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The Journey to Freedom in Iyengar Yoga
The Yoga Studio
959 Lake Drive SE, Suite 206
Grand Rapids MI 49506
April 29-May 1, 2016

Please contact Kat Mckinney at

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Friday, April 29
6:00 - 8:00pm

Stability, Intelligence, and Joy: Evoke a meditative seat (sthira sukham asanam) in core standing and seated asanas by learning to bring out actions that promote stability in your practice, while enjoying the increased mobility these actions inspire. Restorative inversions will round out our practice. For students with at least 6 months experience.

Saturday, April 30
9:30am - 12:00pm

Fearless, Graceful Backbends: What is the state of your nervous system in your backbends? Powerful presence and awareness without strain or force? Learn to access this lighter side of backbends
by bringing awareness to all the elements that awaken the spine and limbs. For students with at least 1 year experience.
2:30 - 5:00pm
Restore to the Core: Balance the morning practice and/or come to be restored through the power of
inversions and restoratives. This practice enhances the pure state of being and
also bolsters immunity. For students with at least 6 months experience.

Sunday, May 1
10:00am - 12:30pm

Being in Balance: Forward bends and twists give access to early arm balances: some of the most playful
asanas! For students with at least 1 year experience.

Upcoming Retreats

Stay tuned for upcoming retreats on the following 2016 dates:

June 10-12
July 15-17
Aug 26-28

Mary Reilly - asana
Mary Reilly

Why should you practice Yoga?

"To kindle the divine fire within yourself. Everyone has a dormant spark of divinity in themselves which has to be fanned into flame.”
BKS Iyengar


Mary Reilly

Teaching since 1982, Mary has been devoted to yoga and to the Iyengar tradition for over three decades. Mary has studied at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial institute in Pune India many times, most recently in February of this year. Mary credits this type of immersion study with enabling her to access the depth and clarity of yoga, and for helping her to guide her students to uncover it as well. Mary is certified at the senior I level and also serves the national Iyengar community as the current Certification Chair. Mary has been offering Iyengar yoga retreats in northern Michigan for 18 years.

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