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Special Intensive Weekend
North Woods Yoga Studio
February 20-22nd, 2015

These classes can be taken singly or as a whole weekend workshop. Friday’s evening class is appropriate for all North Woods Yoga or Iyengar Yoga students. This class will review basic asanas with an emphasis on deeper work.   Synchronizing various elements of each asana and bring them to bear on the next asana cultivates mediative awareness.  Open to all continuing students of Iyengar yoga.

Saturdays morning class will guide participants in how to bring the foundations of basic work forward to the more complex asanas such as backbends and twists. This class is open to all Iyengar students of one year or more experience, and will be taught with less advanced options for those newer to back bends. Saturday afternoon will be dedicated to a practice for emotional stability and restorative yoga.  References to the Yoga Sutras will be threaded within this practice. Pranayama instruction will be offered both Saturday and Sunday morning. Coffee, tea and fruit will be offered after pranayama and before asana.

Bringing our life force, or prana into greater play in our lives is always at the heart of a yoga practice.

Friday, February 20th
2-5:00 PM Teacher training
5:30-7:30 PM Basic Asanas

Saturday, February 21st
7:30-8:30 AM Pranayama
9:00 AM-12:00 PM   Strength and Joy in Connection
2-5:00 PM Meditation in Action
Sunday, February 22nd
8-9:30 AM Pranayama
10:00 AM-3:00 PM Teacher training (with a break for lunch)

The cost for the whole weekend without the teacher training is  $135. Saturday only is $95. The 8 hours of teacher training is an additional $125. (Friday $50/ Sunday $75). Individual classes are $30 for two hours, $40 for three hours and $20 for pranayama. Those Iyengar students with three or more years of experience who are considering teaching are welcome to attend the teacher training.

Download the Winter Intensive 2015 brochure and registration form.

Out of Town Workshops

Traveling? Join Mary at one of her out of town workshops.

January 16-19 Charlotte, North Carolina Eighth Street Yoga
February 6-9 Burlington, Iyengar Yoga Center of Vermont, host Rebecca Weisman
March 13-15 Chicago Yoga Tree, Evanston, teacher training options included.
April 10-12 Grand Rapids, MI, GR Yoga Studio.
April 24-26 Seattle Iyengar Yoga Studio
May 15-17 Teacher training in Charlotte, North Carolina Eighth Street Yoga
June 5-7 Providence, R.I. Iyengar Yoga Source

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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