Greetings, I hope you’ve all enjoyed this lovely transition into fall. I was fortunate enough to have a quick visit to Tofino to dance in the trees on the edge of the Pacific Rim Nation Park Reserve at Long Beach this September with Aeriosa. What a joy to take in the beauty and fresh air of that stunning place.
I’ve also recently completed my Intermediate Junior 1 teaching certification in Iyengar Yoga. I wanted to say a big thank you to my family, peers, and teachers who supported me in this work. The process of going through an assessment like this called to my mind tapas. Tapas is the third of the niyamas (personal observances) from Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. It has been translated into English as heat, spiritual austerities, fiery discipline and internal fire.
BKS Iyengar wrote that, “A worthy aim makes life illumined, pure and divine. Without such an aim, action and prayer have no value. Life without tapas is like a heart without love.”
My aim was simply to learn more, to develop in my own practice, and to be able to share this information through my teaching. I certainly feel that much was learned through this process and I look forward to continuing to sharing it with my students.
Please join me for the next set of classes this fall. I’ll be continuing to teach at Yoga on 7th and Ocean and Crow. I’ve added two special Sunday night workshops at Ocean and Crow November 5th and December 3rd. See below for details.
Upcoming Iyengar Yoga Workshops at Ocean and Crow
Happy, Healthy Hips and Knees
Sunday, November 5th, 7:00-9:00pm
Join me for an informative 2 hour workshop in which we learn to both strengthen and open the hips. Through a series of standing poses we will warm up the hip muscles and learn to identify which ones assist us in balances and help us find stability in our pelvis. Next we will explore the seated work of both internal and external rotation. Learn how to find more ease in your hips without straining the knees or ankles, bringing circulation to this large group of muscles, and creating a positive response throughout the whole body. This workshop is appropriate for students of all levels, including those working with injuries and pregnant students who maintain a regular practice.
$40+tax before October 28th. Late registration (after October 28th) $45+tax
Journey Inward: Gentle Yoga and Restorative Iyengar Techniques
Sunday December 3 2017, 7:00 to 9:00 pm
As we head towards the darkest part of the year, come spend a Sunday evening with Iyengar yoga instructor Meghan Goodman and unwind. Together we will practice gentle yoga postures, be guided through a series of pranayama breath exercises and then settle into deep relaxation. This workshop is a great way to nourish your nervous system and prepare for a restful night’s sleep. This workshop is appropriate for students of all levels, including those working with injuries and pregnant students who maintain a regular practice.
$35+tax before November 26th. Late registration (after November 26th) $40+tax
Register here: https://oceanandcrow.ca/node/1996
Aligning Body, Mind, and Breath: Iyengar Yoga
Friday Mornings, 10-11:30am, 6-week course at Ocean and Crow
Register here: https://oceanandcrow.pike13.com/pack_products/437885
Do you want to start your day off right? Join Meghan Goodman, certified Iyengar yoga instructor, for an alignment based practice that will help you feel more centered and energized for your day. The teaching will focus on building stable and healthy foundations. We will work on improving concentration and developing inner awareness so that the postures become a form of ‘meditation in action’, integrating the body, mind and breath. Students will be encouraged to ask questions and we will discover together how the use of yoga props can assist us to find our bodies optimal flow of energy, to offer support when needed, and to move deeper in the postures without creating stress or tension. The specific content of the course will be tailored for the students enrolled; ie. where they are at in their practice, and what their goals and yoga curiosities are.
November 17th-December 22nd.
$102+tax before October 28th.
Late registration (after October 28th) $114+tax
*Registration for the full class comes with one Bonus Class that may be used before the end of the session for any other class on the schedule that allows drop-ins or to bring a friend (space permitting; please enroll online before class).
*This class has one spot available for financial assistance. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to apply.
Tuesdays 7:30- 9pm
First set September 19 – October 24 ** No class** October 31st
Second set November 7 – December 12
6-week session $96, $180 to sign up for both sessions (12 weeks), $20 Drop in.
Saturdays 10:15am- 11:45am
First set September 23 – November 4 **No Class September 30**
Second Set November 11-December 16 (5-weeks) **No Class November 25**
6-week session $96, 5-week session $80, Drop in $20.
Email email@example.com to register for classes at Yoga on 7th
(cash, cheque or e-transfer only accepted)