Life’s opportunities….

I have been thinking about going to India for a long time. I have always made excuses about why I could not attend: It’s too far, my kids are too young, it’s a burden on my husband to leave for a month, etc. However, after listening to Manouso Manos and Patricia Walden telling us not to miss an opportunity to attend the institute while Mr. Iyengar is still with us, I decided to apply. I am happy to announce that I have been accepted to study Iyengar Yoga at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute in Pune, India. I will be attending the Institute June of 2011.

Students have asked me: “What are your expectations?” Honestly, I want to see Mr. Iyengar practice his art before he passes on to his next life. He is 91 and still filled with amazing energy and has a continued yoga practice that awes all that watch! I also expect to delve deeper into my yoga and Pranayama practice and bring what I learn back to share with my students.

At the Institute you are expected to attend a two hour class then go to the ‘practice room’ and practice in front of other students and senior teachers, for up to three hours. In my 22 years of practice, I have never had another person, other than my children, watch my practice. It has always been something I’ve considered private and personal and to have others present is like having someone view you from the inside aware of all your thoughts and struggles. I think that will be a big adjustment for me. I am looking forward to this wonderful opportunity for growth and all it has to offer me.

About EssentialYoga Studio

Roberta Dell'Anno E-RYT 500, Certified Yoga for Scoliosis Trainer Owner EssentialYoga Studio. Roberta has been practicing yoga since 1988 and teaching yoga since 2004. She has studied extensively under master yoga teachers Patricia Walden, Zoë Stewart, Sri Arun H.S., Elise Browning Miller, and others. She completed a two year Iyengar Yoga Teacher Training program with Sr. Iyengar Teacher, Peentz Dubble in June 2017. Roberta has studied yoga at the Ramamani Iyengar Yoga Memorial Institute in Pune, India during June 2011, February 2014, attended Abhijata's 2-week intensive in Pune, India, December 2016 and BKS Iyengar's Centenary 10-day intensive taught by Prashantji & Geetaji, December 2018. She completed training and certification with Elise Browning Miller as a 'Yoga for Scoliosis' instructor in 2014, completed a 500 hour Hatha Yoga Certification program with AURA Wellness Center in 2005 and is registered with Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT 500. She has been a Certified Meditation Teacher since June 2007 and an Usui Reiki Practitioner since 1989. The studio provides individual & specialized privates, semi-privates, group private sessions, and yoga workshops. Roberta conducts local and out of town workshops. She specializes in yoga for scoliosis and back care. She uses props to help students and teachers of all levels transform their backbends, twists, standing and seated postures, as well as inversions like sarvangasana (shoulderstand). She also works with individuals who have physical challenges, specifically individuals with Multiple Sclerosis, CMT, Parkinson's Disease, scoliosis, and amputees in private, semi-private and group sessions.​​​
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1 Response to Life’s opportunities….

  1. Nancy Humphrey says:

    Hi Roberta,
    This is great!! I really enjoy the BLOG! I was going to see you Tuesday at Union but I have to work until 11:30 andI leave WED for DC. So I will do Union Tues night @ 7:00…wish you were teaching but I will see you next week!!
    This is a great site!!
    Nancy Humphrey

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