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Winter Newsletter 2023

Dedicated to the teachings of Sri BKS Iyengar


Yoga News is Good News - Winter 2023

Dear Friend in Yoga, The Winter Solstice is soon upon us! The earth’s axis in the northern hemisphere is reoriented toward the sun and the lengthening daylight hours are most welcomed. Transformation comes in so many ways. Yoga wisdom encourages us to reorient too, to reverse our outward, world orientation and turn inward. Yoga guides us to look within, to purify, and bring harmony and balance both to our external and internal worlds. This leads to an unfiltered, clear vision and peace.


Our Center Yoga program has gone through metamorphosis of sorts as well. After closing our doors and going online for a year and half, two systems have emerged - in person and online classes! Many feel this is the best of both worlds.


Please join us in welcoming Briel Beaty, newly Iyengar Yoga certified teacher, CIYT, to our staff! A long time yoga student and part of the CWB Massage Therapy and Bodywork program. Briel completed her Level 1 certification this Fall and is offering yoga classes at the Center now.


Thank you for participating in our survey a few weeks ago! This helped us shape our program to your preferences. The survey winner, receiving a free class pass, is Francesco Costanzo! Yay, Francesco!


Classes are on-going each week, but officially, a new four week cycle of classes begins the week of January 9th.


Here are some of the exciting new CWB Yoga class offerings in 2023:


Two new one hour in-person studio classes: “Fundamentals” for new students and those wanting to refresh the basics. Monday 5- 6 pm with Amy or Briel.


“Restoratives & Pranayama” Wednesday 5 - 6 pm. Each week a different teacher will conduct these classes. One hour classes will accept a less expensive hour Punchpass as well as regular 1.5 hr passes.


“Sunday Specials” will be held twice a month alternately by Amy and Briel with various themes.  See our events page for details. 


Please welcome Rebecca back to in-person teaching Friday from 9 - 10:30 am.


Saturday class with Dean now from 9:30 - 11 am.


Please see our complete class schedule and to register for classes and other information at our website:


Here is a link to Mr. Iyengar demonstrating an inhalation and exhalation! It is very impressive and will inspire you for the Wednesday Pranayama class!


Let’s help each other stay healthy! Please stay home if you are not feeling well which includes sneezing and coughing. If you do cough or sneeze, do so into your elbow. 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.


Shri BKS Iyengar has given specific practices to strengthen the immune system at home or when traveling. 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: https://


Thank you! We hope to see you soon. Have a joyous holiday season and many blessings in the New Year!


Love and Namaste,

Dean & Rebecca


Shri B.K.S. Iyengar

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