We are reconciling what we have collectively witnessed with regards to racism and injustice in our society. We stand with our brothers & sisters of color in solidarity and will continue to educate ourselves and foster work that helps tear down the walls of inequality in our communities.
Yoga is a gift to humanity that helps us dissolve ignorance and brings us closer to uncovering the fact that we all come from the same Divine source. We are all one race - the human race - and these horrific events have the potential to wake us up and bring us together in collective action.
This weekend marks the Summer Solstice and the 6th International Yoga Day and with it the opportunity to come together (mostly online). We wanted to bring your attention to several of the many events happening this weekend - many of these events are free or will benefit non-profit organizations fighting for peace and justice.
In Solidarity and with Love,
International Yoga Day 2020 - Yoga for Health - Yoga at Home: The United Nations designated the Summer Solstice to Celebrate the International Day of Yoga. This year's theme - Yoga for Health - Yoga at Home. We are so lucky that we have access to our teachers and students online during the pandemic. Now is the time to dive deeper into your at home yoga practice.
Foundations of Iyengar Yoga with Senior Teacher Mary Reilly: This will be a great introduction to Iyengar Yoga with a phenomenal Senior Teacher. Register online at YogaCville.com. Mary Reilly is well-known for her devoted study of Iyengar Yoga and for her encouraging teaching style. Mary's teaching lets her love of yoga shine through with enthusiasm as well as clarity and precision. Her goal is to help students unlock potential, overcome obstacles, and learn ways to continue doing so in their own practice. Join Mary on International Yoga Day Online.
Warriors of the Mind and Heart - Benefit Workshop with John Schumacher
In this moment, our nation is literally screaming for change. At the forefront is the need to address the injustice and oppression the black community has undergone for centuries and is still suffering. The time has come today. Proceeds from this workshop will benefit the NAACP Empowerment Programs because of their longstanding mission to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination. The workshop is scheduled for Saturday June 20th and is open to students of all levels. Register online today.
Online Education on Yoga with Prashant Iyengar: Prashant Iyengar, son of BKS Iyengar, presents a series of lessons on Yoga in the tradition of Yogacharya BKS Iyengar. Watch almost 20 lectures on Yoga Philosophy with one of the world's renowned Yoga Experts. Watch the entire playlist for FREE!
Latest Yoga Downloads with Jen Kagan
Jen is a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher at the Intermediate Junior 3 Level who trained at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of New York with Mary Dunn. Jen is offering 1 - 1.5 hour class recordings from her studio in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Listen to Jen's latest classes including a FREE Restorative Class Now!
FREE Yoga Classes in Multiple Languages for International Yoga Day with IYILA!
Celebrate International Yoga Day with the Incredible teachers of the Iyengar Yoga Association of Los Angeles. Classes all weekend with Certified Teachers in multiple languages. See the Schedule and Register for a Weekend of FREE yoga now!
Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco Offers Free Classes for IYD!
The Experienced Teachers at the Iyengar Institute in San Francisco will offer FREE classes from 9am - 4pm PST on Sunday, June 21st in honor of International Yoga Day. Visit the IYISF website to learn more and register for the classes.
FREE Community Class with Senior Iyengar Teacher James Murphy James is the Current Director of the Iyengar Yoga Institute of New York which he helped found. He teaches his regular classes there as well as runs the Teacher Training Program and a class for students living with HIV. Enjoy A Free Community Class on Sunday June 21st 3:30 with James. Visit the Iyengar NYC website to sign up now!
Celebrate the Summer Solstice with a New Moon and Solar Eclipse!: From our perspective here on Earth, one of the most spectacular celestial dances appears when the Moon partially obscures our view of the Sun, allowing a ring of star fire to escape its edges. And on June 21, that's exactly the show we'll be getting. Watch it Online Early Sunday Morning Here!
Technical Support During This Transition: Now that many of you and your studios are comfortable providing classes live online. You have the potential to create another revenue stream by creating the absolute best recordings you can and distributing them online.Sign Up for a FREE iHanuman Teacher Account and Distribute Your Recorded Classes Online. We would love to help you. Create A Free iHanuman Account Now!
Starchive It!: You will need a place to archive, curate and distribute your files. We partner with Starchive. Starchive costs about the same as Dropbox and not only is it light years ahead in terms of functionality, it is much easier to use. Many organizations like the Satchidananda Yoga Ashram use Starchive and you should too! Create a Free Starchive Account Now!