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John Schumacher

In this free Quarterly Discussion recorded Live at Unity Woods Yoga Center in Bethesda, Maryland, Director and Senior Teacher, John Schumacher, opens up the discussion with some insight into Patanjali's Yoga Sutra I.33. maitri karuna mudita upeksanam sukha duhkha punya apunya visayanam bhavanatah cittaprasadanam Translated by BKS Iyengar, "Through cultivation of friendliness... {Read more}

Recorded Live at the Unity Woods Yoga Center. A Quarterly Discussion on the much-debated topic of whether Yoga can be called a Religion. Find out Senior Iyengar Teacher, John Schumacher's take after 40 years teaching Yoga.

Cora Wen in Pascimottanasana

Filmed Live during a workshop in Leesburg, Virginia on October 2, 2011, Cora Wen shares her knowledge of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). This weekend started out hot and humid and ended up cold and freezing rain, typical of a late fall weekend in northern Virginia and exemplary of the shifting mood of the Metal Element. Traditional Chinese Medicine and Yoga are amongst some of the oldest... {Read more}

Ashtanga Yogi Tim Miller

It was another incredibly gorgeous spring night in Central Virginia when Tim Miller arrived for his annual weekend workshop at the Yoga Barn in Ivy. Our recording begins with Sutra I.4 Vrtti Sarupyam Itaratra and Tim asks, If we are not identified with the essential self with what then are we identified? Tim leads us to Sutra I.12, Abhyasa Vairagyabhyam Tannirodhah and... {Read more}

Kino MacGregor

Kino MacGregor visited Ashtanga Yoga Richmond for the fourth time in early April 2011 and brought a wealth of knowledge to the growing Ashtanga Kula in Central Virginia. Friday night, Kino led the class through the Ashtanga Primary Series and claimed that "For those of you who know me, I talk a great deal, so tonight we will... {Read more}

Elise Miller, Yoga for Scoliosis

Recorded April 9, 2011, at Elise's own California Yoga Center, in Mountain View, CA. In this opening session of the weekend workshop, Elise discusses the anatomy and physiology of scoliosis, types and causes of scoliosis as well as the physical and psychological  effects of scoliosis. In addition, she identifies the different patterns of scoliosis and also for those attending, she... {Read more}

John Schumacher in Maricyasana III

This month our featured offering is part of a series of discussions offered by Senior Iyengar Yoga Teacher, John Schumacher. Each quarter John hosts a free discussion at his Unity Woods Yoga Center in Bethesda, Maryland. This month the topic of discussion is the prevalence of Yoga Teacher Trainings and how to navigate these potentially murky waters. John references his own journey to become a... {Read more}

Loren Oppenheimer on Tabla

On a cold day in December, iHanuman attended a special performance and class by a friend and up and coming Tabla star, Loren Oppenheimer. Loren is a tabla soloist and accompanist for music and Kathak dance and a member of the tabla ensembles Tabla Upaj and Tabla Triveni,... {Read more}

John Schumacher. Can Yoga Save the World?

Senior Iyengar Yoga Teacher, John Schumacher invites his students to engage in a free discussion on a topic related to yoga in his Unity Woods Yoga Center in Bethesda, Maryland. In this discussion, John tackles the lofty question of whether Yoga can Save the World. The topics range from the BP oil spill and corporate greed to how to train teachers properly.

We have broken the discussion... {Read more}

Handstand in Maine

This week's feature is a very powerful and special offering of music and mystical nature poetry by Gerry Ramakrishna Sackett and Sam Eberle of Yogaville. We first heard this beautiful piece at a Satsang at the Satchidananda Ashram this past winter, and Ramakrishna and Sam graciously agreed to come record it at... {Read more}

Prahaladan Mendelkorn

We are honored to present an introduction and talk on the Bhagavad Gita, given by Prahaladan Mandelkorn, Former Director of the Yoga Teacher Training program at Integral Yoga in Yogaville. The Bhagavad Gita is an ancient spiritual text of the Indian Tradition which discusses ones relationship to one's Dharma or Duty in life as told... {Read more}

Kate Hallahan Zuckerman in Cobra

This week's feature is a lecture on the History and Philosophy of Yoga with Charlottesville Yoga Teacher, Kate Hallahan. Kate is the Founder of the Guerrilla Yoga Project which offers Donation-Only Yoga Classes to all sectors of the community and Co-Director of the... {Read more}

Senior Iyengar Yoga Teacher John Schumacher

Every Quarter, Senior Iyengar Yoga Teacher, John Schumacher, offers a lecture and discussion to his students which is free and open to the public. These talks are held in his Bethesda, Maryland Unity Woods Yoga Center. This lecture, held in the summer of 2009 is on the topic of Yoga and Awareness. John tackles the concept that anyone can do the physical poses of yoga asanas, but what makes... {Read more}

Neil Bhatt Discusses the Upanishads

Join philosopher and lecturer Neil Bhatt as he uses contemporary stories to illustrate the important philosophical principles introduced in the Upanishads. Neil's knowledgeable and engaging approach logically combines abstract philosophical concepts with tangible scientific and cultural facts, making challenging texts easy to understand and useful for self-development. This... {Read more}

John Schumacher in Parsvaikapada Sirsasana

We are honored to offer you the quarterly discussion Senior Iyengar Yoga Teacher John Schumacher holds in his Unity Woods Yoga Center. John offers a forum every session which is free and open to the public. This discussion held last Fall 2008 and is on the topic of Yoga and Health.

John shares some of... {Read more}


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