Workshops & Events
workshop: iyengar yoga sadhana—art, science, and philosophy
Sunday 24 March, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
In our modern era, yoga is commonly (and in some cases exclusively) presented as a physical fitness regimen, with a primary focus on its bodily health benefits. No doubt, physical fitness is a profound benefit of yoga practice. However, in Iyengar Yoga, we see physical fitness as the beginning, not the end, of the transformative process of yoga practice. A healthy body is seen as an essential equipment for the process of raising oneself to one’s highest potential, and realizing one’s highest self. When practitioners start to include artistic, scientific, and philosophical considerations in their practice of yoga, the process can really catch fire. This workshop will be an opportunity to ignite your process of self-transformation by understanding your yoga practice from these perspectives.
target class: Yoga Kurunta (“Puppet yoga” or Yoga with the ropes—Backbending and beyond
Sunday 14 April, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Yoga Kurunta, or “puppet yoga” is the art of using ropes anchored to a wall in a variety of ways to deepen and refine one's practice of yoga. The practice of this category of postures dramatically transforms the practitioner's relationship to gravity as it opens up new areas of awareness and movement, even in familiar postures. As one student has put it, “Using the ropes makes me aware of muscles I never even knew existed.” Join Certified Intermediate Level III Iyengar Yoga Teacher, Chris Briney, for an enlivening journey of self-discovery.
Cost: $40. To register, call (248) 821-YOGA, email us, or or click here to register online.