Currently of Lori’s classes are online live using Zoom.
Harmony, Integration and Transformation
October 7-10, 2022
An in-person workshop at the Sun and Moon studio, Arlington, VA
In asana and pranayama practice, we should have the impression we are working on the outer to get closer to the inner reality of our existence. We work from the periphery to the core. The material body has a practical reality that is accessible. It is here and now, and we can do something with it. However, we must not forget that the innermost part of our being is also trying to help us. It wants to come out the surface and express itself.” B.K.S. Iyengar, Light on Life p. 61
Once again, we have the opportunity to come together and cultivate awareness and joy. Through effort and purpose, we strive to liberate our minds by finding freedom in our body. Through sequential progression of movement and adjustments first external then internal, we direct our consciousness inward. Let’s strive to then bring the lightness in body, mind, and spirit off the mat into the rest of our lives.
Friday, October 7 Noon – 2 pm $40 Level I/II and Up
Balance and Equanimity Through the Foundation of Standing Poses
Strength and balance in asana come from the base of the feet and legs, building stamina. As the body is the gateway to the mind and soul, this practice will begin with physical awareness and mental concentration. From the steadiness of body, we will use our intelligence to develop firmness of body and lightness of the mind.
Saturday, October 8 1 – 3 pm $40 Level II and Up
Hips and Twists: Creativity and Flexibility from Body to Mind
Freedom and lightness further arise in body and mind with open hips. Twists call on us to use our intelligence to coordinate disparate movements in the body, harnessing the power of concentration and adjustment we well as further support flexibility in body and mind.
Pranayama 3.15-4.30 pm $25 Must Have Had Some Iyengar Pranayama Instruction
Sunday, October 9 1-3:30 pm $50 Level II and Up
Inversions And Backbends: Alignment and Action, Intelligence and Lightness
A strong inversion practice supports an overall strong practice. Adding backbends create courage, harmony, poise, and power. This practice opens our hearts and minds. Variations will be covered.
Monday, October 10 12.3-0-2 pm $30 All Levels
Seated, Supine, And Forward Bending Asanas: An Inward Journey Supporting the Whole of Self
Reflection through our asana. Seated poses to support vibrancy of our spine, remove dullness and sooth the nerves, and calm your mind. We will also explore some restorative asanas to find space, quiet and lightness.
Ongoing Pranayama’s Series
Pranayama is the art and science of breath. With experience in Asana the natural progression is to explore the subtleties and rhythms of the breath through techniques to both in elongate inhalations, exhalations, and eventually retain the breath.
Pranayama keep the body and mind healthy, producing energy and distributing that vital energy through the body. It increases lung capacity and fresh blood through the body, enhances your respiratory system, strengthens the circulatory system and nervous systems, and aids in digestion and elimination.
The practice of Pranayama will help you navigate through the complexities of life. And now more than ever, we need to learn how breathe can support our body, mind, and spirit. When the breath is regulated, you can find grace in your consciousness.
Check this recent article from NIH, Health Impacts of Yoga and Pranayama
Suggested Props (and you can be creative with household items):
- blankets (yoga blankets) or sofa pillows
- head support (blanket, pillow, towel)
- an eye cover (for example, eye pillow or wash cloth)
The first two series will teach you one complete breath.
For payment, please see the donation section below.
Pranayama I will continue with monthly classes: the first Sunday of the month.
Participants must have completed Series I – III or have Iyengar Pranayama experiences. Please contact Lori, if you have any questions/concerns.
Dates: Sundays Sept 4, Oct 9(in person), Nov 6
8:45 – 9:45 am PT / 11:45 am – 12.45 pm ET
The same zoom link will be used for each series. Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.
Weekly: link to add to calendar
Join Zoom Meeting, Pranayama Zoom Link
Meeting ID: 974 4189 6555
I welcome all my students to join my online classes
Wednesday, 12:00 – 1:15pm EST (9:00am PST), Level II, https://zoom.us/j/493354206
Meeting ID : 493-354-206
Sunday, Time: 10:00-11:30am EST (7:00am PST) Level II, https://zoom.us/j/132758866
Meeting ID: 132 758 866
This series will be on a donation basis. As part of the practice of yoga, séva, service onto others, is an essential devotional practice, along with action and study. So, please, if you are not working, then by all means just join class. This practice is too important.
Class donations can be given through Venmo at @yogilori. For PayPal (friends and family) or Zelle is through the gmail email@example.com.
I mean this sincerely. I want to support community, and let’s all support each other in the ways our strengths allow.