Friday, July 31, 2015

Iyengar Yoga Centre of Victoria Teacher Training Intensive

What does the word intensive mean to you?

Dictionary defines it as: 
Concentrated on a single area or subject or into a short time; very thorough or vigorous.

To me it means learning, laughs and a great way to submerge myself into my yoga practice and improve my teaching skills for a week.

I am fortunate enough to be able to attend once again a week long teacher training intensive in Victoria, B.C. at the Iyengar Yoga Centre of Victoria as I prepare for my next level of assessment.

 It is intense with over 30 hours of yoga and training during the week.  As a distance teacher I gain so much value from intensives as I can learn from not only the senior teachers leading the training but also all the skilled and wonderful teachers attending.

During the week intensives I don't often post much as I am trying to absorb the work into my own body, breath and mind first.
But, I will be bringing it all back with me to explore and share as the Fall Yoga Session will soon be starting.

Watch for class posters soon for the Fall classes I will be teaching at Yoga Sublime, P.A. Arts Centre and Christopher Lake.

Pamela Nelson
Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor

Yoga and the "Circle of Life"

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Please join me on August 30th for a day of yoga in Christopher Lake, Sk.

The day will begin at the Christopher lake sportsplex with a rejuvenating yoga class.

Lunch will follow.

After lunch, a short drive will take us to the Christopher Lake Nature Area for a hike.

Weather dependent we will end the day with restorative yoga, meditation and savasana.

I hope you can attend.

Please contact me to register or for more information.


Pamela Nelson
Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor

Monday, July 6, 2015

Om Saha navaavatu

In December 2014 nearly 1300 participants from 51 nations gathered for an international convention to celebrate geetaji's 70th birthday. This was gurujis requests that it continue even before he passed away.

This was one of the prayers Geeta opened with, saying "We will eat together, we will be together, and we will carry on this knowledge without having any kind of jealousy, malice, or any kind of klesa within us. With the purity of the mind, we will carry on the knowledge with our teaching process. And that is how, even if we are living on this earth in different areas, we have to have that feel that we are always together."

This was taken from Yoga Rahasya vol.22 no.1 2015

I was not in India to take part in this wonderful convention but though Geeta's words I feel connected to Guruji and the teachings. 
The workshops and conferences I have attended since BKS Iyengar died have shown that his wisdom continues to be passed down. 

I am grateful. 

Pamela Nelson