Winter Yoga Day with Joy Laine

to celebrate Guruji's birthday and remember Geetaji

December 15, 2019

Winter Yoga Day @ BKS Yoga Center Minneapolis
2736 Lyndale Avenue  55408

11-1:00 ~ philosophical presentation on sūtra II.35 (see below) followed by an āsana class

1-1:30 ~ social time, refreshments, appetizers 

1:30-2:00 ~ general meeting 

FREE, for IYAUM members! 

$25 non-members

II.35  ahimsā-pratiṣṭhāyāṁ tat-sannidhau vaira-tyāgaḥ

When non-violence in speech, thought and action is established, one’s aggressive nature is relinquished and others abandon hostility in one’s presence.

About Joy:

Joy Laine has been practicing and teaching Iyengar yoga for over forty years. She became certified as an Iyengar yoga teacher in England in 1977 having trained with many well known teachers including Sylva Mehta and Maxine Tobias. Joy has continued her studies here with senior Iyengar teachers, including Kristin Chirhart and Chris Saudek, and in 2019 became certified as a Junior Intermediate Level 3 teacher.  Joy has been to India five times to study with Guruji, and also with his daughter and son, Dr. Geeta and Prashant Iyengar. Joy has a strong commitment to making yoga available to as many people in the community as possible and, when not teaching yoga, teaches philosophy at Macalester College.

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Weekend intensive Series with Chris Saudek

at the Yoga Co-op of Madison, May 4-6, 2018

January 10, 2020

2020 Weekend Intensives with Chris Saudek

The Yoga Co-op of Madison will host senior Iyengar yoga instructor Chris Saudek for three weekend intensives in 2020, including January 10-12, March 6-8, and May 1-3. The weekends include asana, pranyama and classes covering Iyengar yoga teaching metholology.  Participants in the teacher-training component commit to the three weekends; students interested in taking asana and pranyama classes only may sign-up for individual classes as space allows.


Mary & Eddy 2020

weekend workshop!

April 24, 2020

Dates are set for another MN visit from Mary & Eddy. They'll be teaching in the Twin Cities April 24-26, 2020. More details to come!

Bobby Clennell in MN

Friday, June 12th through Sunday, the 14th, 2020

June 12, 2020

Bobby Clennell who has been a direct student of B.K.S. Iyengar, Geeta Iyengar, and Prashant Iyengar for over 40 years, teaches at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of New York. She is the author and illustrator of two books, The Woman’s Yoga Book, and Yoga for Breast Care. Bobby’s teaching style is strong, energetic, precise and kind. Bobby is also the creator of “Yoga Yantra”, an animated short film based on the movements of B.K.S. Iyengar. For more information:www.bobbyclennell.com

Laurie Blakeney in MN!

weekend workshop!

October 02, 2020

Laurie Blakeney is director of the Ann Arbor School of Yoga, and a long time, dedicated student of B.K.S. Iyengar, Geeta Iyengar, and Prashant Iyengar with whom she has studied on a yearly basis in India for over 30 years. Laurie is one of the most senior Iyengar Yoga teachers in our Midwest region, and we are honored to have her come back to the Twin Cities. 

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