Archive for May, 2021

Stiffness of the Mind

Whenever we find stiffness in the body, our mind should be especially supple. It is never the stiffness in our bodies that limits our practice, it is always the stiffness of our mind.

— Geeta Iyengar

Dear Students,

Good news on Tuesday about the relaxation of the public health order!!! BC is moving in the right direction.

In person Yoga (not hot yoga), is now allowed to resume, with teachers and students masked. Depending on the viral count and vaccine rates, the mask order will also be relaxed over the next couple months.

The Centre is following a conservative plan of opening the studio since it is hard to open and close the studio quickly. The schedule for June will remain the same and we will resume studio classes slowly. In July, two or three in-studio classes will be offered and the online classes will continue.

Slowly, slowly we go.

Namaste, love
Wendy and Britta

With Appreciation

Dear Students,

The Board wants to express its appreciation for your continued support of the Iyengar Yoga Centre of Victoria by continuing to register for classes and workshops, donating to the Centre, and staying in touch with the staff via phone calls.

We hope that you are keeping safe and well and that your yoga practice supports you. As a registered charity it is our mandate to give back to our community, never more important than during these pandemic times. The Centre is happy to offer ‘free’, or ‘pay what you can’, classes and workshops, during this difficult time. Just let the front desk staff know when you call to register.

The Board still meets monthly, now via Zoom. Our contact with other students, teachers and our members has been limited to seeing each other virtually at the AGM, and in Zoom classes and workshops. We look forward to seeing you in person soon!

With Appreciation
Your IYCV Board of Directors
Ann, Annie, Bev, Carole, Jim, Laine, Roger and Wendy

Abhijata May 11

Dear Students,

We are excited to announce that IYAC (Iyengar Yoga Association of Canada), is welcoming Abhijata Iyengar for six days of virtual teaching, from the institute in Pune, starting next Tuesday May 11th and running to Sunday 16th, from 6-8am (Victoria time).

To register, go to

For those not able to take the early morning live practice with Abhi, recorded sessions will be available for two weeks, through IYAC.

The past year has left many of us living with uncertainty. The work shared with us by BKS Iyengar, Geeta, Prashant and, now by Abhijata, gives us the opportunity to draw strength from the roots of our practice. If you have had a minimum of one-experience of Iyengar Yoga, you are welcome to join the Canadian Iyengar community in this special event.

New Office Hours on Sunday: 10:30am-1:30pm
On Sundays Monica is here to take registrations and answer any questions.

Are You Level 2-4 Students?
Sunday Sadhana May 30th with Ty from 10-12pm. ‘Pay What You Want’
Sunday Sadhana and 7th Annual International Day of Yoga on June 20th with Ann from 10-12pm. ‘Pay What You Want’

Coming in Summer
Teacher Intensive Aug 9 to13th with Ann Kilbertus and Louie Ettling
Student Intensive Aug 30th to Sept 3rd with Ty Chandler and Lauren Cox

Namaste, love
Wendy and Britta