Have you ever thought about what makes Iyengar Yoga unique? In this workshop we will focus our attention on how BKS Iyengar developed his approach to yoga over his decades of personal practice and teaching. We will watch a few clips of BKS Iyengar and his children, Prashant and Geeta, teaching, and take inspiration from their ways of giving instructions, their ways of referring to the elements (earth, water, fire, air, space) in the asanas, and their ways of helping students bring the breath and mind into the practice of asana.
This workshop is appropriate for those with at least 6 months of experience doing yoga. During our afternoon together, we will do all different kinds of poses, including standing and inversions. Come prepared to work hard and also to enhance your insight into what gives the yoga of BKS Iyengar its special qualities.
This workshop is part of the membership drive for our national Iyengar Yoga association. It is free to anyone who becomes a member of IYNAUS, the Iyengar Yoga National Association of the United States, or who renews their current membership. If you are not yet a member of IYNAUS, join today at iynaus.org. If you are already an IYNAUS member, that is great – you can come to the workshop for free, but be sure to renew!!!
While this workshop is free, you must become a member of IYNAUS to participate. Become one today!
Space is limited to 25 participants, so please pre-register.
Please bring your copy of your current IYNAUS membership receipt along to the workshop as proof of payment. Or, come at least fifteen minutes early and sign up for IYNAUS membership at the studio on the day of the workshop.
IYNAUS is the Iyengar Yoga National Association of the United States, our not-for-profit organization responsible for promoting the art, science and philosophy of yoga according to the teachings of B. K. S. Iyengar in the United States.
As a member of IYNAUS, you will receive monthly emails offering information to help with your practice; you will become connected to and receive news about the Iyengar Yoga community nationally and internationally; and you will support the growth of the Iyengar Yoga tradition. IYNAUS has many functions – it provides guidelines for training teachers, holds annual certification assessments, and maintains a code of ethics for its teachers. It also produces a biannual magazine, sponsors conventions, conferences, and continuing education workshops, operates a store, maintains an archive of Iyengar Yoga materials and publishes a national directory of Certified Teachers.
Membership in IYNAUS starts at $75, or $100 if you also join our regional association, the Iyengar Yoga Association of Northern California, which gains you additional benefits at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco.