Earth Day Weekend Intensive
with Janet MacLeod
Saturday, April 21, 2018 | 2:00 – 4:30 pm
Sunday, April 22, 2018 | 10:45 – 11:45 am | 12:15 – 2:45 pm
On this Earth Day weekend, participate in a yoga workshop. We all recognize that the awareness gathered through the practice makes us more sensitive to the Planet.
Saturday, 2:00 – 4:30 pm: Forward Bends and Twists.
This session will focus of lateral poses; an opportunity to delve deeply into these profound asanas.
Sunday 10:45 – 11:45 am: Pranayama
Develop skill in lying down for Savasana to get the most out of this challenging pose! Both supine and seated pranayama will be introduced.
Sunday 12:15 – 2:45 pm
BKS Iyengar described Urdhva Dhanurasana as an extension of Tadasana. Often it is hard to access the strength of the legs because of tightness in the hip flexors. Janet will teach a variety of poses prior to the back bend so that by the time you get to perform them, your feet will feel firmly planted.
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
Cost Entire Weekend: $130 (after April 7th, $150)
Cost Sat. or Sun. 2.5 hour class: $60 (after April 7th, $70)
Cost Sunday Pranayama class: $25 (after April 7th, $30)
Cancellations prior to April 7th will be refunded minus a $15 admin fee; No refunds after April 14th unless a replacement can be found.
Divine Relaxation: The Art of Blissful Rest
Reduce Stress & Increase Joy
with Dr. Marla McMahon
Sunday, April 29, 2018 | 5:00 – 6:45 pm
Join Dr. Marla McMahon for an evening to reduce the stress and anxiety of these busy times.
In this restorative evening, you will be led through a mindful practice to replenish and relax the nervous
Using principles of neuroscience, psychology, mindfulness, sound healing and restorative yoga; you will be guided through a calming practice of meditation, yoga nidra, pranayama, and a divine sound meditation.
The class will include several supported restorative yoga poses held from 5 to 10 minutes to release tensions in the physical body.
As you surrender into relaxation you will be embraced with the healing sound of Tibetan and crystal singing bowls; music for your soul. The evening will end with the deep relaxation of Yoga Nidra meditation.
Please bring a yoga mat and arrive at least 5 minutes early. No yoga or meditation experience is necessary.
Dr. Marla McMahon is a clinical psychologist, yoga and mindfulness teacher. In addition to completing a 200-hour hatha yoga training (2013), Marla has received additional training in iRest yoga nidra, yin yoga, restorative yoga, and mindfulness meditation. She is a certified restorative ananda yoga teacher and mindfulness based cognitive therapy instructor. She is trained in sound healing using a range of instruments including Tibetan and crystal bowls.
Cost Entire Weekend: $33 (after April 18th, $40)
Knowing the Ropes
with Yvonne Shanks and Gary Vercelli
Sunday, May 20, 2018 | 2:00 – 5:00 pm
In this three hour workshop you’ll learn how working with ropes enhances arm stretches, standing poses, forward extension, seated postures, backbends, and inversions.
Wall ropes are used to make students more aware of their alignment, and to help open areas of the body that might be difficult for them to reach without the use of the ropes. You can also use them in special therapeutic situations, where students need extra support for reasons such as disabili-ties, injuries, medical issues, etc. Ropes can also be used to stretch and strengthen very specific areas of the body. In standing poses, rope work takes the load off of the lumbar area.
This class is suited to anyone with one year of yoga experience and will be limited to 20 students.
Yvonne Shanks has been a practitioner of yoga since 1995. She completed the IYNAUS Intro I level in 2012 and continues to study with her teachers Gloria Goldberg and Manouso Manos.
Gary Vercelli has studied and practiced Iyengar yoga since 1992. He was certified by the IYNAUS at the Intro 2 level in 2003. Gary has studied with Geeta Iyengar in Pune, India and with B.K.S. Iyengar in Estes Park, CO. (10/05).
Cost: $60 (after May 13th, $70)
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
Cost: $550 (after August 10th, $600)
Cancellations prior to Aug. 17th will be refunded minus a $15 admin fee; No refunds after Aug. 17th unless a replacement is found.
David Sirgany – June 10, 2018 | Details to come
If you would like more information, 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!