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.
Thanks to everyone who donated to our Karma Yoga in September. We collected $68 for Yoga Warriors Against Cancer. It's a great feeling to know that we're helping to spread the practice of Yoga to even more people.
Democratic National Convention organizers say Thursday’s DNC proceedings — featuring President Barack Obama’s acceptance speech — will move to Time Warner Cable Arena from Bank of America Stadium. They cite forecasts for severe weather in the Charlotte area on Thursday night.
"We have been monitoring weather forecasts closely and several reports predict thunderstorms in the area, therefore we have decided to move Thursday's proceedings to Time Warner Cable Arena to ensure the safety and security of our delegates and convention guests," Democratic National Convention Committee Chief Executive Steve Kerrigan said in a press release announcing the move.
Existing security restrictions, road closings and changes to the city's transportation services will remain in effect through Friday morning.
Time Warner Cable Arena is serving as the main stage for convention proceedings during the first two days of the convention. But the venue seats only 19,000, compared with 73,000 at Bank of America Stadium.
Members of the public who had received tickets to attend the last day of the convention at Bank of America Stadium will be unable participate in the proceedings at the arena.
President Barack Obama will address the "community credential" holders in a conference call on Thursday, the DNCC says. Call information will be emailed directly to ticket holders.
"The energy and enthusiasm for our convention in Charlotte has been overwhelming and we share the disappointment of over 65,000 people who signed up for community credentials to be there with the president in person," Kerrigan says. "We encourage our community credential holders and Americans across the country to continue to come together with their friends and neighbors to watch and participate in history."
Kerrigan added that DNC organizers "will work with the campaign to ensure that those unable to attend tomorrow's event will be invited to see the president between now and election day."
DNC organizers have said that about 65,000 people signed up for tickets to the last day of the convention, and about 19,000 more were on a waiting list.
Yoga instructor Yvonne Brown says she waited five and a half hours to receive a community credential. Brown and several of her colleagues — a few who had earned an entrance ticket by volunteering for the Obama for America campaign — had all planned to go together on Thursday.
“I was already resigned to being either wet from sweating from the heat or wet from the rain,” Brown says. “I am going to be so irritated tomorrow if it's not pouring down rain.”
And although the press release went out at 10 a.m., Brown said she still hadn’t been notified of the venue change by DNC organizers four hours later. Instead, Brown says she found out through a news article from the Charlotte Business Journal.
Brown says The Yoga Center at 8th Street Studio will offer one free yoga class between now and the election to anyone who shows community credentials for the speech.
“Before I was a yoga teacher, my background was in marketing,” Brown says, adding that local businesses should use this as an opportunity to show some Charlotte hospitality by offering freebies to people with DNC community credentials.
Through the month of September, we will collect donations from students wanting to support Yoga Warriors Against Cancer - a fund raising event benefiting survivorship programs at Presbyterian Cancer Rehab & Wellness. Donations will go directly to survivors in Charlotte - not to some national organization where you don't know what's happening with the money. Our goal is to raise $200 - we should be able to raise that, right?
If you would like to attend the Yoga Warriors Against Cancer event on September 15, go to www.presbyterian.org/yogawarriors to sign up.
Whether you register for the event or donate a few bucks next time you're in class, your money will be used so that someone can benefit from Yoga at a time they really need it.
From Kathleen Pringle,
The next teacher training I am offering will be July 13-15, 2012. It is being sponsored by our Regional association. If you would like a copy of that flyer email me at email@example.com. The flyer has times and who to contact.
Below is a document that Mary Reilly, our new Certification Chair, developed. This will give you a great idea of what is required at each level in terms of the asanas at Intro I and II, and what we look for when you are being assessed.
Best wishes to all of you!