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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