Workshops & Special Events

Midwest Yoga Retreat

Mary has attended this retreat twice in other locations, it's fun! In addition to great yoga classes, there is time to be in a beautiful natural setting, enjoy great meals with interesting folks and find quality time away from your busy life to just reset.

She highly recommends it. And there are scholarships. See the details here:

Iyengar Yoga Association of the Midwest 2022 Retreat: Rediscover a Sense of Wholeness

Friday, Sept 9 – Sunday, Sept 11
Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus Woodstock, Illinois

CIYTs: Jennie Williford and Kathleen Wright Kirtankar, Debi Buzil

Register online:

Yoga aims to still the fluctuations of our consciousness. The Yoga Sutras reveal to us several ways in which to approach this end. From these we can consider experiencing the wholeness of yoga.

About the retreat

The Iyengar Yoga Association of the Midwest (IYAMW) invites you to join us for the return of our in-person retreat. Beginners and more experienced practitioners are encouraged to attend. This year, we will all practice together for inclusivity and community, with both Jennie and Kathleen teaching or correcting for each class. Together, we will take a journey through asana, attitude, breath, sensation, and sound.

About the venue

Loyola University Chicago's Retreat and Ecology Campus has 98 acres of prairies, savannas, woodland, wetlands, and ponds. Its natural habitats are home to a wide range of species. The campus provides a serene setting, allowing individuals to connect with themselves and each other.

Member Pricing $505 Double occupancy + t-shirt ($580 after 7/18)
$545 Single occupancy + t-shirt ($620 after 7/18)
$470 Double occupancy ($545 after 7/18)
$510 Single occupancy ($585 after 7/18)
Non-members welcome! Visit for rates.

Pricing includes all classes, room and board. Scholarships are available. Apply online.


Mary teaching at studio

Mary teaching at North Woods Yoga Studio


Mary Reilly teaching
Mary Reilly teaching


Mary Reilly teaching
Mary Reilly teaching