Weekend Workshop with Dr. Edwin Bryant on the Yoga Sutras of
Patanjali, October 24-26
a special focus on Sutras 2.28 to 3.16)
4 corners Yoga Studio
Friday 6-8pm; Saturday 9-11:30am & 3-5:30pm; Sunday 9-noon.
An asana class (at no extra cost) will be offered by Certified Iyengar Teacher, Holly Walck Kostura, on both Saturday and Sunday mornings from 7:45-8:45am.
“The Yoga Sutras (a collection of aphorisms offered more than 2,000 years ago by the Indian Sage, Patanjali) is still regarded as authoritative. The Sutras were the earliest (and are still the most profound and enlightening) study of the human psyche. In them, Patanjali describes the enigma of human existence. He shows how, through yoga practice, we can transform ourselves, gain mastery over the mind and emotions and overcome obstacles to our spiritual evolution.” (B.K.S. Iyengar)
Edwin Bryant received his PhD from Columbia University, taught Hinduism at Harvard and is presently a professor at Rutgers University. He has received numerous awards and fellowships, published six books and authored a number of articles. His latest book is a translation of and commentary on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (North Point Press, 2009).
Edwin has been practicing yoga for over 30 years, a number of them spent in India studying with traditional teachers, where he returns yearly. In addition to his academic course load, Edwin currently teaches workshops on the Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita, and Hindu Philosophy at yoga studios and teacher training courses throughout the country. Edwin’s presentations are filled with wisdom and humor.
No prior knowledge of the sutras is necessary in order to attend the workshop.
Cost: $170 full workshop if paid in full by 10/1. $190 after 10/1. Individual sessions can be figured at the rate of $20 per hour. Payment refunded (less a $25 processing fee) only if space can be filled.
• Kathy's Annual Restorative Workshops
Saturday, December 13
9-noon or 2-5pm
Pamper yourself before the "holi-daze" with 3 full hours of poses designed to release stress, alleviate insomnia, boost the immune system and restore lost vitality. These workshops will focus on the yoga positions that encourage relaxation at the deepest level.
Both Workshops are open to students of all levels.
4 Corners Yoga Studio, Smiley Building, Room #32
Cost for either time: $35
Coming in 2015:
• John Schumacher's weekend workshop
April 25-27 Details Soon
• Patricia Walden returns for her annual workshop at Blue Lake Ranch's Event Barn in Hesperus, July 20-25, 2015
PATRICIA WALDEN is a uniquely inspiring teacher who is renowned for her keen observation, the dynamic depth of her teaching, and the elegant refinement of her practice. She is one of only two North Americans who hold a senior advanced certificate in the Iyengar method.
Patricia came to yoga in her early 20s, as a spiritual calling. In 1976 She became B.K.S. Iyengar’s student and traveled to India to study with him every year until his death in 2013. Under Guruji’s guidance, she has developed her own methodical and inspirational approach to practice and teaching.
Patricia has been a prominent figure in the evolution of yoga in the United States.
THE RIDGEWOOD EVENT CENTER located fifteen miles from Durango and one mile from the Blue Lake Ranch Bed & Breakfast, is a beautiful structure with a spectacular view of the La Plata Mountains. The barn, with its southern yellow pine floors, is an ideal place to practice Yoga. Surrounded by large cottonwood trees, the space is filled with plenty of natural, soft, filtered light that streams through the barn's many large windows. Our meals will be served on the large portal that surrounds the building. The portal, supported by beams that were hand carved in Mexico, opens up to the fields, forest and river.
BLUE LAKE RANCH evolved from a simple 1910 homestead to a luxurious European style Country Estate. From the elegantly appointed Main Inn to the secluded garden cottages there are unsurpassed views of Blue Lake, the gardens and the 13,000 ft. La Plata Mountains. Accommodations at the ranch include a full, daily breakfast and afternoon tea.
REQUIREMENTS FOR ATTENDANCE:
• Have practiced Iyengar yoga for a minimum of 5 years
• Have a consistent home practice
• Be able to go up into adho mukha vrksasana at the wall without assistance
• Be able to hold sirsasana for a minimum of 5 minutes and also be able to do variations in sirsasana (beyond the 5 minute basic holding time)
• Be able to hold sarvangasana for a minimum of 10 minutes and also be able to do variations in sarvangasana and halasana (beyond the basic 10 minute holding time)
• Be able to push up into urdhva dhanurasana
• Have a regular pranayama practice and be able to do digital pranayama
SPECIAL NOTE: If you have an injury or other challenges, you need to know how to work with them on your own. If anyone has a neck issue, that shouldn't prevent them from coming.
ACCOMMODATIONS: are available at Blue Lake Ranch. Contact them directly for information and to make reservations. Phone 970-385-4537 or 888-258-3525 •Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit their web site at http://www.bluelakeranch.com
There are a limited number of rooms available in local students' homes (for a reasonable fee). Contact Kathy for information and to make arrangements.
Camping is available in La Plata Canyon (about 10 miles north of the workshop location). A wide range of accommodations is available in Durango. Click on: http://www.durango.org for details or call 970-247-3500.
FEE: $900. Includes: yoga classes as well as a gourmet vegetarian lunch and dinner Monday through Friday and lunch on Saturday.
FEE DOES NOT INCLUDE ACCOMMODATIONS.
$450 deposit is required to hold your spot. The balance of $450 is due May 1st.
If you decide to cancel your reservation before June 20, you will be given a refund (less $150. nonrefundable deposit) only if your space can be filled.
No refunds after June 20.
Make checks payable to Kathy Curran
10829 C. R. 120, Hesperus, CO 81326
Classes will start Monday, July 20 at 9:30am & end Saturday, July 25th after lunch.
Please bring the following yoga props:
(3 blankets, sticky mat, 2 blocks, 2 straps, bolster and eye wrap)
If you cannot bring these props, please let Kathy know when you register for the workshop.
• Carrie Owerko's Weekend Workshop in Durango
October 2-4 Details Soon