YOGA VRKSA IYENGAR YOGA IMMERSION PROGRAM
with Susan Elena Esquivel

This online Iyengar Immersion is inspired by Geeta Iyengar, my studies in India and with some of the most Senior Iyengar teachers in the world. The Iyengar method is a deep and rich practice that is ripe with creativity. Yoga is an art, a science and a philosophy. Through creative exploration, consistent practice and a supportive community of like minded yogis, we broaden our horizons and move towards a true state of Yoga. This program is geared towards students who want to deepen their practice or begin the journey towards mentorship and becoming a teacher-in training.

“The holistic approach of Yoga Vrksa allows a much broader and deeper understanding of the practice resulting in a gratifying sense of growth and being.” – Linda Shea, Massachusetts

Join this Iyengar Yoga Immersion Program throughout 2022 to deepen your personal practice and explore the vastness of Iyengar yoga. Includes asana, philosophy, anatomy and pranayama. Over each 12 week session, we will break down poses and learn how to accomodate our bodies individual needs.

Yoga teaches us how to infuse our movement with intelligence, transforming it into action. BKS Iyengar through his years of devoted practice discovered that the purpose or goal of asana is to align and harmonize the physical body and all the layers, or sheaths, of the subtle emotional, mental, and spiritual body. This is integration. But how does one align these layers and experience integration? It begins with awareness. Guruji understood how asana and pranayama can be the means to reach the Self. Through the art of integration, the path of yoga can lead us to ultimate freedom. Join us as we pierce through the layers and deepen our practice of asana in preparation for pranayama.

2022 Schedule:

Sign up for one session or the whole year.

 – Winter Session –  Sadhana: The Art of Practice through Abhyasa and Vairagya
Jan 3 – March 24, 2022; Saturday classes: 1/29, 2/26, 3/26
 – Spring Session – Firming the Foundation of Kriyayoga
 April 4 – June 23, 2022; Saturday classes: 4/30, 6/4, 6/25
 – Summer Session – Moving Towards the State of Samapatti
 July 9 – Aug 4, 2022; Saturday Intro Class: 7/9; Weekend finale: 8/6, 8/7
 – Fall Session – Samayama: The Art of Integration
September 12 – December 8, 2022; Saturday classes: 10/15, 11/12, 12/10

Weekly Format: Monday – Thursday – exploration of the various categories of poses and how they prepare body and mind for pranayama.  One Saturday per month – 2.5 hour class exploring philosophy, and a more in-depth asana and pranayama practice.

Meets weekdays – 7:15 – 8:00am online only; Saturdays 1 – 3:30pm – Saturday sessions will be hybrid, giving the student the choice to work in studio or online at home.

All classes will be recorded and you can attend live or through the videotapes. Recordings will be made available to you for 5 months.

Pre-requisites: Minimum of 2 years of yoga practice and a 3 month commitment required. Those interested in working towards mentorship and working towards becoming a teacher in training email Susan Elena to schedule an interview.

Here’s what people are saying about the program:
“Since this program began, I have found benefit from it in multiple ways. My asana practice and body awareness have improved, as has my outlook on life. The timing really helped me cope with a dramatic life change at the beginning of the pandemic, and the impact of these sessions will likely affect the rest of my journey going forward.” – Greg Haggard, Massachusetts
“The sutra studies and the readings, especially from other commentaries have been very helpful. The chanting helps me in quieting my mind & sets the stage for the class.I find myself more focused & pay more attention to the details of the instructions. It’s still a work in progress, but I can see a difference.”
– Negest Retta, Connecticut 
 
“It has been a great, life affirming journey.”  – Jane Phelan, Connecticut 
 
“It has been a very steady and welcome routine. Susan Elena’s format has strengthened my yoga practice and deepened my understanding of what it means to practice yoga.”
-Deborah Krupenia, Massachusetts

WINTER, SPRING AND FALL 2022 SESSION FEES:

 – Full-Time, Monday through Thursday (plus Saturday classes)

$825 – Early price if you register by 3/19/2022 for the Spring Session; 8/27/2022 for the all Session.
$925 – Regular program cost

 – Part-Time, Monday & Wednesday (plus Saturday classes)
$420 – Early price, if you register by 3/19/2022 for the Spring Session; 8/27/2022 for the all Session.
$495 – Regular program fee

SUMMER SESSION FEES:

– Full-Time, Monday through Thursday (plus Saturday classes)
$350 – Early bird if you register by 6/18/2022
$395 – Regular program fee

 – Part-Time, Monday & Wednesday (plus Saturday classes)
 $250 – Early bird
$285 – Regular program fee
Fees include 12 weeks plus 3 Saturday classes; video library access of all classes for 5 months.
**A limited number of students will be allowed to do a mini version  – Mondays and Wednesdays  each week with the 3 Saturday sessions. Please email Susan Elena to inquire.

Here’s what people are saying about the program:
“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.” –
 Sadye Vogel, Massachusetts

“It has been one of the most turbulent year of my 60 on the planet. The privilege and joy of Susan Elena’s teaching has provided a rudder for which I am grateful. Because we are able to meet so regularly, Yoga has become an important part of every day. Her depth of knowledge, attentiveness and precision provide appropriate challenge and options for all levels of yogis. The readings and discussions seep deeply and daily into my life off the mat. On a practical note, making physical space in my home for yoga has prompted a deeper and tangible commitment to my own practice. Thank you for your boundless energy and excellent teaching.”  –  Maribeth Erb, Massachusetts

“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, Massachusetts