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From the Iyengar Yoga National Association of the United States: Yoga is for everyone. No one is too old or too stiff, too fat or thin or tired. A Certified Iyengar Yoga teacher can guide students of all ages and physical conditions to an experience of yoga, which is safe, accessible and rewarding.
Certified Iyengar Yoga instructors are held to an unusually rigorous standard. Only after years of training and evaluation do they become certified. Iyengar Yoga teachers modify the classic asanas (yoga postures) for individual students with the use of props -- such as blocks, blankets and belts. Props allow for a deeper penetration into the posture, as well as a longer stay.

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Journal Post

Sept. 19-21, 2008
Please join me for my annual fall retreat held at the Acorn Inn in Nellysford, Virginia. Our schedule will be the same as in past years. There will be a total of 10 hours of instruction. We will begin Friday night at 6PM and end 1PM on Sunday after lunch. A complete schedule will be sent later.
This weekend is limited to 20 students. Please sign up early to guarantee your space.
By now, given yoga's broad popularity, many people know that the word yoga means to unite or yoke together. When one moves past the common notion that yoga is mostly about exercise, flexibility, and relaxation and begins to delve into the underlying philosophy of yoga, one begins to encounter conceptually and experientially what this business of unity is really about. From the moment you stand in Tadasana (Mountain Pose) and ground through your feet, you become aware that the actions of your feet have a direct and palpable effect on your ankles, your legs, your spine, indeed, your entire body. In other words, all the parts of your body are connected to one another. Well, duh!


iHanuman Features

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, compassion, joy, and indifference to pleasure and pain, virtue and vice respectively, the consciousness becomes favourably disposed, serene and benevolent." Enjoy and let us know how you practice these virtues.
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.
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 teacher as well as a rather egregious example of a 5 hour workshop he came across which claimed to teach you everything there is to know about yoga and yoga therapy. John's examples remind us of how precious this gift of yoga is as it offers us an avenue for self-discovery.
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.
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 yoga yoga is really the sense of awareness one brings to the practice. John asks us to "Tune In, Turn On and Drop Out", but quite a bit differently than the original use of the term as described by Timothy Leary. To find out how, listen to the audio recording below or subscribe to our podcast in iTunes or through your favorite feed reader.
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 his personal experience and how yoga has had an impact on his health. Some time ago, he realized that health is ephemeral and that our best position is to be proactive now while we are in good health. Those with dis-ease will often speak of how you never appreciate your health until you are sick.
The holidays and end of the year inventory can be a particularly difficult time for many people for many reasons, not least of which is the stress which it tends to bring. In the spirit of the holidays, iHanuman would like to offer you a few end of the year gifts in hopes of reducing your stress levels.First, a sequence of asanas taught in the Iyengar Tradition in honor of Mr. Iyengar's 90th birthday celebration being held this week in Pune, India. For twelve days in a row we will post a new asana.
May 19-23, 2008 marked the first annual National Institutes of Health (NIH) Yoga Week. The NIH Yoga Week is free and open to the public and this year's event boastest such yogic greats as Yogiraj Alan Finger, Senior Iyengar Teacher John Schumacher, Sat Bir Khalsa, and Dr. Timothy McCall.
Our featured offering this week is an interview with Senior Iyengar Yoga Teacher, John Schumacher. John is the Founder and Director of Unity Woods Yoga Center in Bethesda, Maryland and one of only a handful of Senior Iyengar Yoga Teachers in the world. John is the beloved teacher to countless students and in this interview, John shares with us some of his insights from over 35 years of teaching yoga, including a memory of his first time studying with Yogacharya BKS Iyengar and what the Iyengar method has to offer beginning and more advanced practitioners of yoga from any tradition.

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This pose is taught as part of a workshop recorded with Bobby Clennell on May 2010 by iHanuman at Studio Bamboo Institute of Yoga in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The weekend included classes on Breast Health, Menopause, Backbends, Inversions, Pranayama and Meditation. For full audio downloads of all of the classes, please visit the iHanuman.com Download Store.


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