Workshops & Retreats

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Summer Series at North Woods Yoga with Marly Spieser-Schneider

In this series we will look to the lushness of the summer season as our inspiration to develop our yoga practice - lets root, grow and bloom together!

Saturday, July 15th
9am-10am: Introductory Class
10:15-11:45am: Growing Tall - developing openness and length in all planes.

Saturday, August 5th
9am-10am: Introductory Class
10:15-11:45am: Harvesting the Fruits - reflecting on our inner landscape and finding
breath and release.

Introductory class: $15/single class, $40/all 3
Summer Series class: $20/single class, $45/all 3

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NWY Summer Intensive
with special guest Bob Gilbo
August 11-13, 2017

Mary Reilly is conducting another popular Intensive on August 11-13. Bob Gilbo will be joining her for special philosophy sessions.

Bob Gilbo studied Hindu philosophy with RaviRavindra and under Satya Narayana Das of theJiva Institute in Vrndavan, as well as Edwin Bryantat Rutgers University. Bob edited Dr. Bryant'slandmark translation and commentary on TheYoga Sutra of Patanjali (North Point Press, 2009).He has been studying Sanskrit since 2004.


1-4:00 PM Teacher Training
4:30-5:15 PM Philosophy Primer, The Basic Vocabulary (free)
5:30-7:30 PM Foundational Asana

7:30-8:30 AM Pranayama
9:00-12:00 PM Stability and Mobility in Asana

12-2 PM Lunch Break
2-4 PM Philosophy with Bob Gilbo
4-6 PM Asanas for Soothing the Nervous System

7:30-9 AM Pranayama
9-9:30 AM tea break
9:30-11:30 AM Philosophy with Bob Gilbo
11:30-3:30 PM Teacher Training

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 A day of Active Reflection with Yoga and Music,
with Maya and Mary At North Woods Yoga Studio

This workshop will be rescheduled. Please check back for new time!

Be fully present in a day of slowing down, listening deeply and connecting to your strong positive inner resources and inner ways of knowing with Mary Reilly and Maya Story. 

Join Mary Reilly with the practice of Iyengar Yoga and connect with your sense of presence and inner clarity as you practice yoga asanas (poses) with attention and awareness. Beginners to yoga are welcome, and those with experience will be given the appropriate level of practice.

Maya Story will guide participants in the use of Music and Imagery to connect to your positive (and sometimes hidden) inner resources through focused listening and creative processing through art, journaling and other creative modalities.  Having musical skills or artistic skills is not necessary.

The Schedule :
8-9  Morning meditative breathing session (pranayama)

9-10  Tea and introductions, including both programs

10-11:15 Music and Imagery with Maya

11:15-12:30 Iyengar Yoga with Mary

12:30-2 lunch/free time 

2-3:15 Music and Imagery with Maya

3:30-5  Iyengar Yoga with Mary

Nurture your soul on Mothers Day Saturday!

(If the weather is good we will make our lunch a picnic.)

Cost for the workshop including lunch is $108.


Saturday Classes with Marley!

This summer Marley Speiser, Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher from New York and Burlington will offer  Saturday classes on June 30th, July 15th and August 5th. Class descriptions will follow shortly. These offerings will be either a one hour introduction to Iyengar Yoga or an in depth 90 minute class offered on Saturday morning on these dates.  A fine opportunity to study! 


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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