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Workshops offered FALL, 2017

ELEGANT AGING: CARING FOR YOUR HIPS, BACK & SHOULDERS with Ananda Ma (Sept. 9)
CHAIR YOGA FOR EVERYONE with Amy Peele (Sept. 16)
DEEPENING YOUR PRACTICE with Alice Rocky (Oct. 7, Nov. 11 & Dec. 2)
YOGA FOR THE PELVIC FLOOR with Susan McCormick (Oct. 14)
FALL WEEKEND INTENSIVE with Kofi Busia (Oct. 21-22)
IYENGAR YOGA – A MINDFULL PRACTICE: 3-Day Weekend Intensive with Ananda Ma (Oct. 27-29)
PRANAYAMA WORKSHOP with Claire Colvin (Nov. 4)
THANKSGIVING DAY WORKSHOP with Claire Colvin (Nov. 23)
PRANAYAMA BREATHING TO ELICIT RELAXATION with Ananda Ma (Dec. 9)

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ELEGANT AGING – CARING FOR YOUR HIPS, BACK & SHOULDERS with Ananda Ma

Ananda Ma Date/Time:
- Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017 • 2:00-5:00pm
Instructor: Ananda Ma
Fees:
- Pre-registered BY SEPT. 2: $45
- Pre-registered, after Sept. 2: $55
Levels: All

YOGA can help with muscular-skeletal complaints. This class focuses on lower back, hips and your shoulders but also explores in the quest to deepen our understanding of one another and our own body/mind connection. Perhaps, if we did this, there would an experience of a physical and energetic transformation that boosts memory of unrealized dreams. We might find interesting areas, or new questions to ask and explore. Yoga therapeutically has been shown to be quieting to the brain, and cooling and soothing to the body-mind complex and lessening fatigue.

This workshop works with a slow-tempo and ample time to explore and establish a dynamic hip and shoulder anatomy. Loosen the energy of tight groins from prolonged periods of sitting, driving or postural stress, and improve circulation in the joints, bring extension to the spine and tone the nervous system. Modifications will be given for special needs.

ANANDA MA is a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher, CIYT-1000, who trained at the renowned Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco. For Ananda, yoga is a life-long mindfulness practice for all ages. She is a devoted student of Manouso Manos and the Iyengar family with whom she had the honor of studying with in India in 2014 and 2016. Her goal as a teacher is to inspire transformational experiences that lead to healthy life change.  She is inspired by yoga as the art of integrating body, mind, soul and breath. Her teaching style is nurturing and direct. For Ananda these begin by building a strong connection to, and love for Mother Earth and nature, to the trees and green hills of Marin. She also received a Masters of Science degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine at ACTCM, American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Her experience of Traditional Chinese Medicine enriches her practice and teaching of Iyengar yoga. For workshops, private sessions, and classes call Ananda at (415) 810-9682.

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CHAIR YOGA FOR EVERYONE with Amy Peele

Kofi Busia Date/Time:
- Saturday: Sept. 16, 2017 • 1:30–3:30 pm
Instructor: Amy Peele
Fees:
- Pre-registered: $35
- Drop-in: $40, if space available
Levels: All

EXPERIENCE this unique style of yoga where a chair becomes your yoga mat. Whether you are a beginner or a more advanced yoga practitioner this workshop is for you.

A variety of yoga postures, including sun salutations, are creatively adapted so all poses can be performed while sitting on a chair. During a chair yoga class, you receive the same benefits of a standing yoga class.
Upon completion of this workshop you will leave with a prepared yoga practice reminder card that you can easily reference while sitting at your desk or kitchen table.

This workshop is for all levels & ages. It offers a gentle and unintimidating yoga practice for beginners, and new and deeper insights for those with more experience.

AMY PEELE is a certified Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga (SSLY) Chopra Yoga instructor. She received her training at the Chopra Center for Wellbeing In Carlsbad California. Prior to that she practiced Iyengar yoga for 20 years with Suzanne Kanner at the Yoga Center of Marin. She has also taken restorative workshops from Judith’s Lasater. Her passion is teaching SSLY Chair Yoga, which is Hatha, based. Amy believes Yoga can be for everyone. To learn more about SSLY go to Chopra.com.

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DEEPENING YOUR PRACTICE with Alice Rocky

Kofi Busia Date/Time:
- Three Saturdays: Oct. 7, Nov. 11 & Dec. 2, 2017 • 1:30–3:30 pm
Instructor: Alice Rocky
Fees:
- Pre-registered, full series: $90
- Pre-registered, each class: $35, if space available
Levels: All

IN the first two classes of this series (October 7 and November 11), 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 2 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 & THE PELVIC FLOOR with Susan McCormick

Kofi Busia Date/Time:
- Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 • 1:00–3:30pm
Instructor: Susan McCormick
Fees:
- Pre-registered: $35
- Drop-in: $40
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 after completing the advanced studies training with Tony Briggs. She nearing completion of the Iyengar certification training program and studies regularly with senior Iyengar 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 the lead instructor for UCSF’s ongoing 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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FALL WEEKEND INTENSIVE with Kofi Busia

Kofi Busia Date/Time:
- Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017 • 10:00am–12:00pm
- Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017 • 2:00–4:00pm
- Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017 • 10:00am–12:00pm
- Saturday, Oct. 22, 2017 • 2:00–4:00pm
Instructor: Kofi Busia
Fees:
- Pre-registered, full weekend: $150.
- Pre-registered, each 2-hour session: $42, if space available
Levels: All

ATTENDING a full weekend of classes allows students to deepen the effects of the practice and make personal progress. We highly recommend this time with Kofi to do just that — he will challenge you intellectually, as well as physically. His classes are not for extreme beginners, but they provide strength and stamina and will help in building a firm foundation to the practice of serious students, without encouraging dependence. We urge you to attend these classes.

KOFI BUSIA is one of the foremost teachers in the Iyengar tradition. One of Mr. Iyengar’s earliest students, he has been teaching for over 43 years, and has held his Advanced Certificate for over 42 years. He has taught all over the world, and some of the most senior and best known Iyengar yoga teachers all over the world have been his students. He started studying with BKS Iyengar while a student at Oxford University, becoming the youngest person to be certified at his level. Throughout the 1970s and up until the mid-1980s he studied regularly with BKS Iyengar at his Institute in Pune. As well as being a widely respected and renowned teacher, Kofi has translated the Yoga Sutras directly from the Sanskrit.

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IYENGAR YOGA – A MINDFULL PRACTICE: 3-Day Weekend Intensive with Ananda Ma

Kofi Busia Date/Time:
- Friday, Oct. 27, 2017 • 6:00–8:00pm
- Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017 • 1:00–5:00pm
- Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017 • 8:30am–12:30pm
Instructor: Ananda Ma
Fees:
- Preregistered BY OCT. 20: full weekend: $180; Sat or Sun 4-hour session: $80; Fri 2-hour session: $35
- after Oct. 20 (or drop-in): full weekend: $200; Sat or Sun 4-hour session: $90; Fri 2-hour session: $45
Levels: All

YOGA is a life-long practice for all ages that works with the body you have today. As we age, balance, stability, mobility and stress relief becomes an important part of daily health. This first level Intensive is taught at a moderate pace and includes active and calming poses, breath work and yoga philosophy as the ancient tradition of meditation and introspection. Yoga is, at its most simple, union – the union of mind, body and spirit. In Iyengar Yoga, this search for union begins with ongoing practice of the yoga asanas (postures) with a focus on exact alignment.

To help build a firm foundation and reconnection, as well as an appreciation for what supports and embraces you each day, the Iyengar Yoga method can help develop confidence and direction. You will find personalized attention with creative modifications and prop use so you are learning what makes yoga easier to understand, more approachable and supportive of each person’s level and ability of yoga practice.
In the INTENSIVE, Ananda will be reminding you to hear, listen, observe, see, watch, give, be aware – pay attention to the breath, to your physical body, and to your mental state. All of this attention to the present moment is deeply stress relieving as the mind is asked to be present. ATTENDING a full weekend of Iyengar Yoga can be an uplifting way to awaken the higher effects of yoga, make personal progress and discover rejuvenating calming, and quieting yoga life skill. All are welcome!

  • Participate in the roots and tradition of Iyengar Yoga
  • Gain comprehensive knowledge of asanas, breathing, meditation and Yogic philosophy
  • Cultivate energetic clarity, personal refinement, and a balanced approach first in yoga, then off the mat, in life

ANANDA MA is a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher, CIYT-1000, who trained at the renowned Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco. For Ananda, yoga is a life-long mindfulness practice for all ages. She is a devoted student of Manouso Manos and the Iyengar family with whom she had the honor of studying with in India in 2014 and 2016. Her goal as a teacher is to inspire transformational experiences that lead to healthy life change.  She is inspired by yoga as the art of integrating body, mind, soul and breath. Her teaching style is nurturing and direct. For Ananda these begin by building a strong connection to, and love for Mother Earth and nature, to the trees and green hills of Marin. She also received a Masters of Science degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine at ACTCM, American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Her experience of Traditional Chinese Medicine enriches her practice and teaching of Iyengar yoga. For workshops, private sessions, and classes call Ananda at (415) 810-9682.

PAY ONLINE TO REGISTER by credit card or check using PayPal

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OR DOWNLOAD, print & mail registration form (PDF) for this workshop. If the PDF does not appear in your browser, right-click on the link and save it to your hard drive.

 


PRANAYAMA WORKSHOP with Claire Colvin

Kofi Busia Date/Time:
- Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017 • 2:00–4:00pm
Instructor: Claire Colvin
Fees:
- Pre-registered: $30
- Drop-in: $35
Levels: 2–4

THE practice of Pranayama brings increased smoothness of breath, calmness or the nervous system, and quietness of mind.

In this class we will practice supported poses which open the chest and prepare the body and mind for the practice of Pranayama. We will learn breath awareness and control, and Ujjayi Pranayama.

CLAIRE COLVIN is a certified Iyengar yoga teacher who has studied Iyengar yoga for over 36 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 28 years. Her principal teacher is Manouso Manos.

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THANKSGIVING DAY WORKSHOP with Claire Colvin

Thanksgiving turkey Date/Time:
- Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017 • 9:00–10:30am
Instructor: Claire Colvin
Fees:
- Pre-registered: $22
- Drop-in: $25
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 36 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 28 years. Her principal teacher is Manouso Manos.

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OR DOWNLOAD, print & mail registration form (PDF) for this workshop. If the PDF does not appear in your browser, right-click on the link and save it to your hard drive.

 


PRANAYAMA BREATHING TO ELICIT RELAXATION with Ananda Ma

Ananda Ma Date/Time:
- Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 • 2:00-5:00pm
Instructor: Ananda Ma
Fees:
- Pre-registered BY DEC. 2: $45
- Pre-registered, after Dec. 2; $55
Levels: All

Respiration is essential for all forms of life. The clarity of your breathing is so vital in these days of continued stress and anxiety. Yogic-derived breathing is a popular tool that is used increasingly in complementary and alternative medicine to promote health and well-being. This class focuses on restorative yoga poses and conscious breathing, called pranayama to help you release the muscular and soft tissue action of the diaphragm. Learning more about your diaphragm, the intercostal muscles and your chest can relieve anxiety, depression, and improve mood to help elicit relaxation to facilitate positive change. All are welcome!

ANANDA MA is a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher, CIYT-1000, who trained at the renowned Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco. For Ananda, yoga is a life-long mindfulness practice for all ages. She is a devoted student of Manouso Manos and the Iyengar family with whom she had the honor of studying with in India in 2014 and 2016. Her goal as a teacher is to inspire transformational experiences that lead to healthy life change.  She is inspired by yoga as the art of integrating body, mind, soul and breath. Her teaching style is nurturing and direct. For Ananda these begin by building a strong connection to, and love for Mother Earth and nature, to the trees and green hills of Marin. She also received a Masters of Science degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine at ACTCM, American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Her experience of Traditional Chinese Medicine enriches her practice and teaching of Iyengar yoga. For workshops, private sessions, and classes call Ananda at (415) 810-9682.

PAY ONLINE TO REGISTER by credit card or check using PayPal

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OR DOWNLOAD, print & mail registration form (PDF) for this workshop. If the PDF does not appear in your browser, right-click on the link and save it to your hard drive.

 



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