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Studio Workshops

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Yoga Cikitsā: The Practice of Healing through Yoga
Friday, January 13th 2023
1:00 - 4:00 PM


Yoga brings health and happiness (sukha) to the body-mind and fosters contentment (santosha), a main ingredient of living with equanimity regardless of circumstances we may be experiencing inside or outside of us.

In this workshop we will practice the hallmarks of Iyengar Yoga (alignment, sequencing, timings, use of props/modifications to the postures) with the goal of gaining insight into how they unify to generate these deeply beneficial, “therapeutic” effects for common conditions (ie, knee, low back, hip, neck/shoulder).

All level students are welcome, including Beginners.  Teachers are encouraged to attend with their students.

Yoga, for Peace and Happiness
Friday, January 13th - 15th, 2023

~Individual classes will be offered if it does not fill~

“In the city of Brahman is a secret dwelling, the lotus of the heart. Within this dwelling is a space, and within that space is the fulfillment of our desires. What is within that space should be longed for and realized.” -The Chandogya Upanishad (translation by E. Easwaran) 

Contained within each individual is a universal space that the ancient teachings proclaim is “to be longed for and realized.” The path of practice leads to this inner sanctuary containing an infinite source of inner peace (santosha) and happiness (sukha). In this workshop we’ll practice asana, pranayama and dhyana with the intention of using the many distinct parts of the body-mind to become situated in the one indivisible heart.

Friday, Jan 13th
5:00 - 7:00 PM (Active Asana)

Saturday, Jan 14th
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM (Active Asana)
2:30 - 4:30 PM (Restorative Asana & Pranayama)

Sunday, Jan 15th
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM (Active Asana)

Students practicing at the Intermediate and above are invited to attend this workshop.

Teacher’s Class
Sunday, January 15th
1:00 - 3:00 PM

Suggested donation $40 REGISTER HERE
All proceeds going to the yoga center non-profit. 

Chris Saudek

REGISTER HERE for all offerings
$295 or $280 before Jan 1

Chris’s teaching style is a good mix of commanding and compassionate.

Iyengar Yoga for EveryBODY
Wednesday, February 15-16, 2023

$30 each from links below
REGISTER HERE all 4 for $100

In these general classes, Chris intends to lead each student to a better understanding of how Iyengar Yoga practice can enhance every aspect of the practitioner's life and point the way to a more enriched and peaceful inner self.

Wednesday, February 15th
10:30-12:00  Level 1
5:00-6:30 Restorative

Thursday, February 16th
10:30-12:00 Gentle
5:00-6:30  All Levels

Subtle Layers of the Embodiment
Friday, February 17 - 19, 2023

2hr $50; 2.5 hr $55; all $195
~Individual classes will be offered if it does not fill~

Iyengar yoga promotes the total health of the practitioner by addressing the physical, mental, and emotional being and by working from the gross to the subtle layers of the embodiment. In this well-organized system of yoga, the practice of asanas and pranayama progresses from the simple asanas to the more complex ones and from the gross actions to subtle action within each pose. For serious intermediate students who practice Sirsasana, Sarvangasana, Adho Mukha Vrksasana, and Urdhva Dhanurasana or know adaptations needed.

Friday, Feb 17th
5:00 - 7:00 PM Asana

Saturday, Feb 18th
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM Asana
5:00 - 7:00 PM Restorative & Pranayama

Sunday, Feb 19th
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM Asana
12:30-1:30 PM Q&A

Big Island Yoga Instructors


Give the gift of YOGA this holiday season!

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New Year's Day Restorative with Joanne
Sunday, January 1st
New Years Yoga Class


Start off the New Year with a slow, mindful yoga practice! In this donation class, you will be guided in skillful use of props to support the body and mind so they can become still and restful.  This stillness helps to slow the breath, soothe the nervous system and quietens the mind.  

Studio Classes

The sessions run for 8 or 9 weeks and must be paid in full to book a spot. 
- Cost for 8 week in-studio session is $110.00
- Cost for 9 week in-studio session is $120.00

If a class is full, you can get on the waiting list for drop-ins or if another student cancels.  To register, inquire by emailing the teacher of the class by clicking on their name below:

Monday 3:30 pm All Levels (Nov/Dec) Grushenka
Tuesday 8:30 am Kupuna Reagan
Tuesday 10:30 am Level 1 Reagan
Tuesday 5:00 pm All Levels Amanda
Wednesday 10:30 am All Levels Amanda
Wednesday 3:30 pm FUNdamentals Joanne
Wednesday 5:30 pm Restorative Joanne
Thursday 5:00 pm Level 1 Amanda
Friday 10:30 am Level 1/2 Reagan
Saturday 8:30 am Level 2 Amanda

Like so many local businesses, the COVID-19 crisis has financially impacted our little non-profit, but also our student community. Now is when our yoga community needs practice the most.  Please consider making a donation to help us to continue discounted offerings to those in need.

BIYC is a community-based studio, incorporated as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the practice and teaching of Traditional Alignment Based Yoga. Our class fees do not cover our total operating expenses. We are able to thrive through the untold hours of volunteerism on the part of both teachers and students. Your tax deductible donation, will help to ensure the continuation of our studio.


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