Govinda's Yoga Studio is a private studio in West Los Angeles. Classes are small, so that students can have the undivided attention of the teachers who teach here. The studio is a fully equipped Iyengar Studio, dedicated to the teachings of Yogacharya BKS Iyengar. All students who practice here, find the atmosphere conducive to a yogic lifestyle. A wooden floor, large skylights, and greenery allow the practitioner to feel in touch with nature, while he or she is doing their practice.

Studio Schedule

Monday

12:30pm-2:00pm - Mia Wigmore

Wednesday

9am – 10:30am - Christine Stein

6pm – 7:30pm - Vladimir Nekrasov

Thursday

9am – 10:30am - Natalia Momchilova

Friday

7pm – 8:30pm - Vladimir Nekrasov

Saturday

8:30am – 10:45am - Christine Stein

10:45am – 12:15am - Christine Stein

All classes are $15.
Cash or Checks Only.
For more info please call 310-621-0447

Iyengar Yoga Tour to India

Cultural & Iyengar Yoga Tour
November 10 - November 24, 2019

NOVEMBER 10th
Arrive in Delhi and spend one night

NOVEMBER 11th
Lunch at the grand Krishna Temple of Delhi

NOVEMBER 12 - 13
Taj Mahal and Agra Fort

NOVEMBER 14, 15, 16
Varanasi and sacred Ganges

NOVEMBER 17, 18, 19, 20
Jagannath Puri on the Bay of Bengal

NOVEMBER 21, 22
Bhubaneshwar capital of Orissa and holy city of Shiva Temples

NOVEMBER 23, 24
Kolkata, the City of Joy! Stay at the 5 - star Oberoi Hotel.

NOVEMBER 25th
Departure for Home!

The cost of the tour: $4,200 double occupancy $5,425. single occupancy (All hotels are luxury hotels. The hotel, in Varanasi is smaller but quite charming as it is on the banks of the River Ganges) My personal advice is to keep a single room for yourself, unless you have a partner or good friend to stay with. After all, it is two weeks in India, and you may find that a private room gives you the quiet and rest you need. The cost of the tour includes:

1. Pick up from Delhi Airport
2. All luxury hotels. The Temple on Ganges Hotel in Varanasi is smaller but quite charming as it is on the banks of the Ganga.
3. All breakfasts at the hotels. In Varanasi and Puri, dinners are included as well.
4. All domestic plane travel to the various cities.
5. Safe road travel to our various sites.
6. Our tour is always guided by the owner of Heritage Tours, Orissa, Mr. Samar Pradhan from Puri, Orissa. He has guided us and taken care of all particulars each time I have brought friends and yoga students to India. He makes sure we are well taken care of and leave with a true appreciation and understanding of India.
7. Iyengar Yoga classes and philosophy taught by Christine every day. The yoga classes are optional, as some days one may feel the need to simply rest more.

The tour does not include:
1. Other meals besides breakfast. (Except for Varanasi and Puri which include dinner) We will be out and about during most late mornings and returning to the hotel for a lunch or dinner. These meals can be added to your room.
2. Of course we want to give tips to those who serve us so beautifully during our journey. When the group is formed, we can meet and decide how to give these tips...either individually or together as a group. We will have a few meetings together before the November tour.
3. Recently, all the domestic Indian airlines have baggage costs, now similar to the U.S. Throughout our entire travel, this is the only thing I found to be quite annoying. India used to give priority to travelers, but now we must pay for over baggage. One can always Fed Ex packages back home. This is a definite option.

November in India is wedding season. The weather is beautiful and very easy to travel at this time. All hotels in India consider this time to be “high season.” I have already booked rooms to reserve for all of us. There will be no rooms available if we wait to reserve. This is why I suggest that you consider carefully if you would like a single or double room while touring for 2 weeks. The probability of changing during this time would be very slim.

PAYMENTS:
Due to the issue of securing our hotel and plane reservations, the commitment must be given by May 20th. One third of the fee will be due at this time to hold the rooms and all plane reservations. Second third should be given by June 20th. And the full payment by Sept 10th.

OUR HOTELS OF CHOICE:
1. ITC MUGHAL in Agra for Taj Mahal.
2. TEMPLE ON GANGES in Varanasi
3. MAYFAIR PURI
4. MAYFAIR LAGOON in Bhubaneswara
5. THE OBEROI GRANDE, Kolkata

If canceling before September 10th, no cancellation fee. Money is returned.
If canceling one month before, 50% cancelation fee.
Two weeks before the tour, no refund.

I do have a wonderful travel agent if you need one. All questions for travel can be answered by her. Questions on insurance as well. Any questions at all about this tour, please contact Christine Stein at 310-621-0447. Or email at shamani108@mac.com Traveling in a small group to India, with travelers who practice yoga: what could be better!?

Thank you!

About

Christine Stein is the director of Govinda's Yoga Studio. She has been certified in the Iyengar system since 1992. Chris studies at the Iyengar Institute in Pune, India every year, under the directions of the Iyengar family. All the teachers here at Govinda's Yoga Studio have been apprentices under Chris.

Chriss-Stein

Iyengar Yoga

Iyengar Yoga, created by B.K.S. Iyengar, is a form of yoga known for its use of props, such as belts and blocks, as aids in performing asanas (postures). It is firmly based on the traditional eight limbs of yoga as expounded by Patanjali in his Yoga Sutras, emphasizing the development of strength, stamina, flexibility and balance, as well as concentration (Dharana) and meditation (Dhyana).

Iyengar Yoga, a form of Hatha Yoga, focuses on the structural alignment of the physical body through the development of asanas. Through the practice of a system of asanas, it aims to unite the body, mind and spirit for health and well-being. Iyengar Yoga is considered a powerful tool to relieve the stresses of modern-day life which in turn can help promote total physical and spiritual well-being.

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Unlike more experiential approaches where students are encouraged to independently "find their way" to the asanas by imitating the teacher, an Iyengar Yoga class is highly verbal and precise, with misalignments and errors actively corrected. Iyengar has trained thousands of teachers, who complete 2-5 years of rigorous training for the introductory level of certification (higher-level certification may take a decade or more).

Mr. Iyengar has also developed extensively ways of applying his practice to various ailments, diseases, and disorders. Many of these sources of suffering, from chronic backache to immunodeficiency to high blood pressure to insomnia to depression, have specific programs of Iyengar yoga associated with them. These programs are formulated in their most advanced form at the center of Iyengar Yoga: the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute located in Pune, India.

Contact

Govinda's Yoga Studio
3765 Watseka Ave.
Suite C
Los Angeles, CA 90034
(310) 621 – 0447
Shamani108@mac.com