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THE BODY AQUATIC ~ Yoga With Barbara Benagh

Sunday, Sep 14, 2014

3:15 PM - 6:15 PM


Down Under Yoga
306 Walnut St,
Newtonville, MA



The Body Aquatic

Our origins were the ocean. Even now, we humans are over 70% salt water. The sea inside is our original flow and can be used to inspire asana practice. Barbara will use pacing, breathing and evocative images to transport you into the deep currents within. Guided by the tidal rhythm of the breath, movement becomes fluid and meditative. You will float home.


October 10-12, 2014

Full Workshop:  $210

Single 3 hour class (1:30-4:30) $65

Saturday Philosophical Talk/ Discussion - $30

All classes meet at
Down Under Yoga,
1054 Beacon St.,
Brookline, MA

full info / registration


Barbara is happy to partner with Down Under Yoga in hosting Doug Keller for another of his popular weekends that will be packed with details of how to practice and teach with a therapeutic eye. Doug Keller’s background reflects a lifelong commitment to the vast field of yoga. After receiving degrees in philosophy and teaching philosophy at college level, he pursued a practical experience of yoga at the ashram Gurudev Siddha Peeth in India — which in turn also led him to the practice of hatha yoga as part of his overall experience of yoga. Doug teaches hatha yoga workshops and trainings in both North America and Europe. He has written extensively for Yoga International Magazine and Yoga Journal. His popularity as a teacher comes from his ability to deepen people’s experience of yoga through clear, simple instructions that are easy to practice and remember.

A Therapeutic Eye in Yoga Teaching
Friday, October 10  1:30-4:30 pm

The Shoulders and Rotator Cuffs
Saturday, October 11 1:30-4:30 pm

Modern Yoga: How We Got to Where We Are,
and the Role of the Past in the Future

Saturday, October 11, 5-7 pm

Invigorating the Back Body
Sunday, October 12, 1:30-4:30 pm


October 30 – November 1, 2014

Back Bay Yoga, 364 Boylston St. Boston

Cambridge Masonic Hall
1950 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02140

Whole Weekend: $180
Thursday Single Day - $70
Friday Single Day – $70
Saturday Single Day $60


Barbara welcomes back the venerable Richard Freeman to the Boston area. Richard is one of the world’s leading teachers of yoga. He began the practice of yoga asana and meditation in 1968 and subsequently found an integrative vision in the teachings of the late Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. A master of Astanga Yoga, Richard’s teaching style is unique in that it continuously restructures and reframes the biomechanical and perceptual forms of the asana and movement in the context of a profound understanding of yoga philosophy, all laden with humor and compassion. Richard spent nearly nine years in Asia studying various traditions that he incorporates into the Astanga yoga practice.

Secrets of the Ashtanga Vinyasa System
Thursday, October 30
Noon – 3 p.m
location: Back Bay Yoga, 364 Boylston St. Boston

Rhythm, exquisite detail, and meditative alignment make the ashtanga system really work right from the very beginning. In this class we will explore the basics of internal breathing, the energy connections in the core of the body and the subtle movements that compose the Ashtanga system. This is for everyone from the beginner to the connoisseur of energy.

Backbending and Threads of Energy
Friday, October 31
3 – 5:30 p.m class followed by Philosophy Talk 6-7 pm
Cambridge Masonic Hall, 1950 Mass Ave., Porter Sq., Cambridge

This will be an energetic exploration of the whole body patterns found in back bending with emphasis on the little details that eliminate joint compression and leave you feeling open and clear.

Mulabandha is Not What You “Think”
Saturday, November 1
3- 5:30 pm
Cambridge Masonic Hall, 1950 Mass Ave., Porter Sq., Cambridge

To flow gracefully and effortlessly in and out of poses, it is essential to stay vibrant and grounded in the breathing.  This class will be based on a study of the essential and elusive activity of Mulabandha and the strong grounding effect of correct ujjayi pranayama. The actual Mulabandha is a conjunction of complimentary movement patterns which open the central axis of the body right up through the root of the palate.  We will flow seamlessly through these movement patterns, following the thread of the central axis.

Pre-payment in full is required at time of registration.

Refunds for cancellations up to 30 days prior to date of workshop, minus processing fee of $50.00.

No refunds for cancellations less than 30 days prior to date of weekend workshop or 7 days prior to a one day workshop.

If The Yoga Studio cancels a workshop, a full refund will be issued. Workshop registrations are non-transferable.

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The Yoga Studio

P.O. Box 470421

Brookline Village, MA 02446



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