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Moving into Backbends with Ease with Janet Macleod

April 11, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Adeline Yoga is honored to welcome our teacher of teachers!

Saturday, April 11, 2 – 4:30 pm

Moving Into Backbends with Ease

A Benefit Workshop for Adeline Yoga’s Yoga Blessings Fund

With the way everyone is feeling these days, a backbend practice is PERFECT!!

Psychologically, these postures give you confidence to face what is going on in the world. Physically, they open you up. Having to stay at home,  many feel kind of stuck and these poses definitely are an antidote. Janet will sequence the class in such a way that the  back ends will feel relatively ‘easy’.

Please consider attending this online workshop – good for you and good for the Yoga Blessings Fund  – it is a benefit workshop!

Suggested Donation – $60.00.  Pay whatever feels comfortable to you.

This class is appropriate for all levels of students with at least 6 months of consistent yoga practice

To participate, you must register at least an hour before the workshop.


How to register?

If you donate at any level – at least one hour before the class – we will register you.  Suggested rate: $60.  You can pay more or less according to your means.

Use this pay-pal link to make your donation

or pay the full $60 through our normal MBO registration process here.

All proceeds from this workshop will go to the Yoga Blessings Scholarship Fund to support our students during this time.

Donate for yourself or for others to attend.

To participate, you must register at least an hour before the workshop.

This workshop will be held online via Zoom.  You will be able to talk to Janet – and her to you.  Its fun!
To get ready, 15 minutes before class, a zoom link will be sent to everyone who donated and/or registered.  Check out our tips for preparing for your Zoom class.




Not Attending?  Donate to the program using this link

If you want to make your own yoga chair for this class and other practices, learn here.


Janet MacLeod began studying yoga in the late 1970’s in London. She became a Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor in 1983 and has continued to study since then with the Iyengar family both in the West and in India. She teaches ongoing classes at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco (IYISF); is on the faculty of the teacher training program there; is an assessor for the National Certification of yoga instructors; and conducts workshops and retreats worldwide. As well as teaching all over the US, Janet has taught in Mexico, Cuba, Brazil, Morocco, Italy, Germany, Spain, Denmark, Finland, Japan and Scotland. Recently, she taught at the Yoga Journal Conference in San Francisco. Before devoting herself to teaching exclusively, Janet was the Program Director at IYISF. In 2001 she co-chaired the National Iyengar Yoga Conference in Pasadena for 850 students studying under Geeta S. Iyengar (BKS Iyengar’s daughter). Her style of teaching is faithful to the ancient tradition of yoga, but is infused with love and light.

Janet believes in sharing the joy that she has found in yoga with all who come in contact with her. This along with the technical skills she has accumulated over many years of personal practice, study and teaching make her a much sought after teacher wherever she goes.  Find out more about Janet at her website:


Adeline Yoga is committed to supporting diversity in our yoga community and social justice. The Yoga Blessings Fund is a scholarship program that encourages participation in Iyengar Yoga at Adeline Yoga. The Fund offers partial and full scholarships for nearly any class or workshop. It primarily focuses on deep studies programs such as Yoga for Life and teacher training opportunities including Sadhana Studies.


We established this fund in 2012 for several reasons:

  • to provide access and support to people who come from backgrounds that are not well represented in most yoga studios
  • to support current students if they lose a job or experience financial hardship
  • to support those who want a deeper yoga education, but cannot afford the entire cost of longer programs
  • to support newer students who cannot attend the community classes due to their schedule.

Scholarships in the Yoga Blessing Fund are not based solely on need. We are committed to broadening access to yoga by encouraging practitioners who come from backgrounds that are not well represented in most yoga studios, or who come from communities that might be less familiar with the benefits of a yoga practice. These scholarships are an invitation to participate. Students of color, those living with disabilities or who identify as LGBTQ are especially encouraged to inquire about this opportunity.


The Yoga Blessings Fund is one part of a comprehensive approach to accessibility and community engagement.  For example, we have 3 sliding-scale community classes every week, social justice programming including a teachers group and speaker series, and an active workstudy program.


Our Yoga Blessings fund is the scholarship arm of our social justice initiatives. 

It is administered according to:

  • Financial need. Financial need is defined as the inability to pay the full tuition fee for the program, based on an individual’s total financial situation (This should include assets and cash flow).
  • Currently enrolled students of Adeline Yoga.
  • Under-represented populations at the studio/Iyengar yoga.


The Yoga Blessings program is funded in three ways:

  • Income from overall studio sales.
  • Current students donate classes and money.
  • Fundraising events such as this.

For more details, email


April 11, 2020
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm


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$60 suggested donation