Rebecca Lerner in Raleigh!

November 30th-December 2nd

Conquering Obstacles

Finding Comfort Even in Discomfort

During this workshop we will honor the lifework of B.K.S. Iyengar as this year marks his 100th birthday. During this fall session I am reading Mr. Iyengar’s book Light on Life to my students. To further our study throughout our weekend together, Rebecca Lerner will take us deeper into Chapter 2:  “Stability — The Physical Body (Asana).”  One of the sections is labeled “Pain: Find Comfort Even in Discomfort.” In the first sentence in this section Mr. Iyengar says, “Many people focus on the past or the future to avoid experiencing the present, often because the present is painful or difficult to endure." Rebecca will help us to use our pain as a teacher and to uncover the obstacles that can hold us back from doing more than we think.

Some quotes from this section of Light on Life

Since pain is inevitable asana is a laboratory in which we discover how to tolerate the pain that cannot be avoided

To get freedom you have to bear the pain 

Practice is not just about pleasurable sensations. It is about our awareness and awareness leads us to notice and understand both the pleasure and the pain.

The challenge of yoga is to go beyond our limits -within reason

Asana practice is an opportunity to look at the obstacles in practice and life and discover how we can cope with them.


Rebecca is co-director of the Center for Well-Being in Lemont, PA. She has been practicing and teaching yoga since the 1970s and studies regularly in Pune, India, with the Iyengar family. She has mentored and trained teachers in the Iyengar tradition both in the US and abroad and has inspired students worldwide. Rebecca was just in Pune this past June and received a higher level of certification directly from Geeta Iyengar making her an Advanced Junior I certified teacher.

Attendance of the entire workshop is encouraged but not required. Priority will be given to students who register for the whole workshop. While this workshop is an All Levels workshop it is not appropriate for students that have never practiced Shoulder Stand(with 3 blankets and a strap) or Headstand at the wall. It is also not appropriate if you have a MAJOR medical or physical condition that will prevent you from doing poses. Students of varying experience and from different traditions are welcome!

Please contact for any questions you may have.

Fri Nov 30: 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Forward Extensions, Twists and Inversions • Learn to create space within seated forward bends and twists. Experience the dynamic actions of inversions that lead to balance and mental quietude in these postures.

Sat Dec 1: 10am-1:00pm

Standing poses, Balance poses, and Inversions• Standing postures are the foundation – they help us improve the basics of how we stand and move. They help to gain confidence and strength. Learn to stand on your own two feet! Learn to conquer fear and support yourself on your hands and arms with compactness and lightness

Sat Dec 1: 3:30 - 5:30 pm

Restorative Poses and Pranayama •  Experience relaxation poses that remove fatigue and bring the mind inward towards a state of peace and repose. Classic pranayama will be taught for all levels. 

Sun Dec 2: 9:30 am-12:30 pm

Backbends, and Inversions Explore backbends, opening the front body and strengthening the back body.  Go right to the heart of yoga with a backbend practice. Experience inverted poses and “stand” on your head, hands and shoulders! Inversions bring balance to the system and help to quiet the mind. Learn how to create awareness and go beyond your limits within reason.

ENTIRE WEEKEND: $260 (after 11/15 $285)

Please note that If you have a MAJOR PHYSICAL OR MEDICAL CONDITION, please contact Graham before signing up.

Priority will be given to those that sign up for the ENTIRE WEEKEND, however if you are unable to commit to the entire weekend, and if space permits, the individual cost per session is as follows:

Friday evening: $60

Saturday morning: $75

Saturday afternoon: $60

Sunday morning: $75


SORRY NO CREDIT CARDS. Please read below CAREFULLY for details of other options.

**Please note that there will be a $30 fee if you have to cancel before 11/12.. Anytime after 11/12 there are no refunds**

Payment can be sent in one of 3 ways: Please read the paypal option very carefully!!

1. Paypal to but please choose FRIENDS/FAMILY. option and NOT NOT the business. *******If you do not get the friends/family option do not pay this way!!!!**** PLEASE DO NOT DO PAYMENT FROM YOUR PHONE AS I HAVE BEEN TOLD IT DOES NOT GIVE THE FRIENDS/FAMILY OPTION AND IT TAKES OUT A FEE.  

2. VENMO account you  can find me at iyengaryogacenterofraleigh 

3. Mail a check to:

Iyengar Yoga Center of Raleigh(please make check to my full business name)

613 West Morgan St Apt B

Raleigh 27603

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