Understanding Yoga for Women
with Elizabeth Brass
13 September 2015 1:00-4:00pm
Dr. Geeta Iyengar is credited with revolutioning the way many women
practice yoga with her groundbreaking book, Yoga a Gem for Women.
She wrote that women needed their own particular brand of yoga to honor the
cycles of life; from adolescence to young adulthood, pregnancy, motherhood,
times of career development, midlife changes of perimenopause, menopause,
and old age. Throughout each stage of a woman’s life, her body undergoes
physical and psychological changes. The practice of yoga can be modified and
adapted to suit these changing needs in each phase of life, helping to achieve
peace of mind and bodily poise.
The feminization of yoga has allowed both women and men to emphasize not
only physical prowess and discipline but also to practice according to what
their body and minds need at any time in life and to reap the health benefits
associated with becoming more integrated and balanced in body and mind.
We will look at different life phases and how specific sequences and postures
build physical and mental strength and harmony for women.
Space is limited-preregistration & prepayment required