Online workshop with Dr Rajlaxmi
Sat 5th – Mon 7th December 2020, 09.00 – 11.00 am GMT (UK time)
We are delighted that Rajlaxmi has agreed to teach us again in December!
When she taught us in August this year, her teaching was refreshing and revitalising – just what we needed to shake of the tama guna as we emerged from lockdown. So we are very excited that she has kindly agreed to do it again.
Many of you will know Dr Rajlaxmi from her classes at RIMYI in Pune, where she has taught for 20 years, having studied with Guruji himself for many years. As well as being a medical doctor – she has a doctorate in Ayurvedic medicine, with a practice in gynaecology – she assists in the medical classes in Pune, often with the most complex cases.
This workshop is open to any student of Iyengar Yoga with 2 or more years’ experience. You should be able to practice Sirsasana for 3 – 5 minutes (with or without the wall support) and Sarvangasana for 5 – 10 minutes, or know how to adapt the poses for your own needs. Familiarity with the sanskrit names for asanas is also expected. The workshop will be delivered on zoom, so you will need your own yoga equipment – mat, bricks, blankets, belts, bolster and chair. If you don’t have all of this, some things can be improvised with household items, such as towels, books, stools, kitchen chairs. Please get in touch if you need advice about this.
The workshop costs £50 for the 3 sessions and a link to the recordings of the sessions will be available to attendees for 2 weeks afterwards. The recordings will not be downloadable and cannot be purchased separately. Discounted places (£30) will be available for those in financial need from early November.
The links for the sessions will be sent out twice, once a few days before the workshop starts and again the day before. For this reason, last minute bookings will not be accepted, sorry.
Saturday 5th December, 09.00 – 11.00 am, UK time GMT
Sunday 6th December, 09.00 – 11.00 am
Monday 7th December, 09.00 – 11.00 am.
Cancellations will not be possible after 20th November.
This book has recently been published in English and is a recommended text for the new syllabus. It is a compilation of articles written by Guruji for a newspaper and outlines his approach to learning yoga.
Here is what Katie Rutherford says about it;
“This is a terrific, simply written book with clear descriptions and pictures of asanas and I can’t recommend it highly enough. Written for the common man, it consists of 50 articles on the practice of yoga, written by BKS Iyengar over a period of a year, for the Sunday supplement of a local paper. They were written in Marathi and it was his long-standing wish that they be translated into English and published. The book was launched by Prashantji on BKS Iyengar’s 101th birthday at Yoganusasanam last year which was when I bought my copy. Further prints runs were delayed because of Covid but I have now ordered some from India.
In the new CAAG, the book is included in the theory books for level 2 although I think it would also be hugely helpful for level 1.”
Here’s a bit of what is written on the back cover:
“The book is as relevant for the common man as for the highly evolved seer. It gives a very detailed methodology for over 45+ asana-s with its variations and various modifications to experience the desired effects; sequences and practical hints for all kinds and levels of practitioners. It includes the use of wall, strap, table, stool, bolsters, blankets found in all households to give the desired effects in the asana-s. There are 7 Chapters dedicated to Asana, Pranayama concluding with Dhyana.”
We have a few copies of this book for sale.
£16 for you to collect from EIYC or YN or £19.50 including postage within the UK (please contact email@example.com to arrange collection / postage).