Our practice is not only about improving poses, it is a gateway to self-understanding and personal evolution. Are you interested in deepening your practice and digging into yogic concepts?
What is it?
Through guided self-study, the Insight Studies series will connect physical practice to philosophy and how our time on the mat relates to and benefits the rest of our lives. We will focus on the teachings of BKS Iyengar, Dr. Geeta Iyengar and Prashant Iyengar, explored through the prism of our Asana and Pranayama practice. Each week you will receive readings and questions to guide personal reflection. Workshops bring an opportunity to move more fully into the work and gifts of our practice, both in the moment and over time.
Please note: workshop and Sadhana attendance is strongly recommended but optional for Insight Studies students. If you cannot make a workshop, you may still take part in Insight Studies.
Who can take part?
Insight Studies is open to all current students who have a home practice, regardless of whether you practice once a week or daily.
Do I need any books?
Readings will be provided in weekly
emails, but there are some foundational texts that would be very beneficial to have over time. Recommended texts are: Light on Yoga; Light on Pranayama; Light on the Yoga Sutras; Light on Life; all by BKS Iyengar.
When does Insight Studies take place?
Insight Studies will have 2 sessions yearly. They will run from January - April (Winter - Spring) and from September - December (Fall).
What is the fee for Insight Studies?
The fee for the Winter - Spring 2021 session is $100. If you attend any workshops or the Sadhana, those fees would apply as well.
Winter - Spring 2021 Insight Studies
Exploring The Koshas
In the west, we often get caught up in thinking our entire being is our physical body. Yogic philosophy outlines 5 sheaths or layers called the koshas (the physical, energetic, emotional, intellectual and bliss layers). From January to April, we will explore these 5 layers, what each is, how they interact with one another and how our practice brings us closer to being in touch with each layer of ourselves.
How do I sign up?
Email Lisa at to express your interest.
The following workshops are suggested for Insight Studies participants. Please visit Workshops for full details. All workshops will be on zoom for the Winter 2021 session.
Thursday, January 28th
Time: 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Friday, February 26th - Sunday February 28th.
Friday 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 - 11:30 a.m., 1:30 - 4 p.m.
Sunday 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Please contact pranayogawinnipeg.ca to register.
March: Spring Sadhana
Dates: Sunday, March 21st - Saturday, March 27th
Time: 6:30 - 7:45 a.m.
April: Mini Workshop
Date: Thursday, April 22nd
Time: 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.