Mary Obendorfer & Eddy Marks Yoga Workshop
September 21-24, 2017 | Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Four-Day Iyengar Yoga Workshop September 21-24, 2017
Join us for an inspiring Iyengar Yoga workshop with Eddy Marks and Mary Obendorfer Sept. 21-24.
About Mary Obendorfer & Eddy Marks:
Mary & Eddy are Senior Iyengar teachers certified at the Advanced level. They teach worldwide as well as train and assess teachers for certification. For decades they studied with the Iyengars in India, living there for a year in 2003 and seven months in 2009. Guruji’s original and transformative approach to yoga inspires them to guide students with clarity and precision from the skin to the soul. They co-direct the BKS Iyengar Yoga Center of San Diego, which was established in 1979.
Eddy is a Senior Iyengar teacher certified at the Advanced level. He has been to India 18 times and has practiced yoga since 1976. He has also taught at the Yoga Journal & Asia Yoga conferences. He is currently an assessor for the National Board for Iyengar Yoga Teacher Certification. He has a degree from UCLA in Kinesiology (the study of human movement) and teaches anatomy & physiology for yoga practitioners. He was employed as an exercise physiologist and taught yoga in the cardiac rehabilitation program of the famous Pritikin Longevity Center. There with the guidance of Mr Iyengar, he was the first to introduce yoga for cardiac rehabilitation which was a great success. He has served as president of his local association (IYASC) and as a board member and archivist for the national association (IYNAUS).
Mary is a Senior Iyengar teacher certified at the Advanced level. She has been to India 17 times and has been practicing yoga since 1981. She is currently an assessor for the National Board for Iyengar Yoga Teacher Certification. She was one of the few people from around the world to attend the invitation only Back Bend intensive given directly by Mr. Iyengar. She also worked with Dr. Mary Schatz in India documenting the therapeutic yoga that Mr Iyengar is so famous for. She has served as president of her local association (IYASC).
Iyengar Yoga Workshop Schedule:
Hip Health and Therapy: Adapting back bends, seated twists & forward bends
Create space, support and mobility in cranky hips
Standing Poses – Artfulness in action
Skill replaces effort when resistance is applied at the right place and time
Forward Extensions – stability for mobility
Knowing where and how to create stability allows extension with freedom
Achieve calmer, more spacious back bends through the use of the ether element
Twisting and Resisting
Use resistance in the right place to remove it from the wrong place!
Arm balances – The beauty of channelized power
Become light and powerful to make your arm balances fly
Mastering Inversions and the essence of Pranayama Inversions
Use fulcrums – not force. Controlling the elements that control you in pranayama