“The tree of yoga – yoga vrksa- leads us by its practice through layer after layer of our being, till we come to live and experience the ambrosia of the fruit of yoga, which is the sight of the soul.” – BKS Iyengar, The Tree of Yoga
Immerse yourself in the richness of a deeply rooted daily practice this Summer.
Begins July 5, 2021
B.K.S. Iyengar, in his book “Light on the Yoga Sutras,” says practice requires four qualities from a student: dedication, zeal, uninterrupted awareness and long duration. Sutra 1.14 states, “a practice is firmly established only if one engages in it consistently over a long uninterrupted period with devotion.” This sutra is a reminder that the practice of yoga is a journey which evolves constantly as the student evolves and changes.
Have you ever wanted to develop a home practice but not known where to begin? This 5 week guided online program will teach you how to establish a solid home practice and learn how to customize that practice to your body’s own needs. Success in yoga comes when one practices for a long period of time, regularly and with enthusiasm. This program provides a daily routine enhanced by the supportive environment, philosophy, anatomy and exchange with fellow students. Each session will be recorded and you will have access to these recordings for 2 months.
Here’s what students are saying about the Yoga Vrksa Program:
“Simply put, the Yoga Vrksa program is changing my life.  I am developing an understanding, love and appreciation of myself and my body.  I feel stronger physically and mentally.” – Anonymous
“I am really enjoying the exploration into the unknown and enlightenment of the body and the mind.  Subtle observations that open universes of discovery is very reassuring.  I am now practicing 6 days/week, open to whatever unfolds.”  – Jackie Hayden
“This program has been invaluable. I have learned more during my time here than I have in 20 years of practice. I have been able to take my deeper understanding of my body and the poses to my regular classes with greater confidence to get so much more out of my practice.” – Anonymous
“This series has helped me immensely. During the pandemic, my yoga mat has become my place of sanity. The asana practice, along with the mental and emotional education I have taken from the Yoga Vrksha series will stay with me for a very long time!” – Greg Haggard
“Yoga Vrksa gives then gives again. The greater time and practice I devote to it, the more I gain, on multiple levels. Susan Elena puts heart and soul into preparation, discussion, sutra study and asana practice.” – Cindy Palmer
This 5 week Online Summer Program with Susan Elena is appropriate for those with a minimum of 2 – 3 years of yoga experience. Our Summer focus will be on building a foundation for inversions. We will discover new perspectives by delving into the sutras, exploring anatomy, sequencing and turning ourselves upside down!
Program Schedule: July 5 – August 5, 2021
Monday – Wednesday: 7:15am – 8:00am EDT (Breakdown of one pose per day)
Thursday: 7:15am – 8:00am EDT (Sequence of the 3 poses of the week)
August 7 & 8 Weekend Finale
1:30PM-3:30PM EDT each day (Extended practice bringing together all we learned during the 5 weeks, incorporating philosophy, anatomy and pranayama.)
Minimum of two years yoga practice required. Space is limited to 25 students.
Fee includes 5 weeks plus the weekend finale and video library access of all classes for 2 months.
Regular price: $395 after June 19
Early Bird by June 7: $325. Early Price by June 19: $350
Payment Plan: Can be broken up into 2 or 3 payments plus $10 administration fee.
**A limited number of students will be allowed to attend a mini version – Mondays and Wednesdays plus the weekend finale.  Email Susan Elena to inquire.
Want to learn more about the program?
Come to a free ZOOM session on Sunday, June 6 at 7:00PM EDT.