Registration is open now for the 2011 Regional Iyengar Yoga Conference, From the Heartland, which will be held in downtown Chicago, September 15 -- 18.
This will be a great opportunity for yoga students of all traditions, from beginning to advanced, to learn more about the practice of Iyengar Yoga.
For the opening ceremony on Thursday, September 15, the Keynote Address will be given by paraplegic yoga teacher Matthew Sanford, and there'll also be a presentation of a BKS Iyengar practice film with live cello accompaniment by cellist (and certified Iyengar Yoga teacher) Alicia Rowe.
There will be morning pranayama and asana classes, assigned by experience levels, and afternoon Special Topic classes that you choose when you register.
You'll have time between the morning and afternoon classes (1pm - 4pm) to enjoy one of the many films about Iyengar yoga, or to participate in chanting, or to practice in the practice salon if you so desire. There'll also be an art exhibit, Union, that will run for 3 - 4 weeks, coinciding with the yoga conference. Union is an exhibition of art works created by yoga practitioners from around the Midwest.
Or during the afternoon break you may want to wander around downtown Chicago. The conference venue is at the Palmer House Hilton (except for the opening ceremony which will be at the Chicago Cultural Center), a short distance from Millenium Park and Lake Michigan.