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Iyengar Yoga Institute
of Central Pennsylvania

Dedicated to the teachings of Sri BKS Iyengar

Yoga News is Good News

Dear Friends in Yoga,
Tis the season - and almost time for our annual winter gathering / potluck at the CWB! Mark your calendar: January 4th from 5:00 - 7:00 PM - Help us celebrate the New Year with good food, friendship, and fun. A potluck sign-up sheet is in the CWB office. We hope you can join us.

A big congratulations to Peg Spear on successly completing her Introductory II assessment. Peg is now a fully certified Iyengar yoga teacher! We are very proud of her.

How fortunate we all are to have found this great and noble subject of Yoga. Iyengar Yoga is a path with integrity and truth. Whether it is Yoga or something else, it is very easy to develop a self-rightous attitude in our practice and studies or conversely to feel unworthy of the lofty goals Yoga sets. We are all human with human failings and human glory, and we are here to learn and evolve. Whatever happens in our lives, Yoga stands as a ladder to help us step by step ascend, to improve, to learn love and compassion for all.


kate & Geeta

Kate Marshall-Chase with Geetji Iyengar in Pune, India this past December. Kate attended a specail 10 day intensive course by Geetaji in celebration of her 70th birthday. Approximately 1300 students and teachers from around the world attended.

Click here to view our current class schedule! Please note a few changes in our Yoga Schedule this Winter. There will be only one class on Wednesday evening - 5:30 PM. The Wednesday evening 7:15 - 8:45 PM class will not held this Winter. Likewise, Kate's Friday 7:15 AM class will not be held this Winter. Possibly there will be a daytime Introductory series taught by Peg Spear for new students. Details are being discussed and will be announced soon.

Becky Rumbel will be offering special Sunday classes this season. Kate Marshall-Chase plans to offer a Sunday workshop sharing the teachings from Geetaji's Yoganusasanum 70th birthday Intensive in the Spring. Dates and details to be announced.

Mark your calendar! Registration is officially open for our two annual Teacher Training intensives - Introductory level and Intermediate Jr / Senior I respectively, this coming February, 2015. Please see our Special Events page for details.

Additionally Rebecca & Dean are offering a three day Teacher Training for Intermediate Junior level teachers in April. Please see our Special Events page for details.

To see Dean or Rebecca's out of town teaching schedule, please click on their name respectively: Dean - Rebecca.

Things of interest:

Yoga Against Heart Disease - a recent study!

Sadhaka: the Yoga of B.K.S. Iyengar is a video clip preview of a feature documentary about the life and teaching of B.K. S. Iyengar. Please enjoy it!

The Amazing Contortions of B.K.S. Iyengar - an article and video clips from the Atlantic.

Walk the Talk - a fantastic interview with Yogacharya BKS Iyengar in New Delhi one month before his health declined.

Guruji Message to all - in loving memory.

Destination Cortona, Italy - Yoga Vacation:

There are still a few spots available! Please reserve your place now for an extraordinary week of Yoga and cultural exploration in Italy with Dean and Rebecca Lerner, May 22 - 28, 2015. Please join us at the 15th Century Villa Di Piazzano in Cortona for what promises to be a transformational experience. Click here for more information.

New at the Center & Community:

Please visit our page - Friends of the Center Around the Globe.  If you would like to join the fun, please email Dean a photo of you doing a yoga pose and or wearing a CWB T-shirt!

Winter Cancellation Alerts!

If there is adverse weather conditions and you are not certain if there will be yoga class, please: call the Center and listen to the message; check our web site under the Cancellations link; check Channel 4 which lists cancellations; call Dean or Rebecca (814.234.9776) OR call your instructor.

House Keeping Matters:

Help Keep Things Clean: Please be respectful and avoid walking across your fellow students' mats in class whenever possible.

Handicap Parking at the CWB: Easy access parking is reserved for the entire front of the building for those who need easy access to the Center. Regular parking locations are in the rear parking lot, the street and alley above the post office. Please respect the needs for those requiring ease of entry into the building and park accordingly. Thank you!

Clothes Abandoned at the CWB: Lost and Found Box is in the cloakroom on the shelf for small, personal items left at the Center. Clothing items found after yoga class/massage therapy are hung on hangers/ footwear is on the floor - in the back corner of the cloakroom. Any items unclaimed after 3 months are donated to Goodwill.

Please note - if you have left or lost jewelry at the CWB, please contact Donna, our office manager.

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123 Mt Nittany Road, PO Box 644 - Lemont, PA 16851
(814) 237-3042

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