WORKSHOPS

Opening Into Backbends

 

A Special Two Hour Class

with David Sirgany

 

Date:
Sunday,
January 13, 2019

Time:
11:00 am – 1:00 pm 

The energy that is awakened in the body through back extensions is a gift to us all.

Backbends help us to develop confidence, courage, and willpower –and also contribute to increasing and maintaining elasticity of the spine. This class will present preparatory backbend actions and progressively build through a series of foundational back bending postures – finishing with a recovery sequence that allows for a full integration of the practice.

Join David for a class of exploration. 

This workshop is open to students of ALL Levels.

David Sirgany is an ardent practioner of Iyengar Yoga for thirty years, whose depth and passion for the subject shine forth brightly in his teaching. He has studied on numerous occasions directly with BKS Iyengar and his family in India, and teaches both nationally and internationally. Sirgany.blogspot.com

 

Cost:  $25 ($30 after Jan. 3) 

 

 

Cancellations prior to Jan. 3rd will be refunded minus a $10 admin fee; No refunds after Jan. 3rd unless a replacement can be found.

 

 

WORKSHOPS

Index Poses and The Purpose of Practice

with Michael Lucey

 

Date:
Sunday,
January 27, 2019

Time:
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm 

Prashant Iyengar, son of BKS Iyengar, has said that when it comes to the practice of asana, “it’s not perfection of a posture, it is perfection of the purpose of posture that is important.”

In his classes, Prashant sometimes makes use of what he calls “index poses” to help his students explore the purpose of practice.

Index poses are poses that you return to multiple times over the course of a practice in order to explore how your practice is evolving, and to learn what the purpose of practice is.

In this workshop we will explore this technique using three different asanas as our index poses. Our goal will be to see what we can learn about the pursuit of what Prashant refers to as a “cosmic state of mind.”

A minimum of one year continuous practice is required for this workshop.

Michael Lucey discovered Iyengar Yoga in 1982, when he was a student in England. From his very first class, he has been fascinated by the many ways yoga can transform your relation to your body, mind, and breath. Over the years, he has studied with many senior Iyengar teachers in the US and abroad, and he is currently a Senior Intermediate I certified Iyengar Yoga teacher. He was President of the Iyengar Yoga National Association of the United States from 2014 to 2017. Michael is attending the BKS Iyengar Centenary celebrations in Pune, India in December 2018, his eleventh trip to India to study with the Iyengars. Michael is also a professor of Comparative Literature and French at the University of California, Berkeley.

 

Cost:  $60 ($70 after Jan. 18) 

 

 

Cancellations prior to Jan. 18th will be refunded minus a $15 admin fee; No refunds after Jan. 21st unless a replacement can be found.

 

 

WORKSHOPS

Practice and Sequence

 

with Brian Hogencamp

 

Date:
Sunday,
February 24, 2019

Time:
11:00 am – 1:30 pm 

When we cultivate an explorer’s mind, possibility expands and the novelty of practice becomes fresh each moment. In this workshop, students will have a practical look at sequencing and methods to enliven their practice.

Come learn more about B.K.S. Iyengar’s brilliant method of yoga with Brian’s clear approach and hearty enthusiasm.

It is recommended that students of this workshop have at least one year of Iyengar Yoga experience and stability and maturing in foundational asana.

“When theoretical knowledge and experienced knowledge meet, harmony, clarity, and wisdom set in.”
— Geeta S. Iyengar

Brian Hogencamp is a dedicated yoga practitioner and Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher (CIYT- Intermediate Senior I). He has devoted his life to sharing the art, science and philosophy of yoga according to the teachings of B.K.S. Iyengar. He’s been teaching fulltime since 2004 and travels annually to India for study with the Iyengar family. www.iybrian.com

Cost:  $60 ($70 after Feb. 17)
 
 

 

Cancellations prior to Feb. 17th will be refunded minus a $15 admin fee; No refunds after Feb. 20th unless a replacement can be found.

 

WORKSHOPS

The Essence of Practice

Five Month Advanced Studies Program

with David Sirgany

 

Dates:
Feb. 9-10  |  Apr. 6-7  |  June 8-9

Times:
Saturday 12:00 noon – 4:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

 

“The Essence of Practice”During this 5-month course of study, students will explore the 8 limbs of yoga as presented in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Particular attention will be placed on helping each person to develop the values and skills required to deepen in the practice. This involves practical applications of asana, pranayama, meditation and their philosophical underpinnings.

Students and teachers from all yogic traditions will benefit from the opportunity to dedicate an extended and focused period of time to discover for themselves the value of yoga as a complete system of practice and living. All participants will commit to working together in a way that embodies the practice values needed to sustain a sincere, committed, open-minded inquiry in a supportive and compassionate environment.

This program is especially well suited for students and teachers who have completed the 2018 Essence of Practice program at The Yoga Solution. Other students of yoga with interest in the following are encouraged to join the 2019 program:
• Deepening your experience and understanding of asana & pranayama
• Cultivating the spiritual dimension of yoga
• Establishing clarity, continuity, and a life affirming practice
• Developing skills for the practical application of yogic values and philosophy in everyday living

David Sirgany is an ardent practioner of Iyengar Yoga for thirty years, whose depth and passion for the subject shine forth brightly in his teaching. He has studied on numerous occasions directly with BKS Iyengar and his family in India, and teaches both nationally and internationally. Sirgany.blogspot.com

Cost: $550 (after Jan. 31: $600)

 

Cancellations prior to Jan 31st will be refunded minus a $15 admin fee; No refunds after Feb 2nd unless a replacement is found.

 

WORKSHOP NOTES

If you would like more information on any of the workshops, please contact: Jennifer Sadugor at (916) 383-7933 or jennifer@theyogasolution.net

Students of all levels are welcome to each of these workshops except where indicated!

The Yoga Solution
5290 Elvas Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95819
(916) 383-7933