Upcoming Events

Patañjali’s Yogasūtras: Foundations

with Chase Bossart

Session 1: Fri. May 9, 6:30-9:30pm

Session 2: Sat. May 10, 6-9pm


By all accounts, yoga has the capacity to transform not only how we move and breath but also how we feel and behave. In turn, according to the Yogasūtras of Patañjali, yoga can also transform how other people feel and respond to us. The key to facilitating this change is the development of a set of attitudes within ourselves. Join us for an exploration of these attitudes and how they form a foundation of experience that fosters transformation. The evening will include lecture, discussion and two short meditation practices (asana and pranayama.) The presentation is both accessible to beginners and instructive for experienced practitioners. $45/session. Preregister at AYC or by email.

chaseChase Bossart is a longtime student of TKV Desikachar and a Krishnamacharya Healing and Yoga Foundation certified Yoga Teacher Trainer. A long time meditator, Chase has a clear, down-to-earth communication style and exceptional theoretical understanding. He is the former Director of Therapy and Education at the non-profit organization Healing Yoga Foundation. www.chasebosssart.com


New Directions in North American Yoga

with Carol Horton and Roseanne Harvey

Mon. May 19th, 7-9:30pm


Yoga today is changing – and fast.  Once-powerful gurus are falling.  New alternatives are snowballing.  Why are these changes happening?  What do they matter?

Join Carol Horton and Roseanne Harvey, co-editors of 21st Century Yoga: Culture, Politics, and Practice, for a provocative discussion of the current paradigm shift in yoga culture. Key topics include 1) representing the “yoga body,” 2) re-envisioning the “guru,” and 3) revitalizing Karma yoga. Come add your voice to what promises to be an important conversation on the cutting edge of thoughtful yoga practice today. This event will follow a participatory lecture/discussion format and includes no asana. $20 suggested donation. No preregistration required.

carolCarol Horton, Ph.D., writes about yoga from the unique perspective of a social scientist who is also a certified yoga teacher. She is the author of Yoga Ph.D.: Integrating the Life of the Mind and the Wisdom of the Body, and co-editor of 21st Century Yoga: Culture, Politics, and Practice. Carol serves as a volunteer teacher and Board member with Yoga for Recovery, which offers classes to women in Chicago’s Cook County Jail. She is a co-founder of the Socially Engaged Yoga Network (SEYN), an all-volunteer organization dedicated to sharing the benefits of yoga with underserved communities in the Chicagoland area. More about Carol at: carolhortonphd.com.


Roseanne Harvey is a writer, editor and geeky girl who lives and loves life in Montreal. As the former editor of ascent magazine, Roseanne isn’t afraid to use her media literacy skills to call out the hypocrisies and contradictions of modern yoga. She is all for dismantling the dominant hegemony of rock star teachers, expensive class fees and designer clothes/accessories/products. She also loves supporting progressive yoga projects, innovative and independent teachers, and general awesomeness. Roseanne is a co-director of Yoga Festival Montreal and the co-editor of 21st Century Yoga: Culture, Politics & Practice. See Roseanne’s renowned blog at: itsallyogababy.com.


Aromatherapy 101

with Salvador Martinez

Sat. June 21, 6-9pm


This workshop will cover history, quality, safety, and profiles of the “Lucky 13″, the most useful essential oils. Participants will make a custom blend in a carrier of jojoba oil. Aromatherapy 101 is intended for people new to aromatherapy and essential oils, but if you have previous experience and want a refresher course, please join us. All are welcome. Space is limited so early registration is strongly recommended. $40. Preregister at AYC or by email.

salvador-sqSalvador Martinez began his practice in 1995. In 2009, he completed and received certification through the AYC Yoga Teacher Training. He is a graduate of yoga anatomy studies with Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Matthews of the Breathing Project NYC. He also practices zazen, Zen Buddhist seated meditation, and is the founder of Might Real Skin.