Thursday, March 14, 2013

There is practice this week

Here's an ambitious sequence from Devon.  I imagine we'll cut out some of the forward bends at the end  if we run short on  time.

See ya'll at  4:30.

Jr.  I / III sequence: partial syllabi, emphasizing the BB parts.

dandasana –arms down and then urdhva hastasana
small twists, fwd hand pulls twist, back hand supports uprightness and UPward lift.
Upavistha konasana – arms down, then urdhva hastasana, then twists
 baddha konasana arms down
parsvakonasana as hip opener
[trikonasana to] ardha chandrasana
vira I

adho mukha svanasana
adho mukha vrksasana palms outward, palms forward
19.  adho mukha vrksasana with palms back as in mayurasana, but apart and at a distance of one and a half feet from the wall
20.  pincha mayurasana, palms downwards, then palms upward as far as possible
9.  salamba sirsasana II
salamba sirsasana I
10.  parivrttaikapada sirsasana

bhekasana (Jr. I)
Paryankasana, with block,  then full pose (Jr. I)
dwi pada viparita dandasana through chair, fingers interlocked behind head on floor or on support if necessary (Jr. I)
urdhva dhanurasana I through chair,, hands or feet on floor or on blocks if needed.  Push up fully (Jr. I);
from 2 bolsters, hands and feet on floor (Jr. II)
24.  urdhva dhanurasana I straight up from the ground
25.  dwi pada viparita dandasana without chair: 
         first time, with elbows supported against wall, and bent-legged feet on one-foot high support if props are available (e.g. viparita karani box, sb bench that does not skid)
         second time:  away from wall with feet on floor, bent knees
supta swastikasana (Jr.I)
padmasana practice
matsyasana (Jr. II)

adho mukha svanasana resting from backbends
adho mukha virasana for resting the back
[prep: upright semi-twisting janu sirsasana, bent knee way out]
3. parsva upavistha konasana (loy pl. 152)
5.  parivrtta janu sirsasana
6. parivrtta paschimottanasana
16.  ardha matsyendrasana I arm straight and gripping foot (Jr. I
2. ardha baddha Padma paschimottanasana  classical
8. marichyasana II (loy, pl. 145-147)
7.  akarna dhanurasana I and II ( loy, pl. 175)
22.  kurmasana II arms extended backwards; see loy pl 369-371

Parsva Halasana (Jr. I)
Salamba sarvangasana
Sarvangasana II (Jr. I)
Ekapada sarvangasana
Parsvaikapada sarvangasana
12.  urdhva padmasana in sarvangasana insofar as possible (Sub: baddha kona)
13.   pindasana in sarvangasana (if Padma in sarvanga does not come in Int. Jr. III, then it should be learned for assessment at Int. Sen. I, or Int. Sr. II at the latest.) (Sub: virasana pinda in sarvanga)
14.  setu bandha sarvangasana coming up two feet to sarvangasana (Jr. I and III)

Friday, March 8, 2013

No morning class or practice today

Hi All,

Just a reminder that there's no morning class  today  (Yoga with Anne)  or  advanced Practice  because  the studio is  rented for an Acro Yoga  workshop.

We are on  for  next week.  We'll be  doing a backbending sequence  using  junior 1, 2, and  3  poses.

Sequence from  Devon  forthcoming.


Friday, March 1, 2013

Gabriella is coming to town!

Iyengar Yoga Workshop
With Senior Teacher
Gabriella Giubilaro
Of Florence, Italy
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Austin Yoga Institute welcomes Gabriella again for a special one-day
workshop. Gabriella has a background in physics as well as in the
philosophy and practice of Hatha Yoga. In addition to studying regularly
with B.K.S. Iyengar, she has studied extensively with Dona Holleman.
Gabriella’s teaching reflects all of her studies (she even translated
Iyengar's Light on Patanjali's Yoga Sutras into Italian!)—be prepared for a
challenging, intelligent, well-rounded workshop.
Times: Wednesday, April 17 from 9:15 to 11:45 am, all levels*
Wednesday, April 17 from 5 to 7:30 pm, all levels*
Location: Clear Spring Studio, 605 A Copeland, off South First Street. Parking access
either from S. First or Copeland Street. Overflow parking behind shops just north of
Clear Spring on South First Street.
*Suitable for all levels of Iyengar Yoga students who have been studying the method for
at least 6 months.
Cost: Single class, $50. Both classes, $100, $90 if prepaid by April 1, 2013.
Reserve your spot in the workshop by sending your check to: (Please make checks to
Austin Yoga.)
Austin Yoga, 1608 Dexter Street, Austin, TX 78704. If you have questions, call Peggy
Kelley at (512) 440-1269 or 923-4643, or email at
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