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Yoga for Life
March 18, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Yoga for Life
Self-Care: Pathways to Self-Discovery
with Anneke Faas and Sachiko Willis
Explore the body and breath through this potent in-person yoga program
In our quest for good health, self-care is a pathway to self-discovery. For yoga practitioners, self-care involves daily yoga practices which could be asana, pranayama, study of the texts and chanting. These practices are grounding, helping to nourish the soul and provide clarity in our lives. As a yoga practitioner, you know that the gifts of practice are powerful. Consistent practice can give you the ability to rest in yourself more comfortably, helping you to establish stability and ease in who you are. This in turn makes your actions and relationships clear and meaningful – both within the home and outside in your world.
Yoga immersions give an important boost of inspiration and perspective to harness the power of our practice – and they offer a renewed commitment to our wellbeing. There is something very special about focusing on yoga with the same group of people over an extended period of time. It brings support and continuity to our daily work. This year, Yoga for Life is particularly important because each of us is seeking to understand the effects of sheltering in place and chart our lives moving forward.
Setting aside time for your yoga practice is prioritizing time to nourish yourself on multiple levels – physical, mental, emotional and even spiritual. Join Anneke and Sachiko for this yogic booster injection.
The 2022 program will be unique in several ways
This program will be held in person. All participants must be fully vaccinated. We will follow any mask mandates that may exist at that time.
You will get to explore yoga practices that may be new to you, and deepen your favorite approaches. Participants will develop a home practice which includes asana and may extend to pranayama, chanting, philosophy and other aspects of self-care rooted in the Iyengar Yoga approach.
Light on Life will be our well spring of inspiration from the Iyengar Family. This potent text by BKS Iyengar is ripe for group discussion, and we look forward to studying it together.
This program is for you if
You want a taste of how a daily practice can improve your life.
You’re curious how yoga philosophy can support your relationship with yourself and others.
You want to use savasana and pranayama to help you work with your energy levels and capacity to handle change.
You want to build strong relationships and join a community of like-minded people.
Who is this for?
Students of Iyengar yoga with a year of experience who are seeking deeper experience to boost their practice. Ability to do shoulder stand and a basic knowledge of sirsasana is mandatory. If these poses are contraindicated for you, you should know the appropriate alternatives.
“Yoga for Life: I loved it!
It was just what I wanted and needed at this point in my practice. I am grateful that Anneke and Sachiko were so generous, supportive, and resourceful in making this work despite COVID-19. It’s been a real gift during this challenging time.”
– Erika Walther
“I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of time I spent with you in class. I love both of your energies, wisdom, insight and warmth.”
– Sakura Przygoda
Meets ten hours each weekend Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday afternoon on the following weekends:
- March 18 – 20
- Apr 29 – May 1
- May 20 – 22
- Friday 6 – 8 pm
- Sat 1:30 – 5:30 pm
- Sun 11 am – 3:00 pm
$745 early bird – save $50 if you register by March 9th
(Regular price $795)
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This program will be limited to 16 participants.
Cancellation and Refund Policy
If your cancellation request is received more than 5 days before the start of the program, your payment can be converted into Adeline Yoga account credit minus a $10 processing fee.
No refunds are given after the start of the program. To request a cancellation, please email: email@example.com
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS
Anneke Faas 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 chant shines through in her work with intermediate students. 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.
Sachiko Nishizawa Willis is a practitioner and a certified yoga therapy teacher, 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. Sachiko came from Japan to study theatre in the U.S., and worked in that field for 20 years.