11 h 15, heure du Pacifique. 

Cliquez ici pour vous inscrire.

 

Il n’est pas nécessaire d’avoir assisté aux précédentes conversations sur les sutras. Cependant, vous pouvez trouver les enregistrements, les diapositives et les graphiques de ces conversations ici. 

“The antaratmic dimension of Iyengar Yoga: A holistic and inclusive practice of Body, Mind and Soul to heal in the post COVID aftermath.” Fr Joe

Rev. Fr. Joseph H Pereira is the Founder of the Kripa Foundation, which is devoted to the care, support and rehabilitation of those affected by Chemical Dependency and HIV & AIDS.

Most cherished of all Academic achievements, is his decades of involvement with Yoga, first as a patient, pupil and practitioner, then in later years as a Certified Trainer and in recent decades as a friend, associate and an International Mentor of the Guruji B K S Iyengar School of Yoga, Pune. This involvement is so extensive that the holistic component of Kripa care has been strengthened by the gift of self-knowledge through sets of Yoga practices developed by Guruji B.K.S. Iyengar. Fr Joe carries this message with him and delivers it to all who ask for it, during his national and international travels.

By donation:

USD $70 full workshop // USD$40 drop-inCAD $100  full workshop // CAD$50 drop-inDonations support ongoing Kripa Foundation Iyengar Yoga™in the Greater Toronto & Hamilton Area. Cheque, cash, or e-transfer to sunseedyog@icloud.com at workshop. All levels, hybrid workshop with in-person and online participation via Zoom.”

More information HERE.

Finish your summer holidays with a 5 day – all levels – Iyengar Yoga Sadhana in the Garden City!

Asana, Pranayama and Philosophy

August 29-September 2 from 9:30am – 12:30pm PT

$299 in-studio; $150 on-line; $36/on-line drop in

Join Lauren and Ty, two of Victoria’s long time nationally certified teachers who are well versed in retreat trainings. Register: (250) 386-9642  iyoga@telus.net

Personalized practice tools to help you FEEL BETTER!

Essential Practices for Health & Vitality: A Course with Sharoni Fixler

Would you like:
+help with stiff, sore or injured areas, or
+to optimize your flexibility, strength and alignment to support active and healthy living? or,
+to soothe your nerves and promote recovery?

These essential practices will help you target important areas of the body to help you feel better! We will explore practical tools that can be used daily and personalized for your needs. All levels welcome!

Includes:
+a sequence for each session that you can use at home
+a recordings of each session available for 5 days

In Person & Live Onilne
Saturday, June 4: Neck & Shoulders
Saturday, June 11: Hips, Knees & Feet
Saturday, June 18: Lower Back
Saturday, June 25: Deep Recuperation

$50+ gst Per Session
$160+gst Full Course

Personalized practice tools to help you FEEL BETTER!

Essential Practices for Health & Vitality: A Course with Sharoni Fixler

Would you like:
+help with stiff, sore or injured areas, or
+to optimize your flexibility, strength and alignment to support active and healthy living? or,
+to soothe your nerves and promote recovery?

These essential practices will help you target important areas of the body to help you feel better! We will explore practical tools that can be used daily and personalized for your needs. All levels welcome!

Includes:
+a sequence for each session that you can use at home
+a recordings of each session available for 5 days

In Person & Live Onilne
Saturday, June 4: Neck & Shoulders
Saturday, June 11: Hips, Knees & Feet
Saturday, June 18: Lower Back
Saturday, June 25: Deep Recuperation

$50+ gst Per Session
$160+gst Full Course

Personalized practice tools to help you FEEL BETTER!

Essential Practices for Health & Vitality: A Course with Sharoni Fixler

Would you like:
+help with stiff, sore or injured areas, or
+to optimize your flexibility, strength and alignment to support active and healthy living? or,
+to soothe your nerves and promote recovery?

These essential practices will help you target important areas of the body to help you feel better! We will explore practical tools that can be used daily and personalized for your needs. All levels welcome!

Includes:
+a sequence for each session that you can use at home
+a recordings of each session available for 5 days

In Person & Live Onilne
Saturday, June 4: Neck & Shoulders
Saturday, June 11: Hips, Knees & Feet
Saturday, June 18: Lower Back
Saturday, June 25: Deep Recuperation

$50+ gst Per Session
$160+gst Full Course

IYAC / ACYI is hosting the first online Community Iyengar Yoga Practice and all members are invited!

Practice virtually at your own pace with your colleagues with a “target pose” in mind.

Participants are invited to log into Zoom up to one hour in advance to find out the “target pose”, which will be posted, and to prepare a 1-hour yoga practice, with this pose in mind. Plan a balanced practice at your own level that suits your own conditions and capabilities, leading to the “target pose”. Two senior Iyengar teachers, Leslie Hogya and Sarah Bertucci will be present to offer guidance, if needed.

· When preparing your practice plan, if the “target pose” is a pose that you have not been taught, consider what poses could lead towards the “target pose”

· All participants will be on screen via Zoom, and can view the other participants

· Participants are invited to ask clarifying questions of the hosts if any doubts arise

DATE: Saturday, June 18, 2022 – 10 am to 11:30 am PST (1 pm EST).

The Zoom link will open at 9 am PST and the “target pose” will be posted

FEE: Offered free of charge to all IYAC members.

Advanced registration required – please register here. (do make sure you are logged in)
To become an IYAC/ACYI member please click here.

Join Rajvi Mehta as she ‘visits’ Canada for the first time. Scientist, researcher, author, editor of Yoga Rahasya. Rajvi has been a long time student of BKS Iyengar and all the family. Her soul searching book, Imagine If, brings to light her thoughtful compassionate approach. Join us in an all levels, dynamic event.

Friday June 3 and Saturday June 4. 5:30-7:30 PM PACIFIC TIME

Call 250-386-9642

 

For Certified Iyengar Yoga Teachers & Apprentices*

AUG 8-12 Online everyday 12:30 to 3 pm PT

Join Ann Kilbertus and Louie Ettling for this week long virtual experience.

This tradition of summer intensives for teachers was started decades ago at the Victoria YMCA with Shirley Daventry French. It has evolved and supported the practice of many Canadian teachers over the last 30 years.

As uncertainties continue in the world, we are carrying on with a virtual intensive this year. We will practice, interact, and respond as we explore Yoga through the path of questions.

We invite you to join us as colleagues for this unique opportunity to explore Ashtanga Yoga in the tradition of BKS Iyengar.

LOUIE ETTLING and ANN KILBERTUS are experienced Canadian teachers who started their studies of Iyengar Yoga in the early 80’s. They have travelled to Pune regularly since the 90’s and continue to be involved in the mentorship and assessment of teachers across Canada.

Registration is NOW OPEN.
To register, phone 250-386-9642

*(min. 2 yrs. with a mentor)

Iyengar yoga can help transform your posture, your fitness, your overall health and bring calmness, steadiness and JOY into your life.

Join Deanna to learn how accessible practices can benefit you. Experience a clear and systematic approach to yoga that meets you where you’re at. Explore basic principles of practice, props and philosophy and experience the potency and immediate benefits of Iyengar yoga!

A recording of this session and a sequence for home practice will be sent to all participants to view for 5 days after the workshop.

Students of all levels are welcome!

Saturday, May 14 | 2:00-4:00pm MT
In-Person & Live Online

$40+gst

What does core stability really mean? How can the practice support optimal functioning of your pelvic and abdominal organs?

Train the muscles in your pelvis, lower back, hips and abdomen to work in harmony through static and dynamic poses. Learn how Iyengar yoga can create strength, softness and space to bring health to your pelvic floor, abdomen and lower back, while promoting a healthy alignment of the spine. Let’s get centered!

Beginners and experienced students / teachers are welcome.

Includes a recording of the session (available for 5 days) and a sequence handout for home practice.

Saturday, April 30 | 2-4pm MT
In-Person or Live Online

$40+gst

Personalized practice tools to help you FEEL BETTER!

Essential Practices for Health & Vitality: A Course with Sharoni Fixler

Would you like:
+help with stiff, sore or injured areas, or
+to optimize your flexibility, strength and alignment to support active and healthy living? or,
+to soothe your nerves and promote recovery?

These essential practices will help you target important areas of the body to help you feel better! We will explore practical tools that can be used daily and personalized for your needs. All levels welcome!

Includes:
+a sequence for each session that you can use at home
+a recordings of each session available for 5 days

In Person & Live Onilne
Saturday, June 4: Neck & Shoulders
Saturday, June 11: Hips, Knees & Feet
Saturday, June 18: Lower Back
Saturday, June 25: Deep Recuperation

$50+ gst Per Session
$160+gst Full Course

Feeling sluggish? Ready to get back to living? Put a Spring in Your Step!

Yoga for Vibrant Living: A Weekend Practice with Sharoni Fixler

“Love, labour and laugh” -BKS Iyengar

Put a Spring in your Step! After two years it’s time to get back to the fullness of a vibrant life. Yoga is part of living well and living well is Yoga. Dig into a weekend of shared practice. Openings, postures and breathwork to tap into the power of the practice: invoking strength, joy, zest and dynamism.

All levels of students welcome.

May 27-29
Friday | 7:00-9:00pm MT
Saturday / Sunday | 9:00am-Noon MT

In Person & Online
Chai served after each session for in-person participants

$160+gst (autopay members receive 10% off)
Early Bird Pricing = $144+gst on until April 27

Living in De-light Series: Kelowna Yoga House is celebrating 20 years of offering Iyengar yoga. Join us in a series of monthly online or in-studio mini-workshops from January to June 2022, taught by previous visiting workshop teachers.

May workshop is with Marlene Miller, Level 3 teacher, called Balance: Evenness is Harmony. In this workshop we will explore movement to and from balance. “One has to find the median line of each asana so that energy is properly distributed. This is how dynamic extension and expansion allow you to find balance and live more fully in the present through your body.” BKS Iyengar

This is an all levels workshop open to everyone. A recording is available for one week after the workshop for all participants.

Join us for our second sutra talk where Leslie Hogya, Judi Mirus and Sarah Bertucci discuss Contentment (sutra II, verse 32).

This event is free for everyone and will take place on April 23, 2022 from 10:00 – 11:15 AM Pacific.

Click here to register.

How to cultivate joy and other virtues? Begin with contentment.

In the first sutra talk, Cultivating Joy and Other Virtues in an Uncertain World, we explored the four virtues: friendliness, compassion, joy and equanimity from sutra 1, verse 33. It is not necessary to have been at the first talk, but here are the recording and the slides if you are interested. The graphic from the first sutra talk can be downloaded here.

In this second sutra talk, we will dig a little deeper into identifying some tools for cultivating these four virtues with a focus on contentment.

 

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Joignez-vous à nous pour notre deuxième discussion sur le sutra, au cours de laquelle Leslie Hogya, Judi Mirus et Sarah Bertucci aborderont le thème du contentement (sutra II, verset 32).

Cet événement est gratuit pour tous et aura lieu le 23 avril 2022, de 10 h à 11 h 15, heure du Pacifique.

Cliquez ici pour vous inscrire.

Comment cultiver la joie et les autres vertus? Commencez par le contentement.

Dans la première discussion sur le sutra, Cultiver la joie et les autres vertus dans un monde incertain, nous avons exploré les quatre vertus du sutra 1, verset 33 : l’amabilité, la compassion, la joie et l’équanimité. Il n’est pas nécessaire d’avoir assisté à la première discussion, mais en voici l’enregistrement et les diapositives si cela vous intéresse. L’image de la première discussion sur le sutra peut être téléchargée ici.

Dans cette deuxième conversation sur le sutra, nous allons approfondir l’identification de certains outils permettant de cultiver ces quatre vertus en mettant l’accent sur le contentement.

A one month series of weekly yoga classes with Devki Desai

Devki Desai is an Iyengar Yoga teacher from Pune who began her studies of yoga in 1988 under the tutelage of BKS Iyengar, Geetaji and Prashantji. She has taught at RIMYI for more than twenty years and is a well-known worldwide. Devki’s students often comment on her ability to beautifully incorporate the philosophy of Patanjali, the precision and discipline of the Iyengar practice, and the energy of youthfulness.

IYAC/ACYI is sponsoring this series of all-level yoga classes, free of charge for members, in order to foster daily practice and revive a spirit of joy and unity in our community.
Dates: Sunday May 1, 8,15, 22, & 29
Time: 7:00am PT, 8:00am MT, 9:00am CT, 10:00am ET, 11:00AT, 11:30am NFLD

Registration required – please register here. (If you are a member, do make sure you are logged in)
To become an IYAC/ACYI member please click here.

A one month series of weekly yoga classes with Devki Desai

Devki Desai is an Iyengar Yoga teacher from Pune who began her studies of yoga in 1988 under the tutelage of BKS Iyengar, Geetaji and Prashantji. She has taught at RIMYI for more than twenty years and is a well-known worldwide. Devki’s students often comment on her ability to beautifully incorporate the philosophy of Patanjali, the precision and discipline of the Iyengar practice, and the energy of youthfulness.

IYAC/ACYI is sponsoring this series of all-level yoga classes, free of charge for members, in order to foster daily practice and revive a spirit of joy and unity in our community.
Dates: Sunday May 1, 8,15, 22, & 29
Time: 7:00am PT, 8:00am MT, 9:00am CT, 10:00am ET, 11:00AT, 11:30am NFLD

Registration required – please register here. (If you are a member, do make sure you are logged in)
To become an IYAC/ACYI member please click here.

A one month series of weekly yoga classes with Devki Desai

Devki Desai is an Iyengar Yoga teacher from Pune who began her studies of yoga in 1988 under the tutelage of BKS Iyengar, Geetaji and Prashantji. She has taught at RIMYI for more than twenty years and is a well-known worldwide. Devki’s students often comment on her ability to beautifully incorporate the philosophy of Patanjali, the precision and discipline of the Iyengar practice, and the energy of youthfulness.

IYAC/ACYI is sponsoring this series of all-level yoga classes, free of charge for members, in order to foster daily practice and revive a spirit of joy and unity in our community.
Dates: Sunday May 1, 8,15, 22, & 29
Time: 7:00am PT, 8:00am MT, 9:00am CT, 10:00am ET, 11:00AT, 11:30am NFLD

Registration required – please register here. (If you are a member, do make sure you are logged in)
To become an IYAC/ACYI member please click here.

A one month series of weekly yoga classes with Devki Desai

Devki Desai is an Iyengar Yoga teacher from Pune who began her studies of yoga in 1988 under the tutelage of BKS Iyengar, Geetaji and Prashantji. She has taught at RIMYI for more than twenty years and is a well-known worldwide. Devki’s students often comment on her ability to beautifully incorporate the philosophy of Patanjali, the precision and discipline of the Iyengar practice, and the energy of youthfulness.

IYAC/ACYI is sponsoring this series of all-level yoga classes, free of charge for members, in order to foster daily practice and revive a spirit of joy and unity in our community.
Dates: Sunday May 1, 8,15, 22, & 29
Time: 7:00am PT, 8:00am MT, 9:00am CT, 10:00am ET, 11:00AT, 11:30am NFLD

Registration required – please register here. (If you are a member, do make sure you are logged in)
To become an IYAC/ACYI member please click here.

Sunday Sadhana with Leslie Hogya and Louie Ettling

  • Focus on the effect of memory in yoga sadhana
  • Online with your yoga community
  • Sunday, March 13  from 10am-12:30pm

$30/pay what you can. To register call (250) 386-9642 during office hours.

A one month series of weekly yoga classes with Devki Desai

Devki Desai is an Iyengar Yoga teacher from Pune who began her studies of yoga in 1988 under the tutelage of BKS Iyengar, Geetaji and Prashantji. She has taught at RIMYI for more than twenty years and is a well-known worldwide. Devki’s students often comment on her ability to beautifully incorporate the philosophy of Patanjali, the precision and discipline of the Iyengar practice, and the energy of youthfulness.

IYAC/ACYI is sponsoring this series of all-level yoga classes, free of charge for members, in order to foster daily practice and revive a spirit of joy and unity in our community.
Dates: Sunday May 1, 8,15, 22, & 29
Time: 7:00am PT, 8:00am MT, 9:00am CT, 10:00am ET, 11:00AT, 11:30am NFLD

Registration required – please register here. (If you are a member, do make sure you are logged in)
To become an IYAC/ACYI member please click here.

Bellur Iyengar Yoga Center Presenting Online Yoga Sessions by Sunita Iyengar

Dates: February 10-13, 2022

Times each day
8:30 – 10:30 am (AST)
7:30 – 9:30am (EST)
5:30 – 7:30 am (MST)
4:30 – 6:30 am (PST)
6:00 – 8:00 pm (India)

For more information and to register please click here.

 

Are your shoulders and neck tight or sore from spending time in front of a computer or a phone – or just months of hunching against the winter weather?

Join us for a 2-hour online workshop to gain mobility and release shoulder and neck tension. Whether you’re new to yoga or have practiced for years, you’ll also come away with ideas for continuing this practice at home, building a strong, stable posture.

2022 Haida Gwaii Iyengar Yoga Summer Retreat with Louie Ettling

3 or 7 day retreat: Aug 26 – Aug 28 or Aug 26 – Sep 1, 2022 (off-islanders arrive Aug 25 and depart Sep 2)

Costs for off-islanders: $2100 (tax included). This amount includes full accommodation, three meals per day, as well as 35 hours of yoga.

Costs for islanders: $800 (tax included) for 7 days of yoga or $500 (tax included) for 3 days of yoga. Islanders can arrange meals and accommodation with Cacilia, should they want to.

Daily schedule

8:00 am – 9:00 am Pranayama/meditation
9:00 am – 10:00 am Light Breakfast
10:00 am – 12:00 pm Asana class
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Asana class

For more information please click here

Be deeply inspired by this brilliant teacher.

The Centre is honoured to host Jawahar Bangera, a direct student of B.K.S. Iyengar. In 1984, he accompanied Guruji on a western Canada and U.S. tour. Based in Mumbai, he teaches worldwide and is a trustee of the Light on Yoga Research Trust and partner in Yog, which among other things publishes Yoga Rahasya. Mr. Bangera’s years of dedicated practice and study have helped make him a teacher who inspires us to move deeper into our understanding of Iyengar yoga.

Join us:

  • All Levels Workshop – knowledge of Sarvangasana or an alternative required.
  • Online – recording available for one week after.
  • Fri Feb 4 from 5-7pm and Sat Feb 5 from 5-7:30 Pacific time.

To register, phone (250) 386-9642 during office hours.

Puerto Vallarta Retreat Experience | Live Online

Thursday, March 3 – Sunday, March 6, 2022

Bring the Puerto Vallarta Retreat Intensive experience to your home!

Includes:
+15 hours of openings, traditional postures and breath work
+Optional Mexican cooking class
+Optional Kirtan Music & Chanting
+PVRI welcome package mailed to your home (register by February 5 to receive) which includes: recipes and grocery shopping list, retreat information, a chai tea blend to enjoy on each retreat day and a 2022 retreat t-shirt
+Recordings of the practice portion and cooking class, available for 5 days

*For students with 1 year of regular practice in the Iyengar method or practitioners of an alternate method who would like to discover the Iyengar tradition

Schedule

Thursday, March 3
Restorative Asana | 7:00-9:00pm MT

Friday, March 4
Asana & Pranayama | 8:00-11:00am MT
Asana | 4:00-6:00pm MT

Saturday, March 5
Asana & Pranayama | 8:00-11:00am MT
Mexican Cooking Class | 5:30-6:30pm MT
Kirtan | 7:00-8:00pm MT

Sunday, March 6
Asana & Pranayama | 8:00-11:00am MT
Asana | 4:00-6:00pm MT

A rare opportunity to study with a world-renowned senior Iyengar yoga teacher and a close disciple of BKS Iyengar over multiple sessions. This course will be a practical exploration into pranayama techniques. Each session will begin with asanas that lay the groundwork for deep, inward practice.

Don’t miss out on this exceptional practice and learning experience!

*1 year of Iyengar yoga practice is recommended
*each session will be recorded and available to registered participants for 5 days
*we ensure our virtual offerings are high-quality + community-driven

6 Sessions | Saturdays
February 5, 12, 19
March 12, 19, 26
7:30-9:30am MT (Calgary Time) daily

 

Geetaji’s class of November 6, 2006, conducted by Abhijata Iyengar.

December 7, 2021

8:30 – 10:30 am (AST)
7:30 – 9:30am (EST)
5:30 – 7:30 am (MST)
4:30 – 6:30 am (PST)
6:00 – 8:00 pm (India)

For more information and to register click HERE.

 

We are very happy to announce an online yoga program by Sri Prashant S. Iyengar from Dec. 11–14, 2021, webcasting from B.K.S. Iyengar International Yoga Center – Bellur.

Subject: Tracing roots of Guruji’s yoga in yoga sutra and classical texts.

Dates/Times: December 11 – 14, 2021

Each day
8:30 – 10:30 am (AST)
7:30 – 9:30am (EST)
5:30 – 7:30 am (MST)
4:30 – 6:30 am (PST)
6:00 – 8:00 pm (India)

Eligibility: Minimum 3 years of Iyengar Yoga practice.

Register HERE

Additional details:

Prashantji teaches in English, and translation is not provided. Basic knowledge of Iyengar Yoga and at least three years of practice is required. We welcome everyone meeting these requirements to this event.

Private recordings of the event are not allowed.
No refunds will be given.

“Let us focus only on practice. This year, as a symbol of our togetherness, there will be no fees charged for this course. ” – Abhijata Iyengar

Yoganusasanam 2021 will be conducted between December 15 and December 18 by Abhijata Iyengar.

Each day
9:00 – 10:30 am (AST)
8:00 – 9:30am (EST)
6:00 – 7:30 am (MST)
5:00 – 6:30 am (PST)
6:30 – 8:00 pm (India)

For more information and to register click HERE.

 

Online Q&A session with Prashant Iyengar

Dear Member,

Please see the following message from RIMYI regarding an online Q&A session with Prashant Iyengar.

Linda Shevloff IYAC/ACYI President

—–

Dear Student,

On account of Patanjali Jayanti, we will have an online Q & A session with Prashant Iyengar on our official YouTube channel.

PATANJALI JAYANTI 2021

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021 9:00 AM (IST)

(Monday, November 1st, 2021 11:30 PM (EDT))

Watch live on YouTube (IyengarYoga Official)

Looking forward to seeing you all!

Regards,

RIMYI, Pune

We’re honoured to host Ann to share her knowledge with us again! Ann’s virtual workshop is for
everyone interested in understanding how to practice using āsana in supported ways for deeper
effects, after the menstrual cycle. Participants should understand how to set up for and be in
salamba sarvangasana or alternative.

How we practice āsana depends on why we are practicing. After the menstrual cycle, we transition
into a fuller practice including twisting and inversions, with fewer supports. Ann will share practical
ideas for how to hold the intelligence and move forward from more limited asana practices given for
menses, fatigue or minor ailments. Principles of working wisely can be cultivated by one and all.

Ann found her way into these practices slowly and sensitively, and through personal adversity. In
this workshop she will continue to share some of the insights she has learned over the years.
Whatever your gender or reproductive stage of life, the understanding that comes from working
wisely within different categories of asana can bring valuable insights to personal practice.

Ann Kilbertus began her Iyengar yoga studies in the 1980s. She made her first of many journeys to
Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute Pune, India in 1992. She has served in various roles for
local and national Iyengar Yoga associations, and long taught a credit Yoga course at the University
of Victoria. She continues to learn about Yoga in its fullest sense in every way available.

Going Deeper is a monthly 2.5-hour group practice for practitioners who already do yoga regularly and who are interested in exploring the effect of practice more deeply. Students need to be familiar enough with asana that they can make wise adaptations for themselves. There will be less focus on instruction while practicing and more on exploration.

Going Deeper is a monthly 2.5-hour group practice for practitioners who already do yoga regularly and who are interested in exploring the effect of practice more deeply. Students need to be familiar enough with asana that they can make wise adaptations for themselves. There will be less focus on instruction while practicing and more on exploration.

Going Deeper is a monthly 2.5-hour group practice for practitioners who already do yoga regularly and who are interested in exploring the effect of practice more deeply. Students need to be familiar enough with asana that they can make wise adaptations for themselves. There will be less focus on instruction while practicing and more on exploration.

Going Deeper is a monthly 2.5-hour group practice for practitioners who already do yoga regularly and who are interested in exploring the effect of practice more deeply. Students need to be familiar enough with asana that they can make wise adaptations for themselves. There will be less focus on instruction while practicing and more on exploration.

Going Deeper is a monthly 2.5-hour group practice for practitioners who already do yoga regularly and who are interested in exploring the effect of practice more deeply. Students need to be familiar enough with asana that they can make wise adaptations for themselves. There will be less focus on instruction while practicing and more on exploration.

Going Deeper is a monthly 2.5-hour group practice for practitioners who already do yoga regularly and who are interested in exploring the effect of practice more deeply. Students need to be familiar enough with asana that they can make wise adaptations for themselves. There will be less focus on instruction while practicing and more on exploration.

Going Deeper is a monthly 2.5-hour group practice for practitioners who already do yoga regularly and who are interested in exploring the effect of practice more deeply. Students need to be familiar enough with asana that they can make wise adaptations for themselves. There will be less focus on instruction while practicing and more on exploration.

Going Deeper is a monthly 2.5 hour group practice for practitioners who already do yoga regularly and who are interested in exploring the effect of practice more deeply. Students need to be familiar enough with asana that they can make wise adaptations for themselves. There will be less focus on instruction while practicing and more on exploration.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84773677321?pwd=aHpYS3lQMkQ1aS84WWQ2a2NtaTI5UT09Meeting ID: 847 7367 7321
Passcode: 192060

Agenda to follow
Items:
  1.   PD next steps
  2. 2022 assessment schedule and Q&A
  3. new level 1 exams
  4. 2022 PD May Meeting
Time: Nov 12, 2021 02:00 PM America/TorontoJoin Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84773677321?pwd=aHpYS3lQMkQ1aS84WWQ2a2NtaTI5UT09

Meeting ID: 847 7367 7321
Passcode: 192060

Annual General Meeting
Saturday, October 23, 2021

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. EST

The 2021 IYAC/ACYI Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) will convene online, Saturday October 23 from 1400-1600 hrs. EST. We encourage all members to attend, ask questions, and vote.

Click here to register for the 2021 IYAC/ACYI AGM. After you register, you will receive an email from Zoom with your unique link to join the AGM.

The Board works in the best interests of IYAC/ACYI and seeks the membership’s views and input on all the matters to be decided at the AGM. Any Member who is not able to attend the AGM, and who wishes to cast an advance proxy vote for any resolution, should contact Jane Kruse at jane.kruse@me.com
All business conducted at the AGM is considered Special Business except the consideration of the Financial Statements and the Election of Directors. The Board is required to state the nature of any Special Business in sufficient detail to permit a member to form a reasoned judgement on that business.

To access the various AGM documents, log in to your account on the IYAC/ACYI website at www.iyengaryogacanada.com and look in the Members’ Section, under the Documents tab, for the list of AGM documents in the category “2021 AGM”. Links to the documents were also provided in the ‘Notice of AGM’ email sent to all members on September 30.

Chris Saudek – Online All Level Workshop

SAT NOV 6th PACIFIC DAYLIGHT TIME

SUN NOV 7th  PACIFIC STANDARD TIME

10 am-12:30 pm *Time changes from PDT to PST @ 2AM on Nov 7

Come and find a sense of direction from simple to complex asanas with Chris’s clear guidance and understanding, rooted in her many years of practice.

“Yoga is beneficial to everyone on a physical level. Ultimately, it is about transformation of how you think, how you use your physical and mental energy, what is important in your life and in the world. It is about relationships between you and your body, between parts of the body to other parts of the body, between you and others, you and your environment, and you and whatever your idea is about spirituality or divinity.” – Chris Saudek

PREREQUISITE: knowledge of how to be in sarvangasana (or how to be in an appropriate alternative).
Recordings will be available for 1 week after the workshop.

$80 +GST

Based in L.A. but born on the Canadian prairies, we welcome back Garth McLean to teach a three day workshop Nov 12 – 14th, online via Zoom.

Garth is a senior level Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher and a Certified Yoga Therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapists. He is a founding member of the Iyengar Yoga Therapeutics group, a non-profit based in L.A. dedicated to helping people manage diseases and conditions through the therapeutic applications of yoga. He is a direct student of BKS Iyengar who studies and teaches yoga from a unique perspective:
“Blessed with a diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis in 1996, Garth successfully manages his course of MS and a hectic schedule with a daily practice of Iyengar Yoga as presented by Yoga master Yogacharya BKS Iyengar.”

Garth teaches with humour and compassion. His previous workshop in Vancouver 2019 focused on Yoga and the Nervous System and was incredibly insightful on how to practice yoga, both on and off the mat, with poise and awareness.

There’s a lot more to know about Garth – he’s a busy guy – he’s an actor/producer who wrote and still performs a one man play Looking for Lightning based on MS and his Iyengar yoga experience. And he just wrote a book, Yoga and Multiple Sclerosis: a practical guide for people with MS and yoga teachers.

Whether you are a student, teacher or workshop coordinator working with online technology can be a challenge. Teaching and managing students adds further complications. This workshop will provide an overview of the essential hardware and software while bringing it all together for a better overall experience. David Leclair & Tanya Marusech will address such topics as cameras, microphones, lighting and online conferencing software. There will be opportunities to ask questions with the hope of uncovering a basic set up for students and teachers alike.

September 11, 2021
11:00 am – 12:30 pm Pacific Time / 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Eastern Time
Chat and Chai
Register here

Have you ever:

  1. wondered how IYAC/ACYI works?
  2. where your membership fees go?
  3. what the Board and its Committees have been doing?
  4. had specific questions you wanted answered?  or suggestions you’d like to see implemented?
  5. wanted to get involved on a special project to learn more?

Since our contact has been mostly virtual since March 2020 with little time for conversation, the Board thought it might be nice to offer an informal Zoom gathering based on topics and questions suggested by members.

The Board and committees want to hear from you.  It would be helpful to have your questions and ideas by Aug 29, but you’re welcome to submit them  at any time.

REGISTER to participate in this conversation via Zoom meeting.  You will receive a confirmation email containing your unique link to the meeting. Please save this email or link.

We look forward to chatting with you,
Patricia Fernandes,
President

SUNDAY SADHANA – NEW SEASON!
Due to the success of the Sunday Sadhanas in the last 6 months, we have decided to extend the time to give time for a practice component, discussion, reflection and Q and A.

Level 2-4 students and teachers with ability to practice and set up independently for inversions (or appropriate back-ups).

Sundays from 10am -12:30pm.
Mark your calendars for the following dates:

September 26, 2021
Leslie Hogya and Marlene Miller – Focus on Geetaji’s teachings from Yashodhara Ashram in 2008.

October 24, 2021
Ann Kilbertus and Adia Kapoor – Focus on Abhijata’s teachings over the last year.

November 28, 2021
Ty Chandler and Lauren Cox  – Pranayama Focus: the ribs, lungs and diaphragm

January 16, 2022
Gary Wong, Brandy Baybutt and team – Focus on Abhijata’s  virtual course on teaching and inspiring children.

Pay what you want ($30 per session suggested). Registration opens Friday, August 20, 2021

SUNDAY SADHANA – NEW SEASON!
Due to the success of the Sunday Sadhanas in the last 6 months, we have decided to extend the time to give time for a practice component, discussion, reflection and Q and A.

Level 2-4 students and teachers with ability to practice and set up independently for inversions (or appropriate back-ups).

Sundays from 10am -12:30pm.
Mark your calendars for the following dates:

September 26, 2021
Leslie Hogya and Marlene Miller – Focus on Geetaji’s teachings from Yashodhara Ashram in 2008.

October 24, 2021
Ann Kilbertus and Adia Kapoor – Focus on Abhijata’s teachings over the last year.

November 28, 2021
Ty Chandler and Lauren Cox  – Pranayama Focus: the ribs, lungs and diaphragm

January 16, 2022
Gary Wong, Brandy Baybutt and team – Focus on Abhijata’s  virtual course on teaching and inspiring children.

Pay what you want ($30 per session suggested). Registration opens Friday, August 20, 2021

SUNDAY SADHANA – NEW SEASON!
Due to the success of the Sunday Sadhanas in the last 6 months, we have decided to extend the time to give time for a practice component, discussion, reflection and Q and A.

Level 2-4 students and teachers with ability to practice and set up independently for inversions (or appropriate back-ups).

Sundays from 10am -12:30pm.
Mark your calendars for the following dates:

September 26, 2021
Leslie Hogya and Marlene Miller – Focus on Geetaji’s teachings from Yashodhara Ashram in 2008.

October 24, 2021
Ann Kilbertus and Adia Kapoor – Focus on Abhijata’s teachings over the last year.

November 28, 2021
Ty Chandler and Lauren Cox  – Pranayama Focus: the ribs, lungs and diaphragm

January 16, 2022
Gary Wong, Brandy Baybutt and team – Focus on Abhijata’s  virtual course on teaching and inspiring children.

Pay what you want ($30 per session suggested). Registration opens Friday, August 20, 2021

In The Tree of Yoga B.K.S. Iyengar instructs: “In any yoga pose, two things are required: sense of
direction and centre of gravity.”

Every movement of the body creates a change in our centre of gravity and each yoga posture has its own centre of gravity. The mechanisms of sensory reception for maintaining balance originate in the brain and are important to nurture as we age. Research has shown that balancing exercises nourish the brain and may improve cognitive function.

Continuing from his previous workshops on this subject and introducing new content, Usher will utilize yoga postures to learn about the dynamics of human balance and the various directional actions required for stabilization and extension.

Improve your balance, strengthen your stabilizing muscles and develop focus and concentration.

Join Usher for this two-hour workshop open to students of all levels. A recording of this session will be sent to all participants to view for 5 days after the workshop.

Sunday, September 26 | 1:45-3:45pm MT
Live Online & In-Person

$40+gst

Learning to Love Practice

Eight Month Yoga Immersion Program with Holly Kostura and Lori Berenz

This program has been crafted to teach you how to develop a personal relationship with Yoga that is organized, intentional and, if you choose for it to be, perennial.  The home practice and reading assignments will enhance your experience in the group sessions. The commitment made to this elevated form of self-care has the potential to enhance the quality of your life both on and off the mat.  Those attending this program have the option of attending each meeting in-person or online. Recordings of each session will be available for the duration of the program.  In order to benefit from this program, applicants should have a sincere interest in the subject of Yoga and be open to the possibility that practice may positively transform their life in many ways.

Your Year of Yoga Program Schedule

This program will meet one full-day Sunday and one Friday evening per quarter from October 2021 – June 2022. To guide their daily practice, enrolees will have access to recordings of Holly teaching each sequence from her book (18.5 hours), Your Year of Yoga.  In addition to this, Lori will be providing recordings on specific asanas, anatomy, and other special practices that compliment your personal study of Yoga (18.5 hours).  All of these videos will be accessible to you via our online video library throughout the duration of the course.  That’s a total of 37 hours of customized video practices.

Sundays
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Active Practice
1:15 – 2:45 PM: Theory/Q & A
3:00 – 4:00 PM Restorative Practice/Pranayama

October 3, 2021
January 2, 2022
March 6, 2022
June 5, 2022

Fridays
5:30 — 7:30 PM

November 19, 2021
February 18, 2022
April 22, 2022
July 29, 2022

SUNDAY SADHANA – NEW SEASON!
Due to the success of the Sunday Sadhanas in the last 6 months, we have decided to extend the time to give time for a practice component, discussion, reflection and Q and A.

Level 2-4 students and teachers with ability to practice and set up independently for inversions (or appropriate back-ups).

Sundays from 10am -12:30pm.
Mark your calendars for the following dates:

September 26, 2021
Leslie Hogya and Marlene Miller – Focus on Geetaji’s teachings from Yashodhara Ashram in 2008.

October 24, 2021
Ann Kilbertus and Adia Kapoor – Focus on Abhijata’s teachings over the last year.

November 28, 2021
Ty Chandler and Lauren Cox  – Pranayama Focus: the ribs, lungs and diaphragm

January 16, 2022
Gary Wong, Brandy Baybutt and team – Focus on Abhijata’s  virtual course on teaching and inspiring children.

Pay what you want ($30 per session suggested). Registration opens Friday, August 20, 2021

Samantha Lloyd – Senior Intermediate I
An Iyengar Yoga teacher with almost 20 years of experience, Sam embraces the practicality of the Iyengar system, holds dear the ethical codes of the Yamas & Niyamas and loves to play in the mountains as much as she does on her mat. Her mentoring teacher is Margot Kitchen, but as a remote student, Sam has been privileged to study with most of Canada’s senior teachers as well as the Iyengars in Pune 4 times.

Vous êtes invité à un évènement en ligne avec Sri Jawahar Bangera. Tous les fonds amassés seront versés au Bellur Trust. Jawahar enseignera en anglais et aucune traduction ne sera offerte. Les détails sont ci-dessous.

You’re invited to online yoga sessions with Sri Jawahar Bangera. Questions about the classes? Contact info@belluriyengaryogacenter.com

Dates/Times:
July 15-18, 2021

Each day
8:30 – 10:30 am (ADT)
7:30 – 9:30am (EDT)
5:30 – 7:30 am (MDT)
4:30 – 6:30 am (PDT)
5:00 – 7:00 pm (India)

For more information and to pay and register please click HERE.

IYAC/ACYI presents…

COME TOGETHER!
An all-levels practice to commemorate the International Day of Yoga

In a talk in Bangalore around 2012, Guruji suggested the concept of an international yoga day. And in 2015, when the United Nations declared June 21st as the International Yoga Day, Geetaji gave the Iyengar community a special practice to respect Guruji and celebrate the declaration.

Please join us in celebrating community and union through a practice led by Niren Pandya from Ontario.

Sunday, June 20, 2021
8am Pacific | 9am Mountain | 10am Central | 11am Eastern | Noon Atlantic

Free and open to everyone.
Duration: 90 minutes via Zoom
Suggested props: 2 bricks (or books), 1 strap (or belt/scarf), yoga mat, chair (or household stool, bench, etc.), 2 blankets/towels, access to a wall.

Register HERE

L’IYAC/ACYI présente…

ENSEMBLE!
Une séance pour tous les niveaux visant à souligner la Journée internationale du yoga
Lors d’un discours à Bangalore en 2012, Guruji a suggéré le concept d’une journée internationale du yoga. En 2015, lorsque les Nations unies ont déclaré le 21 juin comme la Journée internationale du yoga, Geetaji a tenu, en l’honneur de Guruji, une séance spéciale au sein de la communauté Iyengar pour célébrer cette déclaration.

Veuillez vous joindre à nous pour souligner les valeurs de la communauté et l’union par une séance dirigée par Niren Pandya de l’Ontario.

Le dimanche 20 juin 2021
8 h Pacifique | 9 h Rocheuses | 10 h Centre | 11 h Est | Midi Atlantique

Gratuit et ouvert à tous.
Durée : 90 minutes
Accessoires suggérés : 2 blocs (ou livres), 1 sangle (ou ceinture/foulard), tapis de yoga, chaise (ou tabouret, banc, etc.), 2 couvertures/serviettes, accès à un mur.

Inscrivez-vous ICI

Retreat 2021 Poster

Senior Iyengar yoga teacher and founder of Kripa Foundation India, Fr Joe considers his mentors BKS his right hand and Mother Teresa his left. His spirituality-infused yoga takes us beyond the physical asana. From Bahiranga to Antaratman and the blissful brain. Asana, pranayama, and meditation in asana.
April 30, May 1, 2
6 to 8 AM PDT or 6:30 PM India time
A recording will be available for seven days following

Register here https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=11376885&appointmentType=21621850

 

Dear Members,

Welcome to the online home for our 3-part webinar series titled, Unpacking Culture, Identity, & Bias: On the Mat and Off.

The first session will focus on culture, identity & bias from a personal perspective. Session 2 will take the concepts that we explore in session 1 and apply them to yoga philosophy. For the third session, we will explore a visioning exercise and collectively brainstorm action items for how both as Iyengar Yoga practitioners and as an Iyengar Yoga association we can do better with respect to diversity and inclusion.

The purpose of these sessions is to gather in community and explore what makes each one of us who we are within the diverse society in which we live. We hope to consciously explore the elements of our own identity (race, class, gender, ability etc.) in an effort to shed light on internal biases and develop new respect and appreciation for the experience of others. During these sessions, we plan to share with you ideas, resources and participatory exercises that have been particularly helpful to us.

We were inspired to engage IYAC/ACYI members in dialogue around these issues in large part as a response to the racial uprising that happened in the aftermath of George Floyd’s murder in the USA. In Canada we are not immune to racial biases and racially motivated hate crimes and there is much to be gained from revealing the systemic nature of culture, identity, and bias.

We hope that you will join us. These conversations can be challenging, unfamiliar, and sometimes sensitive but they are also almost always insightful.

Warm Regards,

Patricia Fernandes & Stephanie Tencer

Certified Iyengar Yoga teachers

WEBINAR #2: Culture, Identity, Bias, & Yoga Philosophy
Sunday April 11th, 2021 (2 hours)
11:30 pacific / 2:30 eastern / 3:30 Atlantic

“Approach the practice like a lab. a place you come to study.” -Eyal Shifroni

Eyal Shifroni is a world-renowned senior Iyengar yoga teacher from Israel known for his innovative and creative use of props. an excellent opportunity for yoga practitioners and teachers of all traditions to study with the author of A Chair for Yoga, Props for Yoga, The Psychophysical Lab and most recently, Extended Chair for Yoga.

An incredible opportunity – not to be missed.

  • 1 year of Iyengar yoga practice recommended with regular inversions practice or knowledge of modifications and variations

  • we ensure our virtual offerings are high-quality + community-driven

Enjoy the practice and review notes after
Each session is recorded and available for 5 days for you to review, plus a set of notes of the sequences will be distributed to
registrants after the workshop so you can focus on enjoying and experiencing the practice.

interactive live online workshop

June 11-14, 2021
10am-12:30pm MST each day

Eyal has been practicing since 1978 and teaching Iyengar Yoga since 1985. He directs the Iyengar Yoga Center of Zichron-Ya’akov in Israel and conducts Yoga workshops in Israel and around the world. As one of the most senior teachers in Israel, Eyal is active in the IYAI (Iyengar Yoga Association of Israel). He conducts teacher training courses and for many years took an active part in the assessment of new teachers.

Pricing
$252 CAD (includes 5% gst)
EARLY BIRD PRICING: $226.80 CAD (includes 5% gst)
Use promo code EARLYEYAL at checkout. On until May 11, 2021.
If you’ve been financially affected by the pandemic and require a subsidy, please contact us.

Hours by Time Zone – Canada
9:00am-11:30am PST (Victoria/Vancouver)
10:00am-12:30pm MST (Calgary/Edmonton)
11:00am-1:30pm CST (Regina/Saskatoon)
11:00am-1:30pm CST (Winnipeg)
12:00pm-2:30pm EST (Toronto/Montreal)
1:00pm-3:30pm AST (Halifax/Moncton)
1:30pm-4:00pm NST (St. John’s)

Join Senior teacher Marlene Miller for this all levels playful practice workshop focusing on exploration and joy in the practice of postures and breathwork.

Marlene Miller is a Level 3 certified Iyengar Yoga instructor, who began her yoga journey in the mid-1970s and has been teaching since 1979 at the Iyengar Yoga Centre of Victoria. She is a teacher trainer, an active member and assessor of the Iyengar Yoga Association of Canada. Marlene is a founding member of the Peninsula Yoga Centre Society. Her yogic interests and enthusiasms have been inspired by attending many intensives and classes at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute in Pune, India with Sri BKS Iyengar; and Geeta, Prashant and Abhijata Iyengar. Marlene continues to practice and study with senior Iyengar teachers nationally and internationally.

Open to students of all levels. A recording of this session will be sent to all participants to view for 5 days after the workshop.

Date/Time
May 28-30, 2021

Friday
6:00-8:00pm MDT
5:00-7:00pm PDT
8:00-10:00pm EDT

Saturday/Sunday
2:00-4:00pm MDT
1:00-3:00pm PDT
4:00-6:00pm EDT

Location
Your Home
Interactive Live Online via Zoom

Cost
$108+gst

Early Bird Pricing | $97+gst | On until April 7, 2021

An Iyengar Yoga Afternoon Workshop with Inga Norkute & Dr. Angela Grace

International Women’s Day (March 8, 2021) is an annual celebration of women’s achievements and raises awareness about women’s equality. This year’s theme is “Choose to Challenge”. What does it mean to challenge ourselves in our yoga practice? How do we honour our nature, our roles in the world and take care of ourselves?

Explore how practice can both nurture and challenge us, supporting our health, energy and equanimity so we can open to the joyful possibilities of life, meet the world with strength and enthusiasm and celebrate all that is female.

All genders and levels of practitioners are welcome to this celebratory workshop.

Date/Time
Saturday, March 6
1:00-3:00pm PST
2:00-4:00pm MST
4:00-6:00pm EST

Location
Your home via Zoom

Cost
$40+gst

The Iyengar Yoga Centre of Victoria welcomes Jawahar Bangera for his return via Zoom Friday, April 2 and Saturday, April 3 from 5:30 to 7:30PM PST for a two-day FOCUS ON PRANAYAMA workshop (min.2 years Iyengar Yoga; must be familiar with chair Sarvangasana – $76 +GST).

Please join us! To register, call 250-386-9642 during office hours.

The Iyengar Yoga Centre of Victoria welcomes Jawahar Bangera for his return via Zoom on Thursday, April 1from 5:30 to 7:30PM PST for a one-day ALL LEVELS ASANA workshop (min. 6 months Iyengar Yoga experience – $38 +GST).

Please join us! To register, call 250-386-9642 during office hours.

Treat yourself to a spring cleaning, the Iyengar Yoga way! Studio Po is delighted to be hosting Ty Chandler for a special 3-week course: Saturday April 3rd, 10th, & 17th.

Work towards shedding new light and a nuanced understanding of challenging asanas. Join Stephanie Tencer for this 2-hour workshop and come prepared to confront inevitable stiffness, in mind and body.

Studio Po is delighted to be hosting Senior Iyengar Yoga Teacher Teddy Hyndman for an interactive discussion to unpack how yoga philosophy can help bring increased meaning to our everyday lives.

The first session will focus on culture, identity & bias from a personal perspective. Session 2 will take the concepts that we explore in session 1 and apply them to yoga philosophy. For the third session, we will explore a visioning exercise and collectively brainstorm action items for how both as Iyengar Yoga practitioners and as an Iyengar Yoga association we can do better with respect to diversity and inclusion.

The purpose of these sessions is to gather in community and explore what makes each one of us who we are within the diverse society in which we live. We hope to consciously explore the elements of our own identity (race, class, gender, ability etc.) in an effort to shed light on internal biases and develop new respect and appreciation for the experience of others. During these sessions, we plan to share with you ideas, resources and participatory exercises that have been particularly helpful to us.

We were inspired to engage IYAC/ACYI members in dialogue around these issues in large part as a response to the racial uprising that happened in the aftermath of George Floyds murder in the USA. In Canada we are not immune to racial biases and racially motivated hate crimes and there is much to be gained from revealing the systemic nature of culture, identity, and bias.

We hope that you will join us. These conversations can be challenging, unfamiliar, and sometimes sensitive but they are also almost always insightful.

To register, for the first session, please click here. The dates for session 2 and 3 will be confirmed shortly.

Sunday February 28th, 2021 (2 hours)
11:30 pacific / 2:30 eastern / 3:30 Atlantic

Weekend workshop – “Process to Progress” with Samantha Lloyd  – In-Studio & Live Stream

Saturday April 24th – 6pm to 9pm

Sunday April 25th – 1pm to 7pm  with a 1 hour break

Samantha Lloyd – Senior Intermediate I An Iyengar Yoga teacher with almost 20 years of experience, Sam embraces the practicality of the Iyengar system, holds dear the ethical codes of the Yamasa & Niyamas and loves to play in the mountains as much as she does on her mat. Her mentoring teacher is Margot Kitchen, but as a remote student, Sam has been privileged to study with most of Canada’s senior teachers as well as the Iyengars in Pune 4 times.

“Awareness is bound to sprout if we allow the subjective phenomenon to radiate.” – Abhijata Iyengar, IYAC/ACYI online event in June 2020
IYAC/ACYI is honoured to welcome back Abhijata Iyengar for a 6-day online event May 11-16, 2021! We experienced an incredibly rich 6 days of study with her in June 2020 and are extremely excited to continue the study this May.
For more information and to register click HERE.

A place for Level 2 and above practitioners to Yog together! Join Ann Kilbertus Feb 28 and Ty Chandler March 28. By Donation. Phone 250-386-9642 to register.

A place for Level 2 and above practitioners to Yog together! Join Ann Kilbertus Feb 28 and Ty Chandler Mar 28. By Donation. Phone 250-386-9642 to register.

Part 2!
A sequel to the first Happy Hips workshop we will explore even more ways to create good range of motion and stability in the hip joints, plus openness in the pelvic region for good organ health. Part 1 is NOT a pre-requisite. All are welcome.

All Levels workshop on Zoom Saturday February 20 & Sunday February 21 from 10 am to 12 pm PST

$64 + GST

MARCH 6, 2021 IYCV PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY 10:30am-12:30pm PST

The main purpose of the coming Pro D in March is to connect with each other and to our larger community of teachers. We have not been together in person as a community since the incredible shift in our world began with the pandemic.

For that reason, we are offering a guided practice in which you will have blocks of time to settle your nerves, to explore some asanas which will be called and to have the experience of an all category balanced practiced in line with the new directions from RIMYI. Any assessments which will take place in the future will no longer have timed practices as part of the experience. The approach to this practice will be to give you an opportunity to go within with some structure, some freedom and hopefully in such away that the exploration in a group practice allows a deepening of focus without stress.

We will begin the meeting with a few announcements and reflections from a few Level 1 and Level 2 teachers in our group.

The format of the practice will be: ( Leslie,Ann,Ty to facilitate the practice)

  1. 15 minutes self selected calming poses
  1. 45 minutes called practice from the new Level one syllabus (this will include arm balance)
  1. 15 minutes self selected inversions.
  1. Savasana

After the meeting if you have any questions or comments, please send them to Ann (annmike@shaw.ca) and Leslie ( leslie.hogya@gmail.com). These may  be used in planning a direction for our next sessions. We will sign off quietly so you can hold the experience of savasana after the practice.

 

To register for this free event, please phone 250-386-9642 during office hours (below), or email iyoga@telus.net.

 

The Zoom link will be sent the day before, on Friday, March 5 @ 12 noon. Please register prior to when the link is sent.

 

Iyengar Yoga Centre of Victoria

202 – 919 Fort St.

Victoria BC V8V 3K3

 

Office Hours:

Monday               10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Tuesday               10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Wednesday        10:00 am – 1:00 pm and 4:30 – 6:00 pm

Thursday              4:30 – 6:30 pm

Friday                    10:00 am – 1 pm

Saturday               8:30 – 10:00 am

Sunday                  10:30 – 12 noon

 

Telephone: (250) 386 – YOGA (9642)

Email: iyoga@telus.net

 

Jawahar has studied yoga under Yogacharya BKS Iyengar’s guidance for more than 30 years and accompanied him on many of his workshops around the world. Jawahar runs two centres in Mumbai, India and has travelled the world giving workshops. He is a trustee of the Light on Yoga Research Trust. He generously shares his insights into the subject of yoga, and during this time, it will be through our online access to classes at Yoga Centre London.

Level 2/3 workshop with Jawahar
Friday February 19, Saturday 20, Sunday 21, 2021; 7:30-10am EST each day plus 1 hour Q & A Saturday or Sunday TBD

Early bird fee paid before Feb 5: $165 + hst 21.45= $186.45 Canadian
After Feb 5:
$190 + hst 24.70= $214.70
Via Zoom

 

“If you can maintain your health and your sanity with the help of the practice of Iyengar yoga, you can face any calamity.” -Jawahar Bangera

Jawahar Bangera is a world class teacher and a close disciple of Yogacharya BKS Iyengar. A spotlight into the magic, mystery and genius of the Iyengar Yoga tradition and how this system accesses health and the human potential through ancient practices.

Jawahar studied yoga under Mr. Iyengar’s guidance for more than 30 years and accompanied him on many of his workshops around the world. He runs two centres in Mumbai, has travelled the world giving workshops and is a trustee of the Light on Yoga Research Trust.

an incredible opportunity

◦those new to yoga + experienced students + teachers are welcome
◦we ensure our virtual offerings are high-quality + community-driven
◦a community gathering: group pricing available for 6+ people
◦a recording of these sessions will be sent to all participants to view for 5 days after each session of the seminar

………

Interactive Live Online Seminar

April 16 – 18, 2021
7:00am-11:00am MDT (Calgary time)
Daily: 45 minutes of yoga philosophy Q&A, 2.5 hours of asana, 45 minutes of pranayama

………

Registration

Early Bird Pricing on Until March 16, 2021
Visit: www.yogayyc.com/workshopsnews to register

Invite your community to join us. Group discount pricing available (for 6 people or more). Please contact us for details.
If you’ve been financially affected by the pandemic and require a subsidy, please contact us.

Time
Hours by Time Zone – Canada
6:00am-10:00am PDT (Victoria/Vancouver)
7:00am-11:00am MDT (Calgary/Edmonton)
8:00am-12:00pm CDT (Regina/Saskatoon)
8:00am-12:00pm CST (Winnipeg)
9:00am-1:00pm EDT (Toronto/Montreal)
11:00am-3:00pm ADT (Halifax/Moncton)
10:30am-2:30pm NDT (St. John’s)

Location
Your home via ZOOM

Long, uninterrupted, alert practice is the firm foundation for restraining the fluctuations.” ~ yogasutra I.XIV

Immerse yourself in a weekend of Puerto Vallarta retreat-style practice for recuperation, re-energizing and deepening your practice. This virtual gathering is designed to bring you the experience of an at home retreat with practice and reflection and with the guidance of expert teachers. An opportunity to disconnect from your daily life and focus on yourself. Experience the transformative effects of sustained practice.

View this video describing the benefits of this work.

○Asana, Pranayama & daily Sutra chanting
○For students with 1 year of regular practice in the Iyengar method or practitioners of an alternate method who would like to discover the Iyengar tradition
○This event will be recorded with a link will be sent to registered participants to view the retreat for 5 days after each session
○We ensure our virtual offerings are high-quality + community-driven

Friday, March 12 – Sunday, March 14

Friday | Restorative
7:00-9:00pm MST | 6:00-8:00pm PST

Saturday / Sunday | Asana & Pranayama
8:00-11:00am MST | 7:00-10:00am PST

Saturday / Sunday | Asana
4:00-6:00pm MST | 3:00-5:00pm PST

Times are listed for mountain standard time (MST) and pacific standard time (PST). Are you joining from outside of Alberta or British Columbia? Use this time zone converter for time zone information.

Registration
Register via Calgary Iyengar Yoga
If you’ve been financially affected by the pandemic and require a subsidy, please contact us.

Location
Your home via ZOOM

“Long, uninterrupted, alert practice is the firm foundation for restraining the fluctuations.” ~ yogasutra I.XIV

Week 1: Restoration, Recuperation & Foundations
Sunday July 4 – Friday July 9, 2021

+For beginner students who wish to discover yoga or,
+Those with some experience in the Iyengar method
+Practitioners of other methods of yoga and who wish to know the Iyengar method
+Practitioners seeking deep recuperation and restoration
+Those who have stopped practicing for a while and wish to take it up again

Week 2: Level 2-3-4 Practice Intensive
Monday July 12 – Sunday July 18, 2021

+Practitioners with more than 2 years of regular practice – Iyengar method
+Practitioners with a regular home practice who can hold sirsasana for 5 minutes with variations and sarvangasana for up to 10 minutes with variations

Full retreat details can be found here.

Join Sarah for a daily guided practice for 21 days each morning starting January 11, 2021.  This practice is open to all Iyengar practitioners with a minimum of one year’s experience in Iyengar yoga.

Going Deeper is a monthly 2.5 hour group practice for students who already do yoga regularly and who are interested in exploring the effect of practice more deeply. Practitioners need to be familiar enough with asana that they can make wise adaptations for themselves. There will be less focus on instruction while practicing and more on exploration. Louie Ettling will continue to lead this practice.

Book the dates:
Jan 29, Feb 26,, March 26, April 30, May 28, June 25, Aug 27, Sept 24, Oct 29, Nov 26
Classes are held on Friday, from 2:00 – 4:30 pm.
Please note that there are no sessions during the months of July and December.

Going Deeper is a monthly 2.5 hour group practice for students who already do yoga regularly and who are interested in exploring the effect of practice more deeply. Practitioners need to be familiar enough with asana that they can make wise adaptations for themselves. There will be less focus on instruction while practicing and more on exploration. Louie Ettling will continue to lead this practice.

Book the dates:
Jan 29, Feb 26,, March 26, April 30, May 28, June 25, Aug 27, Sept 24, Oct 29, Nov 26
Classes are held on Friday, from 2:00 – 4:30 pm.
Please note that there are no sessions during the months of July and December.

Going Deeper is a monthly 2.5 hour group practice for students who already do yoga regularly and who are interested in exploring the effect of practice more deeply. Practitioners need to be familiar enough with asana that they can make wise adaptations for themselves. There will be less focus on instruction while practicing and more on exploration. Louie Ettling will continue to lead this practice.

Book the dates:
Jan 29, Feb 26,, March 26, April 30, May 28, June 25, Aug 27, Sept 24, Oct 29, Nov 26
Classes are held on Friday, from 2:00 – 4:30 pm.
Please note that there are no sessions during the months of July and December.

Going Deeper is a monthly 2.5 hour group practice for students who already do yoga regularly and who are interested in exploring the effect of practice more deeply. Practitioners need to be familiar enough with asana that they can make wise adaptations for themselves. There will be less focus on instruction while practicing and more on exploration. Louie Ettling will continue to lead this practice.

Book the dates:
Jan 29, Feb 26,, March 26, April 30, May 28, June 25, Aug 27, Sept 24, Oct 29, Nov 26
Classes are held on Friday, from 2:00 – 4:30 pm.
Please note that there are no sessions during the months of July and December.

Going Deeper is a monthly 2.5 hour group practice for students who already do yoga regularly and who are interested in exploring the effect of practice more deeply. Practitioners need to be familiar enough with asana that they can make wise adaptations for themselves. There will be less focus on instruction while practicing and more on exploration. Louie Ettling will continue to lead this practice.

Book the dates:
Jan 29, Feb 26,, March 26, April 30, May 28, June 25, Aug 27, Sept 24, Oct 29, Nov 26
Classes are held on Friday, from 2:00 – 4:30 pm.
Please note that there are no sessions during the months of July and December.

Going Deeper is a monthly 2.5 hour group practice for students who already do yoga regularly and who are interested in exploring the effect of practice more deeply. Practitioners need to be familiar enough with asana that they can make wise adaptations for themselves. There will be less focus on instruction while practicing and more on exploration. Louie Ettling will continue to lead this practice.

Book the dates:
Jan 29, Feb 26,, March 26, April 30, May 28, June 25, Aug 27, Sept 24, Oct 29, Nov 26
Classes are held on Friday, from 2:00 – 4:30 pm.
Please note that there are no sessions during the months of July and December.

Going Deeper is a monthly 2.5 hour group practice for students who already do yoga regularly and who are interested in exploring the effect of practice more deeply. Practitioners need to be familiar enough with asana that they can make wise adaptations for themselves. There will be less focus on instruction while practicing and more on exploration. Louie Ettling will continue to lead this practice.

Book the dates:
Jan 29, Feb 26,, March 26, April 30, May 28, June 25, Aug 27, Sept 24, Oct 29, Nov 26
Classes are held on Friday, from 2:00 – 4:30 pm.
Please note that there are no sessions during the months of July and December.

Going Deeper is a monthly 2.5 hour group practice for students who already do yoga regularly and who are interested in exploring the effect of practice more deeply. Practitioners need to be familiar enough with asana that they can make wise adaptations for themselves. There will be less focus on instruction while practicing and more on exploration. Louie Ettling will continue to lead this practice.

Book the dates:
Jan 29, Feb 26,, March 26, April 30, May 28, June 25, Aug 27, Sept 24, Oct 29, Nov 26
Classes are held on Friday, from 2:00 – 4:30 pm.
Please note that there are no sessions during the months of July and December.

Going Deeper is a monthly 2.5 hour group practice for students who already do yoga regularly and who are interested in exploring the effect of practice more deeply. Practitioners need to be familiar enough with asana that they can make wise adaptations for themselves. There will be less focus on instruction while practicing and more on exploration. Louie Ettling will continue to lead this practice.

Book the dates:
Jan 29, Feb 26,, March 26, April 30, May 28, June 25, Aug 27, Sept 24, Oct 29, Nov 26
Classes are held on Friday, from 2:00 – 4:30 pm.
Please note that there are no sessions during the months of July and December.

Going Deeper is a monthly 2.5 hour group practice for students who already do yoga regularly and who are interested in exploring the effect of practice more deeply. Practitioners need to be familiar enough with asana that they can make wise adaptations for themselves. There will be less focus on instruction while practicing and more on exploration. Louie Ettling will continue to lead this practice.

Book the dates:
Jan 29, Feb 26,, March 26, April 30, May 28, June 25, Aug 27, Sept 24, Oct 29, Nov 26
Classes are held on Friday, from 2:00 – 4:30 pm.
Please note that there are no sessions during the months of July and December.

You are invited to join Prashant Iyengar for a practice to celebrate the anniversary of Guruji.

Registration: https://rimyi-online-classes.as.me/December2020

Please contact info@rimyi.org with questions.

 

Online Sessions with Abhijata Iyengar Dec 11-14

Dear All,

An invitation to join Abhijata Iyengar for a practice to celebrate the birth anniversary of Geeta Iyengar.

Please contact info@rimyi.org with questions.

“Approach the practice like a lab. a place you come to study.” -Eyal Shifroni

A weekend with Eyal Shifroni

  • study with a world-renowned teacher + author

  • deepen your understanding of yoga

  • deepen your practice

  • discover innovative + creatives ways to work with props

  • improve your alignment

Eyal Shifroni is a world-renowned senior Iyengar yoga teacher from Israel known for his innovative and creative use of props. an excellent opportunity for yoga practitioners and teachers of all traditions to study with the author of A Chair for Yoga, Props for Yoga, The Psychophysical Lab and most recently, Extended Chair for Yoga.

An incredible opportunity – not to be missed

  • all levels of students welcome

  • a recording of this event will be available for 5 days after each session

  • a set of notes of the sequences will be distributed to registrants after the workshop

  • we ensure our virtual offerings are high-quality + community-driven

Interactive live online workshop

January 22-25, 2021
10am-12:30pm MST each day

Eyal has been practicing since 1978 and teaching Iyengar Yoga since 1985. He directs the Iyengar Yoga Center of Zichron-Ya’akov in Israel and conducts Yoga workshops in Israel and around the world. As one of the most senior teachers in Israel, Eyal is active in the IYAI (Iyengar Yoga Association of Israel). He conducts teacher training courses and for many years took an active part in the assessment of new teachers.

Registration
Register via www.yogayyc.com

Hours by Time Zone – Canada
9:00am-11:30am PDT (Victoria/Vancouver)
10:00am-12:30pm MDT (Calgary/Edmonton)
10:00am-12:30pm CST (Regina/Saskatoon)
11:00am-1:30pm CDT (Winnipeg)
12:00pm-2:30pm EDT (Toronto/Montreal)
1:00pm-3:30pm ADT (Halifax/Moncton)
1:30pm-4:00pm NDT (St. John’s)

Location
Your home via ZOOM

Join CIY for the holidays!
Add some sparkle to your holidays by unwrapping 8 unique daily themed practices.

Date + Daily Times
December 24 – January 1 [no class December 25]

8:30-10:30am PST
9:30-11:30am MST
11:30am-1:30pm EST

Online via Zoom
In-person TBD (MST)
A recording of each session will be sent to those registered, available for 3 days.

All levels of students and teachers are welcome! Please invite your friends and family to join us.

A special invitation
8 days of yoga for $29 or $15 for each session
Complimentary for all autopay members + monthly pass holders (please sign up ahead of time)

Schedule
Thursday, December 24
Holiday Breathe + Restore with Deanna
Unwind tensions and let go of stress and strain with recuperative practice and pranayama.

Saturday, December 26
Detox Practice with Deanna
Cleanse, invigorate and recharge with standing poses and inversions.

Sunday, December 27
Tractions + Openings with Sharoni + Yvonne
Special sequences for flexibility, strength and endurance that realign the body and wake up stiff, weak and sore areas intelligently.

Monday, December 28
Salute the Sun with Deanna
Sun salutations, jumpings and other linked sequences. A vibrant practice to energize.

Tuesday, December 29
Core + Balance with Sharoni + Usher
True core stability for strength and organic health and playful exploration of arm balances.

Wednesday, December 30
Move Forward + Twist with Janet
Open the body and kindle the digestive fire through the art of twists.

Thursday, December 31
Open to the New Year with Sharoni
A powerful and uplifting backbends practice.

Friday, January 1
New Year’s Day Puja + Practice with Sharoni
Celebratory practice to bring in the New Year.

Our first Virtual AGM to be held on November 8th, 3-5pm EST. Please log into Members Documents; IYAC Webinar link and Zoom FAQ for more information. For further assistance, please email info@iyengaryogacanada.com

Join this All Levels Online workshop with Louie Ettling, senior Iyengar yoga teacher.  This is a 2 day workshop. October 3 & 4, 2020. 9am – 11 am and 3pm to 5pm on both days(8 hours total).  Recording of the workshop will be made available for all registrants after the workshop for 7 days.

Louie is a founding member of The Yoga Space in Vancouver, home to a community of dedicated practitioners, with an active membership program. Louie continues to support yoga practice through weekly and now also virtual classes, workshops and retreats. She serves on the professional development committee of IYAC. Louie believes that regular ongoing practice is key for anyone who is passionate about sharing the gifts of yoga. She supports independent thinking in those she guides and believes that yoga can make a difference to the life of an individual and therefore to communities.

2020 Intensive for Certified Iyengar Yoga Teachers (and apprentices who have completed at least 2 years with a mentor)

Aug 10 – 14, 2020
with Ann Kilbertus and Louie Ettling
$199 + GST On line Everyday 12:30 – 3 PM!

“…this ashtanga Yoga develops the practitioners with perfect action mingled with mature intelligence which in turn brings humbleness in the practitioners to see all evenly and treat all equally”
—BKS Iyengar Astadala Yogamala v.8

Join Ann Kilbertus and Louie Ettling for this week long virtual experience. Louie and Ann attended the session in December 2019 with Abhijata and Prashant Iyengar where a new approach to the way we train and evaluate teachers was a main focus.

This tradition of summer intensives for teachers was started decades ago at the YMCA with Shirley Daventry French. It has involved and supported the practice of many Canadian teachers over the last 30 years.

This year, because of the pandemic, we are continuing the tradition virtually.
Each day we will practice, teach each other and reflect upon Yoga in today’s world.
We invite you to join us for this unique opportunity to explore Ashtanga Yoga!

Registration is NOW OPEN

LOUIE ETTLING and ANN KILBERTUS are experienced Canadian teachers who started their studies of Iyengar Yoga in the early 80’s. They have travelled to Pune regularly since the 90’s and continue to be involved in the mentorship and assessment of teachers across Canada.

Eyal Shifroni is a world-renowned senior Iyengar yoga teacher from Israel known for his innovative and creative use of props. An excellent opportunity for yoga practitioners and teachers of all traditions to study with the author of A Chair for Yoga, Props for Yoga and most recently, The Psychophysical Lab. An incredible opportunity – not to be missed.

Eyal has been practicing since 1978 and teaching Iyengar Yoga since 1985. He directs the Iyengar Yoga Center of Zichron-Ya’akov in Israel and conducts Yoga workshops in Israel and around the world. As one of the most senior teachers in Israel, Eyal is active in the IYAI (Iyengar Yoga Association of Israel). He conducts teacher training courses and takes an active part in the assessment of new teachers.

Date
Friday, July 31 – Monday, August 3
10:00am-12:30pm MDT each day

Cost
$240+gst
If you’ve been financially affected by the pandemic and require a subsidy, please contact us.

This workshop will be recorded and a link will be sent to registered participants to view the workshop online for four days after each session.

Preview-to-Puerto Vallarta Retreat | Level 2 Live Online Weekend Retreat with Ty & Sharoni

Immerse yourself in a weekend of PV retreat-style practice intensive for recuperation, re-energizing and deepening your practice.

For practitioners with at least 1 year of regular practice in the Iyengar method or serious practitioners of an alternate method who would like to discover the Iyengar tradition.

September 11-13

Friday | Restorative
7:00-9:00pm MDT | 6:00-8:00pm PST

Saturday / Sunday | Asana & Pranayama
8:00-11:00am MDT | 7:00-10:00am PST

Saturday / Sunday | Asana
4:00-6:00pm MDT | 3:00-5:00pm PST

$240+gst (CIY annual members receive 10% off)
If you’ve been financially affected by the pandemic and require a subsidy, please contact us.

*please note, workshops are subject to a 10% cancellation fee or credit on account

Are you busy during the retreat times? Good news! This virtual retreat will be recorded and a link will be sent to registered participants to view the retreat for 4 days after each session.

BKS Iyengar wrote “Practice with Love, live in it and labour in it and laugh at failures”.
Let us do just that this Labour Day weekend, as we launch back into the routines of the Fall.

Our practice continues! Let’s use preparations and asana from earlier syllabi to help us practice the Intermediate Senior I asana. Each workshop will explore different content, so no worries if you missed the December and January sessions.

 

 

 

Join Senior Iyengar yoga teacher, Ty Chandler from Victoria, BC as we explore the discipline of freedom through the inspired teachings of Iyengar yoga. Ty is known for her strong, precise teaching and her warm, encouraging style. She blends physically demanding asana work with clear verbal instruction, yet supports students to stay connected to their own experience. Open to students who have at least one year of Iyengar yoga experience and are able to set up props for Shoulderstand.

1 Complimentary Guided Hike (Fri)

11 hours of Yoga

3 days in magical Fernie

Unbound Curiosity

Explore the landscape of yourself in the mountains and on your mat.  Foster a sense of curiosity that will both enliven and deepen your practice.

Fernie, BC

Aug 14-16 (times tbc)

Soar Studios

$275 incl gst

For details and to register contact Sam @

250.946.6171 or

Samlloyd.yoga@gmail.com

Fay Gascho and Whitney Lord are hosting a TWO-DAY intensive with SENIOR IYENGAR YOGA teacher, MARLENE MAWHINNEY in St. Jacob’s, Ontario. The session is a multi-level class, and some yoga experience is required.  Fay and Whitney will be assisting in the workshop, too.  We had 50 participants last year, and have decided to cap the workshop at 45! Contact Fay or Whitney for more information.

Itinerary:

Day One: Saturday, March 14th 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  

Day Two: Sunday, March 15th 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

 

This five day practice intensive is primarily for students of Iyengar Yoga who want to deepen their practice and explore the work of BKS Iyengar. The daily schedule of 9:00 – 1:00 allows time to delve into the many aspects of practice.  Asana, pranayama and philosophy will be interwoven through the course of each morning and over the five days.

A bonfire/ lobster boil on Friday evening ( weather permitting) will provide an opportunity to meet and greet your fellow yogis . A catered Indian lunch will be offered on Sunday.

This ten hour workshop will be hosted by Yogaview in Tracadie , N.S. This is Krisna’s first visit to the east coast and it certainly won’t be her last. Krisna’s teaching is clear, insightful and inspiring.

A seminar for certified Iyengar yoga teachers and Iyengar yoga teacher trainees.

Jawahar Bangera studied yoga under Yogacharya BKS Iyengar’s guidance for more than 30 years and accompanied him on many of his workshops around the world.

Jawahar runs two centres in Mumbai, travels the world giving workshops, and is a trustee of the Light on Yoga Research Trust.

Friday, April 3 & Saturday, April 4

Friday 6:00-9:00pm | Saturday 9:00am-1:00pm, 2:00-5:00pm

Early Bird Pricing: $259+gst until March 1 (use promo code: EARLYTT)
After March 1: $289+gst

Embark on an intimate week of practice & reflection with the guidance of expert teachers. Retreats are an opportunity to disconnect from your daily life and focus on yourself in an enriching and supportive environment. Enjoy the camaraderie of fellow practitioners, fresh, healthy meals and the beauty of the surroundings to inspire you.

Week 2: Level 1-2
Saturday, March 7 – Saturday March 14, 2020

+Practitioners with at least 1 year of regular practice – Iyengar method
+Serious practitioners of an alternate method who would like to discover the Iyengar tradition

Embark on an intimate week of practice & reflection with the guidance of expert teachers. Retreats are an opportunity to disconnect from your daily life and focus on yourself in an enriching and supportive environment. Enjoy the camaraderie of fellow practitioners, fresh, healthy meals and the beauty of the surroundings to inspire you.

Week 3: Level 2,3,4
Saturday, March 14 – Saturday March 21, 2020

+Practitioners with more than 2 years of regular practice – Iyengar method
+Practitioners with a regular home practice who can hold sirsasana for 5 minutes with variations and sarvangasana for up to 10 minutes with variations

Rhythm, pacing and focus in practice will guide participants in making connections among different asana as well as between asana and pranayama.

The Vancouver community is pleased to be host to Ann Kilbertus June 12-14, with teacher training June 15, 2020. Ann is certified at the Intermediate Senior III level. She started practising yoga in this tradition in 1984, and began teaching in 1988. Her frist trip to Pune was in 1992 and she has returned very regularly to study with the Iyengar family, her last visit was December 2019. Ann teaches with warmth, clarity and energy!

8 Days of Yoga: Special Themed Holiday Practices

Join us over the holidays for practice and community. These sessions are for all levels of student. Bring your out-of-town guests to join us!

Register for individual days or all 8.

10am – Noon | $30+gst per class | $200+gst for 8 days

Dec 24: Holiday Breathe + Restore with Sharoni + Janet
Step back from holiday busy-ness and nurture yourself. Unwind tensions and let go of stress and strain with recuperative practice and pranayama

Dec 26: Detox Practice with Sharoni + Inga
Cleanse, invigorate and recharge with standing poses and inversions.

Dec 27: Tractions + Openings with Sharoni + Yvonne
Special sequences for flexibility, strength and endurance that realign the body and wake up stiff, weak and sore areas intelligently.

Dec 28: Core + Balance with Sharoni + Maureen
True core stability for strength and organic health and playful exploration of arm balances.

Dec 29: Salute the Sun with Sharoni + Deanna
Sun salutations, jumpings and other linked sequences- a vibrant practice to energize.

Dec 30: Move Forward + Twist with Sharoni + Janet
Open the body and kindle the digestive fire through the art of twists.

Dec 31: Open to the New Year with Sharoni + Inga
A powerful and uplifting backbends practice.

Jan 1: New Year’s Day Puja, Practice + Chai with Sharoni + Deanna
Celebratory practice to bring in the New Year.

Annual retreat on at the Saltspring Centre on Saltspring Island, B.C. with Leslie Hogya and Wendy Boyer

For details, visit www.iyengaryogacentre.ca

Two opportunities to learn from Jawahar Bangera, long-time student and disciple of BKS Iyengar, at Kelowna Yoga House. Weekend Seminar from March 27 through March 29, 2020 or Intensive Seminar from March 27 through March 31, 2020.

Do you have an easy “seat”? Or are your hip muscles holding you back? Hip external rotation is integral to yoga asana, including fundamental sitting poses from Sukhasana to Padmasana. In this workshop, we’ll strengthen and stretch target muscles to go deeper in hip-opening poses—while safeguarding your knees and ankles. If you hold tension in your hips, this workshop is for you!

Participants should have approximately one year of yoga experience and no major injuries.

Summer’s Here! On the cusp of solstice, we’ll weave the concept of the gunas into a practice that will help keep you cool this summer. Playing with the gunas in our practice is a bit like embracing our inner Goldilocks…

Not too hot (rajas)

Not too cold (tamas)

But…Just Right (sattva)

Ride, paddle, hike, road trip, gardening, book and beach time – whatever your plans, this workshop will help keep you balanced this summer. Leave with a simple, accessible and practical practice that you can do anywhere to help you stay cool in the heat, calm in the crowds, and have the energy to go when adventure calls!

In this session we will explore some of the more unusual and challenging postures done in the ropes. We will go beyond the standard rope work we get to do in a regular class or in a rope workshop designed for all levels of students. Participants need to be injury-free and familiar with basic rope work already (such as dog pose in the ropes with feet on floor as well as with feet higher up on the wall, and with headstand in the ropes). The workshop is limited to 22 students.

Parivrtta means turning or revolving, so come explore and experience the many benefits of practicing the revolving poses. “Squeeze & soak” in twists to wring-out toxins, revitalize organs, relieve backaches, and shoulder stiffness. Twisting is fun way to release tension.

All levels welcome, but not recommended during pregnancy or menstruation.

Why do phrases like “sticking your neck out” or ” carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders” exist in our language? Could it be because we tend to tense the neck and shoulder area habitually and then forget how to release them? In this workshop we will explore the neck and shoulder zone and practice ways to free them.

In Iyengar yoga, poses using the ropes are referred to as yoga Kurunta. Kuranti is a puppet, a doll made of wood. In yoga Kurunta one learns to manipulate oneself in the various yoga postures by means of a suspended rope as if one were a puppet. Here the puppeteer and the puppet are one, performing their own puppet show. Performing yogasanas (yoga poses) with the aid of a rope has many advantages. Due to the rope movement the spine becomes supple and even difficult asanas can be done easily and safely. Please bring a pair of gym (short finger type) gloves with you if you have some. This workshop is limited to 30 people.

Going Deeper is a monthly 2-hour class for students who are registered in weekly Iyengar yoga classes and who are interested in exploring the practice more deeply. Students need to be stable in headstand (at the wall is fine) and shoulder stand (an adapted shoulder stand is also fine).

Going Deeper is a monthly 3-hour class for students who are registered in weekly Iyengar yoga classes and who are interested in exploring the practice more deeply. Students need to be stable in headstand (at the wall is fine) and shoulder stand (an adapted shoulder stand is also fine).

Going Deeper is a monthly 3-hour class for students who are registered in weekly Iyengar yoga classes and who are interested in exploring the practice more deeply. Students need to be stable in headstand (at the wall is fine) and shoulder stand (an adapted shoulder stand is also fine).

Going Deeper is a monthly 3-hour class for students who are registered in weekly Iyengar yoga classes and who are interested in exploring the practice more deeply. Students need to be stable in headstand (at the wall is fine) and shoulder stand (an adapted shoulder stand is also fine).

Going Deeper is a monthly 3-hour class for students who are registered in weekly Iyengar yoga classes and who are interested in exploring the practice more deeply. Students need to be stable in headstand (at the wall is fine) and shoulder stand (an adapted shoulder stand is also fine).

Going Deeper is a monthly 3-hour class for students who are registered in weekly Iyengar yoga classes and who are interested in exploring the practice more deeply. Students need to be stable in headstand (at the wall is fine) and shoulder stand (an adapted shoulder stand is also fine).

Going Deeper is a monthly 3-hour class for students who are registered in weekly Iyengar yoga classes and who are interested in exploring the practice more deeply. Students need to be stable in headstand (at the wall is fine) and shoulder stand (an adapted shoulder stand is also fine).

The United Nations declared June 21 to be the International Day of Yoga and at The Yoga Space we practice with, and in, our community. Join us at Prince Edward Park (between 21st and 22nd and between Sophia and Prince Edward in the Fraser-Main area). In honour of International Day of Yoga, the Iyengar Institute in Pune, India distributed practice sequences. We join the global Iyengar yoga community in practicing one of the sequences together. Come join us (and hope for sun)!

Sunday, June 28, 2020, 10-11:30am

Prince Edward Park, Vancouver, BC

Two opportunities to learn from Jawahar Bangera, long time student and disciple of BKS Iyengar, at Kelowna Yoga House. Weekend Seminar is March 27 through March 29, 2020 and Intensive Seminar is March 27 through March 31, 2020.

Weekend workshop with Krisna Zawaduk intended to deepen both the understanding of effort and the experience of joy in more demanding yogasanas. How can we approach their challenge with maturity, integrity and light-hearted curiosity? Join Krisna in an energetic and thoughtful exploration of the junior intermediate syllabus.

Prana Yoga Studio is pleased to host another weekend workshop with our esteemed teacher, Louie Ettling.   The workshop is open to Level 2 and higher Iyengar students and will be limited to 30 participants.

$250 plus GST

In the past, if a teacher was short of hours when applying for teacher membership, the ECC/CCE Exceptional Circumstances Committee/Comité des circonstances exceptionnelles had to follow up with a phone call or email about the missing hours.

This process will change for the next renewal period in January 2020. If you foresee that you will not be able to complete the minimum 50 Professional Development hours and/or 50 Teaching hours due to illness, life circumstances, geographical location, etc., please contact us by November 15 to request an “exceptional circumstances” review.

For more information, you can refer to the letter sent by email on Sept 12th.

Pour la version française, cliquez. ici

 

Yoga for emotional health is a workshop to lift your spirits. For those times when you’re feeling down it’s good to know you can do some yoga postures that’ll bring that feeling of life back.

Summer coming to an end leaving you feeling blue, just one of those days, forgot you were happy, feeling sad, suffering from grief?  Yoga for Emotional Health can help. Change the chemical imbalance in you, move from the tamasic state (darkness, ignorance) towards the sattvic state (illuminating, pure, good, balanced).

Even if you’re feeling good at this moment there may come a day when you’re just not up to facing the world and it’s good to know you can rely on yogasanas to get you back on track.

Join certified Iyengar yoga teacher Tim Ruddy for this three hour workshop to increase the number of happy cells in you.

Planet Yoga: 413-4035 Saint-Ambroise, Montréal Québec H4C 2E1 514-473-6530.

Who can attend: All who are willing to learn with at least 6 months of regular Iyengar Yoga practice. 

Ways to pay:

Cash on site.
Send cheque payable to Tim Ruddy to mailing address: 767 rue du Couvent Montréal Québec H4C 2R5
Send email money transfer to the organizer.

Father Joe, a renowned senior Iyengar yoga teacher. He has said that Mother Teresa is his left hand and Yogacharya BKS Iyengar his right. Fr. Joe has a way of weaving spiritual teachings into practice, drawing the listener into a meditative mind with his deeply soothing voice. This is classical Iyengar yoga with compassion. Fr. Joe also shares with us his yoga work in support of addiction recovery. This weekend includes asana and pranayama and promises to be inspiring and deeply restorative.

You must bring your own yoga props
Mat, 2 blocks, 2 belts, 3 blankets, one bolster (some props may be available on advance request)

There are many BnBs on Salt Spring, The Lion’s Hall is near Ganges Village

When: September 20th – 22nd
Friday 7 to 9 PM
Saturday 9 to 12 and 3 to 5 PM
Sunday 10 to 1 PM

Where: Lion’s Club, Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada
Cost: $270.00
Register: Leigh Anne Milne, leigh@sadhanayoga.ca

Introduction II / Intermédiaire Junior 2

Montréal
en français

Come play on your mat in the beautiful East Kootenay mountain town of Fernie, BC with Sam Lloyd, Sr Iyengar yoga teacher.  

Playful, informed Yoga for all levels of curious students.

*Complimentary escorted hike on Friday.

$250 tx incl.

Friday: *(hike 10:30am) 6:30-8:30

Saturday: 11:30-2:30 & 4-6

Sunday: 9-noon

 

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Well, I accidentally hit the Save button by accident.

The theme surpasses “excellent.”

And the quality of the theme is only surpassed by the most excellent support that AJ provides via the “Discussion on Total – Responsive Multi-Purpose WordPress Theme.” He works long, hard hours (too hard, I’d say), goes way out of his way to answer all questions in great detail every single day, and has great grace with and patience for all, including and especially those of us who are new to WordPress and have had to learn, with his help, how to crawl and to stand before we could walk. I don’t know what I would have done without his help.

I’d give it twenty stars, instead of the maximum of five, if I could.

This is the best Wordpress theme I’ve used so far – and I’ve used many.

It is flexible, intuitive and allows me to easily create great page designs. There are plenty of fonts and unlimited color choice (including transparency), and I can select different backgrounds for different pages (which is not possible on most themes). The various page elements provide plenty of options for displaying content in the clearest possible way.

I’m grateful to have finally found a powerful theme that works well.

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