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Honoring BKS Iyengar: Lotus Pose with Anneke Faas

August 20, 2023 @ 12:45 pm - 3:14 pm

Honoring BKS Iyengar: Lotus Pose

Sunday, August 20th: 12:45 – 3:15 pm PST

In-person with option to join via livestream

with Anneke Faas

Padmasana, also known as the Lotus Pose, is the supreme seat for meditation. It is associated with calmness, focus, and spiritual growth. Practicing this pose on August 20 is important! It marks nine years since the passing of BKS Iyengar.

We will use this time to explore BKS Iyengar’s contributions to the field of yoga. The lotus holds an important place in the yoga tradition as a symbol of prosperity and serenity. And, it was of the asanas that BKS Iyengar emphasized because of the way it opens the hips and clears the mind. Padmasana invites us to pay careful attention to each joint of the lower body, opening the energy centers in the body, promote stability and providing an aid to deepen meditation.

Join Anneke on this very special Sunday to honor the teachings of BKS Iyengar and practice this auspicious pose. Anneke will introduce ways to safely approach working with the hips, knees and ankles through a fun practice of poses that feature padmasana.

This workshop is geared towards students with at least one year of study in Iyengar yoga. Prior experience with padmasana is NOT required.

The workshop will be held in person at Adeline Yoga Studio in Berkeley, CA.  OR signup to stream the workshop live.  All participants will receive the recording.

If you plan on joining remotely please indicate in the notes section when signing up.


$45 – Early Bird Special – register by August 6th  and save $10

$55 per person

Includes a recording you can use for 30 days!


One hour prior to the workshop you will receive a unique zoom log-in and specific instructions.

First time on Zoom with us? Check out our tip sheet! Our tips will help you get ready for your first class with us.

You can find out more about our Live Online Programming here


Anneke Faas(she/her) is a certified Iyengar yoga instructor and Certified Yoga Therapist (c-IAYT). She became a devoted practitioner at the age of 14, and a yoga teacher in college. Yoga continues to support her through many stages of life. Anneke has a knack for relating yoga to everyday living – using it as a tool to bring balance and meaning to students’ lives. As a teacher, Anneke has a warm presence and directs her classes with ease and careful focus. Beginners love Anneke’s fun classes! Her love of yoga philosophy and chanting shines through in her work with intermediate classes. She also offers expertise to pregnant and post-natal mothers. Anneke loves being in nature with her family. You will find her camping in the mountains with her children, or playing in the ocean during her free time.


August 20, 2023
12:45 pm - 3:14 pm


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