Elizabeth will be in India when the Winter Quarter begins, and will have a very fine teacher in the Iyengar tradition, Maria Bacher, teach all her classes the first two weeks. Classes will be held according to the same schedule as usual, both at Turtle Haven and at 8Petals, starting the Week of January 7th. Due to Maria’s commitment to be present, it will be exceptionally important, if you are partaking of Winter classes, to preregister in the next three weeks during your regular class. Elizabeth will have a sign up sheet, and will invite you to register with a check for a $25 deposit, or the full amount if that is feasible and convenient for you.
More about Maria (pictured above):
Maria Bacher is a certified Iyengar Instructor and has been a student of this method since the early 90’s. Her passion for the practice comes from the ability to use the body to explore and investigate movement and stillness, ultimately deepening an understanding of our true selves. She feels honored to have studied with the Iyengars in both India and the US over the years. Her love for the precision of the Iyengar method to deepen the body mind connection is apparent in her creative approach to share the intelligence of this sacred tradition. She is grateful for her teachers, Gabriella Guilbilaro, Manouso Manos, and Patricia Walden who continue to inspire and guide her.
Elizabeth will also be inviting those moved to do so, to offer donations of any amount to Maher Ashram. This project embodies a healing model for the displaced women children and now men in India that is unique in its commitments to ecological principles, farming, incorporation of education towards social change, self reliance and multifaith religious and spiritual inclusion and celebration. Check it out at maherashram.org! A Maher piggy bank will be present at each class.
Stay tuned for the details for the December 8th Saturday afternoon class at 8Petals, the final in the Deepening Practice series!