|Yoga From the Heartland Sept. 15 - 18, 2011|
If you're still undecided about going, read this excerpt of an email I received from IYNAUS (Iyengar Yoga National Association of the U.S.) relating the experience of someone who attended the Regional Conference in Providence, RI October 2009:
Sophia Anastos, a yoga student from Chicago writes:
"My husband and I went to the conference in Providence with modest expectations. We hoped to learn things that we could bring to our practice while enjoying a new setting and making friends in the Iyengar Yoga community. Our experience far exceeded our expectations. We had a blast, and we learned so much from a diverse group of accomplished instructors. It was amazing to witness such rich and varied perspectives, temperaments, and sensibilities give voice to the rigor and objective orientation of Iyengar Yoga. Teachers were spontaneous, direct, authentic, and funny. We experienced quite personally the results of years of disciplined and loving practice. It was an unforgettable weekend, and we are grateful for all that was so freely and joyfully shared."
The email continues:
IYAMW's "Yoga From the Heartland" regional conference will continue to extend that warm embrace, and we invite all students from all paths of yoga to attend. The weekend will offer opportunities for having fun and networking with acquaintances old and new. Festivities will include a keynote speech held at the Chicago Cultural Center. Screenings of films about Iyengar Yoga, chanting the Sutras, dinner circles offering excursions around the city, and "Union", an art exhibit featuring Midwest artists, will also be a part of the event. the conference location is within walking distance of world-class museums, such as the Art Institute of Chicago, our gorgeous outdoor town square, Millennium Park, and countless theater and music venues. We look forward to seeing you in Chicago as we explore, both on and off the mat, the wealth of Iyengar Yoga.