– WORKSHOPS –

Yoga and Your Hands | with Gay White
 
Saturday, March 28 | 2-5pm | $55

We will work with detailed hand alignment for weight bearing on hands and arms safely. We will study and explore the wrists, fingers and elbow. With a gentle practice of asanas and yogic hand positions, we will create ease, warmth and establish a strong connection from the heart center and the hands.

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Gay White is Director of The Yoga Room and Co-Director of The Yoga Room’s Advanced Studies Program. She has studied asana and pranayama from Donald Moyer since 1991, and she studied from Geeta Iyengar at the Iyengar Institute in Pune, India. Gay’s classes and workshops are dedicated to alignment and awareness in a safe and creative mixed-level learning community. Gay also leads yoga retreats and intensives locally and in New Mexico.

Workshop Cancellation Policy:
15 or more days in advance: $20 service charge | 14 to 8 days in advance: 50% charge | 7 days or less: no refund | Fees are non-transferable | Checks must be received within 7 days to hold your registration

Deep and Quiet Forward Bends | with Debbie Gilman
Saturday, April 4 | 2-5pm | $55

Explore how to nurture a dialogue with the inner body so the whole body gently opens to receive deep forward bends.  We’ll review the dynamics of standing and seated forward bends with an emphasis on inhabiting the postures and finding a softening and expansion from deep inside.

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Debbie Gilman, M.A., ERYT 500, has been teaching at The Yoga Room since 2000, is on the faculty of the Advanced Studies Program there, and co-owns Innate Chiropractic & Wellness Studio in Albany. A life-long teacher, she loves sharing the movement-based mindfulness practice of yoga with her students. In recent years Debbie has been studying the history of yoga to deepen her understanding of the practice.

Workshop Cancellation Policy:
15 or more days in advance: $20 service charge | 14 to 8 days in advance: 50% charge | 7 days or less: no refund | Fees are non-transferable | Checks must be received within 7 days to hold your registration

Day Long Practice: Asana & Pranayama | with Gay White
 
Saturday, April 11  | 9-12 noon and 1-3pm | $109

In celebration of Springtime, the morning will include warming and active asana work and the afternoon will be a practice of breathing, restorative yoga and sitting. Everyone welcome. 

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Gay White is Director of The Yoga Room and Co-Director of The Yoga Room’s Advanced Studies Program. She has studied asana and pranayama from Donald Moyer since 1991, and she studied from Geeta Iyengar at the Iyengar Institute in Pune, India. Gay’s classes and workshops are dedicated to alignment and awareness in a safe and creative mixed-level learning community. Gay also leads yoga retreats and intensives locally and in New Mexico.

Workshop Cancellation Policy:
15 or more days in advance: $20 service charge | 14 to 8 days in advance: 50% charge | 7 days or less: no refund | Fees are non-transferable | Checks must be received within 7 days to hold your registration

Polishing the Mind with Asana Part III | with Michael Lucey
 
Saturday, April 18 | 2-5pm | $55

What is transformation, and how precisely does the practice of asana move us towards it? For this last of three workshops on this theme, we will work with standing poses, inversions, twisting poses, and a few arm balances. You do not need to have attended the other parts.

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Michael Lucey is a certified Iyengar yoga teacher at the Senior Intermediate 1 level. Michael stumbled into an Iyengar yoga class in England in 1982, while he was a student at Oxford University. From his very first class he has been fascinated by the many ways yoga can transform your relation to your body, mind, and breath. He has also made 11 trips to India to study directly with the Iyengar family at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute, most recently in December 2018. Michael is also a professor of Comparative Literature and French at the University of California, Berkeley, and served as President of the Iyengar Yoga National Association of the United States from 2014-2017.

Workshop Cancellation Policy:
15 or more days in advance: $20 service charge | 14 to 8 days in advance: 50% charge | 7 days or less: no refund | Fees are non-transferable | Checks must be received within 7 days to hold your registration

 
 
Spring Intermediate Practice | with Todd Jackson
 
Saturday & Sunday, April 25 & 26 | 2-5 pm  Sat 2-5pm and Sun  1-4pm | $120

Join one of Portland's most popular teachers for a weekend of inner-body yoga. We’ll explore new content in familiar arenas, using accessible inner-body language. Students should be familiar with headstand and shoulderstand, with a minimum of one year attending a Level 2-4 class regularly.

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Todd Jackson graduated from the Advanced Studies Program at The Yoga Room in 2002. His approach to the inner-body is informed by long-term studies with Donald Moyer and Mary Lou Weprin, in addition to 20+ years practicing craniosacral therapy. Teaching full time since 1997, Todd is known for cultivating an inclusive, compassionate classroom environment, and his expert hands-on guidance.

Workshop Cancellation Policy:
15 or more days in advance: $20 service charge | 14 to 8 days in advance: 50% charge | 7 days or less: no refund | Fees are non-transferable | Checks must be received within 7 days to hold your registration

– INTENSIVES –

Memorial Day Weekend Intensive
with Debbie Gilman and Gay White
Saturday & Sunday, May 23-24 | $220
9am–12noon & 2–4pm

This late spring intensive will offer a reflective two-day practice embracing the joy of moving into backbends and twists while also nurturing a deep sense of stillness through pranayama and restorative yoga. In the morning classes we will focus on active practices for dynamic work and the afternoons will be devoted to relaxing and going deeper into breathing and relaxation.

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Debbie Gilman, M.A., ERYT 500, has been teaching yoga since 1998. She graduated from and now teaches for the Yoga Room's Advanced Studies Program and is a student of Donald Moyer. She is also on the faculty of the teacher training program at Downtown Yoga in Pleasanton. Debbie has rich experience in yoga therapeutics having taught one-on-one yoga-based rehabilitation at Innate Chiropractic & Wellness Studio in Albany and healing yoga at the Women's Cancer Resource Center in Oakland for many years. Debbie has a BA from Stanford and an MA from Harvard.

 

Gay White is Director of The Yoga Room and Co-Director of The Yoga Room's Advanced Studies Program. She has studied asana and pranayama from Donald Moyer since 1991 and at the Iyengar Institute in Pune, India. Gay's classes and workshops are dedicated to alignment and awareness in a safe and creative mixed-level learning community, and she leads yoga retreats and intensives locally and around the country. 

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July Intensive | with Mary Lou Weprin

July 2–5, 2020 | $385

Thursday-Saturday 9am–12noon & 2-4pm

Sunday 9am–12noon

Our 30th annual Yoga Room Practice Intensive will help you to deepen your yoga practice, further your work on

more challenging poses, and develop your skills in partnering.

 

You are eligible for this intensive if you:

• regularly attend a Level 2–4 or 3–5 class at the Yoga Room,

• are a graduate of or currently enrolled in the Advanced Studies Program, or

• by permission of the instructor.

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Mary Lou Weprin taught the Practice Intensive in partnership with Donald Moyer from 1992 until his retirement in 2014 and now continues as the leader of the workshop. She has been teaching ongoing classes and workshops at The Yoga Room for over 30 years. With Donald Moyer, she founded The Yoga Room’s Advanced Studies Program,
a two-year teacher-training program now in its 28th year. For information email mweprin@comcast.net.

Summer Intensive | with Mary Lou Weprin and Joseph Satlak

Sunday–Friday, August 16-21, 2020 | $565

9am–12noon & 2–4pm

The Summer Intensive will help you deepen your yoga practice and develop your teaching skills. During the morning sessions, we will address questions of alignment and sequencing and work on more challenging poses. The afternoon sessions will include pranayama, restoratives, and inverted poses.

 

Farewell Dinner on Thursday, August 20, 6-8pm

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Joseph Satlak has studied yoga with Donald Moyer since 1992 and is a graduate of The Yoga Room’s Advanced Studies Program. He started teaching at the Iyengar Institute of Greater Boston in 1995 and has traveled frequently to study with the Iyengars at their institute in Pune. He is a featured model in Yoga: Awakening the Inner Body by Donald Moyer.

 

Mary Lou Weprin taught the August Intensive with Donald Moyer for 22 years until his retirement in 2014 and welcomes Joseph Satlak back for the sixth year as co-teacher for the August 2020 sessions. Mary Lou has taught classes at The Yoga Room since 1980. With Donald Moyer, she co-founded our Advanced Studies Program, a two-year teacher-training program now in its 28th year. Mary Lou has studied with B.K.S. and Geeta Iyengar in Pune, and with many internationally known Iyengar teachers.

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