Special Classes, Workshops & Retreats
Throughout the year, the JLYC teachers present special focus classes and workshops giving students an opportunity to focus on a particular aspect of their practice. The special topics presented complement the knowledge students gain from weekly class.
Iyengar Yoga Intensives are taught by senior Iyengar Instructors from throughout the United States. These intensives give students a concentrated practice of Iyengar Yoga (10 hours over the course of three days) allowing students to go deeper than is possible in a regular class.
Getting away from the routines of daily life encourages us to deepen our commitment to yoga. Our five day yoga retreat provides a beautiful setting for practicing all aspects of yoga.
Candlelight Restorative Workshops
Tuesday, December 17
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Deep rest is essential for well being. Julie’s annual Candlelight Restorative Workshop offers you the opportunity to give back to yourself and in doing so, reestablish an expansive and generous place from which to give to others.
The Joy of Backbending
Invite yourself to experience backbends like never before! Backbends are rejuvenating. They give energy and courage. They are very helpful in the prevention and treatment of low back pain. They invite the mind and the body to become alert. Join us to deepen your understanding and practice of backbends.
This workshop will focus on the alignment of backbend poses according to the Iyengar method. You will also learn how to use yoga props to work on your limitations/stiffness.
This workshop is appropriate for Level 2 and Level 3 practitioners.
Iyengar Yoga Intensives
Iyengar Yoga Workshop
Laurie Blakeney is the director of the Ann Arbor School of Yoga in Michigan. She began her Iyengar Yoga studies in 1971 and has studied annually in Pune, India since 1983. Laurie holds an Advanced Level teaching certificate granted by B.K.S. Iyengar. She also has a BA in comparative religions and a not so long ago career as a piano tuner/technician.
Laurie brings to her classes a uniquely personal and direct style of teaching. She strives to work with students to bring a deeper understanding of how yoga can enhance all aspects of life on and off the mat. She is well loved for her artistic and philosophical considerations while staying true to the precision we know to be a cornerstone of the Iyengar method.
Come ready to work and laugh a bit!
Iyengar Yoga Workshop
JLYC is thrilled to welcome back Patricia, one of America’s most prominent, well loved yoga teachers!
Patricia Walden is a uniquely inspiring teacher who is renowned for her keen observation, the dynamic depth of her teaching, and the elegant refinement of her practice. She is one of only two North Americans who hold a senior advanced certificate in the Iyengar method.
Patricia’s classes are infused with wisdom, humor, and the philosophy of yoga. Her aspiration is that students leave class seated in their hearts with fearlessness, having touched the deeper levels of their being.
Patricia’s requirements for attendance:
The Bhagavad Gita
The Bhagavad Gita is perhaps the most influential and popular text from the spiritual traditions of Hindu India. Spoken by Lord Krishna to Arjuna who is undergoing a moment of crisis, the text deals with the nature of the self, the world, ultimate reality, the purpose of human existence, and the spiritual paths that can be undertaken to accomplish this purpose. No prior knowledge of Hinduism is necessary; the only requirement is to bring an open mind and sincere heart. Students are encouraged to procure any edition of the text, particularly versions that have the Sanskrit text in Roman script, since we will chant some of the Sanskrit verses together.
Join us to listen and learn from a most distinguished professor and yoga practitioner. Edwin will your invite your curiosity and awaken your understanding of this beautiful text.
Buckhorn Springs Yoga Retreat
Treat yourself to a unique vacation experience providing asana, pranayama,
meditation, yoga sutra discussions and friendship in the serenity of an
Oregon forest. The ambience at Buckhorn Springs encourages a natural slowing
of our speed. There is ample time for walks, conversation and most of
all, just relaxing. Included are lodging, delicious vegetarian meals,
and two yoga classes daily with Julie in the new yoga pavilion. Massage
with Susan Hare, L.M.T., is available for an additional fee. The Oregon
Shakespeare festival is only 20 minutes away in Ashland.
Fees: $1075 Includes five nights' lodging, three meals daily and two yoga sessions per day. Fees are based on double occupancy accommodations. A limited number of single rooms are available for an additional fee of $225. A single room with a shared bath may be available for an additional fee of $175.
Registration: Space is limited. Please reserve early to secure a place. A $100 nonrefundable, nontransferable deposit will secure your space.