January, 2018

Dear Yoga Students, For One Who Practices Deeply,

I would like to start this New Year off with a wide perspective on why do yoga. Lets say we practice long home practices, travel to workshops and other yoga studios, watch videos, take notes, come to class without fail, and yet, something still seems “Missing”.  What is missing? What is that longing that lingers in the back of our minds to still get our heels down in downward dog, or see our fellow yoga friends doing handstand or headstand, or wrapping arms together behind the back in seated twists, buy yet we still can’t achieve these things? Can we ask a deeper question?

These lingering thoughts are fine in the sense that all thoughts are fine to have, but I feel they miss the wide embrace of the unseen arms and hands that want us to know the Source of Who We Are.  Practicing deeply means practicing the entire 8 limbs of Yoga over and over, and uninterrupted by busy days and busy minds.

I offer up these words from 4th century Chinese Meditation Masters:

“Birth and death are certainly great events, but for one who practices deeply, they change nothing. All heaven and earth could be churned over and falling apart, but for one who practices deeply, nothing would be lost. One isn’t tossed about as things shift back and forth……Pick any day and rise up out of this unreal world. Hold fast to the ancestral source.”

If this reading touches a chord in you, keep to your yoga practice as you are doing. And if it doesn’t, no matter, get a rolled up yoga mat and place your heels down firmly on it as you stay in downward facing dog for 2 minutes. You will feel the ground beneath your feet and it will encourage the deep direction our yoga practice is pointing to.

Yoga studio is closed on the following days in January, 2018
Jan. 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th.

See you soon in the studio.
In Joy, Cathy


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Welcome to the Iyengar Yoga Center of Fort Collins,

a studio founded by Certified Iyengar Teacher Cathy Wright. The Iyengar classes that are taught here are in keeping with the BKS Iyengar method and spirit of Classical yoga. BKS Iyengar is the founder of a system of yoga that brings the alignment of the body under the watchful eye of your awareness. The yoking of the body to the vast field of awareness yields a rich and awakened life. Classes follow the format of the system used at the yoga studio in India. The first week consists of mostly standing poses, the second week of forward extensions, the third week back extensions, and the fourth week inversions and breathing. All classes have a balanced use of the body, with twists and abdominal work used throughout the month.

IyengarPhotoBKS Iyengar is the most positive influence on my path of yoga understanding that I have ever had. He has touched my heart and soul deeply. The teachers who study under him have brought the best of him to us and I am happy and grateful to study with them and continue Iyengar’s devotion to wholeness. I am fortunate to have studied in Pune with the Iyengars’ on four wonderful trips to India. Oh what a big Life this is. Thank you Guruji for all you have done.

See you soon, safe and healthy,

Namaste, Cathy

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Yoga Class Rates;

Drop In; $15

Class card with ten punches; $140 (Card is good for all of Cathy’s classes).

Cash or check only at this time. Thank you!

 

 


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