Iyengar Yoga Workshop: Patience, tenacity and contentment
with Brian Hogencamp
Sunday, September 30, 2018
11:00 am – 1:30 pm
In this workshop, students will practically explore their practice beyond the physical.
Come learn more about B.K.S. Iyengar’s brilliant method of yoga with Brian’s clear approach and hearty enthusiasm.
Appropriate for students with stability and maturity in fundamental asana. It is recommended that students of this workshop have at least one year of Iyengar Yoga experience.
“We are missing the gold if we do asanas as a physical practice only.”
—Geeta S. Iyengar
Brian Hogencamp is a dedicated yoga practitioner and Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher (CIYT). 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 full-time since 2004 and travels annually to India for study with the Iyengar family. www.iybrian.com
Cost: $60 ($70 after September 22, 2018)
Cancellations prior to Sept 22nd will be refunded minus a $15 admin fee; No refunds after Sept 22nd unless a replacement is provided.
What’s Home Practice Got to Do With It?
with Jennifer Sadugor
This workshop is full. Please call Jennifer at: (916)383-7933 to be put on the waiting list.
Saturday, October 13, 2018
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Do you think about a home practice but never take that “first step”? Or, perhaps you attempted to cultivate a home practice but later gave it up. Maybe you have asked yourself: “What’s home practice got to do with it anyway?”
Practicing at home, even short practices, is beneficial to practitioners on many different levels. We may want to stretch our hamstrings, reduce low back discomfort, relieve anxiety, work on a challenging pose…but the magic of a home practice is the connection we make with ourselves by going inward. This is what makes a home practice so rich and rewarding.
In this workshop, we will explore:
• What keeps us from a home practice;
• How to develop a home practice – What to do first;
• Ideas around sequencing and themes;
• How to keep it alive
Jennifer Sadugor, B.A., AVI Certified Yoga Therapist, E-RYT/500 hour level Yoga Teacher, relocated in 1996 from Los Angeles to Sacramento where she founded The Yoga Solution. Jennifer teaches Hatha Yoga that is influenced by her teacher, Donald Moyer, a long time student of B.K.S. Iyengar. Her classes are adapted for all ages and levels with a primary focus on alignment, form, breath work and deep relaxation.
Cost: $60 ($70 after October 6, 2018)
For additional information or to sign up contact: Jennifer Sadugor, E-RYT, and owner of The Yoga Solution (916)383-7933 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Yin and Restorative Yoga with Hot Stones, and Yoga Nidra
with Ruby Alcartado and Dr. Marla McMahon
Sunday, November 4, 2018
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Yin and Restorative Yoga are slow-paced practices. They help calm the mind and nervous system, enable you to turn inward, focus on the breath and deeply relax your mind and body.
During this renewing workshop, you will be guided through a gentle yin and restorative yoga practice followed by thirty minutes of deep conscious relaxation (Yoga Nidra). Yoga Nidra is a guided meditation that systematically guides and relaxes you at every level of being. While in supported savasana (corpse pose) you will be guided through the yoga nidra meditation practice of total body relaxation, breath awareness, and a guided visualization. Hot river stones will be offered to deepen your relaxation in the yin and restorative poses.
Take the time to slow down and relax in this Fall Renewal workshop.
Cancellations prior to Oct 28th will be refunded minus a $10 admin fee; No refunds after Oct 28th unless a replacement is provided.
Postures with a Twist Weekend Intensive
with Janet MacLeod
Saturday, November 10, 2018
2:00 – 4:30 pm
Sunday, November 11, 2018
10:45 – 11:45 am and 12:15 – 2:45 pm
Janet MacLeod returns to the studio to cast her focus on the essence of twists in asana. B.K.S. Iyengar describes twists as a “squeeze-and-soak” action: The organs are compressed during a twist, pushing out blood filled with metabolic byproducts and toxins. When we release the twist, fresh blood flows in, carrying oxygen and the building blocks for tissue healing.
Session 1 – Lateral standings – emphasizing twisting aspect; Seated twists
Session 1 – Pranayama
Session 2 – Classical standing twists, Inversions – with revolved variations.
Janet MacLeod’s yoga journey began in London in 1978. She began teaching classes in 1984 in San Francisco at the IYISF and joined the faculty of the teacher training program shortly thereafter. She was certified at the Junior Intermediate Level 3 in 1986 and studies with the Iyengar family at the Ramamani Iyengar Institute in Pune India and in the West attending numerous conventions. She continues teaching in San Francisco in addition to other areas of the USA and the world. She has instructed in Brazil, Morocco, Scotland, Spain and Switzerland. Her teaching style is demanding on all levels; this with her ability to create a joyful atmosphere in class has a transformative effect on her students. www.jmacleodyoga.com
$130 (after Nov. 3rd- $150)
Sat or Sun 2.5 hour class
$60 (after Nov. 3rd- $70)
Sunday Pranayama class
$25 (after Nov. 3rd- $30)
Cancellations prior to Nov. 3rd will be refunded minus a $15 admin fee;
No refunds after Nov. 3rd unless a replacement can be found.
The Essence of Practice
Six Month Advanced Studies Program
with David Sirgany
Aug. 25-26 | Oct. 27-28 | Dec. 1-2
Saturday 12:00 noon – 4:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
“The Essence of Practice”
During this 6-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 for yoga students who have a consistent home practice or a sincere interest in developing one, and are open to exploring the yogic method as a spiritual practice. Students should be familiar with the practice of head and shoulder stand (may be done in modified versions or using props if necessary). No new beginning students. Students are required to commit to the full program (anyone unable to attend all sessions should let us know in advance). Assignments will be given between sessions to support particular practice skills and deepen each participant’s understanding through the use of additional reading and viewing materials, contemplative inquiry, and commitment to a daily yoga practice.
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
Upcoming Workshops and Series
Michael Lucey – Jan. 27, 2019: Details to follow
If you would like more information on any of the workshops, please contact: Jennifer Sadugor at (916) 383-7933 or email@example.com
Students of all levels are welcome to each of these workshops except where indicated!