Workshops & Events

CFIY monthly Sat-Sanga:

Saturday 21 September 2019

Saturday 26 October 2019

Saturday 16 November 2019

7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Participate in an ancient yoga tradition. Study yogic texts, come to know yourself, and enjoy the company of fellow truth-seekers each month.

There is no fee to attend. Those who wish to may make a donation to the Center at their discretion.

Starting in September, we will begin our studies and discussion of B.K.S. Iyengar’s Light on Life

B.K.S. Iyengar--hailed as "the Michelangelo of yoga" (BBC) and considered by many to be one of the most important yoga masters--has spent much of his life introducing the modern world to the ancient practice of yoga. Yoga's popularity is soaring, but its widespread acceptance as an exercise for physical fitness and the recognition of its health benefits have not been matched by an understanding of the emotional, intellectual, and spiritual development that the yogic tradition can also offer. In  Light on Life , B.K.S. Iyengar brings readers this new and more complete understanding of the yogic journey.  Here Iyengar explores the yogic goal to integrate the different parts of the self (body, emotions, mind, and soul), the role that the yoga postures and breathing techniques play in our search for wholeness, the external and internal obstacles that keep us from progressing along the path, and how yoga can transform our lives and help us to live in harmony with the world around us. For the first time, Iyengar uses stories from his own life, humor, and examples from modern culture to illustrate the profound gifts that yoga offers. Written with the depth of this sage's great wisdom,  Light on Life  is the culmination of a master's spiritual genius, a treasured companion to his seminal  Light on Yoga .  (Review from Amazon.com)    Buy the book used or new by following this link to:  BetterWorldBooks.com

B.K.S. Iyengar--hailed as "the Michelangelo of yoga" (BBC) and considered by many to be one of the most important yoga masters--has spent much of his life introducing the modern world to the ancient practice of yoga. Yoga's popularity is soaring, but its widespread acceptance as an exercise for physical fitness and the recognition of its health benefits have not been matched by an understanding of the emotional, intellectual, and spiritual development that the yogic tradition can also offer. In Light on Life, B.K.S. Iyengar brings readers this new and more complete understanding of the yogic journey.

Here Iyengar explores the yogic goal to integrate the different parts of the self (body, emotions, mind, and soul), the role that the yoga postures and breathing techniques play in our search for wholeness, the external and internal obstacles that keep us from progressing along the path, and how yoga can transform our lives and help us to live in harmony with the world around us. For the first time, Iyengar uses stories from his own life, humor, and examples from modern culture to illustrate the profound gifts that yoga offers. Written with the depth of this sage's great wisdom, Light on Life is the culmination of a master's spiritual genius, a treasured companion to his seminal Light on Yoga.

(Review from Amazon.com)

Buy the book used or new by following this link to: BetterWorldBooks.com


The Center for Iyengar Yoga and Citizen Yoga Royal Oak

are pleased to present the award winning documentary film:

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Wednesday 21 August 2019, 7:30 p.m.

At the Main Art Theatre

Royal Oak, MI

IYENGAR: the man, yoga, and the student’s journey is a feature about BKS Iyengar’s practice, life and influence by award winning director Jake Clennell. With intimate access to Iyengar's personal yoga practice, the film also explores how his students have used yoga to support their activities running an orphanage, and addiction center.

Where does yoga intersect with murder? Child prostitution? Alcoholism, blindness and debilitating illness? Built around compelling and unique verité footage of one of the world’s most influential spiritual leaders of the modern era, IYENGAR is both an intimate look at B.K.S. Iyengar's personal yoga practice, and an exploration of how his students—an orphan, a priest, a murderer—use yoga to transform their lives.

Filmmaker Jake Clennell brings a scrupulously nonjudgmental eye to yoga and rarely seen aspects of life in India.

For yogis and spiritual enthusiasts alike, this film is sure to inspire your quest. Join the Center for Iyengar Yoga community for this special evening of yoga, reflection, and artful cinema.

To purchase tickets, please visit: https://gathr.us/screening/29892

For more information, please visit: http://sadhakafilm.net

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Saturday, 13 July 2019

1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Comerica Diversity Stage, Rivera Court

Detroit Institute of Arts

Join Chris Briney and the C.F.I.Y. community for a historic Iyengar Yoga class in the D.I.A.'s awe-inspiring Rivera Court as part of the 2019 Concert of Colors. In honor of the event, Chris will be teaching a class entitled: "The Body as an Instrument.” The class will explore the potential that the body, our first instrument, has to evoke transcendent states of being. We will do this by learning techniques to "play" it with the care and skill that transforms the practice of seemingly physical yoga postures into transformative works of art! The class is free and open to students of all levels. Arrive early as space will be limited. For more information, please visit: http://concertofcolors.com