Namastday Workshops


Workshops at Namastday Yoga are different from regular classes in that they have a specific theme. The poses are sequenced for you to become aware of a particular part of the body, of yogic philosophy, of emotions and mind/body connections.  It is your chance to deepen you understanding of the poses and the actions within them. The pace is slower and more informative. You will get more individual attention.

<< Mar 25 2017 - Sep 09 2017 >>

The Fluidity in the Practice of Iyengar Yoga
Fluidity in the practice of Iyengar Yoga, led by Senior Iyengar teacher Carolyn Belko.
Starts March 24th-26th, 2017
In this workshop one will experience the principle of fluidity in the practice of Iyengar Yoga.
Steadiness and stability requires fluidity. A correct practice calls for the rhythm that fluidity can bring. Transformation takes place in the practice thru the qualities of nature, although we are not always aware of them. Namely tamas, dull rajas-excitably and sattva calm light. Here Carolyn will help point out the principles of the gunas and fluidity as the pertain to the transformation in the practice of asana and pranayama.
3- Day workshop
Friday March 24th at 6-8pm ($60 Drop-in, Early Bird $50)
Saturday 25th at 2-5pm ($85 Drop-in, Early Bird $75)
Sunday 26th at 2-5pm ($85 Drop-in, Early Bird $75)
3-Day workshop package $200 Early Bird, after 3/10, $230.
Friday 24th * All Levels- Master class at 1-2:30pm ($55 Drop-in, Early Bird $45)

Carolyn Belko has been to RIMYI to study at the source in India, regularly. She received Senior Int. III Certification from Yogacharya BKS Iyengar himself. As his devoted pupil, Carolyn opened The Iyengar Center in Encinitas, CA in 2003, with his blessings. She has been training teachers throughout the west since 1997 providing various training modalities. Carolyn shares yoga succinctly and with enthusiasm. Her application of the art of sequencing coupled with devotion guides students on a steady path. The clarity of the practical philosophy of Iyengar Yoga shines thru her classes.


Fluidity in the practice of Iyengar Yoga with Carolyn Belko Sat, Mar 25, 2017 at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fluidity in the practice of Iyengar Yoga with Carolyn Belko Sun, Mar 26, 2017 at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Learn and Practice Workshop
Learn and Practice with Gabriella Giubilaro
April 20-23rd 2017
*open to teachers and advanced students (3+years of yoga)
Thursday, April 20 –10am – 1pm $85
Friday, April 21 10am – 1pm $85
Saturday, April 22 – 9am – 12pm $85
Saturday, April 22 4pm – 6:30pm $85
Sunday, April 23 9am-11:30a $85
Full weekend $375, $50 Discount.
Gabriella Giubilaro is widely known for her dynamic teaching of Iyengar Yoga, her good humor, her attention to individual needs and clarity of her presentation.
She believes in communicating the essence of the Yoga postures through simple, but meaningful explanations that help her students discover the intelligence of their own bodies, challenging the students so that they can experience their maximum potential.
Gabriella began her Yoga practice in 1973 in Florence, Italy. After receiving her Doctorate in physics at the University, Gabriella decided to dedicate her life to Yoga in the tradition of B.K.S.Iyengar. She has been studying with the Iyengar yearly since 1983. She holds an Junior Advanced certificate in this method. Since '87 she has been teaching at her own studio in Florence as well as workshops in Europe and the States.
Learn and Practice Workshop with Gabriella Giubilaro Thu, Apr 20, 2017 at 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Learn and Practice Workshop with Gabriella Giubilaro Fri, Apr 21, 2017 at 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Learn and Practice Workshop with Gabriella Giubilaro Sat, Apr 22, 2017 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Learn and Practice Workshop with Gabriella Giubilaro Sat, Apr 22, 2017 at 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Learn and Practice Workshop with Gabriella Giubilaro Sun, Apr 23, 2017 at 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Yoga for MS & other movement disorders.
Meets for 5 days Starting Friday May 12th-May16th, 2017.

Schedule & Pricing:
May 12th 3-5pm ($45)
May 13th-16th 10a-12:30p, 1:30-3:30p ($75/day)
5 Day Package is $345

Register online, by email at or by phone at (310) 923-9922. Recommended to register for all days Handicap Accessible.

This 5-day workshop will introduce and explore how a regular practice of Iyengar yoga can help alleviate and manage many symptoms associated with MS (fatigue, spasticity, numbness, gait issues, walking, muscle weakness, neural pain, incontinence, vision challenges, depression). Though yoga is NOT A CURE FOR MS, consistent practice can increase strength, balance, stability, stamina to enhance quality of life.

Senior Iyengar Teacher, CIYT, Garth McLean was diagnosed with relapsing remitting Multiple Sclerosis in 1996. Upon diagnosis, Garth embraced an ongoing daily practice of Iyengar Yoga based on his doctor's advice. Garth's dedication to self-healing has enabled him to successfully manage many symptoms of MS and keep his course of the condition in remission.
Garth shares his enthusiasm for the healing potential of a dedicated yoga practice with students and teachers at every level around the world. His personal in-depth knowledge of Iyengar Yoga inspires not only those with MS and other neurological conditions, but everyone.
Garth maintains that "While the practice of Iyengar Yoga is not a cure for MS, the practice is accessible to all who are willing to learn. The beauty is the practice can be adapted, with use of props as required, to suit whatever condition the student may be facing at whatever level of ability. I have found profound relief and the freedom of overall good health"

Yoga for MS & other movement disorders. with Garth McLean Fri, May 12, 2017 at 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Yoga for MS & other movement disorders. with Garth McLean Sat, May 13, 2017 at 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Yoga for MS & other movement disorders. with Garth McLean Sun, May 14, 2017 at 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Yoga for MS & other movement disorders. with Garth McLean Mon, May 15, 2017 at 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Yoga for MS & other movement disorders. with Garth McLean Tue, May 16, 2017 at 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Sciatica and Lower Back Pain: Finding Relief with Anna Delury Sun, May 21, 2017 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sunday, May 21st, 2017
All Levels welcome
Early Bird $55, Drop-in $65
Sciatica and Lower Back Pain: Finding Relief
Led by Senior Iyengar teacher, Anna Delury
"Words alone cannot convey the value of yoga - it has to be experienced" B.K.S. Iyengar
Back pain is one of the most common modern day ailments. From mild irritation to painful debilitation, it can interfere with every aspect of life. In this workshop, Anna will focus specifically on lower back pain and sciatica, which is often felt in the buttocks and down legs as well as in the spine. Former sufferer of sciatica herself, Anna will share techniques she learned from B.K.S. Iyengar that help manage and alleviate the symptoms while also building a solid foundation for a healthy yoga practice.
Anna Delury is one of Southern California’s Senior Iyengar Yoga teachers and a founder of IYILA. She has traveled regularly to Pune to study with the Iyengar family since 1982. In 1988 she received a BSc. in Kinesiology from UCLA. Known for her insight and wry sense of humor, Anna brings a practical application of yoga philosophy into each class, as she helps guide students to a deeper understanding and awareness of what lies within each of them. Anna has just returned from 6 weeks in Pune, India. She also wrote an article for Yoga Journal about sciatica and lower back pain here.


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with CIYT, Garth McLean
Starts February 4th, Saturday's 12-2pm
This class specifically focuses on students with MS or other neurological conditions.
Introduction to incorporating Iyengar Yoga to address and help manage symptoms and challenges associated with Multiple Sclerosis and similar neurological conditions. While yoga is not a cure for MS and other neurological conditions in the words of BKS Iyengar "yoga helps us to in deer not cured."
This class meets every Saturday at 12-2pm.
Led by Senior Iyengar teacher Garth McLean.

Regular class series and monthly passes accepted.
Drop-ins $22. Handicap Accessible.

Go to SCHEDULE to sign up.

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