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Efficient Effort: Finding the "Potentialities" with Janet Lilly

Janet Lilly, will lead her workshop "Efficient Effort: Finding the Potentialities" on Saturday, August 2nd from 1:00PM - 3:30PM.

"Nature's efficient cause does not impel its potentialittes into action, but helps to remove the obstacles to evolution, just as a farmer builds banks to irrigate his fields." (Patanjali's Yoga Sutras IV.3 translation by B.K.S. Iyengar)

This sutra provides a beautiful frame for yoga and our goal of developing an awareness of efficient application of physical effort in our asana practice.

Workshop fee: $30.00, or $25.00 if registered by July 26th. Please see "Workshops" for registration and other information.  West Market St Studio.

Triad Yoga 300hr Teacher Training Certification Workshops

Triad Yoga continues to graduate its students from the 300hr Teacher Training Certification Program. As a requirement, the students need to prepare and teach a workshop. The next scheduled workshops, West Market Street Studio are:

Saturday, August 23rd, 10:00AM - 11:30AM - Practicing Safe, Easy and Comfortable Forward Bends with Jim Carson

Preparation for forward bending poses is essential to guarantee safety and to avoid injuries.  Thus, moving into forward bends with proper alignment and preparing hamstrings and pelvis is essential.  When practiced safely, forward bends are healing and can help release the spine and lower back.  They also calm the nervous system, and can even reduce stress, anxiety, depression and fatigue.  The emphasis of this workshop will be on safely exploring hip flexion, lengthening of the hamstring muscles, and proper spinal alignment.  Utilizing breathing with moving into the forward bending poses, we can move safely, with ease and comfort!

This workshop is appropriate for Level 2 and above.

Workshops cost - $5.00.  Space is limited, West Market Street Studio.

Saturday, August 23rd, 1:00PM - 2:30PM - Don't "Shoo" the Messenger Balance the Psoas with Sheila Wenzel ~ Waitlisted

Maintaining balance in our lives can be challenging, presenting us with less than a welcoming response of fear that we will never get it all done.  Well, guess what?  A wise Zen teacher said "there is no right, there is no wrong, and you will never get it all done."

Aadil Palkhivala reminds us, "tension in the Psoas is caused by our subconscious thoughts reminding us that we are not in connection with our Spirit."

The psoas is a messenger tightly bound to our fear and stress response.  Let's explore ways to release, strengthen and bring balance and wholeness to this vital muscle group.

This workshop is appropriate for Level 2 and above ~ no acute injuries please.

Workshop cost $5.00.  Space is limited, West Market Street Studio.

Sanskrit, Mantra and Yoga Sutras with Nicolai Bachman, September 5th - 7th

Nicolai Bachman returns to TYI to present his workshop, "Sanskrit, Mantra and Yoga Sutras, September 5th - 7th.

The workshop schedule is:

Friday - 6:00PM - 8:30PM - Sanskrit Basics for Yogis:  Fundamentals for Pronunciation


Saturday - 9:30AM - 12:00PM - Mantra Recitation:  Exploration Into Sacred Sounds


Saturday - 1:30PM - 4:00PM - The Gayatri Mantra:  Honoring the Inner and Outer Sun


Sunday - 9:30AM - 12:00PM - Overview of the Yoga Sutras:  History, Structure and Key Concepts


Sunday - 1:30PM - 4:00PM - Yoga Sutras Unraveled:  Outer Behavior - Yamas, Shaucha and Santosha


Workshop cost $225.00, or $195.00 if paid by August 15, 2014.  Individual workshop classes, $45.00 each.  Please see "Workshops" for registration, class descriptions, and additional information.


Purna Yoga Intermediate Intensive with Aadil Palkhivala - November 21st - 23rd

TYI welcomes back Aadil Palkhivala as he leads his Purna Yoga Intermediate Intensive workshop, Friday, November 21st - Sunday, November 23rd. 

This workshop is deeply rewarding for students at a higher level of practice who want to expand their knowledge and incorporate yoga into day-to-day living.  Purna Yoga is a powerful blend of asana, pranayama, meditation, yogic philosophy, and yogic lifestyle.

In this workshop, Aadil will cover energetic work in pranayama and asana practice, interweaving yogic philosophy and emphasizing the importance of nutrition and healthy living.

Aadil's teaching requires an open and receptive mind, a willingness to change and grow and an urge to progress on the path of yoga  Purna yoga is a path to the heart and the practices, though powerful, are designed for students to develop a deeper internal connection.

Prerequisite:  Previously studied with Aadil and a minimum of 2 years of alignment-based yoga practice.

This will be the first intermediate intensive Aadil has taught on the East Coast!

Full workshop $455.00, or $395.00 if registered by October 24th.  Registration and the workshop schedule are available under "Workshops".  West Market Studio.