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A Weekend of Iyengar Yoga with Mary Reilly

May 3 @ 6:00 pm - May 5 @ 12:30 pm

 Friday, May 3 – Saturday, May 5

Experience the profound intelligence of an Iyengar yoga workshop led by senior teacher Mary Reilly.
Immerse yourself in longer classes with focused topics to allow for more time to absorb and restore.  Mary’s passion for teaching will guide your practice to a new depth of understanding.  These classes can be taken singly or as a whole weekend workshop. When signing up for the whole weekend by April 6th, you qualify for a special early registration rate.
The workshop schedule is as follows:

Friday, May 3, 6:00am-8:00pm: Going In
Seated and revolved asanas promote the process of involution, increase circulation, and improve the health of the internal organs and spine. Deeply quieting for the mind, these asanas give a good reset to a stressed body and mind. For students with at least 6 months of experience.

Saturday, May 4, 9:30am – 12:00pm: Strength and Balance
Balancing asanas offer an inroad to the mental body, increasing the power of concentration while challenging and building strength. In this class we will explore gravity and learn to work with it and against it! For students with at least 1 year of experience.

Saturday, May 4, 2:30pm – 4:30pm: Nerve Tonic
Observation of the breath in restorative asanas, building to the practice of Pranayama will be the focus of this class. Bringing the consciousness to a one-pointed meditative mind tones the nerves and cultivates self awareness. For students with at least 6 months of experience.

Sunday, May 5, 8:30am – 9:30am: Pranayama
Pranayama is the fourth limb of yoga and follows asana. In its simplest form, Pranayama is the regulation of the breath. For students with at least 6 months of experience.

Sunday, May 5, 10:00am – 12:30 pm: Mining For Light
Explore the many facets of backbending asanas which bring the mind and the spine to elevated awareness. Standing asanas will create a base of stability and mobility and begin the process of refinement. These asanas are credited with alleviating depression and inspiring courage. For students with at least 1 year of experience.

This workshop is not appropriate for pregnant students.
Classes will be held at the YWCA at 25 Sheldon Boulevard SE.

Details

Start:
May 3 @ 6:00 pm
End:
May 5 @ 12:30 pm
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Venue

YWCA
25 Sheldon Boulevard Southeast
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Organizer

Mary Reilly, CIYT