Iyengar Yoga: Active and Restorative Practice with Roger Cole

Buddhi Yoga is thrilled to announce two workshops with Roger Cole on Saturday, February 20th.  This workshop is included in our teacher training but is open to the public as well.  When we designed the curriculum for our training this year, we wanted students to be exposed to a wide variety of yoga styles.  When it comes to Iyengar and Restorative, we looked no further than San Diego’s Roger Cole.

Learn From World Renowned Iyengar Yoga Instructor Roger Cole

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Roger Cole, Ph.D. is an internationally recognized, certified Iyengar yoga teacher trained at the Iyengar Yoga Institutes in San Francisco and Pune, India. He is also an accomplished scientist educated at Stanford University and the University of California, with specialties in the science of relaxation, sleep, and circadian rhythms. He offers weekly classes in Del Mar, and conducts workshops throughout the U.S. and abroad. His specialties include yoga teacher training, yoga anatomy, yoga physiology, restorative yoga, and promotion of better sleep.

The workshop is divided up into two parts: an active practice and a restorative practice.  The active practice is in the morning from 9:30am-12:30pm. This class will teach you how to practice yoga following the alignment and consciousness principles of BKS Iyengar, widely recognized as the greatest modern master of asana technique. He taught that precise, mindful, balanced positioning of the body not only brings robust health, it expresses equanimity, the deepest essence of yoga. You will experience this in standing, seated, forward bending, back bending, twisting, inverted and reclining postures.

After an hour break the workshop will continue with a three hour restorative practice from 1:30-4:30pm.  Restorative yoga as we know it was invented by BKS Iyengar.  Ancient yogis developed ingenious ways to produce profound relaxation. Iyengar advanced this art by introducing sophisticated ways to align and support the body to take you even deeper. The resulting practice triggers multiple relaxation reflexes to create an extraordinary state of physical rest and mental peace. Learn the physiology that makes this restorative yoga so effective, then put it to use in a long, deep practice.

Props will play a big role in both workshops.  If you are attending the morning workshop please bring with you at least two blankets, one yoga block and one yoga belt.  For the restorative portion of the workshop, please bring at least four yoga blankets (preferably more) and an eye cover (a small towel will do).

Pricing is as follows:

Early registration (by Feb 13): $79 for single class, $138 for whole day

Late registration (after Feb 13): $85 for single class, $157 for whole day

Sign up today to reserve your space or email us with any questions you have.

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