Kofi Busia “Yoga of Union, Yoga of Diversity” from Omega Institute on Vimeo.

Living most of his life in Oxford, England Kofi Busia has been teaching for almost 40 years spent his time studying with B.K.S. Iyengar in the 1970′s to mid-1980′s. He is now based in Santa Cruz, California. We are excited to have such a world renowned teacher here at IYISF as he will be teaching a 3-Day workshop this coming weekend!

This 3-Day workshop will be a combination of philosophy and asana with time to have your questions answered.  Kofi will weave in a theme of experience and importance of working with a Guru whether that is a person or the infinite being inside that we all embody.

After the workshop on Saturday we would love you to join us for Guruji’s Birthday Celebration where Kofi will be a guest speaker.

We want you to be part of our weekend commemoration of Guruji: The class is open to all levels of students! Full weekend and single day pricing avaliable. 

Use the promo code KOFIYOGA to get $10 off any single day session.

Friday, December 12th 6:00-8:30pm

Saturday, December 13th 2:00-5:00pm

Sunday, December 14th 2:00-5:00pm



Each year the Institute hosts a Thanksgiving Benefit taught by Janet MacLeod. This year will be a special class as it will be dedicated to the memory of Mary Frances Chan a friend of Janet’s and dedicated student of Iyengar Yoga. Here are some reflections from Janet:

Mary at her studio in Sacramento

Mary at her studio in Sacramento

“Mary passed away on October 24, 2014. She was 79. She was a graduate of iyisf and got her IYNAUS Introductory Certification at 76 years old. She was a very avid supporter of Iyengar Yoga. Whether she was walking in the park or purchasing a pair of shoes she would be enthusiastically explaining the benefits of Iyengar yoga to one and all. I would like to dedicate the benefit workshop I am doing on Thanksgiving  Day for Scholarships to her as it was her desire to make yoga accessible to everyone. She had her own studio in Sacramento. It is called Gen-Nih Yoga.  -Janet MacLeod

This benefit is special to Janet’s heart as she has always been a strong proponent of making yoga available to everyone through free and donation-based classes. Our goal for this event is to raise $3,000 which will fund one full scholarship or several partial scholarship to qualified students in the Institute’s 2015 program.

Thursday, November 27th 


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