Iyengar Yoga Weekend with Laurie Blakeney
Sep
20
to Sep 22

Iyengar Yoga Weekend with Laurie Blakeney

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Yoga practice can strengthen and stimulate us out of our dullness. It can also calm and soothe our nerves and overactive minds. In this weekend workshop which is broken into four 2.5 hour classes, we will explore both directions. Friday evening and Saturday afternoon sessions will include pranayama in the sequences. These classes will emphasize the pensive mode as we take our awareness within quietly. Saturday and Sunday morning sessions will be more active, invigorating and uplifting.
Fri Sept 20, 6 - 8:30pm
Sat Sept 21, 9 - 11:30am
Sat Sept 21, 3 – 5:30pm
Sun Sept 22, 9 - 11:30am

Sign up for full workshop or individual sessions. Full workshop fee: early bird special is $230 if paid by September 13, $250 after. Individual sessions $75

Contact Name: Ann Merlo

Contact Email Address: info@californiayoga.com

Contact Phone Number: (650) 967-5702

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An Afternoon Workshop with David Sirgany
Sep
28
2:00 PM14:00

An Afternoon Workshop with David Sirgany

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Natural Balance

Join David for an afternoon of practice and exploration of a full range of balance poses. Students will learn how to build and employ intelligent expressions of stability and flexibility, while effectively harmonizing with the force and counter-force of gravity. Balance poses help us sharpen our concentration of mind, build dynamic strength, and increase our capacity for maintaining grace throughout transitions. This workshop will be of great benefit for all practitioners including those who feel especially challenged in the balance poses!

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Fearless, Joyful Backbends with Miri Aloni Rivlin
Oct
2
to Oct 12

Fearless, Joyful Backbends with Miri Aloni Rivlin

3.5 hours workshop with Miri - Certified Intermediate Senior 1, to explore backbends in a methodical approach. We will drive our attention to feel the sensation that arise and explore the benefits ofthis unique group of asanas on the different layers of the body (kosas).

https://www.yogaworks.com/workshop/fearless-joyful-backbends/

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Oct
9
to Nov 13

Therapeutics Six-week Series with Elise Miller

Wednesdays 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Oct 09 2019 - Nov 14 2019

Brief Description: This six-week series is designed for those either living with chronic conditions
or recovering from injury or surgery that prevent them from participating in a
general class. Therapeutic yoga can help with a range of conditions from structural
issues such as severe scoliosis, frozen shoulder, or joint pain, to diseases or
disorders such as heart disease, high or low blood pressure, cancer, diabetes,
arthritis, and CFS, and even mental health issues like anxiety or depression.

Each student will be given an individualized sequence designed specifically
for his or her condition. Each week, that sequence will be practiced with the
guidance and instruction of the teachers. The goal is for the student to become
adept in practicing their sequence independently.

Benefits of the class include:
• Learn how to manage stress and discomfort through yoga postures
• Increase strength, flexibility and stamina in the muscles, joints and bodily systems
• Become proficient in modifications of common yoga poses in order to participate
in general classes.

Series will be limited to six students. Student selection will be based on review
of an Intake Questionnaire. To request a copy of the Intake Questionnaire, email
us at info@californiayoga.com. Return the form to us by email or regular mail.
If you are selected to participate in the Therapeutics Series, we will follow up to
confirm dates of attendance. You can pay for the course by phone or in person.
Students are expected to attend all sessions, no make-up classes or refunds for
missed sessions.

Series fee is $240.

Teacher Name: Elise Miller

Other Teachers: Miri Aloni Rivlin and Naomi Hiller Reynolds

Contact Name: Ann Merlo

Contact Email Address: info@californiayoga.com

Contact Phone Number: (650) 967-5702

IYANC Member Discount?: Yes

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Iyengar Yoga Retreat at Westerbeke in Sonoma, CA
Oct
18
to Oct 20

Iyengar Yoga Retreat at Westerbeke in Sonoma, CA

Brief Description: The Westerbeke Ranch, located outside Sonoma in the heart of the wine country, only 60 miles from San Francisco, is a charming place to practice yoga. Facilities include comfortable redwood cabins, sun decks, Jacuzzi, and a large swimming pool. The food is vegetarian California country cuisine – and you will find it a special treat. There is a fish option on Saturday.

The retreat begins at 4:00 PM on Friday and ends after lunch on Sunday. There are separate asana classes for beginning and intermediate students. Early morning meditation will also be offered and there will be plenty of free time to hike, bike or simply relax in the beautiful surroundings. Massage is available for an additional fee. Friday-Sunday weekend retreat includes: accommodations for two nights, a yoga class late Friday afternoon, two classes Saturday and one morning class Sunday. All meals are provided from dinner on Friday through lunch on Sunday.

Price is $705

Teacher Name: Elise Miller

Other Teachers: Janet MacLeod


To register: info@ebmyoga.com

Contact Name: Elise Miller

Contact Email Address: info@EBMYOGA.COM

Contact Phone Number: (650) 493-1254

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Essence of Practice with David Sirgany (a 5 month advanced studies)
Oct
19
to Oct 20

Essence of Practice with David Sirgany (a 5 month advanced studies)

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.

Aug. 24-25  |  Oct. 19-20  |  Dec. 7-8
Saturday 12:00 noon – 4:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

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Weekend Workshop with David Sirgany (Part 2)
Oct
26
to Oct 27

Weekend Workshop with David Sirgany (Part 2)

The Essential Practice: Structure, Energy, & Intention Part 2

This weekend workshop will clarify and deepen your understanding of asana practice as a dynamic experiential learning process, that offers relevant applications for daily living, while furthering us along the path of Yoga. Specific attention will be placed on helping each person to develop the values and skills necessary to progressively deepen in the practice. We will explore a range of classic poses and variations, and how to gain access to the particular benefits that each pose offers. Key elements of the Iyengar Yoga method will be presented and refined including: action, extension, support and balance.

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Junior Intermediate I-III Teacher Training Series with Marla Apt
Nov
15
3:30 PM15:30

Junior Intermediate I-III Teacher Training Series with Marla Apt

These classes are to refine teaching skills at the Junior Intermediate levels through peer teaching. All aspects are addressed: demonstration skills, verbal instructions, observation and corrections, sequencing and integrating philosophy into the teaching.

Marla will be teaching on the following dates in 2019:
2/22, 3/8, 5/24, 6/21,7/12, 8/16, 9/13, and 11/15

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Essence of Practice with David Sirgany (a 5 month advanced studies)
Dec
7
to Dec 8

Essence of Practice with David Sirgany (a 5 month advanced studies)

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.

Aug. 24-25  |  Oct. 19-20  |  Dec. 7-8
Saturday 12:00 noon – 4:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

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A Retreat in Guatemala with Heather Haxo Phillips & Anna Delury
May
2
to May 9

A Retreat in Guatemala with Heather Haxo Phillips & Anna Delury

YOGA & CULTURAL HERITAGE RETREAT IN GUATEMALA

8 days / 7 nights accommodations with awe-inspiring views at Villa Sumaya on the shores of the sacred Lake Atitlán. Daily asana and pranayama classes with Heather and Anna in our private yoga space overlooking the lake and volcanos. Three delicious organic vegetarian meals each day + juice bar
Solar hot tub and on-site spa services. A sacred Mayan Fire ceremony lead by a local shaman.
Ample time to soak in the incredible countryside of Lake Atitlán and explore the traditions of the Mayan people. Deep connections and community with like-minded people.

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Junior Intermediate I-III Teacher Training Series with Marla Apt
Sep
13
3:30 PM15:30

Junior Intermediate I-III Teacher Training Series with Marla Apt

These classes are to refine teaching skills at the Junior Intermediate levels through peer teaching. All aspects are addressed: demonstration skills, verbal instructions, observation and corrections, sequencing and integrating philosophy into the teaching.

Marla will be teaching on the following dates in 2019:
2/22, 3/8, 5/24, 6/21,7/12, 8/16, 9/13, and 11/15

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Weekend Workshop with David Sirgany
Sep
7
to Sep 8

Weekend Workshop with David Sirgany

The Essential Practice: Structure, Energy, & Intention

This weekend workshop will clarify and deepen your understanding of asana practice as a dynamic experiential learning process, that offers relevant applications for daily living, while furthering us along the path of Yoga. Specific attention will be placed on helping each person to develop the values and skills necessary to progressively deepen in the practice. We will explore a range of classic poses and variations, and how to gain access to the particular benefits that each pose offers. Key elements of the Iyengar Yoga method will be presented and refined including: action, extension, support and balance.

Saturday, September 7, 2019 2-5pm 
Sunday, September 8, 2019 10:30am-1:30pm

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Essence of Practice with David Sirgany (a 5 month advanced studies)
Aug
24
to Aug 25

Essence of Practice with David Sirgany (a 5 month advanced studies)

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.

Aug. 24-25  |  Oct. 19-20  |  Dec. 7-8
Saturday 12:00 noon – 4:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

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Junior Intermediate I-III Teacher Training Series with Marla Apt
Aug
16
3:30 PM15:30

Junior Intermediate I-III Teacher Training Series with Marla Apt

These classes are to refine teaching skills at the Junior Intermediate levels through peer teaching. All aspects are addressed: demonstration skills, verbal instructions, observation and corrections, sequencing and integrating philosophy into the teaching.

Marla will be teaching on the following dates in 2019:
2/22, 3/8, 5/24, 6/21,7/12, 8/16, 9/13, and 11/15

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Learning & Practice with Brian Hogencamp
Jul
28
11:00 AM11:00

Learning & Practice with Brian Hogencamp

Come learn more about B.K.S. Iyengar’s brilliant method of yoga with Brian’s clear approach and hearty enthusiasm. It is recommended that students of this workshop have at least one year of Iyengar Yoga experience and stability and maturing in foundational asana.

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

“When theoretical knowledge and experienced knowledge meet, harmony, clarity, and wisdom set in.”

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Junior Intermediate I-III Teacher Training Series with Marla Apt
Jul
12
3:30 PM15:30

Junior Intermediate I-III Teacher Training Series with Marla Apt

These classes are to refine teaching skills at the Junior Intermediate levels through peer teaching. All aspects are addressed: demonstration skills, verbal instructions, observation and corrections, sequencing and integrating philosophy into the teaching.

Marla will be teaching on the following dates in 2019:
2/22, 3/8, 5/24, 6/21,7/12, 8/16, 9/13, and 11/15

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Junior Intermediate I-III Teacher Training Series with Marla Apt
Jun
21
3:30 PM15:30

Junior Intermediate I-III Teacher Training Series with Marla Apt

These classes are to refine teaching skills at the Junior Intermediate levels through peer teaching. All aspects are addressed: demonstration skills, verbal instructions, observation and corrections, sequencing and integrating philosophy into the teaching.

Marla will be teaching on the following dates in 2019:
2/22, 3/8, 5/24, 6/21,7/12, 8/16, 9/13, and 11/15

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Junior Intermediate I-III Teacher Training Series with Marla Apt
May
24
3:30 PM15:30

Junior Intermediate I-III Teacher Training Series with Marla Apt

These classes are to refine teaching skills at the Junior Intermediate levels through peer teaching. All aspects are addressed: demonstration skills, verbal instructions, observation and corrections, sequencing and integrating philosophy into the teaching.

Marla will be teaching on the following dates in 2019:
2/22, 3/8, 5/24, 6/21,7/12, 8/16, 9/13, and 11/15

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Twists, Knees, Forward Bends, Backbend: Anatomy and Practice with Roger Cole
May
3
to May 5

Twists, Knees, Forward Bends, Backbend: Anatomy and Practice with Roger Cole

In this four-class series, each class will do more than just improve your physique and technique; you will learn to feel anatomy and physiology from the inside, and adjust it to bring about a tranquil state of mind. As BKS Iyengar taught us, "Alignment is a technique for equanimity. Equanimity is yoga."

Friday May 3, 6-9 pm:  Twists
Saturday May 4, 9 am-12 pm:  Knees
Saturday May 4, 2-5 pm:  Forward Bends
Sunday May 5, 9 am-12 pm:  Backbends

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Weekend Workshop with David Sirgany
Apr
26
to Apr 28

Weekend Workshop with David Sirgany

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Arm Balances & Backward Extensions
Friday 6-8pm, Saturday and Sunday 2-5pm

The focus of this practice intensive weekend will be on the foundational and intermediate arm balances & back extensions. Key principles of the Iyengar Yoga method will be explored including action, extension and balance. Emphasis will be on establishing a clear and solid foundation in each asana and cultivating a sustained sense of integration and balance.


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Scholarship Benefit Workshop with Janet MacLeod
Apr
20
2:00 PM14:00

Scholarship Benefit Workshop with Janet MacLeod

“MOVING FROM HAPPINESS TO DELIGHT IN ASANA”
-BKS Iyengar
A BENEFIT WORKSHOP FOR ADELINE YOGA’S YOGA BLESSINGS FUND

To be able to reach a meditative state in an asana, the dynamics of the asana need to be understood. Janet will use props to deepen your understanding of poses you do every day so they are more sustainable. This will allow you to move away from the struggling and striving mode to one of mental tranquility.

Donation based workshop
Suggested rate: $60

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Yoga in the Redwoods with Janet McLeod
Mar
15
to Mar 17

Yoga in the Redwoods with Janet McLeod

The classes in this workshop will be taught in the tradition of B. K. S. Iyengar and all levels are welcome. Janet will guide each student to work at her/his own level to explore all areas of the practice of yoga asana: standing poses, forward extensions, backward extensions, inversions and twisting poses.
This will be Janet’s sixth year teaching at the Gualala Arts Center.

Friday, 5-7 pm; Saturday, 10 am-12:30 pm and 2:30 pm-4:30 pm; Sunday, 10 am-12:30 pm

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Junior Intermediate I-III Teacher Training Series with Marla Apt
Mar
8
3:30 PM15:30

Junior Intermediate I-III Teacher Training Series with Marla Apt

These classes are to refine teaching skills at the Junior Intermediate levels through peer teaching. All aspects are addressed: demonstration skills, verbal instructions, observation and corrections, sequencing and integrating philosophy into the teaching.

Marla will be teaching on the following dates in 2019:
2/22, 3/8, 5/24, 6/21,7/12, 8/16, 9/13, and 11/15

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Junior Intermediate I-III Teacher Training Series with Marla Apt
Feb
22
3:30 PM15:30

Junior Intermediate I-III Teacher Training Series with Marla Apt

These classes are to refine teaching skills at the Junior Intermediate levels through peer teaching. All aspects are addressed: demonstration skills, verbal instructions, observation and corrections, sequencing and integrating philosophy into the teaching.

Marla will be teaching on the following dates in 2019:
2/22, 3/8, 5/24, 6/21,7/12, 8/16, 9/13, and 11/15

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Northern California Fire Relief Benefit Event
Feb
17
1:00 PM13:00

Northern California Fire Relief Benefit Event

1:00-3:30pm Yoga for Anxiety with Jito Yumibe
3:45-5:00pm Bharatanatyam Dance Performance with Nitya Narasimhan

Please join Iyengar Yoga Instructor Jito Yumibe and Bharatanatyam Dancer Nitya Narasimhan for a yoga class and dance performance to help those who have suffered loss from the recent fires in Northern California by providing funds to relief organizations. This class at Iyengar Yoga South Bay is one of many coordinated fire relief benefit classes being held throughout our Association's (IYANC) Northern California region.

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Workshop with Lois Steinberg
Feb
8
to Feb 10

Workshop with Lois Steinberg

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Fri, Feb 08 2019 From: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sat, Feb 09 2019
 From: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sun, Feb 10 2019
 From: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM**

Workshop participants should have at least four years of Iyengar yoga experience. Sign up for full workshop or individual sessions. **Sunday session may only be attended by CIYTs or students attending at least one other weekend session as well. 

Sign up for the whole workshop by Jan 30 for a discount.

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Yoga for Scoliosis Part 1 with Elise Miller
Jan
18
to Jan 20

Yoga for Scoliosis Part 1 with Elise Miller

This workshop is for anyone with scoliosis who wants to experience the benefits of yoga for spinal health. It is also for teachers wanting to assist their students who have scoliosis. This 10 hour Part I workshop is an opportunity for teachers to begin the 20-hour course requirement + practicum to become a Yoga for Scoliosis Trainer. Teachers are encouraged to bring their students with scoliosis to the workshop.

Friday January 18, 6:00-8:30 pm
Saturday January 19, 12:30-5:30 pm

Sunday January 20, 1:30-4:30 pm

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Workshop with Carolyn Belko
Jan
18
to Jan 20

Workshop with Carolyn Belko

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Asana and Pranayama: Embarking on the Inner Quest
Friday 6-8pm, Saturday & Sunday 2-5pm
*Friday 2-5pm Teachers’ Module (Carolyn will cover principles required to teach pranayama)

This weekend workshop with Carolyn will provide principles required to establish a regular practice of pranayama, or to enhance an existing one. Asana will be taught in a way to complement pranayama practice. 

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Form, Fluidity, and Function: A Weekend Workshop with Carrie Owerko
Dec
7
to Dec 9

Form, Fluidity, and Function: A Weekend Workshop with Carrie Owerko

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Friday, 6-8pm

Saturday & Sunday
2-5pm

Let's face it: Motion is lotion and movement is medicine. It depends on how we move when we practice. We will explore how our practices can improve the functionality of our joints, create more fluid integrated movement, and improve the quality of our life in numerous ways. And how we will have fun doing it!

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