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Yoga for Life 2019: 4 Month Program

January 24, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Yoga for Life:

Cultivating Courage and Calm through Yoga

4 Month Program 

The 2020 program is in process.  Please stay tuned for the 2021 dates!


with Anneke Faas and Sachiko Willis

If you’ve clicked on this link, we are betting that yoga has already changed and shaped your life in a special way. And, you are ready to go deeper. The ancient texts have a word for yoga practitioners like you and me, “householders”. Rather than heading for a lonely life in a cave, we are the yogis creating introspective space within our worldly lives. B.K.S. Iyengar exemplified this in his life. He often spoke of his challenges growing up and of the responsibilities of having a wife and children and eventually an institute to support. He worked with students who were school teachers and musicians, mothers and corporate executives. He never asked any one of his students to give up their lives for yoga. Instead, he instructed them on how to use yoga to live their lives more fully. This is the inspiration for the Yoga for Life program, to offer people like you the space, community and technology to develop courage and calm through yoga.

Yoga for Life is a four month immersion which uses the yoga technology of asana, pranayama, chanting and community (sangha) to help students develop, enhance and deepen their practice of yoga in the Iyengar lineage. It is our sincere belief based on personal experience that a firm foundation in yogic practices gives us the means to live our lives more fully, to create nourishing relationships and to serve the world in all our unique ways.

You’ll meet monthly with a community of other dedicated students and your teachers to practice, discuss and explore all of the different aspects of yoga. Each weekend will include a combination of asana, philosophy, chanting and discussion. It is our sincere wish that this program will help you to confidently establish yoga as a way of life.



This program is for you if….

You’re ready to go beyond the asana, physical postures of yoga

    You want to establish or grow your personal practice of yoga

You’re curious about yoga philosophy and mantra chanting practice

You want to deepen your spiritual practice of yoga

You want to build strong relationships and join a community of like-minded people


Requirements: It is recommended that students have at least 6 months of regular practice in the Iyengar Yoga tradition and familiarity with headstand and shoulderstand.


Meeting Dates in 2020 

Meets Friday evening plus Saturday and Sunday afternoons on:

Jan 24-26
Feb 21-23
March 20-22
April 17-19


Schedule for each weekend:

Friday 6 – 8 pm

Saturday 1:30-5 pm

Sunday 12:45 – 3:15 pm



Anneke Faas

Sachiko Willis



Need-based scholarships will be available. Details here.

Workstudy is also available. Email for details


Tuition: $850


You may register now with a $200 non-refundable deposit.  The balance will be due by January 15th 2020.

Or pay in full and receive a free eye & head wrap as a thank you gift!


Please drop off your check at Adeline Yoga or send payment via check to our mailing address @ Adeline Yoga, 484 Lake Park Ave #644, Oakland CA 94610




Anneke Faas is a certified Iyengar yoga instructor at the Intermediate Junior 2 level. She was inspired by the precision and genius of Mr. Iyengar’s teaching at the age of 14 during her first year of high school where she was an avid athlete. Teaching yoga in college to her peers, Anneke started her teacher training with Nancy Stechart and Leslie Bradley in 2002. She continued her studies upon moving to New York City and graduated from the premiere Iyengar Yoga Association of Greater New York Teacher Training program under the mentorship of the late Mary Dunn. Since then, Anneke has had two sons and now lives in Berkeley, California. As a teacher, Anneke has a warm presence and commands her classes with ease and careful focus. She is especially drawn to working with mothers, helping to reduce the stress and tensions of everyday life. She has specialized training in pre-natal yoga. In addition to regular public classes, Anneke offers weekly private lessons, corporate classes and mentors aspiring Iyengar yoga teachers-in-training. Visit her website at


Sachiko Nishizawa Willis is a practitioner and a certified teacher of Iyengar Yoga, with particular interest in therapeutic effects of the practice. She is drawn to Iyengar Yoga for its inclusivity, and its methodical cultivation of focus, intention and discipline using the body first as the tool. She is captivated by how this approach transforms and empowers one toward wellness on and beyond physical level, and aims to share her understanding and enthusiasm with students. Ultimately, she hopes to guide students develop the sensitivity and tenacity required to take the journey of self-discovery.  Sachiko came from Japan to study theatre in the U.S., and worked in that field for 20 years.


January 24, 2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


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