The Essence of Practice

Four-Month Advanced Studies Program


with David Sirgany


April 4-5, 2020  |  June 6-7, 2020  |  August 1-2, 2020

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


“The Essence of Practice” During this 4-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 any prior Essence of Practice program at The Yoga Solution. Other students of yoga with interest in the following are encouraged to join the 2020 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.

Cost: $600 



Cancellations prior to March 27th will be refunded minus a $25 admin fee; No refunds after March 27th unless a replacement is found.



This Workshop Has Been Cancelled:


Spring Renewal

Balancing the Chakras

with Ruby Alcartado and Dr. Marla McMahon


Sunday, April 26, 2020

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm


In this Renewal for the Spring season, you will be guided through restorative-yin poses that relax deeply and focus on balancing the physical and energy body. As you spend time at ease in each pose, you will be embraced by the sound of Crystal and Tibetan singing bowls whose musical notes are tuned for balancing and clearing each of the seven chakras. Essential oils will be used on several of the chakras during the restorative poses to deepen your relaxation. The evening will end with a total body relaxation through yoga nidra guided meditation. Give yourself the gift of Spring renewal, balance and relaxation. 

Cost: $50 


Cancellations prior to April 19th will be refunded minus a $10 admin fee; No refunds after April 19th unless a replacement is provided.



Lines of Connection

with Brian Hogencamp


This is an on-line, interactive workshop.

Sunday, May 3, 2020

11:00 am – 1:30 pm


A beautiful aspect of any asana is in its relationship with other asana. That beauty flourishes as our experience deepens and expands. Learn to explore each asana with refining action and mindful observation, and then investigate that understanding and experience in sequence with other asana. This workshop will inspire your personal practice and deepen your understanding of yoga.

We have discounted the price of this workshop in the hopes that you will be able to attend. If, the price is still beyond your ability to pay; please register by contacting Jennifer arranging to send whatever donation will work for you.

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 full-time since 2004 and travels annually to India for study with the Iyengar family.

Cost: $35

10% discount to IYANC (Iyengar Yoga Association of Northern California) members

IYANC Member Cost: $31.50

No refunds after April 27th unless a replacement is provided.


To sign up, please go to our ONLINE CLASSES page. Click on “See Online Classes Schedule Here” to see the online schedule and to sign up.


Upcoming Workshops


with Janet MacLeod


July 11, 2020:  2:00 – 4:30 pm
Sunday, July 12, 2020:  10:45 – 2:45 pm

Saturday, October 17, 2020:  2:00 – 4:30 pm
Sunday, October 18, 2020:  10:45 – 2:45 pm

JANET began her study of Iyengar Yoga in the late 70’s in London. Upon her arrival in San Francisco a few years later, she enrolled in the Teacher Training Program offered by the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco. She became a CIYT in 1983 and that year took her first trip to the Mother Institute in Pune, India. She has studied with the Iyengar family ever since, both in India and while attending Yoga Conferences in the USA and abroad. She has taught ongoing classes in San Francisco and teaches workshops and retreats worldwide. Janet believes in the transformational power of yoga and shares her experience in a joyful way to each and every student she has the privilege of teaching. Janet continues to study with the Iyengar family, most recently when she attended the April, 2019 Intensive in Mexico City with Abhijata Iyengar.

More information to come.


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

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