If you made a donation to the batter women's shelter, receipts are now available at the studio. Fill out a receipt and leave a duplicate copy in the envelope so the center's will have accurate for the IRS.
And thank you to all who donated!
Sadhaka: The Yoga of BKS Iyengar is a feature documentary about BKS Iyenar's practice, life and influence from award winning director Jake Clennell. After three years of filming, this film is now in post-production. Please visit sadhakafilm.org to view the trailer and find out more information.
If you follow the Homeland TV series, you'll soon recognize 8th Street Studio as the location for "The Yoga Play" episode this fall! We were contacted by the location scout and met with the director and production staff last week. Filming is July 16 so we may be closed 15-17th for set up and break down following the Tuesday shoot. At this time, we are still trying to finalized the schedule so please check the website for up-to-date information on studio closures July 15-17. I hope our brush with fame will not be too inconvenient.
We are collecting clothes and health and beauty aids for the Battered Women's Shelter. These women often leave their homes with their children and the clothes on their backs. As they start their lives over, there is a particular need for clothes that work for interviews or work attire. The Shelter always needs bath and hygiene products. If you travel and have collected travel size shampoos this is a great opportunity to make use of them. We can use any of those unused bags from your last cosmetic purchase to assemble kits. We will collect everything at the studio from July 1-22.
Congratulations to James Mahoney - winner of the new book by B.K.S. Iyengar "Core of the Yoga Sutras".
Harper Collins is thrilled to be publishing CORE OF THE YOGA SUTRAS: The Definitive Guide to the Philosophy of Yoga (on sale 1/29/13) by B.K.S. Iyengar, the world’s most respected yoga teacher.
B.K.S. Iyengar has devoted his life to the practice and study of yoga. It was B.K.S. Iyengar′s unique teaching style, bringing precision and clarity to the practice, as well as a mindset of ′yoga for all′, which has made it into a worldwide phenomenon.
His seminal book, ′Light on Yoga′, is widely called ′the bible of yoga′ and has served as the source book for generations of yoga students around the world. In ′Heart of the Yoga Sutras′, he applies this same clarity to the philosophical core of yoga - the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali are 196 aphorisms forming the foundational text of yoga philosophy. Each sutra is short and to the point - each being only a line or two long. B.K.S. Iyengar has translated each one, providing an insightful commentary and explanation for modern readers, as well as linking the various themes throughout the sutras to one another.
Each sutra is presented as Sanskrit text, transliteration and English translation, followed by B.K.S. Iyengar′s unique commentary and authority only he can bring to the work.
B.K.S. Iyengar′s insight on the sutras show the reader how we can transform ourselves through the practice of yoga, gradually developing the mind, body and emotions, so we can become spiritually evolved. This is a wonderful introduction to the spiritual philosophy that is the foundation of yoga practice.
Those of you who recently purchased one of our Living Social or Amazon Local deals, welcome! Thank you for choosing The Yoga Center to begin your study of Iyengar yoga. You can redeem your voucher by attending a Level 1 or Level 1 & 2 class. Please be sure to bring your voucher to your first class. We look forward to sharing our studio and teaching with you.
Thank you to everyone who came out for our 8th Annual New Year's Eve class! We had such a great group this year.
To class participants:
Hopefully, you will be rid of your items and issues that 'went up in flames'. And just when you're on your merry way through 2013, your check-in letter may find its way into your mailbox.
Keep practicing Yoga in a way that benefits your body, mind and spirit.
Happy Birthday to BKS Iyengar. He turned 94 on December 14.