Yoga, Pranayama, Meditation, and More.
Learning to Balance Mobility and Stability in the Studio and in Life.
Three New Classes will begin in December:
Tuesdays 12:00 noon - 1:30pm Level 1-2 Sheryl Abrams
Thursdays 10:00-11:30am Gentle Level 1 Patti Gagne
Sundays 6:00pm - 7:30pm Level 1-2 Samantha Saladino
This Sunday class will be a donation class: $5, $10, $15, or (the usual) $20
And Good News for Yogis who Need Massage Therapy
We are beginning a partnership with WorkWell Austin, a group of bodyworkers located at 1706 S. Lamar (north of W. Mary). Visit workwellaustin.com. Clear Spring students signing up for a first-time massage will get a 10% discount using/mentioning the promotion code "clearspring".
That New Student 5/$50 promotion will continue for a bit because it's working:
Our standard 5-class pass for only $50! If you are a new student, and you enroll online or in class, you will find a promotion button for you on your checkout page. The code you should enter is:
If for some reason you do not find this, you can enroll in person and get the same discount. Not just an online deal.
Clear Spring has transitioned to new MindBody Online software. This MindBody software will allow you, the student, to enroll in single classes or class packages online (this will be easiest, a big time saver), or to enroll at the studio and pay by cash, check or credit card. Record-keeping will be more reliable at my end of the deal.
The advantages of setting your own account online are several:
- It saves everyone time at the studio.
- You can easily discover how many classes you have left on your card, without waiting to come to class and ask your teacher.
- You can keep your credit card number securely on file, to make it easier and more time-saving to purchase a new set of classes.
- It may make it easier to avoid some of the imperfections in this software (which works well, though it does not do everything we could wish for).
Further (and this is the real reason behind the changes), this new system is designed to allow you to attend any of our Iyengar teachers' classes using the same class pass. You no longer have to pay teachers separately for your classes. This makes it easier for you to explore different teachers and find a class that fits your schedule best. This is better.
The system is now in place for you to check in with any teacher using the MindBody system.
And keep checking for new events on the horizon.
Clear Spring Studio was the first dedicated yoga studio in Austin, opening in the spring of 1990. The studio has had many physical locations in this time, but since 2005 we have resided at this beautiful, green, quiet, and blessed (twice! by Tibetan monks) studio. Devon Dederich is the director and manager.
Upcoming Iyengar Workshops
January 20-22, 2016, Laurie Blakeney will teach an Iyengar Yoga workshop.
September 23-25, Junior Intermediate Teacher's Workshop
November 4-6, Jawahar Bangera (discount for IYNAUS members)
Saturday Mornings at Clear Spring
Pranayama First Thing
At 9:15am we begin with a pranayama class, learning to make the mind and body deeply stable, aware, and focused. We use the physical mechanism of the breath to circulate the subtle energies of the body (pranas), in order bring a calm, alert, evenly-spread vitality. The long-term goal of pranayama, like all of Yoga, is to make it possible to steadily turn the awareness inward, to see the Self.
Philosophy, Anatomy, and Intermediate Asana
We work with more challenging poses in our repertoire. Those just beginning to learn intermediate level work are welcome to come; we want to help you develop your skills happily and safely. For those who can already do, we can help you go beyond. Intermixed with this work will be material on specific anatomical regions (i.e., an asana class to illustrate the mobility and stability of pelvic bones, muscles, and joints), or physiological systems (i.e., an asana class illustrating ways to actively strengthen and to quietly support the heart). Sometimes the class will use asana to illustrate philosophical concepts we encounter in the Yoga Sutra or the Bhagavad Gita (i.e., examining the ethical precepts of nonharm and truthfulness while doing challenging asana).