What’s up this weekend NYC? Come out for a workshop on Organic Yoga for the Urban Gardener and cultivate your own growth through asana and discussion with Master Iyengar Teacher Kofi Busia. Also, YD readers, be sure to mention us and you’ll receive 10% off, or 15% when you bring a friend! (both of you get the discount). See you there?
Organic Yoga for the Urban Gardener
With Master Iyengar Teacher, Kofi Busia
May 21-22, 2011
YogaWorks Soho 459 Broadway, New York
$55 per day
$100 full weekend
Call 212-965-0801 to register
“The farmer said to me ‘when I took over the one acre, I thought — Where are all the toads, worms, birds? The land was defined for me by what was missing, not what was present'”.
So it is with our bodies. In order to achieve inner stillness and kaivalya, or freedom without measure, we must recognize what is not there. Just as the organic farmer works the soil to encourage the return of the worms, birds and butterflies and to restore the web of life to the farm, so must we use the asanas to put space, air, light into our joints, our spine, our limbs and to restore the energy, strength and health to our own personal landscape. The workshop will incorporate both asana and lecture.
Kofi Busia is one of the world’s foremost teachers in the Iyengar tradition. He has been teaching for nearly 40 years, and has held his Advanced Certificate for 35 years. He has taught, and is recognized, all over the world. He began yoga as a student at Oxford and has taught professionally ever since. Throughout the 1970’s and up until the mid-1980’s, he studied regularly with B. K. S. Iyengar, and directly from him on a regular basis at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute in Pune, Maharashtra, South India. Although he has lived most of his life in Oxford, England, he is currently based in Santa Cruz, California, where he is putting the finishing touches to three planned books, one of which is an original translation and commentary, direct from the Sanskrit, of the Yoga Sutras of Patañjali.