Jul
11
to Feb 1

Experience the Transformation. Puerto Vallarta Retreats

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Puerto Vallarta Retreat Intensives with Ty Chandler & Sharoni Fixler

"Long, uninterrupted, alert practice is the firm foundation for restraining the fluctuations." ~ yogasutra I.XIV

Week 1: Restoration, Recuperation & Foundations
Sunday March 1 - Saturday March 7, 2020

+For beginner students who wish to discover yoga
+Those who have practiced other methods of yoga and who wish to know the Iyengar method
+Practitioners seeking deep recuperation and restoration
+Those who have stopped practicing for a while and wish to take it up again

Week 2: Level 1-2 Practice Intensive
Saturday March 7 - Saturday March 14, 2020

+Practitioners with at least 1 year of regular practice - Iyengar method
+Serious practitioners of an alternate method who would like to discover the Iyengar tradition

Week 3: Level 2-3-4 Practice Intensive
Saturday March 14 - Saturday March 21, 2020

+Practitioners with more than 2 years of regular practice - Iyengar method
+Practitioners with a regular home practice who can hold sirsasana for 5 minutes with variations and sarvangasana for up to 10 minutes with variations

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Sep
18
to Oct 25

Iyengar Yoga for Teens

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An invigorating and energetic practice in a supportive environment to build confidence, improve concentration and create mind-body connections. A mixed level class for teens, ages 14-19 who have previous yoga experience or are new to the practice.

15% discount for students. (For students who are under 18 and coming to the class for the first time, please come a few minutes early and bring a parent or guardian for initial registration).

Thursdays 6-7:15pm

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Oct
14
to Oct 14

FREE home practice tips!

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Looking to begin a home practice? Want a few tips?

Coming to class 2-3 times a week is ideal and adding in practice at home is beneficial for your progression. Once a week we'll send out a home practice pose with images, instructions, cautions and benefits.

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Oct
27
1:30 PM13:30

Neck & Shoulders Workshop

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Learn how to practice to improve posture, mobility and strength, reducing stiffness and strain in the upper back, neck and shoulders.

For students and teachers of all levels.

Sunday, October 27
1:30-3:30pm
$40+gst (members receive a 10% discount)

*workshops subject to a 10% cancellation fee or credit on account

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Dec
24
to Jan 1

8 Days of Yoga

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8 Days of Yoga: Special Themed Holiday Practices
Join us over the holidays for practice and community. These sessions are for all levels of student. Bring your out-of-town guests to join us!

Register for individual days or all 8.

10am - Noon | $30+gst per class | $200+gst for 8 days
*no class on Dec 25
*members receive 10% off

Dec 24: Holiday Breathe + Restore with Sharoni + Janet
Step back from holiday busy-ness and nurture yourself. Unwind tensions and let go of stress and strain with recuperative practice and pranayama

Dec 26: Detox Practice with Sharoni + Inga
Cleanse, invigorate and recharge with standing poses and inversions.

Dec 27: Tractions + Openings with Sharoni + Yvonne
Special sequences for flexibility, strength and endurance that realign the body and wake up stiff, weak and sore areas intelligently.

Dec 28: Core + Balance with Sharoni + Maureen
True core stability for strength and organic health and playful exploration of arm balances.

Dec 29: Salute the Sun with Sharoni + Deanna
Sun salutations, jumpings and other linked sequences- a vibrant practice to energize.

Dec 30: Move Forward + Twist with Sharoni + Janet
Open the body and kindle the digestive fire through the art of twists.

Dec 31: Open to the New Year with Sharoni + Inga
A powerful and uplifting backbends practice.

Jan 1: New Year’s Day Puja, Practice + Chai with Sharoni + Deanna
Celebratory practice to bring in the New Year.

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Oct
11
to Oct 13

Thanksgiving Weekend Practice Intensive

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"Yoga releases the creative potential of life.” BKS Iyengar

Openings, tractions, and traditional postures sequenced to remove stiffness, strain and fatigue and build strength, vibrancy, steadiness and joy. All levels welcome.

Sharoni will be sharing insights from her recent study in Colorado with Faeq Biria.

October 11-13

Friday 6:00-9:00pm | $79.20+gst
Saturday/Sunday 9:00am-12:30pm | $92.40+gst per session
Full weekend | $264+gst
Members receive 10% off

*workshops are subject to a 10% cancellation fee or credit on account

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Sep
21
1:30 PM13:30

Iyengar Yoga 101: for beginners and beyond

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Considered trying yoga or delving into Iyengar yoga and a bit unsure?

An accessible introduction to those who are new to yoga or have come from other traditions. Explore basic principles of practice, props and philosophy.

Experience a clear and systematic approach to yoga that meets you where you're at. Learn the various ways this practice can cultivate health, good posture, calm and vitality.

Saturday, September 21
1:30-3:30pm
$40

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Aug
13
6:30 PM18:30

Bridgeland on the Mat

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Join us for this all ages, yoga in the park event to celebrate community and to support the Women's Centre of Calgary!

Hosted by Calgary Iyengar Yoga & Blushlane Organic Market, enjoy a 1 hour class led by CIY. Afterwards enjoy homemade vegan iced chai, raffle prizes and giveaways! All ticket proceeds will be donated to the Women's Centre of Calgary. Bring a friend, a mat and meet us in the park!

This event will go rain or shine (we have an indoor back up space in case of weather). No yoga experience required (all levels welcome).

Registration: $10 per person

Sign Up: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/bridgeland-on-the-mat-tickets-65121994639?aff=efbeventtix

Venue:
Bridgeland Riverside Community Hall
917 Centre Ave NE

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Aug
1
to Aug 6

Curious about Yoga Philosophy?

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Explore the relationship between the practice and the ‘big questions’ about yoga, spirituality and the human condition. Weekly newsletters sent with questions for contemplation.

Join our discussion group on Saturday mornings.
9:30-10:00AM | everyone welcome

Philosophy text: The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

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Jun
28
5:30 PM17:30

Village on the Mat: a free outdoor yoga event

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VIBE WITH YOUR VILLAGE

Everyone is welcome to this FREE outdoor community yoga class led by CALGARY IYENGAR YOGA, in support of VILLAGE DAYS: a Crescent Heights community festival.

Bring a mat, a friend & let's play! Raffle prizes, iced chai (vegan friendly) & props provided. Rain or shine (indoor space available).

Date: Friday, June 28
Time: 5:30-7pm
Venue: Crescent Heights Community Centre 1101 2 St NW

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Jun
3
to Jun 5

Jawahar Bangera Seminar

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Jawahar Bangera studied yoga under Yogacharya BKS Iyengar's guidance for more than 30 years and accompanied him on many of his workshops around the world.

Jawahar runs two centres in Mumbai, travels the world giving workshops, and is a trustee of the Light on Yoga Research Trust.
 
Monday 9am-1pm, 2pm-4pm | $144+gst
Tuesday 9am-1pm, 2pm-4pm | $144+gst
Wednesday: 9am-12pm | $72+gst
Full seminar | $360+gst

*workshops are subject to a 10% cancellation fee or credit on account

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May
28
6:00 PM18:00

BKS Iyengar Documentary

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Join us for this special community event screening of the new documentary about BKS Iyengar.

Hailed as "the Michelangelo of yoga" and considered to be one of the most important masters in the world, B.K.S. Iyengar is credited with bringing the ancient art of yoga to the modern masses. Born in Southern India 100 years ago, the legendary guru is the founder of Iyengar Yoga, a form of Hatha known for its rigorous mental and spiritual focus. Filmed before he passed away in 2014, this intimate portrait centres on Iyengar's legacy and teachings, while illuminating the life-changing holistic methods at the core of his practice. Whether you’re a seasoned devotee or simply looking for self-care motivation, this profound film is bound to steer you on the path to mindfulness.

Venue:
Cineplex Odeon at Eau Claire Market Cinemas
200 Barclay Parade SW

*please note: regularly scheduled classes will be cancelled the evening of May 28 for this community event 

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May
3
to May 5

spring level 1,2,3 weekend practice intensive

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"Long, uninterrupted, practice is the firm foundation for restraining the fluctuations of consciousness." ~ Sutra 1.14
 
Openings, tractions and traditional postures sequenced to remove stiffness, stress and fatigue and build strength, vibrancy, steadiness and joy. This workshop will be based on Sharoni's training in France with Faeq and Corine Biria. All levels welcome.
 
**We are almost full. Please pre-register if you are planning to join us as we can only accommodate a set amount of students in our new space.

Friday 6:00-9:00pm | $72+gst
Saturday/Sunday 1:00-5:00pm | $96+gst per session
Full weekend | $264+gst

*workshops are subject to a 10% cancellation fee or credit on account

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Jan
11
to Jan 13

weekend workshop with marlene mawhinney

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Marlene Mawhinney has been teaching yoga since 1969. She holds an Iyengar Intermediate Senior Level III Certificate. Marlene has travelled regularly to Pune, India since 1985 to study with her teacher, BKS Iyengar. At Yoga Centre Toronto, where Marlene is President and Senior Teacher, she works with many people with health challenges. Marlene has developed and oversees yoga programs for MS, back care, heart disease, fertility and other special needs. She has been training teachers in Canada for many years. Marlene's focus is on yoga for health and well-being - in both body and spirit.
 
For teachers and students with at least one year of practice with a recognized Iyengar yoga teacher plus experience with headstand and shoulder stand.
 
Friday 6-9pm | $72+gst
Saturday 1-5pm | $96+gst
Sunday 8am - noon | $96+gst
Full weekend | $264+gst

*workshops are subject to a 10% cancellation fee or credit on account

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Dec
24
to Jan 1

8 days of yoga

special themed holiday practices

Dec 24: Holiday Breathe and Restore
Dec 26: Detox Practice
Dec 27: Turn it Upside Down
Dec. 28: Move Forward and Balance with visiting Senior teacher Marlene Miller
Dec 29: Find your Center
Dec 30: Salute the Sun
Dec 31: Open to the New Year
Jan 1: New Year’s Day Puja, Practice and Chai

Register for a single day or all 8 days.
10am - Noon | $25+gst per class | $160+gst for 8 days
*no class on Dec 25

Venue:
Crescent Heights Community Centre
Directions

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Home Practice Tips
Nov
1
to Nov 5

Home Practice Tips

Beginning a home practice is the best way to prolong the work you have done in class. Coming to class 2-3 times a week is ideal and adding in practice at home is extremely beneficial for your progression.  ••• This week's home practice pose.  Ardha Uttanasana. Practice this asana twice each day. Hold for 30 seconds each time.  This pose can be practiced pretty much anywhere. If you don't have a counter-top or table to use, place your finger-tips on a wall instead. It works your legs, arms and creates excellent mobility in the spine.  Benefits: Increases flexibility in the front chest and armpit area. Increases strength in the back chest and shoulders. Relieves tension in shoulders and back. Rejuvenates spinal muscles. Increases lung capacity. Lengthens hamstrings. Strengths quadriceps.  Always seek advice from a certified Iyengar yoga teacher. Please email us if you have questions: deanna@calgaryiyengaryoga.com

Beginning a home practice is the best way to prolong the work you have done in class. Coming to class 2-3 times a week is ideal and adding in practice at home is extremely beneficial for your progression.

•••
This week's home practice pose.

Ardha Uttanasana. Practice this asana twice each day. Hold for 30 seconds each time.

This pose can be practiced pretty much anywhere. If you don't have a counter-top or table to use, place your finger-tips on a wall instead. It works your legs, arms and creates excellent mobility in the spine.

Benefits:
Increases flexibility in the front chest and armpit area.
Increases strength in the back chest and shoulders.
Relieves tension in shoulders and back.
Rejuvenates spinal muscles.
Increases lung capacity.
Lengthens hamstrings.
Strengths quadriceps.

Always seek advice from a certified Iyengar yoga teacher. Please email us if you have questions: deanna@calgaryiyengaryoga.com

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