SEPTEMBER

Especially for CCS teachers and personnel:
Introduction to Yoga: 4-Week Series

Inviting all teachers and CCS employees to a great work out for the body and mind! (This means you can invite IAs, school maintenance staff, etc.) This 4-week series will provide an introduction to Iyengar yoga and is appropriate for everyone from absolute beginners to those who want to deepen their yoga practice and try a new style. Iyengar yoga helps to develop strength, flexibility, and mindful awareness of the body and mind by attending to detail and alignment within the poses. This yoga practice is made accessible to people of all sizes, ranges of flexibility and strength by emphasizing static postures (rather than movement or flow) and using props for modification of poses. 

Cost: Classes are free thanks to support from CCS! Dates: Tuesdays, September 10, 17, 24 and October 1 . Space limited to 25 participants. Sign up for the package or the day you can attend. Register here.

OCTOBER

Swing Like a Kid Again: Healthy Back Workshop

Wednesday, October 2 @ 5:45pm: Join Yoga Cville for a healthy back workshop created for every body and with both golfers and tennis players in mind. Not just for flexibility, yoga can help strengthen your back AND game so you can swing like a kid again. We’ll use Iyengar yoga and studio-supplied props to:

  1. Stretch with a purpose and learn ways to protect the lower back.

  2. Find stability in the feet, knees, pelvis, and shoulder blades. 

  3. Gain mobility in the ankles, hips, spine, and shoulder joint. 

Iyengar yoga is slower paced and pays close attention to posture and body awareness. A regular practice tones muscles, increases core stability, and strengthens the lower back.

Cost for this two-hour workshop $30. Space limited to 25 participants. Register here.

This class is part of a monthly healthy back and spinal rejuvenation series. New asanas shared in every workshop!

How to Start Practicing Yoga at Home

Beginning October 5, six Saturdays: Have you ever considered a home practice, but weren't really sure where to begin? Let Yoga Cville get you off on the right foot with suggestions for readying your space, sequencing poses and setting realistic goals. We'll use Holly Kostura's lovely book, Your Year of Yoga, to help us learn to practice with confidence. We'll also have some class time over a six week period as a small (but strong!) community of new home practitioners to share stories, troubleshoot poses, ask questions and get tips on making this good habit stick. It's a small investment for a lifelong gain...welcome hOMe.

Cost is $125 and includes the book! Space limited to 10 participants. Class nearly full! Register here.

Senior Iyengar Teacher Workshop

Weekend of October 18-20 – Come practice with Mary Reilly, a Senior Teacher who was awarded her Intermediate Senior II certificate by B.K.S. Iyengar. The workshop weekend has something for every yogi!

  1. Friday night, October 18:
    5:30pm - 7:30pm: Feeling the Connections, How does asana go beyond flexibility, strength and balance? A class for all levels (except new beginners) 

  2. Saturday morning, October 19:
    9:30am - 12:00pm: Stability in Standing Asanas brings Joy in Backbends (1 year of yoga recommended)

  3. Saturday afternoon, October 19:
    2:30pm - 5:30pm: Integrating philosophy in asana, sequencing of practice and teaching, exploring the variations of inversions. (Teachers of all styles & an experienced students class)

  4. Sunday morning, October 20:
    9:30am - 12:00pm: Revolve to Evolve, Twists, Forward bends and Balances, all levels (except new beginners) 

Bundled pricing:
4-part bundled workshop $240; 3-part bundled workshop, sans teacher class $165

Per class pricing:
$55 regular students; $75 teacher class

Click here, sign-in to MindBody and then look for the ENROLLMENTS tab. Register by September 30 and receive a 10% discount on either bundled pricing option.

Yoga Basics : Quickstart

Beginning October 21, six Mondays, ending November 25: New to yoga or Yoga Cville? Join our Yoga Basics class. 6-week short-course meets for 60 minutes. Each class builds on the one before it. Students who complete this session will be prepared to enter Level I coursework. Dates: Oct 21, Oct 28, Nov 4, Nov 11, Nov 18, Nov 25. Each class meets from 5:45pm-6:45pm.

Cost for the 6-week quickstart is $90. Class registration closes Friday, October 11. Register here.

NOVEMBER

Burn that Turkey

Saturday, November 30: Twist, turn and burn that turkey! Yogis interested in using the rope wall as a prop won’t want to miss this special post-Thanksgiving workshop! Yoga Kurunta is a series of Iyengar style asanas practiced with the aid of ropes on a wall. There is no other great wall like it Cville!

Cost for this two-hour workshop $25. Space limited to 18 students. Registration coming soon.