Iyengar Yoga Institute of Central PA

Spring Newsletter 2020

Dedicated to the teachings of Sri BKS Iyengar

Yoga News is Good News - Spring 2020

Dear Friend in Yoga,
     

  The Winter Solstice has come and gone and the once intended Winter Newsletter is now the Spring Newsletter! Transformation comes in so many ways.  The earth’s axis in the northern hemisphere is reoriented toward the sun and the lengthening daylight hours are most welcomed. Yoga wisdom encourages us to reorient too, to reverse our outward, worldview and turn inward. A subjective subject, Yoga guides us to bring harmony and balance both to our external and internal worlds.  This leads to an unfiltered, clear vision, seeing things as they are.

 

Yoga-wise:  

  Please see our latest class schedule and other news on our website:  https://www.centerforwellbeing.net .  Note, Amy will be teaching a special Spring Break schedule of classes, March 9 - 14th.  Please join her!  See details at: https://www.centerforwellbeing.net/special-events

 

    Also, registration is now open for our May “Spring Cleaning” Workshop and our August Exploratory workshop.  These weekends are an immersion into deeper practice and understanding - and an enjoyable camaraderie with like-minded yoga practitioners.  More information is available here: https://www.centerforwellbeing.net/special-events . Please join us!

  Here is a brief youtube link of Mr. Iyengar demonstrating an inhalation and exhalation!  Very impressive!  Https://youtu.be/FS5R0GeFbVw

    Practically speaking, we are closely following the news regarding the coronavirus and are taking sanitation steps at the Center to help and hope you will support these efforts!  We have placed hand sanitizer and sanitary wipes in the Yoga studio - both for your hands and to disinfect the yoga mats before use.  Alternatively if you prefer, you are welcome to bring your own mat from home.

 

    Other ways to help: stay home if you are not feeling well which includes sneezing and coughing.  If you do cough or sneeze, do so into your elbow.  Wash your hands at least 20 seconds when  you are at the sink.  Should you come to yoga class otherwise?  Of course!  We are here to support and help you.  Life situations are not new to any of us and Yoga is one of the best things you can do to keep healthy and in balance.

 

    BKS Iyengar has given specific practices to strengthen the immune system at home or when traveling in situations like this.  We have been practicing and teaching these poses for years and will focus on them as needed in the coming weeks to boost and tune our immune systems.  One such sequence is now available on our Information Bulletin Board.  Special thanks to our colleague, Heather Haxo Phillips from Adeline Yoga for sharing the sequence and her thoughts.

      

HOUSE KEEPING MATTERS:

       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.

Hope to see you soon.

Namaste,

Dean & Rebecca

                     Shri B.K.S. Iyengar