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News: (16 February 2019)

Down Under Yoga Brookline

Visit www.downunderyoga.com for Patricia’s current class schedule.

Click here for information about Jarvis’ classes. Winter 2019 classes now listed.


Remembering Geeta S. Iyengar

From L to R: Mary Dunn, Geetaji, Manouso Manos, Patricia Walden, and Stephanie Quirk at the 2007 IYNAUS Convention in Las Vegas, NV

  1. Read the letter from Patricia and Jarvis from 21 December 2018

  2. Watch the video of Geetaji’s Shraddhanjali in Pune on 28 December


Breaking New Ground with Your Backbends

February 17, 2019, 1:30 - 4:30 pm

at Down Under Yoga Cambridge

This workshop is for intermediate to advanced students and teachers to explore the healing power of backbends. We will work with urdhva dhanurasana (upward facing bow pose), viparita dandasana, and preparations for kapotasana (pigeon pose) and eka pada rajakapotasana. You will learn a sequence of poses that prepare each part of your body and mind to receive backbends safely with grace, ease, and some hard work. Students should have a regular practice of backbends. This workshop is not appropriate for students with shoulder injuries. Price: $45. To register, visit Down Under Yoga.

The Art of Integration with Patricia Walden

March 7-10, 2019

Vienna, Austria

This year we celebrate 100 years since the birth of BKS Iyengar. Through his years of devoted practice, Guruji understood how asana and pranayama can be the means to reach the Self, how through the art of integration, the path of yoga can lead us to ultimate freedom. Join Patricia Walden, one of Guruji’s senior students, as we explore the art of integration.

Early bird payment until 6 January 2019: €360

Regular registration after 6 January 2019: €400

Location: Filmquartier Wien, Schönbrunner Strasse 31, 1050 Wien

To register, visit https://yogakula.at/termin/art-of-integration

Workshop with Patricia Walden

June 7-11, 2019

Marseille, France

Be part of this five days event at the Centre de Yoga Iyengar de Marseille where Patricia will generously share her deep understanding of yoga and long dedicated practice with BKS Iyengar with us. Registration priority will be given to those teachers who hold an Intermediate Junior II certificate or higher until March 15, 2019. Thereafter, if space remains, all Introductory and Junior Intermediate teachers and students with a minimum of 5 years of practice of Iyengar yoga may register.

Price: €520, €120 per single day. Priority will be given to four day participation subscribers. Registrations begin January 15, 2019.

Visit: http://www.yogaiyengar.net/en/workshop-walden-2019/

In The Footsteps of Guruji

with Patricia Walden

June 17-22, 2019

Copenhagen, Denmark

Come and join us for this rare six days intensive course with Patricia Walden. Patricia is known for her gentle yet strong and demanding classes that blend the progressive intensity of asana work with a subtle but practical philosophy inviting inner reflection and integration of mind, body, and breath. To attend, you must have a minimum of five years of practice and be mature and steady in your practice.

Price: dkr 4000

To register, visit https://yoga-cph.dk/workshops/

Annual Workshop at Blue Lake Ranch

with Patricia Walden

Durango, Colorado

July 14-19, 2019

Price: $920, includes yoga classes as well as a gourmet vegetarian lunch Sunday through Friday (fee does not include dinner or accommodations)

To register, Visit: http://www.4cornersyoga.com/workshops.html

Shaker Museum Retreat

with Patricia Walden

Enfield, New Hampshire

August 21-25, 2019

Join Patricia Walden as we explore the practice of yoga. Each day will include 3 hours of asana in the morning and 2 hours of pranayama and philosophy discussion in the afternoon. This retreat is held at the historic Enfield Shaker Museum in Enfield, New Hampshire. For details, click here or email kerry@ahayoga.com.

More workshops and retreats can be found on Patricia’s Workshop page.


  1. Light On Yoga In America: On the Legacy of BKS Iyengar

  2. Watch the video from the memorial event held at the Center for the Study of World Religions at Harvard University.

  1. BKS Iyengar Yogamala & IYANE Memorial for Sri BKS Iyengar

  2. View photos from our memorial gathering for Guruji on Sunday, August 24, 2014. Thank you to all who joined us in honoring Guruji’s life and legacy.


  1. Read:

  2. Click here to read Yogastha, a moving article by Sameer Kulkarni on the passing of Guruji. This article originally appeared in Marathi in the publication Anubhav, and was translated by Guruji’s grand-daughter, Abhijata Sridhar. It was read by Birjoo Mehta at the Yogānuśāsanam convention in December 2014.

  3. Two articles about Geeta Iyengar here and here.

  4. Faith and the Power of Practice (posted April 24, 2013)

  5. Yoga In Times of Crisis (posted April 19, 2013)

  6. Watch: “Poses” (click here), a short video of Patricia Walden doing Eka Pada Rajakapotasana I, II, III, IV. Filmed by Laura Barisonzi.


  2. Check out the IYANE website at iyengarnewengland.com


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