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Workshops & Events

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Family Yoga

With Kara Rosa

Saturday, 4-5pm
March 23 - April 27 
*make up class May 11

A yoga class for children and the adults who love them. Through fun, playful movement geared towards learning about the body and its capabilities we will learn about yoga poses and concepts, practice mindfulness with kid-friendly breath exercises, and foster community infused with love for yoga.

Class is focused on the child’s experience but adults are encouraged to join in, and to be present with their child. Every child is welcome to participate in their own way. All ages welcome. 

Advanced registration is required. 

5-Class Series: $50
Single Class: $12
Prices are for one adult + one child ($6 per additional person)

Yoga and Nature
Summer Camp

Week 1: June 24-28
Week 2: July 8-12
Week 3: July 15-19
Week 4: July 22-26
9am -3:30pm 


Join us this summer for the Iyengar Yoga Center’s Yoga and Nature Summer Camp!  Choose from four weeks of camp inspired by our love of yoga and nature for kids ages 6-10. Together we will connect with our physical bodies and the land through yoga asana (poses), nature discovery, mindfulness and play. Artistic exploration, games, and shared food round out our day. At IYCVT we believe that connecting with our bodies, nature, and community helps support our self confidence, emotions, and spirit while allowing space to explore and have fun. To expand our play opportunities our camp happens off site on beautiful private land in Richmond, VT. We would love for you to be a part of our community this summer!

 

*Please note that this year our summer camp is located off site in Richmond and not at our studio in Burlington. Exact address will be sent upon registration.

 

Our summer camp is taught by IYCVT Youth Director, Kara Rosa, and Colin Bradley (currently a Retribe Mentor). Here’s more about Kara and Colin.

 

About Kara:

I am a Certified Level I Iyengar Yoga Teacher and advocate of holistic health practices. I began my practice of yoga in 2010 while studying social work at the University of Vermont. I have completed trainings in Ayurveda, Reiki, Yoga and Yoga Therapy. My approach to teaching meets students where they are at, allowing progression to happen. I approach my practice of yoga from a place of determination and self improvement from micro to macro, and from gross to subtle.  

As a student of social work and Iyengar yoga I believe and work towards making yoga accessible to everyBODY, in sharing yoga as a secular tool in maintaining the body, mind and spirit throughout life. The Iyengar lineage is oriented toward gradual but steady progression with a focus on proper engagement and alignment, making this practice accessible to all bodies and abilities. I enjoy sharing the practice of yoga to youth and families and teach both in-school and after school youth programs throughout Vermont. I also love doing yoga outside my beautiful home in Eden, Vermont often accompanied by my two children Lia and Kai.

 

About Colin:

Colin has worked as a nature mentor for 7 years helping children integrate with the cycles of Mother Earth. He has worked for ReTribe, Appalachian Mountain Club, Willowell, and Honeycomb kids. With a diverse offering of crafts, skills, fun games, and wild songs, his love for children and community is expressed. Colin attended UVM, has done Wilderness Immersion projects at ROOTS school, and studied Eco-Psychology Leadership at Metta Earth Institute.

 

Sample Daily Schedule:

9am: Arrival and Morning Circle

9:30am: Morning Yoga Practice

10:30am: Snack

11:00am: Outdoor adventure with lunch

1pm: Restorative Yoga and quiet time with optional mindfulness activity

1:30pm: Afternoon Activity (arts and crafts, games, etc)

3:00pm: Closing Circle

3:30pm: Pick-up


 

Camp fee:

$325 per week (equity pricing and scholarships available)
After registering you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a welcome letter and request to fill out a few forms closer to the camp start date. Please email Rebecca@IYCVT.com with any questions or help with camp registration.
 

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Iyengar Inspire 
with Nina Sklar
Wednesday, March 27 - April 24 
6:00-7:00 pm

Interested in trying Iyengar Yoga? These short, free classes offer beginners a fun and dynamic introduction to basic foundational poses taught by a rotating roster of our incredible IYCVT teachers-in-training. We will explore the various families of poses with a focus on standing and seated asanas, twists, and preliminary inversions. Each class builds on the previous class but classes can also be taken independently as drop-ins. Iyengar Inspire classes are free! Classes are hybrid (in-person and live-streamed). ​Please click on the link below to register. 

Move Beyond Your Existing Frontiers: Developing Purity & Sensitivity in Asana

A Weekend with Greg Anton
Friday, May 3 - Sunday, May 5

"The challenge of yoga is to go beyond our limits—within reason. We continually expand the frame of the mind by using the canvas of the body." ~B.K.S. Iyengar, Light on Life

 

In this workshop we will work on ways to expand awareness of the body and its habits in asana practice to transcend its limitations and refine the mind. Suitable for practitioners of all levels.

 

Weekend Schedule:

 

Friday 5-7pm

 

Saturday 9am - 12pm

Saturday 3-5pm

 

Sunday 9am - 12pm

This is an all levels workshop. Students can register for the whole weekend (recommended) or for individual sessions. Please choose two poses that you are working on in your own practice and email them to Greg at gregantonyoga@hotmail.com at least one week prior to the workshop. Greg will use these poses during the workshop to help guide us to new frontiers.

About Greg: Greg Anton, CIYT, has been practicing and teaching for nearly thirty years. He completed the two-year teacher-training program at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco in 1996 where he also studied extensively with Ramanand Patel, and has studied with the Iyengars in India and in the U.S. He has been studying weekly with Patricia Walden for more than twenty years. Greg wholeheartedly transmits B.K.S. Iyengar’s teachings in an extremely methodical and clear manner and has a gift for weaving the philosophy of Yoga through the fabric of the body. He served as president of the Iyengar Yoga Association of New England from 2010-2013. Greg lives in Provincetown, Massachusetts.

Early bird price (before 3/15): $285

After 3/15: $325

*Individual classes will open for registration after 3/15

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Past Events

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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).

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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.

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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! 

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