Mudita: Joy


After discussions and contemplation this holiday time, I say that joy comes to us when we connect with a feeling beyond our self. When it is not cultivated to serve our needs, but just does serve. Happiness does not always bring joy, and sorrow sometimes can. We can all find examples of this in ... [Read On...]

New Format for Teacher Training

The format for Carolyn's Teacher Training weekends has a new session added on Fridays. The January and June Friday session will be for Juniors and above studies, in addition to the Saturday and Sunday sessions. The March and July meeting on Fridays is reserved for Intro studies, as well as the ... [Read On...]

Thank You for Supporting the Bellur Project


In honor of Mr Iyengar's 93rd Birthday, the Center raised $1930.00 for the Bellur Village Project! The Odissi Indian Dance Performance was a Magical Evening  to start off the week's events. Dancers Shalini and Laboni's offering  was full of devotion and brilliance. The silhouette effects created ... [Read On...]

Center Inspired to Help Foster Peace and Community

Leymah Gwobee

Iyengar Yoga Center of North County is reaching out throughout San Diego County and Encinitas to help spread the love and light of Iyengar Yoga. Center Director Carolyn Belko, a longtime student of BKS Iyengar, said she  also has been inspired by the Liberian activist Leymah Gbowee, who was awarded ... [Read On...]

Happy 60th Birthday, Manouso!

Our warmest wishes go out to Manouso Manos, who celebrates his 60th birthday on Jan. 9. Birthday celebrations honoring Manouso are being held this month at The Abode of Iyengar Yoga in San Francisco and the B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga Institute of Los Angeles. Manouso began his studies with Sri B.K.S. ... [Read On...]

Breakthroughs and Breath Captivate Judy Harper

Judy Harper

Most of us vividly recall the moment we finally accomplish something difficult we’ve worked hard to achieve.  In yoga, it’s often inversions that present the biggest challenge. They’re frequently spiked with a strong dose of fear. Remember your first unassisted in-the-middle-of-the-room Sirsasana ... [Read On...]