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Twisting & Untwisting with Janet MacLeod

April 29, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Adeline Yoga is honored to welcome our teacher of teachers!

Twisting & Untwisting with Janet MacLeod

Saturday, April 29th 2 – 4:30 pm

in person at our Berkeley studio

A Benefit Workshop for Adeline Yoga’s Yoga Blessings Fund

Twisting in yoga is fascinating!  There are Asanas which are twists, and there are ones which are not called twists, but you still twist.  A good example is Triangle Pose. When you do Utthita Trikonasana to the right, you twist to the left to remove distortion. When you do Parivrtta Trikonasana to the right, you twist to the right as this Asana is formally a standing twist. We will explore how this works in a variety of Asanas.

Twists are not Asanas that you can fall into.  They take a certain mental focus to ease your way into them, which is so good for the mind.  Indeed, twists are very healing asanas.  They are beneficial for the spine, which can help with neck and shoulder pain, as well as back pain.  Plus, they tone all of the internal organs which can support your endocrine system and immune health – to name just a few of the benefits.

In this special workshop, we will have fun twisting, untwisting and twisting to untwist.

Recommended: One year of consistent study with a Certified Iyengar Yoga teacher


Suggested donation: $50



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Add a note that it’s for Janet’s workshop. We will register you and send you a confirmation.

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All proceeds from this workshop will go to the Yoga Blessings Scholarship Fund to support our students. Donate for yourself or for others to attend.


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.


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.

For more details, email


April 29, 2023
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm


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