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Apr
30
Sun
2017
INTERMEDIATE IYENGAR WORKSHOPS with Brian Hogencamp @ Westside Yoga Studio
Apr 30 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
INTERMEDIATE IYENGAR WORKSHOPS with Brian Hogencamp @ Westside Yoga Studio | Sebastopol | California | United States

Intermediate Iyengar Workshop with Brian Hogencamp

Come learn more about B.K.S. Iyengar’s brilliant method of yoga with Brian’s clear approach and hearty enthusiasm.

Prerequisite: This course is open to students with at least one year of Iyengar yoga experience.

Dates

  • April 30th
  • June 11th
  • July 30th
  • September 10th
  • November 5th

Time

Sundays, 10:30am – 1pm

Cost

  • $60 drop in
  • $48 for WSYS members

Register!


Brian Hogencamp is a full-time practitioner, and certified instructor of Iyengar yoga. He is a student of Manouso Manos and returns annually to RIMYI in Pune, India to study with the Iyengar family. As yoga is an experiential subject, he believes the distance between what is taught and what is learned can only be illumined by one’s own practice. Consistent, dedicated practice continues to reveal to him the universality and completeness of the Iyengar approach to yoga. Drawing from his evolving experience and with deep gratitude for the teachings received, he is eager to share the light yoga can bring.

May
1
Mon
2017
INTRO TO YOGA with Erick Thuss & Tessa Manning @ Westside Yoga Studio
May 1 @ 4:30 pm – 5:45 pm
INTRO TO YOGA with Erick Thuss & Tessa Manning @ Westside Yoga Studio | Sebastopol | California | United States

Intro to Yoga with Erick Thuss & Tessa Manning

This 8 class course is specially designed for students new to yoga. Students will learn the foundation of BKS Iyengar’s brilliant method of yoga, which focuses the mind, builds strength/stability, and creates flexibility. This is the perfect starting point for total beginners, and students interested in the foundational principles of yoga. This course is a great beginning for people of various levels of ability, those who’ve been unsure of how to start yoga, and those who want to create positive personal change.

Each class will build upon the prior class in a progressive manner. Upon completion of the series, you will be prepared to enter Level I classes. Mon. classes taught by Tessa Manning, Wed. classes taught by Erick Thuss, see website for more info on teachers.

Dates

May 1st – 24th

Times

Mondays & Wednesdays, 4:30am – 5:45pm

Cost

$20 drop in, $96 for all 8 sessions

*Class passes accepted.

 

Register!


Erick Thuss started learning yoga in 1996 under Gayna Uransky in the method developed by B.K.S. Iyengar. During that time, he met John Smith, a long-time student of K. Pattabhi Jois of Mysore, and was taught by him in the original vinyasa method. Erick studies under John to this day with great benefit. He also studied under Ed Modestini and Nicki Doane, where he learned to look and re-look, to explore tradition, and to always seek toward the quiet teaching from within.
Currently, Erick is under special study with Manouso Manos, and is working to digest what he can of the of sheer brilliance of Manouso’s teaching. He assists in Manouso’s class weekly.

He is a student of B.K.S. Iyengar, and his son Prashant and daughter Geeta in Pune, India, and is constantly mind-blown by the intense depth of insight emanating from them.

He is striving to embody essential elements of yoga science, and is devoted to learning from direct experience and study of what has come from the texts on yoga.

His teaching is a bright effort to reflect what he is learning and absorbing, with a trajectory toward opening out the vast learning ground within.

Tessa Manning is a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher. She has been practicing Iyengar yoga since 2007 and received her teacher training at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco. She travels annually to study with the Iyengar family in India. Tessa is dedicated to the Iyengar method because of its attention to alignment and the thorough change it brings about in the body.  She has specialized teacher trainings in Pre-Natal Yoga and Yoga for Scoliosis.

An avid practitioner, Tessa has used Iyengar Yoga to help treat her scoliosis. She teaches in a way that is safe, accessible, and compassionate – providing individual attention to each student. She loves to travel the world, cook, and garden.

May
3
Wed
2017
INTRO TO YOGA with Erick Thuss & Tessa Manning @ Westside Yoga Studio
May 3 @ 4:30 pm – 5:45 pm
INTRO TO YOGA with Erick Thuss & Tessa Manning @ Westside Yoga Studio | Sebastopol | California | United States

Intro to Yoga with Erick Thuss & Tessa Manning

This 8 class course is specially designed for students new to yoga. Students will learn the foundation of BKS Iyengar’s brilliant method of yoga, which focuses the mind, builds strength/stability, and creates flexibility. This is the perfect starting point for total beginners, and students interested in the foundational principles of yoga. This course is a great beginning for people of various levels of ability, those who’ve been unsure of how to start yoga, and those who want to create positive personal change.

Each class will build upon the prior class in a progressive manner. Upon completion of the series, you will be prepared to enter Level I classes. Mon. classes taught by Tessa Manning, Wed. classes taught by Erick Thuss, see website for more info on teachers.

Dates

May 1st – 24th

Times

Mondays & Wednesdays, 4:30am – 5:45pm

Cost

$20 drop in, $96 for all 8 sessions

*Class passes accepted.

 

Register!


Erick Thuss started learning yoga in 1996 under Gayna Uransky in the method developed by B.K.S. Iyengar. During that time, he met John Smith, a long-time student of K. Pattabhi Jois of Mysore, and was taught by him in the original vinyasa method. Erick studies under John to this day with great benefit. He also studied under Ed Modestini and Nicki Doane, where he learned to look and re-look, to explore tradition, and to always seek toward the quiet teaching from within.
Currently, Erick is under special study with Manouso Manos, and is working to digest what he can of the of sheer brilliance of Manouso’s teaching. He assists in Manouso’s class weekly.

He is a student of B.K.S. Iyengar, and his son Prashant and daughter Geeta in Pune, India, and is constantly mind-blown by the intense depth of insight emanating from them.

He is striving to embody essential elements of yoga science, and is devoted to learning from direct experience and study of what has come from the texts on yoga.

His teaching is a bright effort to reflect what he is learning and absorbing, with a trajectory toward opening out the vast learning ground within.

Tessa Manning is a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher. She has been practicing Iyengar yoga since 2007 and received her teacher training at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco. She travels annually to study with the Iyengar family in India. Tessa is dedicated to the Iyengar method because of its attention to alignment and the thorough change it brings about in the body.  She has specialized teacher trainings in Pre-Natal Yoga and Yoga for Scoliosis.

An avid practitioner, Tessa has used Iyengar Yoga to help treat her scoliosis. She teaches in a way that is safe, accessible, and compassionate – providing individual attention to each student. She loves to travel the world, cook, and garden.

May
7
Sun
2017
INTRODUCTION TO THE MYSORE ROOM WITH BETH ROBERT @ Westside Yoga Studio
May 7 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
INTRODUCTION TO THE MYSORE ROOM WITH BETH ROBERT @ Westside Yoga Studio | Sebastopol | California | United States

Introduction to the Mysore Room with Beth Robert

The Westside Mysore Program is dedicated to teaching Ashtanga Yoga in the tradition of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. Interested in Joining our program? Join Beth for a 5-week course that will give you the foundation for building your own self-guided Ashtanga Yoga practice. This course is designed for beginners and those new to Yoga that aren’t quite sure how or where to begin. Come explore this moving, breathing system from the ground up starting with proper breathing technique, posture sequencing/alignment to drishtis (focused gaze) and bandhas (muscular contractions), each class building progressively from the last. Learn answers to questions like, “How often should I practice?” and “What is a moon day?”

Dates

May 7th – June 4th

Times

Sundays, 10:30am – 12pm

Cost

$20 drop in, $75 for all 5 sessions

*Class passes accepted.

 

Register!


Beth Robert started her yoga practice in 2004. She completed her first TT at Yandara where she studied Hatha Yoga. After several more years of instruction, she went deeper into the practice with Eddie Modestini and Nicki Doane studying the techniques and principles of different traditions and completing her Maya Yoga TT. Once she found her home in the Ashtanga Vinyasa Tradition she completed Tim Miller’s Primary Series TT, through which her practice and teaching style were infused with Bhakti. Beth continues to learn through her teacher John Smith and through her own dedication to the practice.

 

May
8
Mon
2017
INTRO TO YOGA with Erick Thuss & Tessa Manning @ Westside Yoga Studio
May 8 @ 4:30 pm – 5:45 pm
INTRO TO YOGA with Erick Thuss & Tessa Manning @ Westside Yoga Studio | Sebastopol | California | United States

Intro to Yoga with Erick Thuss & Tessa Manning

This 8 class course is specially designed for students new to yoga. Students will learn the foundation of BKS Iyengar’s brilliant method of yoga, which focuses the mind, builds strength/stability, and creates flexibility. This is the perfect starting point for total beginners, and students interested in the foundational principles of yoga. This course is a great beginning for people of various levels of ability, those who’ve been unsure of how to start yoga, and those who want to create positive personal change.

Each class will build upon the prior class in a progressive manner. Upon completion of the series, you will be prepared to enter Level I classes. Mon. classes taught by Tessa Manning, Wed. classes taught by Erick Thuss, see website for more info on teachers.

Dates

May 1st – 24th

Times

Mondays & Wednesdays, 4:30am – 5:45pm

Cost

$20 drop in, $96 for all 8 sessions

*Class passes accepted.

 

Register!


Erick Thuss started learning yoga in 1996 under Gayna Uransky in the method developed by B.K.S. Iyengar. During that time, he met John Smith, a long-time student of K. Pattabhi Jois of Mysore, and was taught by him in the original vinyasa method. Erick studies under John to this day with great benefit. He also studied under Ed Modestini and Nicki Doane, where he learned to look and re-look, to explore tradition, and to always seek toward the quiet teaching from within.
Currently, Erick is under special study with Manouso Manos, and is working to digest what he can of the of sheer brilliance of Manouso’s teaching. He assists in Manouso’s class weekly.

He is a student of B.K.S. Iyengar, and his son Prashant and daughter Geeta in Pune, India, and is constantly mind-blown by the intense depth of insight emanating from them.

He is striving to embody essential elements of yoga science, and is devoted to learning from direct experience and study of what has come from the texts on yoga.

His teaching is a bright effort to reflect what he is learning and absorbing, with a trajectory toward opening out the vast learning ground within.

Tessa Manning is a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher. She has been practicing Iyengar yoga since 2007 and received her teacher training at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco. She travels annually to study with the Iyengar family in India. Tessa is dedicated to the Iyengar method because of its attention to alignment and the thorough change it brings about in the body.  She has specialized teacher trainings in Pre-Natal Yoga and Yoga for Scoliosis.

An avid practitioner, Tessa has used Iyengar Yoga to help treat her scoliosis. She teaches in a way that is safe, accessible, and compassionate – providing individual attention to each student. She loves to travel the world, cook, and garden.

May
10
Wed
2017
INTRO TO YOGA with Erick Thuss & Tessa Manning @ Westside Yoga Studio
May 10 @ 4:30 pm – 5:45 pm
INTRO TO YOGA with Erick Thuss & Tessa Manning @ Westside Yoga Studio | Sebastopol | California | United States

Intro to Yoga with Erick Thuss & Tessa Manning

This 8 class course is specially designed for students new to yoga. Students will learn the foundation of BKS Iyengar’s brilliant method of yoga, which focuses the mind, builds strength/stability, and creates flexibility. This is the perfect starting point for total beginners, and students interested in the foundational principles of yoga. This course is a great beginning for people of various levels of ability, those who’ve been unsure of how to start yoga, and those who want to create positive personal change.

Each class will build upon the prior class in a progressive manner. Upon completion of the series, you will be prepared to enter Level I classes. Mon. classes taught by Tessa Manning, Wed. classes taught by Erick Thuss, see website for more info on teachers.

Dates

May 1st – 24th

Times

Mondays & Wednesdays, 4:30am – 5:45pm

Cost

$20 drop in, $96 for all 8 sessions

*Class passes accepted.

 

Register!


Erick Thuss started learning yoga in 1996 under Gayna Uransky in the method developed by B.K.S. Iyengar. During that time, he met John Smith, a long-time student of K. Pattabhi Jois of Mysore, and was taught by him in the original vinyasa method. Erick studies under John to this day with great benefit. He also studied under Ed Modestini and Nicki Doane, where he learned to look and re-look, to explore tradition, and to always seek toward the quiet teaching from within.
Currently, Erick is under special study with Manouso Manos, and is working to digest what he can of the of sheer brilliance of Manouso’s teaching. He assists in Manouso’s class weekly.

He is a student of B.K.S. Iyengar, and his son Prashant and daughter Geeta in Pune, India, and is constantly mind-blown by the intense depth of insight emanating from them.

He is striving to embody essential elements of yoga science, and is devoted to learning from direct experience and study of what has come from the texts on yoga.

His teaching is a bright effort to reflect what he is learning and absorbing, with a trajectory toward opening out the vast learning ground within.

Tessa Manning is a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher. She has been practicing Iyengar yoga since 2007 and received her teacher training at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco. She travels annually to study with the Iyengar family in India. Tessa is dedicated to the Iyengar method because of its attention to alignment and the thorough change it brings about in the body.  She has specialized teacher trainings in Pre-Natal Yoga and Yoga for Scoliosis.

An avid practitioner, Tessa has used Iyengar Yoga to help treat her scoliosis. She teaches in a way that is safe, accessible, and compassionate – providing individual attention to each student. She loves to travel the world, cook, and garden.

May
12
Fri
2017
BREATH OF LIFE: PRANAYAMA INTENSIVE with Mirka Kraftsow @ Westside Yoga Studio
May 12 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
BREATH OF LIFE: PRANAYAMA INTENSIVE with Mirka Kraftsow @ Westside Yoga Studio | Sebastopol | California | United States

BREATH OF LIFE: PRANAYAMA INTENSIVE

with Mirka Kraftsow

 

Throughout this pranayama series, we will progressively and gradually:
*Learn breath adaptation in asana to prepare for pranayama
*Practice-directional flow of breath karma technique, breath threshold, and other various pranayama techniques
*Explore the principles of Bhramana & Langhana
*Study Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras on pranayama
*Chant the “5 Prana”

 

SCHEDULE:

 

Date

  • May 12th & 26th
  • June 9th & 23rd

Time

Fridays, 4:30 – 6:30pm

Cost

  • $30 drop in
  • $108 for any 4 sessions, $185 for all 8
  • WSYS Members: $25 drop in, $90 for 4 sessions, $160 for all 8

Register!


Mirka Scalco Kraftsow is a health practitioner and educator. In addition to her role as Co-Director of AVI and Co-Teacher of the AVI Yoga Teacher Training Program, Mirka has been a yoga teacher in the Viniyoga ™ methodology since 1981 and a Yoga Therapist since 1988. Born and raised in Italy, Mirka traveled and studied different modalities of dance, movement, psychology and meditation in India, Europe and the United States. Over the years Mirka has helped hundreds of individuals develop and maintain a personal practice and manage challenging personal and therapeutic conditions.

May
14
Sun
2017
INTRODUCTION TO THE MYSORE ROOM WITH BETH ROBERT @ Westside Yoga Studio
May 14 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
INTRODUCTION TO THE MYSORE ROOM WITH BETH ROBERT @ Westside Yoga Studio | Sebastopol | California | United States

Introduction to the Mysore Room with Beth Robert

The Westside Mysore Program is dedicated to teaching Ashtanga Yoga in the tradition of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. Interested in Joining our program? Join Beth for a 5-week course that will give you the foundation for building your own self-guided Ashtanga Yoga practice. This course is designed for beginners and those new to Yoga that aren’t quite sure how or where to begin. Come explore this moving, breathing system from the ground up starting with proper breathing technique, posture sequencing/alignment to drishtis (focused gaze) and bandhas (muscular contractions), each class building progressively from the last. Learn answers to questions like, “How often should I practice?” and “What is a moon day?”

Dates

May 7th – June 4th

Times

Sundays, 10:30am – 12pm

Cost

$20 drop in, $75 for all 5 sessions

*Class passes accepted.

 

Register!


Beth Robert started her yoga practice in 2004. She completed her first TT at Yandara where she studied Hatha Yoga. After several more years of instruction, she went deeper into the practice with Eddie Modestini and Nicki Doane studying the techniques and principles of different traditions and completing her Maya Yoga TT. Once she found her home in the Ashtanga Vinyasa Tradition she completed Tim Miller’s Primary Series TT, through which her practice and teaching style were infused with Bhakti. Beth continues to learn through her teacher John Smith and through her own dedication to the practice.

 

May
15
Mon
2017
THE INNER EXPERIENCE: Iyengar Yoga Workshops with H.S. Arun @ Westside Yoga Studio
May 15 – May 18 all-day
THE INNER EXPERIENCE: Iyengar Yoga Workshops with H.S. Arun @ Westside Yoga Studio | Sebastopol | California | United States

THE INNER EXPERIENCE: Iyengar Yoga Workshops with H.S. Arun

Coming all the way from Bangalore, India!

H.S. Arun is a 35-year student of yoga master B.K.S Iyengar. He brings humor, wit, and a high skill level to his teaching.

This course will sell out…LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE!

Prerequisite: At least 1-year minimum Iyengar yoga experience to attend. No beginners please.

SCHEDULE

Dates

  • May 15 – 18

Times

Monday – Thursday, 9 – 11am
Monday – Wednesday, 1:30 – 3:30pm

Cost

  • $45 drop in, $160 for 4 sessions, $255 for all 7
  • WSYS Members – $35 drop in

Register!


 

INTRO TO YOGA with Erick Thuss & Tessa Manning @ Westside Yoga Studio
May 15 @ 4:30 pm – 5:45 pm
INTRO TO YOGA with Erick Thuss & Tessa Manning @ Westside Yoga Studio | Sebastopol | California | United States

Intro to Yoga with Erick Thuss & Tessa Manning

This 8 class course is specially designed for students new to yoga. Students will learn the foundation of BKS Iyengar’s brilliant method of yoga, which focuses the mind, builds strength/stability, and creates flexibility. This is the perfect starting point for total beginners, and students interested in the foundational principles of yoga. This course is a great beginning for people of various levels of ability, those who’ve been unsure of how to start yoga, and those who want to create positive personal change.

Each class will build upon the prior class in a progressive manner. Upon completion of the series, you will be prepared to enter Level I classes. Mon. classes taught by Tessa Manning, Wed. classes taught by Erick Thuss, see website for more info on teachers.

Dates

May 1st – 24th

Times

Mondays & Wednesdays, 4:30am – 5:45pm

Cost

$20 drop in, $96 for all 8 sessions

*Class passes accepted.

 

Register!


Erick Thuss started learning yoga in 1996 under Gayna Uransky in the method developed by B.K.S. Iyengar. During that time, he met John Smith, a long-time student of K. Pattabhi Jois of Mysore, and was taught by him in the original vinyasa method. Erick studies under John to this day with great benefit. He also studied under Ed Modestini and Nicki Doane, where he learned to look and re-look, to explore tradition, and to always seek toward the quiet teaching from within.
Currently, Erick is under special study with Manouso Manos, and is working to digest what he can of the of sheer brilliance of Manouso’s teaching. He assists in Manouso’s class weekly.

He is a student of B.K.S. Iyengar, and his son Prashant and daughter Geeta in Pune, India, and is constantly mind-blown by the intense depth of insight emanating from them.

He is striving to embody essential elements of yoga science, and is devoted to learning from direct experience and study of what has come from the texts on yoga.

His teaching is a bright effort to reflect what he is learning and absorbing, with a trajectory toward opening out the vast learning ground within.

Tessa Manning is a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher. She has been practicing Iyengar yoga since 2007 and received her teacher training at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco. She travels annually to study with the Iyengar family in India. Tessa is dedicated to the Iyengar method because of its attention to alignment and the thorough change it brings about in the body.  She has specialized teacher trainings in Pre-Natal Yoga and Yoga for Scoliosis.

An avid practitioner, Tessa has used Iyengar Yoga to help treat her scoliosis. She teaches in a way that is safe, accessible, and compassionate – providing individual attention to each student. She loves to travel the world, cook, and garden.