Exploring Eyal’s books – Three Online Courses

Online and Live Streaming Courses with World-Mastery

Eyal will teach 3 online courses with World-Mastery (a company based in Barcelona that offers online courses with worldwide leading teachers). The courses will cover Eyal’s books:

  • A Chair for Yoga– featuring Eyal’s latest book: The Extended Chair for Yoga – a Comprehensive Guide to Iyengar Yoga Practice with a Chair
  • Props for Yoga– featuring the books: Props for Yoga Vol I – Standing Asanas; Props for Yoga Vol II – Sitting Asanas and Forward Extensions; Props for Yoga Vol III – Inverted Asanas, as well as material from the forthcoming: Props for Yoga Vol IV – Back Bending Asanas and Props for Yoga Vol V – Twists and Pranayama.
  • The Psychophysical Lab– featuring the book: The Psychophysical Lab – Yoga Practice and the Mind-Body Problem

If you want to enhance your practice, or if you are a teacher and want to enrich your teaching – this courses are for you!

Each course offers an in-depth coverage of the above books including five 2-hours sessions, the first and the last of which are live sessions. In the first live session we’ll get to know each other, then you’ll have two weeks to complete the three recorded classes. The last live session will allow for discussion and Q&A. In those two weeks Eyal will be accessible for questions via email.

Eyal will share many practical tips and will also present brand-new usages of props and explorations, which were not covered in the books. You will receive a list of all the variations studied with references to the books for your future home practice.

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet Eyal and learn how to use props to enhance your practice!

Timing and registration

The live sessions will take place Saturdays 5pm to 7pm GMT in the following dates:

  • A Chair for Yoga: February 13 and February 27
  • Props for Yoga: March 13 and April 3
  • The Psychophysical Lab: April 17 and May 1

More info and registration in World-Mastery site

A Chair for Yoga vs. The Extended Chair for Yoga

Since the initial publication of his successful book, A Chair for Yoga, Eyal has discovered many new and exciting ways of using the chair for yoga. This new book is an expanded, richer adaptation of the first book.

  • It more than doubles the number of variations, while still keeping the original variations from A Chair for Yoga.
  • It includes more than 600 photos – illustrating how to perform each variation. All the photos were retaken and are in better quality.
  • It contains eight new practice sequences, in addition to the one presented in The Chair for Yoga.
  • For each Variation, there is Level of difficulty and Benefits of using the chair in the presented way.
  • The graphic design is improved significantly making the book easier to use.

There is a lot to explore in this book for both yoga practitioners and yoga teachers. One of the sequences even caters to non-practitioners who may wish to refresh during their office workday.

Those who studied A Chair for Yoga will find here a trove of new ideas for hours of enjoyable yoga practice and exploration of the asanas!

In Praise of “The Extended Chair for Yoga”

“I love Eyal Shifroni’s new book, The Extended Chair for Yoga! Creative, fun and accessible for practitioners of all levels, this book allows beginners to learn poses with support and stability. Beginner and intermediate practitioners alike can find lightness, integration and access to various key aspects of a pose to inform the classical postures. A worthwhile resource in the light of BKS Iyengar’s work. I highly recommend this book. Thank you Eyal for your inspiration!”

Sharoni Fixler 
Co-Director | Calgary Iyengar Yoga

“I Highly recommend this new book that is already in my hands. I have been using A Chair for Yoga for years for my personal practices and for teaching. I find in practice with a chair something very special that the book sheds light on: it takes care of my body and it helps me to deepen my practice and learning.

This new book adds new postures and new variations that I receive with great joy to enrich my practice and teaching, giving me more clarity on new postures as well as new ways for doing different actions.”
Noga Chepelinski 
Director of Iyengar Yoga Center, Buenos Aires, Argentina and translator of Eyal’s books to Spanish

Recommendations

Eyal Shifroni is a yoga teacher with extraordinary capabilities in the field of Iyengar yoga. He combines decades of practice and teaching experience with a background as a scientist and university teacher and this combination makes him truly unique. His capacity to break down the techniques so specific for Iyengar yoga and his creativity in the use of yoga props are very special, and so does his view on yoga philosophy. He has written books that are well received and widely used by students the world over, both on the subject of prop use (Props for Yoga vol. 1, 2 and 3, and A Chair for Yoga) and on the philosophical background of the mind-body problem for which yoga may hold answers (The Psycho-physical Lab). This book especially presents a unique view on yoga combined with Western philosophy, and Eyal can make this tangible in his honest and modest way of teaching. He has done so in our yoga studio to full rooms on 2 previous occasions and I can safely say that he will be able to bring something new to the table wherever he goes“. Hiske van der Meulen – Iyengar Yoga Teacher and owner of iYoga, Utrecht, Netherlands

 

Eyal is a very senior Iyengar Yoga teacher who has made a great contribution to the yoga community in large through the many books that he has written in which he so generously shares decades of his teaching notes and experience with everyone.

He is an extraordinary teacher who does this sharing with humility and compassion. Those who are fortunate to learn with him come away with a deeper and fuller understanding of their yoga practice“. Nancy Gardosh – Iyengar Yoga teacher, Givatayim, Israel

 

I had the honor to meet and have classes with Eyal Shifroni. He is an excellent yoga teacher, known all over the world for his books and his teachings, something unique. Eyal has an extraordinary capability as an Iyengar yoga teacher renown to be precise and creative on his teachings, he also knows so many ways to use the props on the practice of Yoga. I highly recommend his classes to everyone interested in Yoga“. Silvio Nunes – Certified Iyengar Yoga teacher, Studio Akasha, Salvador, Brasil

 

“Eyal Shifroni is a world-renowned Iyengar yoga teacher, practitioner and author. His creative and innovative work with yoga props is highly acclaimed by yoga practitioners and teachers of the Iyengar tradition. Eyal taught a  seminar at our yoga center in 2018 and practitioners and teachers from across the country came to  study with him. The  seminar was very well received and successful”, Sharoni Fixler  – Iyengar Yoga teacher,  founder and director of Calgary Iyengar Yoga, Canada

 

It is with much enthusiasm that I highly recommend Eyal Shifroni, for any kind of work, job or classes in any place around the world. He has taught Iyengar, one of the most practiced methods in the world today, since 1985 and he practiced Yoga since 1978. He is a very special and dedicated teacher and also a very disciplined, sincere and full of true knowledge and strong practice.

Eyal was my instructor for a couple of times in classes I took around the world. In these classes, Eyal displayed a very high level of maturity, creativity, clarity, respect and enthusiasm. He is one of those memorable teachers and I sure he can spread yoga and joy for lots of people.

His writing and research talents are also fantastic! “.  Isabela Guglielmetti de Carvalho – Iyengar Yoga Certified Teacher , Pinheiros, Brasil

 

I very much enjoyed the workshop and it was very generous of you to donate all the proceeds, so glad I could participate. Using 2 bricks for shoulder stand was also very helpful for me because i typically struggle to get the position correct on foams blocks or bolsters“. Vanita Kara, London, UK, a student that participated in a workshop whose proceeds were donated to Physicians for Human Rights (PHR).

 

I am an Italian Iyengar Yoga teacher, living in Paris. I very much appreciate the work you do on props and all your books guide me on my own practice and teaching since many years now“.  Valeria Free  – The manager of the Iyengar Yoga Center in Paris, France

I discovered Iyengar yoga in my mid 60’s and am now 73 so it has been a steep learning curve for me. The adaptations with the chair that I learned this weekend were very helpful in getting deeper into the poses. I live in a small community in BC Canada and the closest Iyengar studio is an hours drive away and so I am not able to attend regular classes. The Zoom classes currently being offered because of Covid have allowed me to deepen my learning of Iyengar yoga and I feel very grateful for this“. Lesley Field, Canada – participated in an online workshop given by Eyal

 

I am enjoying so much having classes with Eyal on Tuesday that I wish I could do classes with him more than once a week“. VIctoria Kuenerz, Boston, USA

 

If you also wish to leave a feedback, please write us:  theiyengaryoga@gmail.com

 

An Online Yoga & Mindfulness Workshop with Eyal Shifroni & Shantam Zohar

Every action performed  in our yoga practice should be done with full awareness and total presence – this is mindfulness in action.

Mindfulness can be practiced by looking inside, observing the body’s sensations and  breath; and it can also be practiced during our interaction with other people – which is the subject of this short workshop. 

Mindful communication  is challenging, yet it is the key to successful and wholesome interbeing. This interactive workshop will weave the  practice of yoga with the practice of relational mindfulness. 

We will start with yoga practice (with Eyal) to open the body and focus our mind, then practice mindfulness (with Shantam) while sitting quietly and in interaction. We will then close the day with restorative and relaxed yoga practice.

The workshop location is The Iyengar Yoga Center, Zichron-Ya’akov (Israel), with some in-house attendees and others via Zoom. It will be given in English (with occasional Hebrew translation, in case it will be requested).

Times (Jerusalem Time): 

  • 10:00-11: 30 – Yoga with a Eyal
  • 11:30-12:00 – Light meal
  • 12:00-17:00 – Mindfulness with Shantam Zohar
  • 17:15-18:00 – Restorative poses and Paranayama with a Eyal

Prices: 75 USD

Props needed: A sticky mat, 2 belts, 2 blocks (bricks), a bolster and if possible, a chair (optional) and access to a wall.

The workshop is intended for Iyengar Yoga practitioners with 2 years of continuous practice.

No background in mindfulness is needed.

For Online Atendees

Please have all the standard yoga props with you (4-5 blankets or 2 blankets and a Sarvangasana platform, 2 belts, 2 bricks, bolster, chair).

Please adjust your Web camera such that your entire body is seen when you stand upright, and don’t have a light source behind you. The Zoom invitations will be sent one day before each session.

To register click here

The Teachers

Shantam Zohar is Co-founder and Director of the Mindfulness Based Psychotherapy Program at Bar Ilan University. He has been practicing meditation for 30 years, maintains a private psychotherapy practice and leads workshops on interpersonal mindfulness internationally.

Eyal Shifroni is a Senior Iyengar Yoga teacher. He has been studying and practicing yoga since 1978 and teaching since 1985. Eyal directs the Iyengar Yoga Center of Zichron-Ya’akov in Israel and conducts yoga workshops in Israel and around the world. Eyal will soon publish his sixth book about yoga.

 

An Online Workshop with Eyal Shifroni – May 2 2020

We can’t meet each other face-to-face, but we can (and should) continue our yoga practice!

Eyal will give an advanced yoga workshop on Saturday May 2

Theme: The Extended Chair for Yoga

In this workshop we’ll study many new and innovative ways of practicing with the chair, which are coverd in Eyal’s new book The Extended Chair for Yoga (coming soon)

The workshop is intended for Iyengar Yoga practitioners with at least 4 years of continuous practice.

Schedule (Jerusalem time): 14:00-16:00 and 18:00-21:00

Please check the time in your own time zone.

Examples for times in some regions:

  • Europe: 13:00 – 15:00 and 17:00 – 20:00
  • Eastern Time (US): 07:00 – 09:00 and 11:00 – 14:00
  • Pacific Time: 04:00 – 06:00 and 08:00 – 11:00

It’s also desirable that your Zoom username will be your name, so that I’ll be able to address you with your name.

Props needed:

A chair (absolutely needed), sticky mat, 2 belts, 2 blocks (bricks), chair, a bolster and if possible, access to a wall.

Note that online teaching doesn’t allow for personal care of injuries and health issues. Registrants are expected to be able to handle their difficulties during the practice.

Price Scheme:

Many of us suffer economically in these challenging days, and I want to allow people who lost their income to participate.

I ask those of you who are able to help me allow people who have lost their income to participate. It’s a good opportunity to open the heart and give to those in need. This is the practice of generosity (Dana). Hence, I suggest the following pricing scheme to hopefully accommodate all situations.

 

Price € Morning (2 hrs) Afternoon (3 hrs) Whole day
Recommended 30 45 70
Discounted 20 30 50
Donation 40 60 100

If you can’t pay the Recommended price because you lost part, or all of your income, feel free to select the Discounted prices. If this is still too high for you, simply pay as much as you can.

If your financial situation is fine, and you wish to help others, you are welcome to pay according to the Donation row (or any other price that suits you). We thank you in advance.

We need to help each other in these difficult times!

Please write to theiyengaryoga@gmail.com and indicate:

  1. How much you’d like to pay, and
  2. For which session (or both) you would like to register.

We will send you an invoice that you can pay via PayPal.

Note: If due to the situation you have lost your income, you are welcome to contact us to get additional discount

Let’s keep our stability (Sthira) and devotion (Bhakti) in the practice!

Namaste!

An Online Workshop with Eyal Shifroni – April 18

We can’t meet each other face-to-face, but we can (and should) continue our yoga practice!

Eyal will give an advanced yoga workshop on Saturday 18-April

The workshop is intended for Iyengar Yoga practitioners with at least 4 years of continuous practice.

Schedule (Jerusalem time): 11:00-14:00 and 17:00-19:00

Note:

Please check the time in your own time zone.

  • Europe: 10:00 to 18:00
  • England: 09:00 to 17:00
  • Eastern Time (USA): 04:00 – 12:00 (most likely only the 2nd session is reasonable – but, if all goes well, I hope to offer another workshop at more convenient times for America)

It’s also desirable that your Zoom username will be your name, so that I’ll be able to address you with your name.

 

Props needed:

A sticky mat, 2 belts, 2 blocks (bricks), a bolster and a chair (highly desirable), If possible, access to a wall.

 

Price Scheme:

Price € Morning (3 hrs) Afternoon (2 hrs) Whole day
Recommended 45 30 70
Discounted 30 20 50
Donation 60 40 100

Note: If due to the situation you have lost your income, you are welcome to contact us to get additional discount

 

To register please send an email to: theiyengaryoga@gmail.com

 

See you!