Workshops & Events

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Springtime Community Retreat 

Memorial Day, Monday May 31

Richmond, VT

The tulips, apple trees, and lilacs are blossoming and the sun is finally shining! Let’s gather outside to celebrate the coming of spring and our perseverance as a community in the practice of YOG. 

 

Retreat schedule:

9:15: arrival

9:30 - 10 am: Sutra Study

10 am - 12pm: All Levels Asana Class (outdoors)

Noon- 1pm: Chai and BYO lunch

1 - 2pm: Hike/walk on our lovely trails or take a canoe ride at the beaver pond! 

 

You will need:

1 mat, 1 belt, 2 blocks, 3 blankets

 

*Masks will not be required while practicing yoga.

Directions and instructions will be emailed to you upon registration. Current students can use session/class cards for the retreat and should RSVP directly to Rebecca @IYCVT.com.

Drop-in Fee: $20

Iyengar Inspire

3-Class Beginner's Series:

Sunday, April 25, May 2, 9

5-6 pm

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! Register through the link below and you will receive a link to the Zoom classroom.

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Special Topics Tuesday:

Yoga for Healthy Menstruation (Part 1)

Tuesday, May 4

5:30 - 7 pm

Join us the first Tuesday of every month for a deep dive into exploring crucial areas of the body and the anatomical actions and basic foundational poses that utilize these parts. Format is “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!

May's workshop will focus on yoga practice for healthy menstruation. Whether you’re a student looking to modify in a general class, a teacher, or just needing some tips on how to practice on your own, please join us for a very special workshop. We welcome any and all who menstruate, regardless of gender as well as anyone looking to learn how to teach yoga for menstruation. Together we will discuss the ups and down of menstruation in a safe and open space, and learn to practice with ease and sensitivity. 

 

Part 1 of this workshop will focus on a general menstrual sequence and is open to all levels of students. Stay tuned in coming months for Part 2 in which we will focus on menstrual ailments and other gynecological conditions including painful menstruation, fibroids, cysts, endometriosis, and more... 

Current students may use their current class/session cards to attend (no pre-registration needed for current students). 

 

Join us via livestream or access via recording.

 

 Pelvic Floor and Postpartum Yoga

Thursday, 2-4 PM EST

March 25 - May 13

Join Iyengar Yoga Instructor Rebecca Weisman (CYT, CIYT) and Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist Meagen Satinsky (MPT, PYT) for an online 8-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 through live-steam classes or recordings. Visit our Postpartum page for more information.

This course is Sold Out. For info about upcoming Fall 2021 dates or to be placed on our pre-registration list contact Rebecca@IYCVT.com

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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.

About Greg: 

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.

 

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Past Events

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).

Elemental Awareness:

A Weekend With

Mary Reilly

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!