Saturday, September 29, 2012

A note about Friday Teacher Practice

Hi Everyone,  The  Friday 3:30  Teacher practice  is not  technically a teacher training.   It is my mistake for  calling it that on the blog in previous weeks.  It is a time where we get together to practice teaching skills and discuss issues that come up in classes.   Hence, it is a teaching skills practicum, not a teacher training.

It is a lot of fun!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

New classes with Anne

Hi Everyone, Starting 10/17  I'll be teaching at Castle Hill  on Wednesday mornings at 9:30. I'm taking over for Mandy while she's busy with baby preparations.

Also, at the first of the year (Jan 4), I'll be teaching an All Levels  Iyengar Class at Clear Spring.  Friday mornings 10-11:30.  The pricing is set to match Devon's studio so class cards are transferrable between her classes and mine.

Also,  be sure to come to George  and  be sure to check out Devon's new blog. 

Sunday, September 23, 2012

George Puvis in San Marcos Sept 28-30

Just a reminder that George Purvis will be teaching a weekend workshop down the highway at San Marcos School of Yoga next weekend.

You can sign up online here.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Friday Sequence

This one is from the last day at Blue lake Ranch this year.


Day  Six

Parsva AMVira
Ubbaya Pad to Paripurna  repeat a few times, get taller each time
Parsva virasana,  two different  hand positions, palms up and down and turn back arm a lot
Parsva virasana turn without using arms
Parsva virasana  swing arms back and forth and work with motion to go in
AMS feet together
Eka Pada AMS
AMVrk,   at wall then balance
Eka pada  ½ then full
Parsva eka pada
Chair  UP  turn away from  chair, use arms to open groin, repeat
Chair Parivritta UP  line up leg with chair  toe up wall turn any amount try to get foot down  repeat
M3  three stages,  just turn  reach knee,  then make clasp
AMatsyendrasa  three  stages, just turn  get  foot,  clasp, also worked with coming into it from Parivritta parsvakonasana,  groin  is  softer, then try the pose again.
Dwi hasta bujasana  first bring feet  forward of  hands, then  hands back, turn a lot before going in.
Parsva bakasana
Parsva bakasana
Supta BK
Dropping over 

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Backbend sequence for Friday

Hi All, we are on this Friday at 4:30 and there's teacher training at 3:30 for an additional ten dollars if you are interested.  This  one is  from  Devon.   She  says "Here is a Jr III type sequence leading toward Dwi Pada Viparita Dandasana, based on a sequence from Light on Yoga.  A bit odd in the sequence order, but this is the way Mr. Iyengar did it back in the days he was writing the book.  Interesting to feel how the older method works."

Anything in bold is my additions of poses from  junior 1 syllabus.   

AM Virasana, AMSvanasana, Uttanasana
Supta virasana
Paryankasana brick and full pose
Utt. trikonasana
Vira I
Parsvottanasana upright only, arms in paschima namaskarasana
Pincha mayurasana, palms down and palms up
Salamba sirsasana
Parivrtta eka pada sirsasana
Eka pada sarvangasana
Parsvaikapada sarvangasana
Urdhva padmasana sarvangasana
Upavistha konasana
Eka Hasta Bhujasana
Marichyasana III
Ardha matsyendrasana I
Urdhva dhanurasana from  chair and full pose
Chair Dwi pada  regular, then head to floor (Junior 1)
Dwi pada viparita dandasana as in Int. Sr. I curriculum (target pose)
Adho mukha svanasana for cooling
Parsva Uttanasana for cooling
Ardha Halasana on chair for cooling

Monday, September 3, 2012

Devon has a blog

Hi Everyone,

Just thought you'd like to know that Devon has entered blog-land.

Check out her newly formed blog  here.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

New Iyengar Yoga Class with Anne in San Marcos

Hi Everyone,

I'll be resuming my  5:30  All  Levels  Iyengar Yoga class down in San Marcos starting  a week from Monday.

You can sign up  on line  at

You might also enjoy  Jason Lobo's  classes down there on Thursdays.  He's studied a lot with George Purvis over the past three years and I'm sure you'll find a lot of Iyengar influence in his teaching. 

you can  sign up on line at

Namaste,  Anne