Yoga students at Iyengar Yoga North County may have dreamed of participating in the Blacons, France week-long yoga retreat in July or August.
To help the dream become reality, a scholarship fund has been established at Iyengar Yoga North County for the Blacons yoga retreat. The scholarship can help with travel and attendance expenses. If you are interested in applying for the scholarship, please use the form below to indicate your interest or call Carolyn at 760-632-0040.
Faeq Biria, Carolyn Belko’s esteemed teacher and director of the Centre de Iyengar de Paris, leads the yoga retreat. Students seeking to dramatically deepen their understanding and practice of Iyengar yoga would benefit greatly by attending.
Student’s Speak About the Blacons Yoga Retreat
Here’s how Annie Richards describes her Blacon’ s yoga retreat experience: “What struck me most in Blacons was the authentic and whole-hearted dedication, reverence, and devotion of Faeq Biria to the teachings of our Guruji. Faeq Biria, following in Guruji’s footsteps, is an intense, profound and powerful teacher, the real deal.
“It took my Blacons experience to understand that what I had been practicing, up to that point, was Bhoga yoga (yoga for pleasure)! I knew I had sometimes been practicing yoga but I always wanted more. At Blacons, the practice was so intense and duration so long — never before had I done that much yoga. With amazing clarity, I experienced the truth of where I was on the path.”
Maria Reyes succinctly puts it: “At Blacons, one lives intensely in the present.”
Sadie Sandquist had this to say: “What an experience! Self-discipline, intense yoga study and community are all combined into a week. It’s a time I will never forget, receiving such great teachings and being surrounded by wonderful people from all over the globe and out in the wonderful freshair and countryside of France.”
Not only is the teaching authentic and deep, but the setting is soothing and picturesque. From the registration materials: “The nearby river, the beauty of the mountainous region, and the purity of the air, all combine to make it an ideal place for the practice of yoga and the attainment of clarity of mind and deep peace.”
“The workshops are simultaneously translated into English and daily comprise six to seven hours of study and practice of postures, one hour to one-and-a-half hour pranayama and three sessions of deep relaxation, all harmoniously spread out to offer pleasant moments of recuperation. In each course, we shall tackle asanas that can lead into or back to a particular posture, and examine each posture’s role in the sequence of yoga practice according to the practitioner’s level and aim”, according to the yoga retreat registration materials.