Calling All Iyengar Yogis: It’s Time to Give 

“Yoga is firstly for individual growth, but through individual growth, society and community develop.”  ~B.K.S. Iyengar

Can you put a price on the benefits you have received from Iyengar yoga? From your yoga teachers? From the Iyengar Yoga Institute as a facility and a community? Probably not, but if you could, wouldn’t it feel good to be able to give back in kind?

Tuesday, December 1st is #GivingTuesday, a global movement of generosity. It is a day where charities, businesses, schools and people come together with a common purpose: the community of giving.

Join the Iyengar Yoga Association of Northern California in supporting #GivingTuesday. Give from your heart. Any and all donations are greatly appreciated and fuel the legacy of Iyengar yoga in Northern California and beyond.

Plant the Seed. Support the Legacy.

  • Share your thoughts on the value of Iyengar yoga to your life on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter #GiveIyengarSF

Thank you on behalf of the entire Board of Directors, Faculty & Staff,
Rebecca Ratzkin,
Board Development Chair

Iyengar Yoga Association of Northern California
Supporting the Community for over 40 Years
a 501(c)3 Not-for-profit organization

Yoga’s ‘Red Tent’: Iyengar yoga and the menstrual practice

Fit Is a Feminist Issue

redtent I remember back in high school gym class when girls sometimes sat out of virgorous activity, and definitely out of swimming, because it was “that time of the month.”  I can already feel the feminist sense of affront rising as I think back on it. The very idea of relegating girls to the side lines because they were menstruating. Please.

Through my teens and twenties, taking a time-out because of my period made absolutely no sense to me.  Though I did suffer from body ache, tiredness, and unpredictable moods prior to my period each month (yes, I believe in PMS and you can’t convince me otherwise), the minute I started to menstruate I enjoyed a surge of energy (and optimism) that stayed with me through the duration of my period and on into the better part of the month!

So I experienced much resistance, annoyance, and feminist skepticism when, upon…

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An Open Letter To All Of My Friends Who Take Selfies

I just love this post on The Belle Jar! Read up :)

The Belle Jar

Dear Friends Who Take Selfies,

I want you to know that I love it when you post pictures of yourself. I know selfies get a lot of bad press, but I think they’re rad. They give me a little window into your life, and you’d be amazed at how much I can get out of one little photo.

I love your pictures because I love seeing what you’re wearing – the outfits you build give me ideas about how to mix it up with my own wardrobe, and seeing you work your shit gives me courage to try clothing that I otherwise might have thought was too outlandish or revealing.

I love seeing how you do your hair and makeup. You look like a hot babe and I wish you would make YouTube tutorials explaining how you get your eyeliner just so. I want you to post pictures every time you change your…

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