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Iyengar Yoga Center of Western Massachusetts
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$60.00
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In-Studio - 3-Week Tues Intermediate Iyengar LAB Series
May 24, 2022 - Jun 7, 2022

Intermediate class for those who have been practicing alignment based yoga for a minimum of two years with a solid foundation in standing poses and want to learn to practice inversions, backbends and forward bends. In this series, students will regularly practice the preparations for headstand, handstand, shoulderstand and deeper backbends. Deeper and more detailed study of the basic asanas, including the standing poses. Students will expand their knowledge of Iyengar Yoga in a laboratory environment where we look at how the different category of poses influence one another. Bring your questions, notebooks and a sense of adventure!

Schedule
Date
May 24, 2022
Days
Tue
Time
6:00 - 7:30pm
Date
May 31, 2022
Days
Tue
Time
6:00 - 7:30pm
Date
Jun 7, 2022
Days
Tue
Time
6:00 - 7:30pm
$60.00
3 Sessions
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Online - 3-Week Tues Intermediate Iyengar LAB Series Virtual
May 24, 2022 - Jun 7, 2022

Intermediate class for those who have been practicing alignment based yoga for a minimum of two years with a solid foundation in standing poses and want to learn to practice inversions, backbends and forward bends. In this series, students will regularly practice the preparations for headstand, handstand, shoulderstand and deeper backbends. Deeper and more detailed study of the basic asanas, including the standing poses. Students will expand their knowledge of Iyengar Yoga in a laboratory environment where we look at how the different category of poses influence one another. Bring your questions, notebooks and a sense of adventure!

Schedule
Date
May 24, 2022 - Jun 7, 2022
Days
Tue
Time
6:00 - 7:30pm
$69.00
$75.00
3 Sessions
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3 Week Online Sat Intermediate Iyengar LAB Series Virtual
Jun 4, 2022 - Jun 18, 2022

Intermediate/ Advanced class for those who have been practicing alignment based yoga for a minimum of two years with a solid foundation in standing poses and want to learn to practice inversions, backbends and forward bends. In this series, students will regularly practice the preparations for headstand, handstand, shoulderstand and deeper backbends. Deeper and more detailed study of the basic asanas, including the standing poses. Students will expand their knowledge of Iyengar Yoga in a laboratory environment where we look at how the different category of poses influence one another. Bring your questions, notebooks and a sense of adventure!

 

Saturdays: $135; Early Bird $120 for 6 weeks if registered by March 20

 

Schedule
Date
Jun 4, 2022 - Jun 18, 2022
Days
Sat
Time
9:00 - 11:00am
$69.00
$75.00
3 Sessions
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3 Week In-Studio - Sat Intermediate Iyengar LAB Series
Jun 4, 2022 - Jun 18, 2022

Intermediate/ Advanced class for those who have been practicing alignment based yoga for a minimum of two years with a solid foundation in standing poses and want to learn to practice inversions, backbends and forward bends. In this series, students will regularly practice the preparations for headstand, handstand, shoulderstand and deeper backbends. Deeper and more detailed study of the basic asanas, including the standing poses. Students will expand their knowledge of Iyengar Yoga in a laboratory environment where we look at how the different category of poses influence one another. Bring your questions, notebooks and a sense of adventure!

Plesae note: Proof of vaccination required. Masks optional.

Schedule
Date
Jun 4, 2022 - Jun 18, 2022
Days
Sat
Time
9:00 - 11:00am
$40.00
$45.00
2 Sessions
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In Studio- Iyengar Yoga Foundation/Ropes Series
Jun 11, 2022 - Jun 18, 2022

Curious about Iyengar yoga but never had time to try it? Or have you been away for awhile and need a refresher? Join Susan Elena for this founational exploration of Iyengar yoga for all ages and abilities. You will learn how to incorporate yoga into your daily life and how to modify poses for your needs.

The studio requires that you are fully vaccinated to attend in-person classes. Masks are optional.

Schedule
Date
Jun 11, 2022 - Jun 18, 2022
Days
Sat
Time
11:30 - 12:30pm
$125.00
$140.00
3 Sessions
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Yoga for Better Sleep - A Focused Practice
Jun 12, 2022 - Jun 26, 2022
This is a three-class online course taught by Roger Cole, Ph.D on how to use simple, supported yoga postures, breathing, meditation and philosophy, guided by up-to-date science, to fall asleep more easily, fall back to sleep after awakenings, and recover from lost sleep.
 
The centerpiece of each 2-hour session will be a guided yoga practice aimed explicitly at reaching a deep state of rest, which may include sleep.
 
Session 1- June 12: How specific asanas release tension, remove fatigue in order to achieve deep rest.
 
Session 2 - June 19: How to use pranayama to overcome anxiety and switch off the mind.
 
Session 3 - June 26: How to incorporate meditation to achieve deep, enduring silence, healing and growth.
 
Roger will introduce every technique with a concise, easy-to-understand explanation, giving you the knowledge and skills to personalize your practice and apply it to your life. No prior yoga experience is required.
 
Each class will include Q&A time. The course includes a written handout plus recordings of all the classes with access to the recordings until two weeks after the end of the last session.
 
Roger Cole, Ph.D. is a Stanford-trained sleep research scientist and internationally recognized Iyengar yoga teacher. He has studied and taught the art and science of yoga, deep relaxation and sleep for over forty years.
 
Early bird fee through May 25 is $125, after $140
Schedule
Date
Jun 12, 2022 - Jun 26, 2022
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
1:00 - 3:00pm
$40.00
2 Sessions
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Online - 2-Week Tues Intermediate Iyengar LAB Series Virtual
Jun 14, 2022 - Jun 21, 2022

Intermediate class for those who have been practicing alignment based yoga for a minimum of two years with a solid foundation in standing poses and want to learn to practice inversions, backbends and forward bends. In this series, students will regularly practice the preparations for headstand, handstand, shoulderstand and deeper backbends. Deeper and more detailed study of the basic asanas, including the standing poses. Students will expand their knowledge of Iyengar Yoga in a laboratory environment where we look at how the different category of poses influence one another. Bring your questions, notebooks and a sense of adventure!

Schedule
Date
Jun 14, 2022 - Jun 21, 2022
Days
Tue
Time
6:00 - 7:30pm
$35.00
$40.00
2 Sessions
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In Studio 2-Week Tues Intermediate Iyengar LAB Series
Jun 14, 2022 - Jun 21, 2022

Intermediate class for those who have been practicing alignment based yoga for a minimum of two years with a solid foundation in standing poses and want to learn to practice inversions, backbends and forward bends. In this series, students will regularly practice the preparations for headstand, handstand, shoulderstand and deeper backbends. Deeper and more detailed study of the basic asanas, including the standing poses. Students will expand their knowledge of Iyengar Yoga in a laboratory environment where we look at how the different category of poses influence one another. Bring your questions, notebooks and a sense of adventure!

Schedule
Date
Jun 14, 2022 - Jun 21, 2022
Days
Tue
Time
6:00 - 7:00pm
$25.00
$35.00
1 Session
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International Yoga Day Celebration with Devki Desai
Jun 25, 2022 - Jun 25, 2022
In this two hour class, Devki Desai will lead is through a vibrant celebration of yoga.
 
Variations will be given for all levels.
Recording will be available for 2 weeks.
 
Fee: $35; Early Bird $25 by June 18
Schedule
Date
Jun 25, 2022
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
8:30 - 10:30am
$60.00
3 Sessions
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In-Studio - 3-Week Tues Intermediate Iyengar LAB Series
Jul 5, 2022 - Jul 19, 2022

Intermediate class for those who have been practicing alignment based yoga for a minimum of two years with a solid foundation in standing poses and want to learn to practice inversions, backbends and forward bends. In this series, students will regularly practice the preparations for headstand, handstand, shoulderstand and deeper backbends. Deeper and more detailed study of the basic asanas, including the standing poses. Students will expand their knowledge of Iyengar Yoga in a laboratory environment where we look at how the different category of poses influence one another. Bring your questions, notebooks and a sense of adventure!

Schedule
Date
Jul 5, 2022 - Jul 19, 2022
Days
Tue
Time
6:00 - 7:30pm
$60.00
3 Sessions
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Online - 3-Week Tues Intermediate Iyengar LAB Series Virtual
Jul 5, 2022 - Jul 19, 2022

Intermediate class for those who have been practicing alignment based yoga for a minimum of two years with a solid foundation in standing poses and want to learn to practice inversions, backbends and forward bends. In this series, students will regularly practice the preparations for headstand, handstand, shoulderstand and deeper backbends. Deeper and more detailed study of the basic asanas, including the standing poses. Students will expand their knowledge of Iyengar Yoga in a laboratory environment where we look at how the different category of poses influence one another. Bring your questions, notebooks and a sense of adventure!

Schedule
Date
Jul 5, 2022 - Jul 19, 2022
Days
Tue
Time
6:00 - 7:30pm
$175.00
$225.00
4 Sessions
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Summer Retreat 2022: Cultivating Citta Prasardanum
Jul 22, 2022 - Jul 24, 2022

Citta prasadanam is a Sanskrit term meaning, a mind with a sweet disposition." Citta may be translated as that which is conscious,. Citta refers to the heart-mind, or the more emotive mind, as opposed to the intellect. Prasadanam may be translated as happiness, filled with grace or joyfulness.

A citta prasadanam mind is considered favorable, wholesome and pleasant. Its consciousness is full of non-dual love and compassion for all beings, and it is measured by equanimity. As such, citta prasadanam is considered something yogis should aspire to.

In The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, cultivating citta prasadanam is considered a task of great importance. The Sutras teach that citta prasadanam is developed through meeting happy people with friendliness, those who are suffering with compassion, those who are virtuous with delight, and those who are doing harm with disengagement. In this way, the Sutras give guidance about how the relationships we have with the world and others, can affect our state of mind, and overall well-being.

In this 3 session in-person retreat we will explore how through our practice we can move towards citta prasardanum.

  • Looking through the lens of klesa, understanding deeper thoughts and using the cittaprasadanam as remedial processes.
  • Using inversions to give us a new perspective and pranayama to help clarify thoughts we will work towards the happiness equation:

Blissful mind = (Slow down the thoughts + amplify joy + show compassion) – (hatred – jealousy)

If everyone follows this simple principle of citta prasadanam, both individuals and society at large will have a peaceful and harmonious existence.

WEEKEND SCHEDULE:

Friday 7-9pm In Person - Intro to weekend theme/hip opening asana class and prep for Saturday morning

Saturday 9:30-11:30am Active asana class
Saturday 3:30-5:00pm Inversions and pranayama
Saturday 6 - 8:00pm Potluck celebration by the Mill River
 
Sunday 9:30 - 11:30am Active asana class
Sunday 11:30 - 12:00pm Closing circle
 
Space is limited; proof of vaccination required.

 

Fees: Full Weekend - $225: early bird by June 15 - $175

Schedule
Date
Jul 22, 2022
Days
Fri
Time
7:00 - 9:00pm
Date
Jul 23, 2022
Days
Sat
Time
9:30 - 11:30am
Date
Jul 23, 2022
Days
Sat
Time
3:30 - 5:00pm
Date
Jul 24, 2022
Days
Sun
Time
9:30 - 11:30am
$925.00
55 Sessions
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Fall Yoga Vrksa Iyengar Yoga Immersion Program Virtual
Sep 12, 2022 - Dec 10, 2022
Yoga Vrksa Fall Immersion: Exploring the Art of Integration

3 month Iyengar Yoga Immersion Program to deepen your personal practice and explore the concept of integration. Includes asana, philosophy, anatomy and pranayama. Over the course of 12 weeks we will break down poses and learn how to accomodate our bodies individual needs.

Yoga teaches us how to infuse our movement with intelligence, transforming it into action. BKS Iyengar through his years of devoted practice discovered that the purpose or goal of asana is to align and harmonize the physical body and all the layers, or sheaths, of the subtle emotional, mental, and spiritual body. This is integration. But how does one align these layers and experience integration? It begins with awareness. Guruji understood how asana and pranayama can be the means to reach the Self. Through the art of integration, the path of yoga can lead us to ultimate freedom. Join us as we pierce through the layers and deepen our practice of asana in preparation for pranayama.

Dates: September 13- December 9, 2021; plus 3 Saturdays - October 16, November 13 and December 11. (No classes the week of November 22).Weekly classes will be online only; Saturdays will be hybrid offering students the opportunity to work in studio or at home online.

Schedule: Monday - Thursday - exploration of the various categories of poses and how they prepare body and mind for pranayama. One Saturday per month - 2.5 hour class exploring philosophy, and a more in-depth asana and pranayama practice.

Meets weekdays - 7:15 - 8:00am; Saturdays 1 - 3:30pm

Minimum of 2 years of yoga practice and a 3 month commitment required.

Fees include 12 weeks plus 3 Saturday classes; video library access of all classes for 5 months.
Regular price: $925
Early Bird by August 13: $775
Early price by August 27: $825
Payment Plan:
$15 administration fee, 3 payments
 

 

Schedule
Date
Sep 12, 2022 - Dec 10, 2022
Days
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu
Time
7:15 - 8:15am
Date
Oct 15, 2022
Days
Sat
Time
1:00 - 3:30pm
Date
Nov 12, 2022
Days
Sat
Time
1:00 - 3:30pm