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Winter Calendar of events updated

Posted by on Oct 11, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Winter Calendar of events updated

Hope you all are having a peaceful Fall/Winter season! Some upcoming workshop dates: Nov 10-11 Anne Marie Schultz in San Angelo, TX  contact: Stacie at cytc1.com Jan 19-21 Laurie Blakeney in Austin, TX contact: Anne at Anne_Marie_Schultz@baylor.edu or Devon at devond108@gmail.com Jan 26-28 Gloria Goldberg and Jr Int Teacher Training in Dallas, TX contact: Randy at dallasiyengaryoga.com Feb 2-4 Dean Lerner in Dallas, TX contact: Marj at yogamartusa@gmail.com Feb 9-11 Intro Teacher Training in Dallas, TX contact: Randy at...

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How to Practice Yoga, Part I by Holly Walck Kostura

Posted by on Dec 9, 2015 in Sequence, Teachers | Comments Off on How to Practice Yoga, Part I by Holly Walck Kostura

  “Alignment is enlightenment.” -B.K.S. Iyengar   For over ten years now I have been teaching Iyengar Yoga, the method of Hatha Yoga developed by world-renowned Yoga master B.K.S. Iyengar. Guruji, as he is affectionately known to his pupils, was known for his majestic demonstrations of Yoga asanas (postures) but his true brilliance was in how he wove the philosophy of Yoga into his teaching, bringing it to the forefront and raising the profile of Hatha Yoga in India and throughout the world.   Classically, Hatha...

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Featured Sequence: Hanumanasana with George Purvis

Posted by on Mar 3, 2015 in Sequence | Comments Off on Featured Sequence: Hanumanasana with George Purvis

Notes and Photos Taken By Gretchen House on January 31, 2015 at BKS Iyengar Yoga Studio of Dallas 01 Groin Release Pull the knee down toward the chest as you press the knee away (knee resists the pull). This is to help soften and deepen the groin.   02 Supta Padangusthasana Left foot is positioned so that heel is away from wall and ball of foot presses into wall. This is to help keep the hamstring down toward the floor. Don’t dig the right heel. Press the right ball of the foot toward the ceiling for the most effective...

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Regional Conference Buzz: Setting our Sights on 2017

Posted by on Jun 30, 2012 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Regional Conference Buzz: Setting our Sights on 2017

IYNAUS has been looking for a region to host the next regional conference. Several people from the Heartland (Midwest) Conference have been contacting teachers in our region to see if we would like to host the 2014 regional conference.  After the emails were sent around, a core group of interested people in Austin met to discuss the possibility. They were sent reports from the New England and Heartland conferences for further investigation.  After serious consideration and discussion, the group including some Board members, decided that our...

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Elections for New Board of Directors and Other Volunteer Positions

Posted by on Jun 30, 2012 in Events, IYASCUS | Comments Off on Elections for New Board of Directors and Other Volunteer Positions

According to our by-laws, we need to hold elections every 2 years. Board members may serve 2 consecutive 2-year terms, but after that, they need to step down and take a break. Anne-Marie Schultz and Karen Phillips have been serving at least that long and need to step down. If you are interested in the matters of IYASCUS and would like to serve on the Board, be thinking about upcoming elections. We’ll be doing them through an email survey before the year ends.  We’ll keep you posted and have more to say about this in...

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Members May Apply for Scholarships

Posted by on Jun 30, 2012 in Certification, IYASCUS, Membership, Scholarships, Uncategorized, Workshops | Comments Off on Members May Apply for Scholarships

IYASCUS offers Scholarships for Iyengar Yoga Training Do you need to attend a teacher training to prepare for certification? Are you looking for a way to attend a workshop that you cannot afford but really need? IYASCUS has some funds available for member scholarships, and we want to help. Please go to the Scholarships page on our website to download the forms. These scholarships are based on need and worthiness of cause, so you will be asked to answer questions pertaining to both. Download the forms today!

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Audio Recording Device Available for Members’ Use

Posted by on Jun 30, 2012 in Events, IYASCUS, Membership, Teachers | Comments Off on Audio Recording Device Available for Members’ Use

Hey Iyengar Teachers! Do you have an upcoming workshop or class that you would like to record and donate to the IYASCUS members’ library? Let us know! IYASCUS owns a digital audio recording device, about the size of a cell phone that you wear while teaching. By donating an audio recording of a senior teacher who comes to your studio, or your own special class or workshop to our members’ only library, YOU are helping IYASCUS grow. If you’re interested, contact us. We’ll gladly send you the Roland R-05 portable audio recording device if...

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New! Members’ Only Library on IYASCUS Website

Posted by on Jun 30, 2012 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on New! Members’ Only Library on IYASCUS Website

IYASCUS has just added value to your membership by providing classes and lectures for you on our website. Currently, we have yoga philosophy lectures from renowned Sanskrit scholar Edwin Bryant. These lectures on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Upanisads and the Bhagavad Gita were held at retreats and workshops. We know not all of our members can attend these events. We also know that even if you have attended these events, the audio recordings are a fantastic resource for deepening your study. Download them, copy them to your mp3 player, and...

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Hosting Community Events

Posted by on May 31, 2012 in Events | Comments Off on Hosting Community Events

Do you want to have more students and more friends? A community event is a way to for students of yoga to get to know each other.

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We Need Members

Posted by on May 29, 2012 in Membership | Comments Off on We Need Members

We really need to increase our membership. The following ideas were tossed around at the last board meeting with a few thrown in by myself. Studios could grant “early bird discounts” to IYASCUS members. Have fundraising /cultural events with Iyengar Yoga students with special talents. E.G., a cartoonists for the New Yorker magazine was the attraction to an IYAGNY event. Members got to “meet the artist” and view his cartoons, some of which featured jokes about the popularity of yoga. Events like this encourage people to join the...

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