Friday, December 1, 2017

Friday Advanced Practice

I'm  leading practice this afternoon.  We'll work through some of the Junior 3 poses  looking at this demonstrated practice sequence.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Three Workshops this Spring: Laurie, Manouso, and Randy

I saw my mentor, Laurie Blakeney, this weekend.  She will be coming to Austin  the third weekend it January. She is an awesome teacher, friendly and accessible. She’s also chair of the certification  committee for IYNAUS so she knows a lot about the assessment process and she’ll just be back from a month of study in Pune when she comes to Austin. January 19-21, 2018
  You can sign up online  at 

The following month, Manouso Manos, will be coming to town. Manouso is a legendary Iyengar Yoga teacher. He’s really the person who got me on the path of Iyengar Yoga  about 21 years ago.   He has not come to Austin in Many years and  Austin Yoga Tree, Clear Spring , and Austin Iyengar Yoga    are collaborating and co-sponsoring this event.   You can sign up on line. 

Finally, one other spring workshop.  My great friend and teacher Randy Just will be coming back to Austin the First weekend in April. This will be at  Castle Hill fitness again. There is not online sign up  yet,  but  please save the date  for Friday April 6 and Saturday April 7.  Randy is a super fun, dynamic teacher. This is his second visit to Austin in what I hope will become one of the amazing annual Iyengar workshops we host in Austin each year.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Memorial Service for Bekir Algon

Austin Yogis and Yoginis,  There will be a  Memorial for Bekir Algon November 11 at 4pm in the Umlauf Sculpture Gardens.  

All are welcome. 

Friday, September 22, 2017

Peggy is leading Advanced Practice today 4-6

Standing Sequence with Inversions,
Based on a class with Lara Warren, NY Iyengar Institute, 2015?

Adho mukha virasana
Adho mukha svanasana, 3 minutes, leg emphasis, could use wall for heels
Parsvottanasana, do as in LOY pp. 78-84

Classic Uttanasana, concave, then downward extending, use blovks as nec.
Padangusthasana, concave, then downward, use belt as nec.
Padahastasana, concave, then downward, do the best you can or repeat above

Adho mukha vrksasana, fingers to sides, fingers forward x 2

Uttanasana, feet hip width

Surya namaskar x 4 with chaturangas

Adho mukha vrksasana, x 3, alternate legs, then legs together

Surya Namaskar x 4 with chaturangas

Pincha Mayurasana, alternate legs, then legs together, x 3, use props as nec

Sirsasana, no variations, 4-5 minutes

Roll over back of chair as preparation for ustrasana, or just regular chair bb

Ustrasana and ustra dropbacks to chair or blocks or combo

Urdhva dhanurasana, leg emphasis, wrists to wall, walk in, legs straighter, x 2

Adho mukha virasana

Parsva uttanasana

Parivrtta trikonasana

Parivrtta parsvakosana, near wall so you can use hands on wall to help turning

Salamba sarvangasana from one minute halasana, 4-5 minutes
Then halasana again, alternate hand positions
Chair savasana

Monday, August 28, 2017

Jaki Nett, September 8-10 at Energies Balanced yoga

Here's the link to the info for Jaki's workshop. cid:2161EC25-1EB6-4879-90F8-78EAD0E3D1D9


Thursday, August 3, 2017

The Friday Advanced Group Practice at Clear Spring is Starting Back August 25, 2017. 4-6 PM.

 The Friday Advanced Group Practice at Clear Spring is Starting Back  August  25, 2017.  4-6 PM.    

 Pay what you can. 

Hello Everyone,  I am pleased to announce that the Advanced Practices  will resume soon.   For those of you unfamiliar with group practice,  let me explain a bit about what it entails.  Each week, a certified Iyengar yoga teacher will lead the group through a sequence of poses.  Often, the sequence is one from a recent workshop with a Senior Teacher in the Iyengar method. Sometimes, it is a sequence that the instructor wants to work on.   Sometimes, it is oriented toward  assessment preparation, but mostly the aim is to share the love of yoga and deepen our practice and sense of community.    

This is not a class, but rather a led practice where the  leader does the poses with the whole group.    We also help each other a lot with poses.  It is a lot of  fun and  a great way to connect with others who share the love of yoga practice.

We welcome practitioners from all methods of yoga. We welcome people  at all levels of practice.  This is a space where we work together to understand the poses we explore each week.

A note about the donation. We ask for a donation to cover approximately 2.5   hours of  studio rental time. If there is any money collected beyond that, we offer some compensation to the leader of the practice that week.   The suggested donation is $20.00. This amount is only a suggestion. It reflects what the average attendance is at the practice and the rental rate of the studio.  However, we recognize that  $20.00 may be beyond the budget of some yogis and yoginis. If that is the case, just offer what you can afford to donate that week.

The aim is practice, not financial profit.

8-25   Anne leading  a sequence from Pune
9-1   Karuna leading   a sequence from  Pune
9-8 No practice, Jackie Nett workshop at Lisa’s place. 
9-15 Devon Leading
9-22 Peggy Leading
9-29 Peggy Leading

Oct  6    Need leader.
Oct 13  Mary leading. A John Schumacher sequence. 
Oct 20  Devon leading
Oct  27  Devon leading 

Nov  3   Peggy leading   
Nov  10    Melissa leading
Nov 17   Anne leading.
Nov  24   Thanksgiving  weekend,  no practice 

Dec  1  Anne leading
Dec  8   Val leading, a sequence from Amsterdam.