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.
Special Focus Workshops
Yoga for Chronic Back Pain
Back pain is one of the most common, non-life threatening, painful conditions affecting four in five Americans at some point in their lives. Learn postures recommended by B.K.S. Iyengar that you can add into a daily routine to help alleviate low back pain. Roberto began his yoga practice as a result of a low back injury and wants to share his knowledge and experience with you.
Special Back Care Series
Back pain is one of the most common, non-life-threatening, painful conditions that affects four in five Americans at some point in their lives. In this series, you will learn the postures in sequential formats recommended by B.K.S. Iyengar for a practice that is designed to target the needs of the participants. The sequences will include gentle, supported poses followed by standing poses. Open to students of all levels.
Classes During the Break
Thursdays, Level 2
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Don’t let your practice stagnate during our summer break. Join Roberto for evening classes. Sign up for the five-week series for $70 or attend individual classes for $17 each.
Iyengar Yoga Intensives
Iyengar Yoga Workshop
Practice and the Poetics of Play
Play is not only fun, it is also a powerful way to reduce fear, increase awareness, and experience joy. In this workshop we will learn how to cultivate openness, curiosity, and affection in our practices. We will explore familiar poses in perhaps unfamiliar ways, learn some new poses as well, but most importantly learn to see the landscapes of ourselves and each other with fresh eyes. As Marcel Proust writes, "The voyage of discovery lies not in finding new landscapes, but in having new eyes."
Iyengar Yoga Workshop
Lois Steinberg’s teaching is infused with enthusiasm to share the knowledge and acumen that have come through her sustained practice and study of the tremendous work of the Iyengar Family. She strives to emphasize and exemplify whole-body transformation through the joy of regular immersion in practice. She is direct, dynamic, clear, focused, engaging, gently humorous, and an invaluable resource for understanding the healing potential of yoga. Her understanding of the relationships between asana and health is one of her many gifts as an instructor, as is her desire and capacity to attend to the needs of individual students.
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: $1050 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.