Holly Walck Kostura - Yoga for a Tranquil Mind


“Yoga is evenness of mind."  -Krishna; Bhagavad Gita, II.48

In this special weekend of classes we will learn:

  • How to practice Asana, Pranayama and Dhyana (meditation) to cultivate equanimity of mind.
  • Specific sequences for both rajasic (overactive, anxious) and tamasic (dark, depressed) mind states.
  • Philosophical concepts from the traditional texts that will become touchstones for cultivating a balanced state of mind.

 

Optional: There will be a self-study assignment for all students planning to attend and an additional pre-workshop assignment for those attending the Saturday afternoon class.

Please bring a copy of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and the Bhagavad Gita to the Saturday afternoon class.

This workshop is for students who are practicing Sirsasana and Salamba Sarvangasana, or, if unable to perform the classic inversions, who know alternative asanas appropriate for their particular condition. 

Can't make the whole workshop? Enroll in individual classes

Friday, March 3

6:00–8:30 pm, Asana & Deep Savasana

Saturday, March 4

10:00 am–1:30 pm, Asana & Pranayama

3:00 pm–6 pm, Theory and Philosophy for Serious Students and Teachers

Sunday, March 5

10:00 am–1:30 pm, Asana & Pranayama

Holly Walck Kostura has been practicing yoga for almost 20 years and teaching for almost 15 years. In 2004, she founded The Iyengar Center of the Lehigh Valley, the first Iyengar Yoga studio in Northeastern Pennsylvania, USA, which continues to support a community of devoted practitioners. She currently holds a Junior Intermediate III teaching certificate.

    Holly studies regularly with her mentor, Patricia Walden of Cambridge, MA and Joan White of Philadelphia, PA and has assisted the Iyengar Yoga Teacher Training Program for the past two years at the BKS Iyengar Yoga School of Central Philadelphia. Holly travels to Pune, India to study with Iyengar family and has studied directly with BKS Iyengar and Geeta Iyengar in the US, Canada, and China. She attended Geetaji’s “Yoganusasanam” Intensive in Pune both in December 2014 and December 2015.

    Her deep dedication to her own practice inspires and informs her teaching, which is clear, compassionate and steeped in philosophy. Her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and special interest in anatomy and physiology give her the unique ability to see her students from a place of wholeness.

    For Holly, yoga is a path of transformation and absolute freedom that has far-reaching effects beyond the limits of the physical body. It is her intention to share how the practice of yoga reveals the infinite source of health and joy within.