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Iyengar Yoga Teacher | Janet MacLeod

There are individuals that refer to themselves as a yogi / yogini;
There are those who practice “Hatha Yoga” yet state they “Do Yoga”.
And there are those who are oblivious to the many components encompassed within the practice of “YOGA.”

“Not only has there been a reversal of Hatha Yoga and Yoga, whereby Hatha Yoga (the “part”) has been labeled as “Yoga” (the “whole”), but the whole process and scope of Yoga has been effected in our collective perceptions of Yoga.”Swami Jnaneshvara Bharati

And then there’s are individuals which become seasoned in several components or parts of “yoga.”

Recently, A “Karma Yogini” [one who practices yoga of selfless (altruistic) service] sent me an email – CHECK IT OUT!

From Iyengar Yoga Teacher, janet MacLeod
To: Tony Eason:

“Dear Tony: I will be donating the proceeds from both of  my classes on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 to you for the AIDS/Lifecycle 2014 Event.

If you have any students who would like to participate ask them to visit for class times, levels & price. I hope you’re doing well and getting closeR to your goal.

Love, Janet.”



AIDS/Lifecycle Benefit Yoga Classes

23 April 2014, Wednesday
Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco [New Location].
Iyengar Yoga with Janet MacLeod
2201 Sutter Street,
San Francisco, 94109 [map]

8:00 – 9:30am.
Community Class *By Donation
Iyengar Yoga Class Level 1-2

“For students who have a solid understanding of the fundamental poses taught in Level 1 along with a base of strength and flexibility from regular attendance. In this class, students will deepen their understanding of the mind-body connection in an expanded study of foundational poses including standing twists, backbends, and headstand. Students should begin to recognize the Sanskrit names. Mastery of class levels 1 and 1-2 ensures a safe and steady progression to intermediate level beginning with Level 2. Students typically spend 1 to 2-years at this level.”

10:00 – 12:00 noon.
Iyengar Yoga Class Level 3- 4

“Teacher’s permission is required to attend this class. Students should have a deep, long-standing and sustained practice of Iyengar Yoga. Having built physical capacity, mental concentration, and emotional stability in previous levels, this class consolidates the student’s understanding while introducing more intensified arm balances, abdominal poses, classic forward bends, and body knotting. Practical philosophy and pranayama are a regular part of the learning and study at this level.” 


AIDS/LifeCycle is a fully supported, 7-day bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles to raise money and awareness in the fight against HIV/AIDS. AIDS/LifeCycle 2014 will take place June 1st through June 7th, 2014. Every year, this landmark ride through beautiful California delivers a life-changing experience for thousands of participants from all backgrounds and fitness levels united by a common desire to do something heroic







IYISF Benefit Workshop – San Francisco, CA

3 & 4 May 2014
Pose and Repose: Meditation in Action with Janet MacLeod
Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco [New Location].

2201 Sutter Street,
San Francisco, 94109 [map]

“This two day workshop will introduce you to a concept which I heard unfolded by Prashant Iyengar while studying in Pune.

For many of us, due of our passion for yoga and our desire to progress, we often do not consider the option of finding time for reflection in the asana. I will present ways to allow you to experience stillness in all four categories of asana.”

“The Iyengar  Yoga Institute is happy to announce a series of workshops to benefit our move to 2201 Sutter Street. All proceeds go toward funding the build out of our new building. These will be led by a number of familiar instructors as well as a few guest instructors, many of whom are alumni of the Advanced Studies/Teacher Training Program!

Contact Cynthia Bates (, for marketing assistance!







Benefit Yoga Vacation in Marrakech 

31 July to 03  August 2014.  

Darnima is a nonprofit association that works to support disadvantaged children in the Dar Tifl Orphanage in Marrakech. It strives to help these young people through sponsorship and events as well as offering solidarity trips to Marrakech. The retreat will be held in the unforgettable location of Dar El Sadaka on the outskirts of Marrakech
This magic house is on 24 acres of private property with stunning landscaped grounds and ten unique rooms/suites suitable for single, double or triple occupancy. All have a private garden or terrace and are connected to the many common areas. The secluded estate is the home of a well-known artist, Jean Francois Fourtou (
Check:; the headquarters of the organization are in Madrid so the website is in Spanish; non Spanish speakers, hope you have a Spanish speaking friend.

For information/registration – email –

Iyengar Yoga Teacher | Janet MacLeod

Certified as an Iyengar Yoga Instructor in 1983, she continues to study with the Iyengar family in India and in the West having attended many conventions. Her teaching style is demanding on all levels; this combined with her ability to create a joyful atmosphere in class has a trans-formative effect on students.

“Over the years, Janet has donated gift certificates for yoga classes to support school fund raising activities. These gifts certificates are popular items at fund raising events and are a good source for much needed contributions. If you are involved in fund raising for your child’s school, please send an email to Janet.