Kiss My Asana Donation Class

Saturday June 23, 2018

Celebrate International Day of Yoga and the Centenary year of BKS Iyengar.

Join all the teachers from FYC as they take turns teaching a fun All Levels class followed by the screening of the film Leap of Faith, the story of BKS Iyengar.

This all levels class will benefit the Special Needs and Special Practices yoga programs developed at Yoga Centre Toronto (YCT) and conducted at FYC

The suggested donation is $20 or more. Please bring check or cash payment

About the Yoga Centre Toronto and Marlene Mawhinney:

Marlene has been a long-time mentor to Family Yoga Centre and its teachers and students.  She has been coming to Edmonton to conduct workshops for over a decade. She directs Yoga Centre Toronto, which is being razed to the ground for condos. Rebuilding will cost over $200K, so our event will also help raise funds for this project so that she can continue the work of offering special classes for students suffering from various conditions. These classes address the unique needs of those with injuries, illnesses and chronic disease in a safe and inclusive way. YCT contributes to developing and strengthening an evidence-informed approach to practice. Marlene has developed a compendium of practices suitable for those with many different health problems ranging from asthma to fibromyalgia. The YCT also supports research and results from studies on Iyengar Yoga’s effects for those with cardiac and chronic respiratory problems have been published in peer reviewed literature. Current studies include yoga’s effects on pulmonary hypertension, kidney, and eye health, as well as fertility, pain, and addiction support.

These programs have been developed to be used at other Iyengar yoga centres in Canada, such as the Special Needs program in Edmonton at FYC.

Judi Mirus who heads the program here in Edmonton corresponded directly with the Iyengars about protocols working with pulmonary hypertension students as well as how to work with and teach women with breast cancer. It is through her passion and hard work that this program continues to benefit students in Edmonton.

Your donation will help continue the work of this valuable program in the following ways:

  1. 70% of funds donated will go to YCT to help the development of a new not for profit centre so they can continue the programs and studies
  2. 30% of funds donated will go to Edmonton’s Special Needs / Special Practices program which will be used to provide bursary monies for those who need such a program but cannot afford the fees.

Asana Class  2-3:30pm

Movie 4-5:30pm

Free Popcorn from Kettle Corn will be provided. Please bring your own drink

NOTE: ALL Proceeds will be donated. FYC is donating the space, and teachers are donating their time


 Fall Student Intensive

Tuesday August 28- Saturday Sept 1, 2018

Join Frema for the All Levels Urban Retreat. Shape up your practice for fall with daily Asana and Pranayama

Recommended for students with at least 6 mos Iyengar yoga experience

Full course – $220

Per week day – $45

Saturday only – $54

Register in Advance


 Weekend Workshop with Marie Andree Morin

September 21-23, 2018

Fri 6-8:30pm
Sat 9-12 noon and 2-4:30 pm
Sun 8:30-11:30 am

This is a weekend of Asana and Pranayama recommended for students with at least one year of Iyengar yoga experience who have an established practice of Sirsasana and Sarvangasana

We all know the eight petals of yoga. The two first ones, yama and niyama, are ethical precepts that must stay with the yoga practitioner throughout its journey. According to Guruji B.K.S. Iyengar: “We all possess some awareness of ethical behavior, but in order to pursue yama and niyama at deeper levels, we must cultivate the mind. We need contentment, tranquility, dispassion and unselfishness, qualities that have to be earned. It is asana that teaches us the physiology of these virtues.” Those virtues are needed for the practice of pranayama and will then continue to grow. In this workshop, we will patiently, carefully observe our asana practice, see how we can open, untie the body and mind and then bring this freshness and awareness to the pranayama practice.

Registration opens May 1, 2018

Registration is with FYC

$280 before August 21

After Aug 21, $305.00
cancellation policy here

for more info contact Frema at 780-465-4668

 Weekend Workshop with Louie Ettling

January 25-27, 2019

Details TBA