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Bobby ClennellBobby Clennell

Friday, October 19 – Sunday 21, 2018


Presents a workshop devoted entirely to women approaching or going through menopause. Just as physical and psychological disturbances occur when menstruation begins, you have to face them again when it comes to an end. We will learn to navigate through this transition with practices that calm the nerves and bring emotional balance, enhance the functioning of the endocrine system and boost the immune system.

We will also explore the challenges and rewards of the post-menopausal phase

Friday 6:30 – 9.00 pm: An overview. Bobby will begin by talking about how yoga can be adjusted to the various phases of a woman’s life, from childhood through puberty, pregnancy, menopause, post menopause and beyond.

Developing Sensitivity in Asana: The Standing Poses build strength and endurance and give us a good foundation for all of the other poses.

Allowing the weight to pass through the bones is essential for skeletal health. In this class, we adjust these postures to a women’s needs.

Saturday 9am-12 pm. Seated and Standing Forward Bends. The seated forward extensions soothe the nerves, reduce hot flashes and headaches, prevent insomnia, quiet the mind and restore endocrine system balance

The standing forward bends help us deal with mental lethargy, tiredness, heat, coughs and colds, and deal with issues such as scanty or very light flow, and migraine headaches.

Saturday 3-5 pm: Backbends stimulate the adrenals and produce estrogen. They help us deal with low energy, and feelings of loneliness, emptiness and depression. In addition, these poses energize the nervous system, boost circulation throughout the body and give us courage.

Sunday 9-12am : Wide leg Poses check a heavy or prolonged menstrual flow, and reduce menstrual cramping. They also help us deal with stress, groin, knee, and ankle problems and mobilize stiff hips.

Sunday: 2-4 pm: Healthy Knees: Due to hormones and anatomy, women are up to eight times more likely to sustain knee injuries than men.
In this class we practice the postures that reduce discomfort and pain, and promote mobility, stability and health in compromised or injured knee joints.

The Inversions will be taught throughout the workshop. Often women, especially those unaccustomed to yoga, are afraid to do the inversions. However, once learned, they realize how helpful they are. The inversions stabilize and support hormonal activity by bringing an understanding between the pituitary and thyroid glands as well as addressing the adrenal and ovarian glands. They ensure a smooth transition from the menstrual phase to the rest of the month; help us develop mental discipline, and widen our spiritual horizons.

Senior instructor, Bobby Clennell has been teaching and studying Iyengar Yoga for over 43 years. She considers herself blessed to have studied directly with B.K.S. Iyengar. The profound and cathartic effect on her of his teachings remains with her to this day. Bobby is grateful to Geeta Iyengar who inspired and informed her work with women, and Prashant Iyengar, whose knowledge of yoga philosophy and its history and culture is unsurpassed. She is a core faculty member of the Iyengar Yoga Institute of New York. She teaches yoga workshops throughout the United States and around the world.

Bobby is the author and illustrator of The Woman’s Yoga Book, Watch Me Do Yoga and Yoga for Breast Care.

She has also written three yoga manuals: The Iyengar Yoga Glossary, Props and Ailments, and A Cosmic Body Map (all currently in the process of being re-worked).

She is the creator of “Yoga Yantra”, a short animated film, based on the movements of B.K.S. Iyengar during his own yoga practice.

Venue: Yoga To Go Studio, 106 -108 Crystal Street, Petersham

Workshop Fee $350
A $50 NON REFUNDABLE deposit secures your place. The balance should be paid in person at the start of the workshop.

To register online please CLICK HERE or please email tamar@iyogaproject.com if you wish to pay via bank transfer.





Carrie Owerko

March 8 – 10, 2019

Form, Fluidity and Function

Let’s face it: Motion is lotion and movement is medicine. To some degree it depends on how we practice and how we move. We will explore how our practices can improve the functionality of our joints, create more fluid integrated movement, and improve the quality of our life in numerous ways. We will look at how we can improve our strength throughout our ranges of motion, and gain better motor control in all of our asanas and all of our movements. There will be plenty of challenges combined with healthy doses of fun.

Carrie Owerko has been teaching yoga and exploring the relationship between body, breath and mind for several years. She holds a Senior Intermediate Iyengar teaching credential and continues her studies with the Iyengar family by traveling to India on a regular basis, as well as by continuous and in-depth studies with her teacher, Patricia Walden.

Over the years she has performed in and co-choreographed many yoga demonstrations, including Live: Light on Life, performed at NYC’s City Center during BKS Iyengar’s Light on Life US National Book Tour in 2005.Before studying yoga, Carrie worked as a Movement Analyst after having completed her studies at The Laban Institute in NYC. She studied theatre and dance in college and has spent years exploring human movement, meaning and communication.

Curiosity, openness, and affection are of the utmost importance in her approach to Iyengar Yoga, as is the integration of science, yoga philosophy, and the poetic imagination in the yoga practice. Most importantly, she loves to explore the relationship of discipline and playfulness and is a firm believer in the power of controlled folly.

Please bring the following props
1 yoga mat, two long straps, 2 bricks

This workshop is suitable for students level 2 and upward with a regular practice of inversions and no major back or knee injuries.

Friday: 6:30 – 8:30pm
Saturday: 9:00am – 12:00pm & 3:00 – 5:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am – 12:00pm & 2:00 – 4:00pm

Sherbrooke Hall, Hugh Latimer Center, 512 New South Head Road, Double Bay, 2028.

Workshop Fee $350
A $50 NON REFUNDABLE deposit secures your place. The balance should be paid in person at the start of the workshop.

To make a booking please call, email or book online from November 1. A link will appear here on November 1 allowing you to book.


Bookings will be essential for these classes.