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Workshops offered FALL/WINTER, 2018

SELF-HEALING WITH YOGA & MEDITATION with Julia Lormier (Sept. 22, Oct. 20, Nov. 17 & Dec. 15)
LAST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH RESTORATIVE CLASS with Jamie Lamka (Sept. 29. Oct. 27, Nov. 24 & Dec. 29)
DEEPENING YOUR PRACTICE with Alice Rocky (Oct. 13, Nov. 10 & Dec. 8)
YOGA FOR THE PELVIC FLOOR with Susan McCormick (Oct. 14)
THANKSGIVING DAY WORKSHOP with Claire Colvin (Nov. 22)

COMING in 2019:
WEEKEND INTENSIVE with Kofi Busia (Jan. 12-13)

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SELF-HEALING WITH YOGA & MEDITATION with Julia Lorimer

Julia Lorimer Date/Time:
Four Saturdays: Sept. 22, Oct. 20, Nov. 17 & Dec. 15 • 2:30 – 4:30pm
Instructor: Julia Lorimer
Fees:
- $40 pre-registered, each class
- $45 drop-in, each class
Levels: All – some yoga experience is helpful

Each workshop will help you to identify the cause and the effect of tension patterns that can lead to chronic pain and injuries. Each of these workshops will provide you with effective and long-lasting series to release tension and pain from your mind and body. Presented in simple language, Julia will demonstrate alignment principles for achieving balance, core strength and deep breathing as they apply to various body regions and conditions.

The activities of daily living including sitting, standing and moving will become sources of healing and less sources of stress, tension and pain. You will gain a deeper sense of resilience from the wear and tear of life as you move through the world.

Guided meditations taught in class help you to calm your reactions to the stresses of life. They provide a quiet place to relax in your own stable presence and to discover yourself more healed and whole. In meditation, the wayward mind is led back to its own source, your own benign presence, where you are free of everything unwanted, simple and free.

These guided meditations are based in non-dual teachings gleaned from the Vedanta scriptures, the Yoga Sutras, and the Bhagavad Gita as taught by Swami Dayananda.

Classes will focus on freeing yourself from pain in the following areas
- Sept. 22: Lower Back and Sciatica Pain
- Oct. 20: Shoulder and Wrist Pain
- Nov. 17: Foot, Knee and Hip Pain
- Dec. 15 (not 22): Neck and Upper Back Pain

JULIA LORIMER, Certified Yoga Therapist, has specialized in pain management for three decades combining Iyengar Yoga Therapeutics with anatomically detailed deep tissue therapy. She has studied extensively with the BKS Iyengar family in Pune, India as well as with renowned Senior Iyengar teachers including Manouso Manos, Ramandand Patel in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Julia is a Sanskrit scholar, a Vedanta and Meditation teacher, and an expert in Sanskrit Chanting. She is the creator and Founder of Meta Yoga- a program for healing chronic pain at five levels: Physically, Vitality, Emotionally, Mentally and Spiritually. Her mission is to empower people with the courage and knowledge to heal themselves and to lead more productive and fulfilling lives.

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LAST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH RESTORATIVE CLASS with Jamie Lamka

Jamie Lamka Date/Time:
- Four Saturdays: Sept. 29. Oct. 27, Nov. 24 & Dec. 29 • 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Instructor: Jamie Lamka
Fees:
- $100 pre-registered, all four classes
- $30 pre-registered, each class
Levels: All

Jamie will give a special class at the end of each month devoted to poses (asanas) of deep relaxation and restoration.

“These asanas are known as Visranta Karaka asanas and are meant to rest the organic body. Each organ is as though separated from the others in order to oxygenate and rest. With the knife of consciousness and awareness, one is able to dissect the body from inside.
However, one has to prolong the duration of stay in the asanas five to ten minutes, in order to have recovery” Geeta S. Iyengar

Jamie's complete bio

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DEEPENING YOUR PRACTICE with Alice Rocky

Alice Rocky Date/Time:
- Three Saturdays: Oct. 13, Nov. 10 & Dec. 8 • 2:30–4:30 pm
Instructor: Alice Rocky
Fees:
- $90 pre-registered, full workshop
- $35 pre-registered, each class
Levels: 2–5

In the first two classes of this series (Oct. 13 and Nov. 10), we will work on standing poses, backbends, forward bends, and inversions. More intermediate poses will be introduced to help you go deeper and progress in your practice.

The final class on December 8 will be a restorative class aimed at deep relaxation of body and mind.

ALICE ROCKY has been teaching and practicing yoga since the early 1980s. Her approach to teaching yoga is influenced by her extensive dance background. She is a longtime member of the faculty of the College of Marin, where she teaches yoga and movement classes. Her primary teacher is Manouso Manos.

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YOGA AND THE PELVIC FLOOR with Susan McCormick

Susan McCormick Date/Time:
- Sunday, Oct. 14 • 1:00–3:30 pm
Instructor: Susan McCormick
Fees:
- $30 pre-registered
- $40 drop-in
Levels: All

Messages we have received throughout our lives have reinforced a subtle disapproval of talk about women’s bodies “down there.”

We pay a price for maintaining a polite distance from our hips and what lies between them.

This workshop will attempt to shed light on the appearance, function/dysfunction, and maintenance of this most powerful and intimate of our bodily parts. Many women have come to this subject seeking an alternative to surgery for their issues with prolapse, incontinence and pelvic pain. Through the instruction and practice of Iyengar-style yoga, overly tight pelvic floor muscles can be relaxed and too loose muscles can be strengthened, bringing understanding and relief to those experiencing discomfort in the pelvic region. Physical postures and exercises will make up a part of this workshop and can be done with or without a background in yoga.

SUSAN McCORMICK has been practicing yoga for the past 20 years and teaching since 2008. She recently completed her Iyengar certification and studies regularly with senior teacher Manouso Manos. Interest in strengthening her pelvic floor to avoid surgery led her to seek out experts in the fields of physical therapy and pelvic floor yoga. She received teacher training and certification to teach pelvic floor work from Leslie Howard and was an instructor for UCSF’s study on incontinence and yoga. Empowering women who are struggling with the effects of pelvic floor dysfunction is important to her and evident in her gentle but firm manner of teaching.

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THANKSGIVING DAY CLASS with Claire Colvin

Thanksgiving turkey Date/Time:
- Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018 • 9:00–10:30 pm
Instructor: Claire Colvin
Fees:
- $22 pre-registered
- $25 drop-in
Levels: All

BEGIN YOUR THANKSGIVING DAY by treating yourself to an hour and a half of VIGOROUS YOGA! You’ll have a perfect start to a day dedicated to feasting, family, celebration and gratefulness for all the good things we have in our lives.

CLAIRE COLVIN is a certified Iyengar yoga teacher who has studied Iyengar yoga for over 37 years, at the Iyengar Yoga Institute in San Francisco and four times in India with the Iyengar family. She has taught yoga in Marin County for 29 years. Her principal teacher is Manouso Manos.

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WEEKEND INTENSIVE with Kofi Busia (12-13 January 2019)

Kofi Busia Date/Time:
- Saturday, January 12 • 10:30 am – 12:30 pm AND 2:30 – 4:30 pm
- Sunday, January 13 • 10:30 am – 12:30 pm AND 2:30 – 4:30 pm
Instructor: Kofi Busia
Fees:
- Pre-registered, full workshop: $150
- At the door, full workshop: $160
- At the door, each 2-hour class: $45
Levels: All

WE are very happy to welcome Kofi back to the Yoga Center of Marin. Kofi brings over 40 years of teaching wisdom to the practice of Yoga. A longtime and advanced student and teacher in the Iyengar tradition, Kofi’s teaching style is unique. Rather than providing details for each pose, Kofi guides from storytelling. Through his stories, he shows his students that the whole of life informs our yoga, and that yoga can infuse the whole of our lives. He will challenge you both physically and intellectually.

Kofi welcomes students from all backgrounds and lineages of yoga. Iyengar experience, while helpful, is not required. Some maturity and understanding of asana is useful as the poses are often long-held and basic alignment required.

Along with asana practice, there will be time for chanting and question and answer in the afternoon sessions. Bring your questions. Kofi’s insight is very keen and helpful. Be sure to let him know if you need some guidance or help with a specific issue or condition.

KOFI BUSIA is one of the world’s foremost teachers in the Iyengar tradition. He has been teaching for over 40 years, and has held his Advanced Certificate from BKS Iyengar for 35 years. He has taught and is recognized all over the world. He began yoga as a student at Oxford University and has taught professionally ever since. Throughout the 1970s and until the mid-1980s, he studied regularly with BKS Iyengar in Pune, India.

Although he has lived most of his life in Oxford, England, he is currently based in Santa Cruz, California, where he is putting the finishing touches to three planned books, one of which is an original translation and commentary, direct from the Sanskrit, of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.

Visit his website at www.kofibusia.com.

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06-Sep-2018