Thought for the month

Brantidarshana – to live in delusion.

One of the obstacles to the practice of yoga is the concept of Brantidarshana – it means to convince ourselves that what we are doing is absolutely correct and right for us. It means also to be disconnected. For example – you may always be tired but you are convinced that you are getting enough sleep. Are you really getting enough sleep? Sometimes it is hard to “see the wood for the trees” to know the answer to this question. Yoga is about leading an examined life – through practice we can begin to notice that we have “absolutes” that we apply to our daily lives that involve anything from sleep, to diet, to pain, to our workplace. By noticing our “absolutes” we can begin to look at a bigger picture and work out whether they are helpful for us at all.

Read more on the practice page….

Teacher substitutes 

Friday October 24th 8.30am class will be subbed by Jess

Check out our Practice page.

NPR article on BKS Iyengar.

Lecture given by Manouso Manos at the Asian Art Museum in San Fransisco. The lecture was prompted by the show “Yoga: The Art of Transformation”. Manouso talks about yoga, and his teacher BKS Iyengar.


Further Reading:

Read a 13 page article on lower back pain

Read this article by Patricia Walden and Jarvis Chen on Kriya Yoga

Read about inversion and the eyes


Upcoming workshops and events

Sunday November 2nd

Yoga for Scoliosis with Marcia Monroe.

12-3pm. Details on events page.

Sunday November 9th

A workshop with New York city teacher Hugh Millard.  All levels welcome.


Save the Date

2015 Workshops

Sunday January 4th: Neck and Shoulders workshop with Jess.

Sunday January 18th: An afternoon with Senior Iyengar Yoga teacher Bobby Clennell.

Sunday February 1st: A day with Senior Iyengar Yoga teacher Joan White.

Sunday February 23rd: Healthy Hips with Jess.

Saturday March 14th: A Day with Genny Kapular.

July 24-26th 2015:  Weekend with Advanced Iyengar Yoga teacher Manouso Manos.

Details coming soon.