Workshops & Events
Fundamentals of Pranayama
with Rebecca Weisman
Thursday, 5:45 - 7:15 PM
June 9, 16, 23
Pranayama is a Sanskrit word that means expansion and restraint of the breath and the vital energies. In the Preface to Light on Pranayama B.K.S. Iyengar says, “Pranayama is a vast subject with illimitable potentialities. It is psychosomatic, since it explores the intimate relationship between the body and the mind. It may appear quite simple and easy, but the moment one sits down to practise, one quickly realises that it is a difficult art.” Pranayama is a powerful practice that helps us move inward, quiet the mind, restore and strengthen the nervous system, and give us new insight into the subtle workings of our own energetic body and mind.
In this 3 week short course, we will take on the practice of pranayama: from its foundation in simple asanas to prepare the lungs and the mind, moving towards the basic supine pranayamas, and finally building up to seated pranayamas. The course will build slowly and systematically to demystify this “difficult art” and help each student move forward in their own practice of pranayama.
All students should have a regular, established asana practice prior to beginning the course.
Required text: “Light on Pranayama” by B.K.S. Iyengar
Course fee: $75
3-Class Beginner's Series:
Friday 5:30-6:30 PM
June 17, 24, July 1
Interested in trying Iyengar Yoga? These short, free, online classes offer beginners a fun and dynamic introduction to basic foundational poses taught by a rotating roster of our incredible IYCVT teachers-in-training. Each class builds on the previous class but classes can also be taken independently.
Iyengar Inspire classes are free! Classes are hybrid (in-person and live-streamed). Register through the link below and you will receive a link to the Zoom classroom or join in person.
Pelvic Floor and Postpartum Yoga
Stay tuned for Fall 2022 dates...
Join Iyengar Yoga Instructor Rebecca Weisman (CYT, CIYT) and Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist Meagen Satinsky (MPT, PYT) for a 7-week course exploring the pelvic floor and gaining awareness, strength, relaxation and healing through the techniques of Iyengar Yoga.
The pelvic floor is an important but not well understood part of our anatomy, and its role in postpartum recovery, postural support, organ health, and sexual function is vital. Through yoga asana (poses), pranayama (breath work), and sensory anatomical exercises we will dive deep into the anatomy, physiology, and movements of this area that supports the root of our being.
Course can be taken in-person or through live-steam classes/recordings. Visit our Postpartum page for more information.
This course is open to all genders! We encourage an open and welcoming healing environment for all students.
Questions? Contact: Rebecca@IYCVT.com
One Day Workshop with Rose Goldblatt
POSTPONED...Stay tuned for new dates!
Beginner/Intermediate Class: Freedom in the Hips
The hips can hold a lot of mental and physical tension and spending time working in this area can have profound physical, mental and emotional benefits. In this class we will focus on opening the hips and groins, doing necessary foundational work, planting seeds for future poses and trying a fews fun things! The morning workshop is appropriate for all levels.
Intermediate/Advanced Class: Taking on Arm Balances
In this class we will learn to strengthen and open the body appropriately to work with a family of poses than can be daunting but also very empowering. Arm balances require strength and mobility, but also rewiring the brain to send the message to the body to figure out what to do. In this class Rose will share some useful tips to help you do things you never thought possible! This workshop is geared toward intermediate and advanced students.
About Rose: Rose is a naturally gifted Iyengar yoga teacher who teaches attention to alignment in a variety of levels, from gentle to advanced. Her teaching is professional, yet soft. She is precise, fun and offers challenge, yet compassion. Rose’s love and dedication to yoga shines through in her teaching, and her students find sanctuary in the quiet calm that she creates in her classes.
Moving Toward 'Point Zero'
Weekend with Greg Anton
POSTPONED...Stay tuned for new dates!
Balancing Vertical Extension and Horizontal Expansion.
B.K.S. Iyengar writes in his commentary of sutra III.14 that "in asana, if the energy of the body is harmonized to a 'point zero' whilst in a state of tension, we reach precision." In this workshop you will explore ways of working with the body, breath, and consciousness in asana and pranayama to find that precision.
Greg Anton, a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher, has been practicing and teaching for more than twenty-five years. His practice along with his keen memory and precise instruction allow him to present asana in an extremely methodical and clear way and to weave the philosophy of Yoga through the fabric of the body. Greg served as president of the Iyengar Yoga Association of New England from 2009-2012. He lives in Provincetown, Massachusetts.
Special Topics Tuesdays:
Feet and Knees
Join us the first Tuesday of every month for a deep dive into exploring different crucial areas of the body and the anatomical actions and basic foundational poses that utilize these parts. The format will be “workshop style” with beginner anatomy and discussion of modifications for common problems. We will focus on observing our own anatomy and patterns as a launching point for increased awareness and improvement in our practice. There will be time for discussion and Q&A so bring your questions!
Our first class will focus on the anatomy, alignment and movements of the feet and knees with an emphasis on standing poses. All levels are welcome. Current students may use their current class/session cards to attend (no pre-registration needed).
A Weekend With
Earth: Grounded with Lightness! Connect to the Earth element and draw the light into your cells.
Saturday 9 AM - 12 PM
Water: The body recharges through the circular flow of the Water element. Encourage circulation with forward and revolved asanas that open up blockages bringing you back to a refreshed balance.
Saturday 2 - 4 PM
Fire: Experience the energy and joy backbends bring as they fan the inner Fire element, bringing warmth to your back and light to your heart.
Sunday 9 AM - 12 PM
Air: Light as Air, reaching the stars with your feet, come find your balance! Inversions strengthen the immune system, improve your balance, and create equanimity and stability in the mind.
Developing Daily Sadhana
“Sadhana” is the Sanskrit word for practice but it implies much more than just showing up on your mat. In these challenging times how do we learn to practice at home? How do we stay connected to ourselves and eachother? In this series we will focus on how to develop a home practice, how to tailor a sequence to fit your daily needs, and the major groups of poses and their benefits. Each meeting we will have time to practice, ask questions, and reflect on our progress. Weekly reading and journaling assignments will help you practice independently creating your own deeper sense of sadhana. A perfect way to commit yourself to your practice!