Vinyasa in the Iyengar Tradition with Garth McLean

Garth McLeanSunday, Jan 21
2:15 – 4:15 PM


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Vinyasa is often thought of as a flow of yogasana frequently associated with Sun Salutations (Surya Namaskar), flow yoga and jumpings. Vinyasa is often practiced to mark new beginnings. In Astadala Yogamala (Vol. 2), Guruji writes: “The word vinyasa has two parts. Vi means separating or disjuncting and nyasa means placing or putting down. Vinyasa means separating and putting down or placing in a sequential order.” Hence, Vinyasa is not limited to jumpings.

This 2 part workshop will look at the coordination of dynamic continuous movement of primarily introductory poses to offer the practitioner further insight into the natural flow and evolution of actions inherent in the asanas and how they correlate to each other. On a purely physical level, the actions of a Vinyasa practice offer endurance, power, and strength. Not recommended for those with injuries.

Garth McLean is senior Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher (Intermediate Senior III) and Certified Yoga Therapist. He is a founding member and has served as a faculty member of Iyengar Yoga Therapeutics, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people manage diseases and conditions through the therapeutic applications of yoga. Garth offers intermediate level classes and specialty workshops in Los Angeles and worldwide.