RIP the Abode of Iyengar Yoga

All things must pass. The pandemic has ravaged the world and things will never be the same. Many yoga studios have stood empty for over a year and students and teachers have grown accustomed to virtual classes. A WAPO article revealed that health and fitness equipment revenue more than doubled, to $2.3 billion, from MarchContinue reading “RIP the Abode of Iyengar Yoga”

Manouso Manos Class Live and In Person

For the first time in over a year, Manouso is teaching a workshop at his studio. It sold out in minutes. “Yoga allows you to find an inner peace that is not ruffled and riled by the endless stresses and struggles of life.”― B.K.S. Iyengar, Light on Life

Just Thank You.

It’s been nearly a year since Manouso started his daily online classes. What a godsend they have been for so many of us. I don’t think any of us could ever have imagined that a pandemic would afflict our entire planet, cloister us in our homes for months on end, and transform how we do school, shop, socialize,Continue reading “Just Thank You.”

BKS Iyengar teachings by Manouso Manos

Manouso’s classes are now available for rent on Vimeo. What a gift! If you want to know what it was like to study with BKS Iyengar, Manouso is about as close as it gets. I daresay, even better. Check it out! Spread the word. Confidence, clarity and compassion are essential qualities of a teacher. BKSContinue reading “BKS Iyengar teachings by Manouso Manos”

Iyengar Yoga Intimidation

Several years ago I was in a Manouso workshop at IYILA (the Iyengar Yoga Institute of Los Angeles). I was sitting toward the front of the class and watched as a thin student approached Manouso and introduced herself as a student of Patricia Walden’s (the only other teacher who holds the same certificate as ManousoContinue reading “Iyengar Yoga Intimidation”

Iyengar Yoga with Manouso

You had to be there. Keeping it real with Manouso. It was all middle back yesterday and it was mind blowing. I marvel how Manouso gives us the roadmap to finding places in our bodies that have been untouched and dormant. He keeps the yoga real; he makes it accessible so we can relate itContinue reading “Iyengar Yoga with Manouso”

Disillusioned With Iyengar Yoga

Thank you to all who read this blog. I am stunned that so many of you have found your way to it, as I have done nothing to promote it. I told no one about it but somehow word has spread. I feel for my Iyengar Yoga comrades (CIYTs) who are forced to hide thatContinue reading “Disillusioned With Iyengar Yoga”

Iyengar Yoga Adjustments

BKS Iyengar adjusting and instructing Manouso that the perineum should not move toward the anal mouth in parsva sirsana (headstand) during the master class taught by Manouso Manos at the Yoga Journal Iyengar Yoga Intensive in Estes Park, Colorado in 2005. Over eight-hundred people attended. You may view the entire class here, and purchase theContinue reading “Iyengar Yoga Adjustments”

Happy Birthday, Manouso!

Manouso says that some people say he’s a better storyteller than yoga teacher. I’m not sure anybody actually says that, but I appreciate how he uses storytelling to drive a yoga point home. It works. His 69th birthday was Saturday. On Friday his assistants decorated the walls behind them with birthday wishes after counting downContinue reading “Happy Birthday, Manouso!”

Iyengar Yoga Politics

What happened at the US Capitol Wednesday reminded me of the last Iyengar yoga convention in Dallas. Herd mentality and conspiracy theories don’t mix well, just as herd mentality and righteous yogis dripping in white privilege don’t mix. I hear the words…”Don’t be a sheep”. Manouso responded in the most beautiful of ways with aContinue reading “Iyengar Yoga Politics”