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A Summer Weekend of Yoga with Barbara Benagh

July 18 & 19, 2015

Saturday & Sunday
1:30 – 5:30 pm

$200 for full weekend

Down Under Yoga
1054 Beacon St,
Brookline, MA 02446



A Summer Weekend of Yoga with Barbara Benagh

Over many years, Barbara Benagh’s way of practicing and teaching yoga has evolved into an inquiry of applying the mindfulness of meditation practices with the physicality of asana. And she has slowed the practice way down, allowing for a flow that offers an opportunity to examine the potent sensation of action, reaction and adaptability in an increasingly nuanced way.

Barbara style is unhurried, alignment based and rich with story. Her voice and cues carry students into the deep currents of movement that ripple through the whole body. These deep currents pulse with the rhythm of breathing and the body’s innate memory of its aquatic origins of the sea.

This weekend is for experienced students and teachers and will include breathwork, mindfulness practice and asana suitable to intermediate level students.


April 18-19, 2015

10:00am-2:00pm each day
Please plan to come to all the sessions.

Please email
to be put on the wait list

Winsor School at Longwood
375 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA

Cost for weekend: $200


Barbara Benagh & Down Under Yoga School are thrilled to host the magical Sarah Powers this spring.

Incorporating a daily yoga and meditation practice into our life keeps us attuned to the importance of living ordinary moments with awareness. Nevertheless, even the most dedicated practitioners hit plateaus and need opportunities to become re-inspired. In this workshop Sarah will provide an atmosphere for balancing the body, heart and mind through active and passive yoga poses, as well as offering teachings on Mindfulness meditation so that we can deepen or develop a skillful and committed meditation practice.

Yin yoga is an essential compliment to our more active styles and offers a vehicle to develop our contemplative nature. The Yin style also keeps the body supple at its core while encouraging stagnate chi (prana) to flow throughout the joints, engendering a quality of steady ease. The flow practice helps maintain core stability while enhancing our creative, active energy.

On Saturday we will focus on standing poses and inversions, a Kidney Yin session and mindfulness practice, with teachings about turning the mind toward meditation on a daily basis.

On Sunday Sarah will share a flow sequence focused on backbends with a liver enhancement Yin session, some pranayama, and a longer mindfulness meditation practice.

These practices encourage an integration of our Yin and Yang aspects of being, demonstrating how yoga practices can value both vitality and insight. A guided and silent mindfulness meditation will be included in both days.

This workshop is suitable for anyone who has been doing Yoga for at least one year and has a strong interest in meditation.


Local Workshops with Barbara Benagh

Sunday, May 10, 2015

1:15 PM - 4:15 PM


Down Under Yoga
306 Walnut Street,
Newtonville, MA 02460



Back Care: Awakening the Spine

Optimal health, according to Asian medicine, relies on a supple spine. Join Barbara for an afternoon exploring how the spine moves and creating easier movement that can lead to a happy back on and off the mat. Though this is not a therapy workshop for people with back problems, included in the class will be tips to help stabilize a cranky lower back.

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.

Our workshop policy is firm.

To Register:

Please send a check to:

The Yoga Studio

P.O. Box 470421

Brookline Village, MA 02446



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Pre-registration is strongly recommended, and is required for some workshops. Please be certain to include your name, mailing address, email address, and phone number in your inquiry or message.