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PO Box 5118

Portland, Maine 04101

 

Full Weekend

$255

 

$55 Individual Workshops

 

 

Registered members of The Iyengar Yoga Association of New England (IYANE) receive a 10% for this workshop.  Please call (207-807-3807) if you are an IYANE member to receive this discount.  

 

5 of the top Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructors from 5 New England states -Linda DiCarlo (RI), Kim Peralta (ME), Jarvis Chen (MA), Janice Vien (NH), Rebecca Weisman (VT-) converge on Portland, Maine for a full weekend immersion into Iyengar Yoga!

 

Over the course of the weekend, workshops will focus on specific areas of the body as well as subtle aspects of our relationship to our embodiment.  Learn to merge & blend the concrete with the subtle & craft your approach to the many facets of this great art.

 

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Friday, April 25th

 

5:30 to 7:30 PM

Becoming Grounded from the Feet and Legs: Standing Poses

Kim Peralta (ME)

The standing poses challenge us to correct the mis-alignment of our feet and legs, which in turn affects every aspect of our posture upwards through the hips and spine.  Poor postural habits result in the mis-alignment of the entire skeletal body, which in turn hampers healthy muscular development and causes crowding of the internal organs. Ultimately,  the subtler layers of ourselves - breath, emotions and thought, are affected. This class will focus on developing a healthy, rewarding yoga practice, starting from the ground up:  the correct actions of the feet and legs.

 

 

Saturday, April 26th

 

9:00 to 11:30 AM

From the Known to the Unknown, Stability from the Legs to Mobility in the Spine: Twists

Rebecca Weisman(VT)

To experience flexibility, movement, and freedom in our spines we must come from a place of known stability.  Without stability, fear comes forward, grips our core,  and prevents movement into the unknown.  Working with spinal twists, learn to access mobility and freedom from the stability of your legs and leave that stuck feeling behind.

 

3:00 to 5:30 PM

Cultivating Compassion: Chest Openers to Back Bending  

Janice Vien(NH)

The focus of this workshop will be on the chest—the seat for the heart. By learning to increase flexibility, movement, and breath capacity in this area of the body, participants will not only benefit physically, but also cultivate their connection with compassion—linking helpful, guiding thoughts with feelings that inspire and support healthy choices and actions.  Through observation and action participants will strengthen the connection between the “thinking” associated with the head, and the “feeling” that originates in the heart.

 

 

Sunday, April 27th

 

9:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Outer Form, Inner Space: Aligning the Diaphragms

Jarvis Chen(MA)

As diligent yoga students, we spend a lot of time adjusting the outer form of an asana by adjusting the tangible, earthy parts of the body, like arms and legs, feet and hands. As we mature in our practice, we become aware of a more subtle alignment that allows us to experience the vast inner space of our embodiment. In this class, we will explore this inner space by aligning and clarifying the four diaphragms: the pelvic, thoracic (respiratory), throat, and "brainal" diaphragms. Through this practice we  can deepen our self awareness and experience a deep sense of tranquility.

 

2:00 to 4:00 PM  

"In" Dependence in Asana: the Breath, Adjustments and Perseverance as a Pathway to Self

Linda DiCarlo (RI)

Yoga teaches that there is a “small” self which is changing and transient, and a “bigger” Self which is continuously abiding, unchanging.  In this workshop which culminates the weekend with our most Senior Teacher, Linda DiCarlo, converge the parts into the whole, contemplate and experience yoga's prescribed journey “In”.  See this “physical” practice of Asana in its true form as a pathway to the abiding Self.