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Iyengar Yoga Intensive

June 21, 2017 - June 23, 2017


Iyengar Yoga Intensive

Effortless Effort in Yoga Asana

with Vaya (Talia Lia)

The Iyengar Yoga Intensive is a three-day workshop that explores the family of asanas as they were taught by renowned teacher B.K.S Iyengar. Iyengar Yoga emphasizes precision in the asana, using props, accurate sequences and timings to cultivate respect for the body and eliminate physical injuries. A new quality of the practice is revealed through this unique lens – the quality of “effortless effort”.

For many, Iyengar’s language of yoga is a gateway into the ancient art-form. Its creative use of props combined with Vaya’s meditative approach to yoga allows the asana to be embodied fully and deeply, transcending the limitations of physical and mental flexibility. Vaya’s vast knowledge and experience, attention to detail and her soft, light-hearted approach to the practice sets the stage for a deep and meaningful meeting with yoga.

The group’s daily schedule is comprised of three classes: pranayama and asana practice in the morning and gentle, restorative yoga practice in the afternoon. The last morning will be spent practicing on the beach, exploring ways to practice outside and integrate yoga more fully into everyday life.

Unstructured personal time will be dedicated each day to address questions concerning injuries and special physical conditions, create personalized sequences and turn inward for self-practice.

Group Schedule:

Day 1
9 am – 12:30 pm Asana
12:30 pm Lunch
3 – 5 pm General Practice
6:30 pm Silent Sitting
Day 2
6:30 – 7:45 am Pranayama
9:30 am – 12:30 pm Asana
12:30 pm Lunch
3:30 – 5 pm Restorative Yoga
6:30 pm Silent Sitting
Day 3
6:30 – 7:30 am Pranayama
7:30 – 8:30 am Breakfast
8:45 am Taxi to the Beach
9:30 – 10:45 am Yoga practice on the Beach
11:45 am Taxi back to PachaMama
12:30 pm Lunch
3:30 – 5 pm Restorative Yoga & Closing Circle
6:30 pm Silent Sitting


Learn more about yoga in PachaMama.


Vaya (Talia Lia Meizan Nijhuis) received her yoga teacher certification directly from B.K.S. Iyengar in Pune, India. She has practiced Yoga and Vipassana meditation since 1992 after receiving a B.A. degree In Philosophy and Cognition Science from the University of Tel Aviv. She studied with various teachers around the world including B.K.S. Iyengar, Getta and Prashant Iyengar, and completed 4 years of yoga teacher training with Mr. Faeq Biria from France. She worked as an assistant of “Remedial Yoga classes” in Israel and the Iyengar Yoga Institute in India. Since 2007, Vaya has lived with her husband and their two boys in PachaMama, Costa Rica and teaches yoga there and in other places in the world.


Details $US
Full-day Group $255
Morning Group in Mar and Dec $90
Mini Workshop May 27 $40


Iyengar yoga workshop was a great gift for me. From the beginning Vaya created a friendly and competent atmosphere, leading the class with a dedication and grace. In addition to being very structural and helpful Vaya connected me to the main force and source of Iyengar yoga – Iyengar himself! The wisdom of his beliefs and philosophy brought the last piece of a great puzzle together and planted deep trust in this type of yoga. Thank you, Vaya!

Thank you Vaya Yoga for such a wonderful and profound Iyengar Yoga workshop!
Your inspiring teaching, together with the magical atmosphere of Pachamama have made it a unique and insightful experience.

Thanks for these uplifting and memorable three days.
Much love and gratitude,
Naama Tanne & Doron Cohen


June 21, 2017
June 23, 2017
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San Juanillo, Guanacaste Costa Rica
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