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Teacher’s Practice: Specific Conditions & Creative Solutions

May 20, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Teacher’s Practice: Specific Conditions & Creative Solutions

From day one, Iyengar teachers are taught asana modifications that can help us on our yoga journey.  But, it isn’t always easy to pull out the right tool at the right time – especially in the middle of a regular class.  This series will give you tools for investigation that you can draw upon when you need it most.

This series is designed to address the needs of teachers and teachers-in-training who want to develop their skills and practice in community.  Each class will start with a structured approach to the given theme and then go into individual, partnered and group exercises to help progress your skills as a teacher.

Each class will be structured around a theme, special condition or part of the body. We will use the time to explore tools and techniques as well as share real-life issues and creative solutions.  We will practice hands on adjustments and modifications, and how to help individual students while keeping the rest of the class on track.

This class is open to CIYT and teachers-in-training, as well as yoga students who want to learn to take care of themselves in class or at home.  We will meet every 4 – 8 weeks. You may sign up for one session or several.

Each of the two hour classes is from 1:30 – 3:30 pm and costs $30.  Please pre-register.


Upcoming dates:

May 18 – 20: Women’s Reproductive Health (Full weekend)

June 25: Topic selected from the list below

August 6: Topic selected from the list below

October 15: Topic selected from the list below

Nov 12: Topic selected from the list below


Other 2018 Topics may include:

  • Feet & Ankles
  • Knees
  • Neck & shoulders
  • Pregnancy (healthy and common conditions)
  • Headaches
  • Lower back, groins & SI joint






heather3Heather Haxo Phillips is a certified Iyengar yoga instructor at the Junior Intermediate III level, among the highest certified Iyengar teachers in the East Bay. She is Director of Adeline Yoga and has been teaching for nearly 15 years.  Her additional certifications include:  Certified Yoga Therapist (c-IAYT), Relax and Renew restorative yoga teacher and Yoga Alliance E-500 level instructor. She has specialized yoga therapy training which includes scoliosis, musculoskeletal injuries, pain management and women’s health including pre-natal yoga and menses. In addition to the being the director and lead instructor of the Adeline Sadhana Studies program, Heather assists senior teacher Carolyn Belko in her teacher education program in San Diego.  Heather deepens her own practice by studying regularly with senior teachers including Carolyn Belko, Lois Steinberg and the Iyengar family in Pune. Heather is past President of the Board of Directors for the Iyengar Yoga Association of Northern California and an active volunteer for the Iyengar Yoga National Association of the United States. She is currently President of the Lorin Merchants Association (LBA). For more information read her Yelp! reviews.


May 20, 2018
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm