March 1 - 3, 2019

Yoga Workshops March 1 & 2    SEE PDF


Friday, March 1:  5 - 8 pm -- Nerve Tonic -- $75

Asanas and pranayama promote involution, increasing our sensitivity to body, mind, and breath.  In turn physically, mentally and meditatively our bodies layers are given access to health.Profoundly quieting, this class turns to our one pointed mind and cultivates self awareness.


Saturday, March 2:  9 - 11:30 am -- Mining for Light -- $65

Standing poses create a base of stability and mobility for exploring the many facets of backbends.  Practice to inspire courage, alleviate depression, and elevate the consciousness of mind and spine! 


Saturday, March 2: 2:30 - 5 pm -- Search for Balance -- $65

Explore the forces of gravity:  learn to work with and against them. Balancing asanas build strength and develop agility, while accessing inroads to the powers of concentration.  Valuable and accessible for all ages and abilities.


Where: Yoga Tree of Evanston

607 Lake Street (enter north side Chicago ave courtyard 2nd floor) Room 205 


Mary Reilly began her studies of Iyengar Yoga in 1978 in Ann Arbor after graduating from the University of Michigan. She was among the early group of practitioners in the Midwest to be certified to teach and was personally granted an Intermediate Senior 2 credential by B.K.S. Iyengar in 2012. Mary has directed North Woods Yoga, the Northern Michigan Studio since 1986, served as Chair of Certification for the IYNAUS from 2009 to 2013, and studies regularly at RIMYI in Pune India, most recently in December 2015. Mary’s enthusiasm, clarity and precision shine through her teaching; she aims to help students overcome obstacles to achieve their full potential.

Cost for ALL 3 Classes $185 ($170 for IYAMW Members)

Yoga Tree recommends preregistration and prepayment for all workshops 

Checks are no longer made out to Lake St Church - they are made out to Yoga Circle - NOT Yoga Tree - give to your instructor or mail to: Lake Street Church YOGA, 607 Lake Street Evanston, IL 60201 

Registered unless notified.  Refunds minus $30 processing fee – no refunds after Feb 8. 

Please include attendance details with payment:  Friday PM _______   Sat AM ______  Sat PM_______  

The Iyengar Yoga National Association of the United States — IYNAUS — disseminates the teachings of BKS. Iyengar and his family ( the official website. It is your source for news and information about the Iyengar Yoga method, whether you’re a newcomer, an established student or a teacher. IYNAUS membership is open to all,  Join today and support our work to disseminate and promote Iyengar Yoga.


Iyengar Yoga Teacher Training 2019 With Senior Teacher Mary Reilly    See PDF

Yoga Tree is committed to providing quality instruction by the very best in the Midwest. We are delighted to announce Mary’s sixth Yoga Teacher Trainings in Chicago and Evanston IL.   

2 full paid Teacher Training scholarships available.  3 years of Iyengar Yoga study required.   SEE PDF

IYNAUS Teacher Ed for Introductory & Intermediate Junior Levels  
Intermediate Junior 2 & 3 Training (All CIYT teachers are welcome)  For Certified Iyengar Yoga Teachers -Bring a current IYNAUS certification manual along with Preliminary and Intermediate Course Manuals Friday’s focus will be preparation of skills for the IJ2 & 3 levels: refinements and aspects of integration based on observation, further development in adept linking and integration to evoke meditative focus in the classroom.    Introductory certified teachers are welcome to attend and may find this training helpful, informative and inspiring
When: Friday, March 1: 9 am – 2 pm

Where: Yoga Tree of Evanston Room 205 in Lake Street Church  607 Lake Street Evanston, IL
The Module will cover the following 1) Observation and Correction 2) Integration, Linking and Refinements 3) Mentorship 4) Integrating Philosophy in the Classroom
Introductory and Intermediate Junior 1 Training - 1year recent study of Iyengar Yoga required  
When: Sunday, March 3: 8:30 - 2 pm

Where: Quilombo Cultural Center In Logan Square – Chicago IL

1757 N Kimball, 2nd floor   Kimball Arts building just south of the 606 trail Free street parking -- Free parking lot

Sunday’s training works on solidifying foundational skills emphasizing clear instruction based on observation.  Priorities for teaching to the group will be given to those interested in IJ1 training and those  going up for certification.  This will be the primary training for the certified teachers at Introductory level
This Module is for:
1) Those interested in teaching in the Iyengar Tradition (Certification not required)

Bring current IYNAUS certification manual along with Preliminary Course Manual.     

2) Introductory Certified Iyengar teachers who want to hone their teaching skills. 

Bring current IYNAUS certification manual along with Preliminary and Intermediate Course Manuals.     

3)  Iyengar certified teachers preparing for certification at the junior 1 level.


What is the Cost: Friday Junior Intermediate 2 & 3 Training $130 ($115 if paid by January 15)

Sunday Introductory and Intermediate Junior 1 Training $140 ($125 if paid by January 15)

Note:  Refunds granted minus a $30 processing fee until Feb 1.  No refunds after Feb 8.


Checks are no longer made out to Lake St Church - they are made out to Yoga Circle - NOT Yoga Tree - give to your instructor or mail to: Lake Street Church YOGA, 607 Lake Street Evanston, IL 60201
Please indicate one of the following:

1) ______I have not gone through the Iyengar Certification Program

2) ______I am certified at _______________________(level certification)
Are you planning on testing in 2019? 

Yes_____ No____ Any additional comments (write additional via email or backside of copy sent)           

Who is your primary Iyengar certified teacher? ____________________

After you register Mary or an assistant will contact you regarding your expectations and goals for training.  If you are certified please keep your last assessment evaluation available for Mary’s guidance.