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Community and Connection: Thanksgiving Practice with Kelly Sobanski

November 23, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 10:15 am

Thanksgiving Benefit Class:

Community and Connection

with Kelly Sobansky

Thursday, November 23rd 9 – 10:15 am PST


“When you and I meet together, we forget ourselves – our cultures and classes.

There are no divisions, and we talk mind to mind, soul to soul.

We are no different in our deepest needs. We are all human.”

– BKS Iyengar

Our community of Iyengar Yoga practitioners is so strongly connected coast-to-coast, despite this year’s challenges. Together we continue to deepen our practice, harnessing it for the stability and strength it brings in our daily lives.

We have so much to be grateful for!

Join Kelly on Thanksgiving Day for a well-rounded asana class from 9 – 10:15 am PST.  Its a great day to connect and look at how gratitude can fuel our practice.

Open to all levels

This class is donation based, sliding scale.

All proceeds will go to our Yoga Blessings Fund to help us provide accessible yoga to our beloved community.

This special event will be held online via Zoom.
An hour before class, a zoom link will be sent to everyone who is registered.

How to register?

Sliding Scale $5 – $50:

$5 – be with a yoga community on Thanksgiving
$15  – discounted rate for those who need it
$25 – regular rate
$35 – pay for yourself and support another person to participate.
$50 – a boost to the blessings fund


Cannot come?  You are welcome to make a donation to our Yoga Blessings fund here.



Kelly Sobanski is a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher at the Intermediate Junior III level. Based in Indiana, she has studied directly with BKS Iyengar, Geeta Iyengar and Abhijata Shridar including six months of study at the Iyengar Institute in Pune, India. Kelly has deep knowledge of Iyengar Yoga therapeutics and pain management, gleaned from her own practice and eight years assisting in Lois Steinberg’s therapy classes at Iyengar Yoga Champaign-Urbana and her time at the Iyengar Institute in Pune. Kelly has worked with many students with intricate and in-depth physical challenges. Kelly inspires practitioners at all levels to cultivate wisdom, intuition and luminance through the endless learning that yoga unveils.  She is also a dedicated volunteer including past President of the Board of Directors for the Iyengar Yoga Association of the Mid-West.



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.

So far in 2020, we have given over $13,000 in scholarships.

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 work study 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.

For more details, email


November 23, 2023
9:00 am - 10:15 am


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