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Back Extensions with Carolyn Belko

August 2, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - August 4, 2019 @ 1:30 pm

3-Day Workshop with Carolyn Belko

August 2 – 4th

Friday 2-5: Teacher Education (Optional)

Then 6 – 8 pm:  Asana Workshop (Session 1)

Saturday 1 – 4 pm: Asana Workshop (Session 2)

Saturday 4:30 – 5:30 pm: Free talk (Open to all)

Sunday 9 – 2 pm: Pranayama 9 – 10:30 am, + Asana 11-2 pm Asana (Session 3)

Connecting with the Unknown through Back Extensions

Connecting with the posterior body brings inner awareness and receptivity which are required in the practice of Yoga. When we delve into the known – the body – through inner awareness and receptivity, we may get a glimpse into the unknown – the soul. Backbends such as Salabasana (locust) Ustrasana (camel) and Urdhva Danurasana (bow) are a key way to connect with the posterior body and bring forth this connection to our true selves.

In this weekend-long intensive, Carolyn will bring forth actions and sequences that harness the inner power of backbend practices. Through asana and pranayama, participants will understand the sensations and actions required to bring confidence and stability in all types of backbends.

The weekend is opportunity to dive into the heart of Iyengar Yoga with one of California’s most experienced Iyengar Yoga teachers. It is open to students with at least 1 year experience practicing Iyengar Yoga.

Participants should plan to register for all three sessions of the workshop. The teacher education and free talk are optional.

Space will be limited, so please register early.


Free talk: Karma Yoga and the Path of a Seeker

Karma Yoga is the Path of Action that we walk in life. In this free talk, Carolyn will discuss the definition and effects of the Karma Yoga that we experience as sadhakas (seekers). She will outline how we can make steps towards the practice of Karma Yoga in our daily life.

This free talk is open to our entire community and anyone interested in deepening their connection to Yoga.


Teacher Education: Creating a bridge

Teacher education will focus on knowledge of asana that bridges between the Introductory and Junior levels.

Each asana has its own essence that should be presented systematically in our yoga practice. We will look at specific asana and the way they connect together as a means to understand how to evolve our own teaching.

Open to all teachers at all levels, including teachers-in-training. This is a continuation of the exploration we began last year. Newcomers are welcome!


Full weekend = $210

Full weekend + teacher-education module = $260

Drop-ins are welcome as space allows

Teacher-education: $75 This module is open to all yoga teachers at all levels, including teachers-in-training
Session 1: Friday  $50
Session 2: Saturday  $75
Session 3: Sunday  $115


Please register early.  Space will be limited!  Currently there are only 5 spaces left.

Question about how to register?  Just email us



About the Instructor:

Carolyn Belko is a devoted pupil of B. K .S. Iyengar. With his blessings she opened the Iyengar Yoga Center of North County in Encinitas, near San Diego California. Carolyn shares yoga succinctly and with enthusiasm. Her application of the art of sequencing coupled with devotion guides students on a steady path. The clarity of the practical philosophy of Iyengar Yoga shines through her classes. She has been training teachers throughout the west and has been staff of the IYA-Southern California training program since 1997.

A leader in the community, Carolyn is one of few to conduct Iyengar Yoga Therapeutics classes. She serves as a volunteer assessor for certification of Iyengar Yoga Teachers across the nation.

Carolyn has been to RIMYI to study at the source regularly, and has received Senior Int. III Certification from Guruji. Immersion in study and art of yoga began for her at the Centre de Yoga Iyengar de Paris, France, where she trained with Faeq Biria, and started teaching.


August 2, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
August 4, 2019 @ 1:30 pm


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Early Bird Price
$199 for the full weekend
Regular Price
$210 for the full weekend