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Muscular Strength versus Functional Strength with Janet Macleod
August 21, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Adeline Yoga is honored to welcome our teacher of teachers!
Muscular Strength versus Functional Strength
Saturday, August 21st 2 – 4:30 pm PST
A Benefit Workshop for Adeline Yoga’s Yoga Blessings Fund
When I started teaching yoga many moons ago, Mr. Universe walked into my class. I saw all these muscles and I thought he would be able to hold the asanas forever. That was not true! In that class I learned the difference between muscular and functional strength.
To be able to have access to the strength of the legs, the hips need to be open – hamstrings, adductors, rotators and quadriceps. In this workshop, I will teach a variety of asanas to open the hips so that you can discover how delightful the asana can be – even increasing your ability to use your legs to hold the poses a little longer than you may be used to. We will do explore the positive effects of this work on standing poses, backbends and inversions.
Recommended: One year of consistent study with a Certified Iyengar Yoga teacher
Please consider attending this online workshop – good for you and good for the Yoga Blessings Fund – it is a benefit workshop!
We will send the recording to everyone who is pre-registered for the workshop. The recording will be valid for 30 days.
Suggested donation: $60
Make a donation at any level via Paypal here – ((at least one hour before)) – and we will register you.
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.
Paypal link: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/adelineyoga
This workshop will be held online via Zoom. You will be able to talk to Janet – and her to you. It’s fun!
One hour before class, the zoom link will be sent to everyone who is registered. Check out our tips for preparing for your Zoom class.
Not Attending? Donate to the program using this link
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
Janet MacLeod began studying yoga in London during the late 1970’s and continues to study with the Iyengar family both in the West and in India. She has been a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher (CIYT) since 1983.
She teaches ongoing classes at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco (IYISF) and is also an assessor for the National Certification Committee. This provides her with a deep understanding of Iyengar Yoga.
Born on the Isle of Skye, Scotland, Janet has travelled to many parts of the world offering workshops and retreats. She has also 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 where 850 students studied 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.
ABOUT THE YOGA BLESSINGS FUND:
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.
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