What is Transformation?

Practice and Parinama

with Michael Lucey


Sunday, March 8, 2020

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm


Prashant Iyengar has said that for an ongoing practitioner of yoga, the most important of the Patanjali Yoga Sutras to think about in relation to practice are those that deal with parinama (transformation), Sutras 3.9 – 3.12.

In this workshop we will begin by reviewing these sutras and reflecting on what transformation might mean for us in the context of our asana practice.

We will spend the rest of the workshop on a practice focused not just on parts of the body where we often feel stuck (in need of physical transformation), but also ways in which the different aspects of parinama discussed in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras might shape our whole attitude towards our practice. The sequence will include standing poses, backward extensions and inversions.

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

Michael Lucey is a certified Iyengar yoga teacher at the Senior Intermediate 1 level. Michael stumbled into an Iyengar yoga class in England in 1982, while he was a student at Oxford University. From his very first class he has been fascinated by the many ways yoga can transform your relation to your body, mind, and breath. He has also made 11 trips to India to study directly with the Iyengar family at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute, most recently in December 2018. Michael is also a professor of Comparative Literature and French at the University of California, Berkeley, and served as President of the Iyengar Yoga National Association of the United States from 2014-2017.

Cost: $65 ($75 after March 1st)


IYANC Members Only: $58.50 ($67.50 after March 1st)



Cancellations prior to March 1st will be refunded minus a $15 admin fee; No refunds after March 1st unless a replacement is found.



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: $550 ($600 after March 27th)


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



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