Friday, September 26, 2014

No Advanced Practice today

Sorry. The studio is rented out! 

Come next week  Mary is leading.

No practice on the 10th.  

Anne  leading on the 17th

Devon on the 24th

Anne on the  31st.

Special Iyengar Yoga Events in October


Special  Iyengar  Yoga  Events in October

Saturday October 4    Iyengar  Yoga For  Men    with Yves
 Clear Spring Studio     2-4:30   $40.00

Saturday October 18  Yoga and Philosophy   with Devon
Clear Spring Studio    9:30-12:00   $30.00

Sunday October    Oct 19 Chair Workshop  with Anne
Mind Body Yoga     2-4     $45.00

Saturday  October  25 and Sunday October 26    Austin Yoga Institute Teacher  Training.

Classes open to the public  during the  Teacher Training

Oct  25  The Anatomy of  Yoga with Devon   10:30-12:30    $20.00

            Oct 26 Pranayama Class with Anne      8-9:30   $15.00

            Oct 26 Asana  Class with Anne     11-1    $20.00 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Open Your Hips and Open Your Heart- with Yoga Chairs Oct 19 2-4 Early Bird Pricing Ends today!

 Hi  All,   Anne will be venturing to the far northland of  Austin to  teach a  Yoga Chair workshop on October 19 at Mind Body yoga.    There's a 10 dollar discount if you sign up by the end of  today. 

Here's the info from the studio!  

Have you ever wondered exactly how to use those yoga chairs at the back of the studio? This workshop will teach students how to use simple folding chairs to improve their yoga practice. The workshop will cover basic standing poses, twists, forward bends, and backbends using a chair. You’ll be amazed at the versatility of this simple yoga prop and how much it will deepen your practice.

Anne-Marie Schultz is a Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor at the Junior Intermediate 1 level. She has practiced yoga since 1994 and has taught yoga since 1997. She currently studies locally with Devon Dederich and Peggy Kelley. Anne-Marie regularly attends workshops and teacher training sessions with senior instructors in the Iyengar tradition. She studies most closely with Laurie Blakeney, Patricia Walden, Eddy Marks, Mary Obendorfer, and George Purvis. She just completed a two month stay at the Iyengar Institute in Pune, India. Anne-Marie is Professor of Philosophy at Baylor University and directs the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core.

When: Sunday, October 19th
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Cost: $35 early bird (Register by Sept. 25th)
Cost: $45 (after Sept. 25th)

(512) 249-9201
at 14:00–16:00

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Mind Body Yoga
12636 Research Blvd, Austin, Texas 78759

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Friday Sequence and update on schedule

Hi All, 

There is  Practice this week.

No  Practice the  26th.  The Studio is  rented
Oct  3  Mary Scott will lead
Oct 10 No practice
Oct  17   Anne will lead
Oct 24  Devon will lead
Oct  31  Anne  will lead

This one is  courtesy of Randy   PW  Portland  2014  Day  3.


Day 3
Eka Pada Sirsasana class

Parsarita Podottanasana
Regular hand position
Hold ankles to take the spine in

Hold ankles to take the spine in more

Worked on the standing leg and balancing the pelvis
Then taking the knee back while keeping the pelvis balanced

Ardha Chandrasana from Uttanasana x4
Came into Uttanasana and then one hand to the hip and lifted the leg and opened the pelvis
Squeeze the buttocks towards each other
Draw top leg little toe side of foot back towards you
Standing arm and leg firm

Uthitta Parsva Hasta Padangusthasana
All normal work
Squeeze the buttocks towards each other
Final hold outer edge of the foot and take it further back and higher

Ardha Chandrasana again
Uthitta Parsva Hasta Padangusthasana again

Parsarita Podottanasana
Reach the arms back through the legs
Also showed putting the stick between the knees but the studio did not have one the right size
Parsva Eka Pada

After Sirsasana helps to recover

Upavista konasana
Buddha konasana
Upavista/marichyasana X3
Each time twisting like marichyasana I and stepping the foot further away
Parivrtta Janu Sirsasana
Wide leg Paschimottanasana
Supta Padangusthasana 3 to prepare for supta kurmasana
Kurmasana 2
Supta kurmasana

With a block behind the heels – hold with the hands and then push the block away to lengthen the arms
Supta Padangusthasana 3
Supta tadasana
Eka pada parvamuktasana and then sit up and pump knee back like akarna dhanurasana
Sit on the floor and bring foot to chest and then the for head

Akarna dhanurasana 2 with a marichyasana I twist bind the hands behind

Supta kurmasnaa
Eke Pada Sirsasana
Used the belt on the opposite shoulder to hold the foot
Purvottansana with motion
Padmasana - Matzeasana with knees on the bolster

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Lessons from Pune Today at the Castle from 1-4.

Hi Everyone,  Anne's   Lessons from Pune workshop continues today. We'll do  twists, inversions, forward bends, and a few more twists.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Lessons from Pune this Weekend at the castle. Saturday and Sunday 1-4

Hi Everyone,  Anne's   Lessons from Pune workshop is this weekend. Sign up now.

Friday Advanced Practice. More backbends.

This is  based on  a Patricia Walden sequence from the Abbey a couple years ago.  bolded additions are  things I  added  in.   

AMV  four versions.


Wide leg utt

Parvatasana in virasana

Paryankasana with block, on elbows to head, on head urdhva d arms for more lift and spread, full pose with support for elbows if don’t reach.

Virasana, arms in baddangulisana behind reaching down then paschima namascarasana arms.

Matysasana  with brick and full pose

AMS classic.

Ardha Sirsasana, working with head off the floor,  eka pada

Sirsasana, Bk, virasana, legs split.

Ams blocks tall at wall heel of hand on edge of block fingers up wall, then palm at wall on block.

Amvrk, bring each leg up and down.


Vira I, heel at wall, then with hands toward wall.

Amvrk working on bringing both legs up and down, work of down teaches up, buttocks moving together.

PM at wall, then in center balancing if possible.

Dwi pada, on chair with blanket and block for shoulders horizontal and vertical, then with vertical block for tailbone, then t shaped two blocks for shoulders and tailbone.

UD on chair legs and hands on floor bring weight into feet. Two or three times.

UD over back of chair with blankets or bolsters, arms in Paryankasana and then hands to chair or legs of chair. Second time move to kapotasana part of back.

Back at wall, urdhva D with angular blocks at wall, on bolster and blanket. Bring forehead to wall, several times.

Low blocks keep forearm in contact,
Low block turn palms out. Bring chin to the wall
No brick arms at wall, block between feet, walk in with block.

UD middle of room work on shoulder blade curl, coming to front of head, push up, don’t’ push toward chest until you walk in and get tailbone as high as possible.
UD two blocks on feet can walk in with arms.

Many drop backs. Order of work in dropping back, hands to buttocks or backs of things, curl thoracic then cervical, then bend knees, without collapsing heels, then take coccyx in, then take the lumber spine in, then drop back.

Prasarita paddottansana, concave then full
Bk on bolster  Parsva  BK

Bharadvajasana on two blankets, even pelvis reversed cross of feet then regular cross of feet.

Sarvangasana, feet apart to relax buttocks, upa vistha legs, Bk legs, then back straight, brief Halasana.

SAVASANA, CHEST AND HEAD ON sarvangasana support.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Check out this opportunity from Jeff Schultz at Texas Tall Chairs...  to get a yoga chair and Support Melissa's Trip to India  at the same  time. 

 This is a great opportunity to study with Geeta Iyengar. It seems she retired from teaching in March of this year but will be teaching an intensive in December. If anyone wants to buy any backless folding chairs this week I will donate all of the profit over base materials towards sending Melissa to Pune. I have a couple of chairs in normal condition, and many with imperfections ranging from partially completed paint, scratches, dents and bent legs. I would like to get the imperfect chairs of my garage so willing to reduce the prices on those by 50% or more. Normal price is $60. Limit of $150 on chairs towards  Melissa's gofundme project. If you don't need a chair, you can still make a donation at the link.

Only One Week and One Day until the Lessons From Pune workshop at Castle Hill

Here's the link to  sign up for my  Lessons from Pune Workshop.  Saturday and Sunday at Castle Hill 1-4.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Please Help fund Melissa Hagen's trip to the December Intensive with Geeta

Hello Fellow Yogis and yoginis, Melissa Hagen is a young member of our Iyengar community here in Austin. Please consider supporting her fundraising efforts to go to Geeta's Birthday Celebration. She has contacts with so many people who do not normally come to Iyengar yoga. By sending her to the source, you will help bring the teachings of Iyengar yoga to so many who would not otherwise receive it.