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.
Happy Neck and Shoulders
We are often so used to living with upper body tension that we feel it is normal. Headaches, stiffness, mental fatigue, chronic pain, numbness in the hands, congestion and many other problems surface when the neck and shoulders are ignored. This workshop will explore how to strengthen, lengthen, stabilize, create space and increase flexibility in the delicate neck and shoulder region.
This workshop will help you create your own practice routine to help your neck and shoulders. With these tools you can look forward to moving through life with increased neck and shoulder mobility and freedom. Roberto Astoria uses the BACKMITRA, a yoga prop designed to alleviate and prevent pain in the back, neck and shoulders. This prop will be available for sale at the end of the workshop.
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.
$1125 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 $275. A single room with a shared bath may be available for an additional fee of $200.