Yoga Practice Immersion,
Your Deep Frontal Line
with Ada Lusardi
Sunday, January 6, 2019
10:30 am – 1:30 pm (morning session)
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm (afternoon session)
Join Ada in this day-long retreat. We will explore the anatomy of The Deep Front Line (DFL) and build our felt sense of this myofascial “core” of the body.
Running literally from head to toe and including our entire breathing apparatus, as well as the psoas, the DFL is our soft tissue plumb line. Through the practice yoga asana and self-myofascial release techniques we’ll hone our skillfulness in balancing on the DFL to achieve easeful alignment and stability in a variety of postures and movements.
The morning session will be more energetic and afternoon more restorative.
Ada Lusardi’s classes and workshops marry the heart and science of yoga by offering nuanced and precise teaching with warmth and humor. Through the use of compassionate and clear direction, intelligent sequencing, and skillful hands-on adjustments, her teaching challenges and refines one’s yoga practice, regardless of age or ability. A self-professed “anatomy geek,” she leads classes and retreats throughout California’s Bay area and around the country. She is a graduate, and faculty member, of The Berkeley Yoga Room’s Advanced Studies Program, a long time student of Donald Moyer and Mary Lou Weprin, and a perennial student of yoga and life.
Cancellations prior to Dec. 28th will be refunded minus a $10 admin fee; No refunds after Dec. 28th unless a replacement is provided.
Index Poses and The Purpose of Practice
with Michael Lucey
Sunday, January 27, 2019
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.
Cancellations prior to Jan. 18th will be refunded minus a $15 admin fee; No refunds after Jan. 21st unless a replacement can be found.
The Essence of Practice
Five Month Advanced Studies Program
with David Sirgany
Feb. 9-10 | Apr. 6-7 | June 8-9
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.
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!