November 11 – 13, 2016
Gabriel was trained at the Iyengar Yoga Institutes in San Francisco and Pune, India. Gabriel has practiced since 1970 and gives workshops nationally. He is the founder and director of the Yoga Circle in Chicago, IL since 1985. Owing to the direct influence of BKS Iyengar and 4 decades of continuous study Gabriel’s teaching is all that is yoga: zeal in practice, science, art form, lifestyle, and mystical mentoring.

Friday, November 11th
Body Sighting and Hands On Adjustments, 3:00-6:00 PM (teachers/ serious students): Students process information through sight, sound, and touch. To that end, good teachers demonstrate the poses beautifully. Excellent teachers articulate clear cues and instructions. Great teachers add precise hands on corrections. But in order to properly help someone, a teacher must develop the skills to see where, when, and how the adjustment needs to be made. Today’s hands on session will boost your confidence about recognizing what to do and being able to do it. You will leave with a better sense of sequencing, a keener eye that sees misalignments, and a creative ability to transmit what you now know.

Saturday, November 12th
Back Care Basics: Living with your Low Back, 10:00-1:00 PM (public): Back pain sufferers take heart! Come and find relief and discover new options for your home practice. Whether you have general backache, stiffness, or soreness in your upper spine, scoliosis, SI joint dysfunction, or sciatica, this workshop will teach you how to relax and traction the spine. Once the spine elongates and decompresses, ease of motion is restored, as is free and easy breathing. You’ll go home knowing how to set up simple poses that alleviate discomfort and get a new lease on life. Learn the difference between healing and curing and leave here with the best sense of body mechanics and proper posture that you have ever had.

Hatha Yoga 101, 3:00-6:00 PM (public): So many students are lost in the “Hollywood facade” of the poses thinking that doing more convoluted and advanced postures is doing better yoga. The truth is fundamentals are the basis for all advanced poses especially if you want them to be done correctly and injury free. Today we will review the basic spinal movements of flexion, extension, lateral bending and axial rotation, as well abduction, adduction, internal and external rotation of the shoulder and the hips. Poses highlighting each of these actions will be demonstrated, taught and corrected with modifications suggested for each student.

Sunday, November 13th
Master Class, 10:00-1:00 PM (public): Gabriel will teach a sequence learned at the foot of the Master in Pune, India. If you have never been to the yogic motherland and had a chance to study with BKS Iyengar, a great way to experience his transmission is through the genius of his sequences. Poses put together with a theme can have a major impact on one’s experience. Rather than a random smorgasbord of postures, a carefully chosen process of unfolding conveys the message of yoga: harmony and skill in action, inner calm coupled with great clarity, compassion and the knowledge of one’s Self.

Pricing and Registration


Early (before Oct. 30) – one class, $50; two classes $45; full workshop, $180

Normal (Oct. 31- Nov. 5) – one class, $55; two classes $50; full workshop, $200

Late (After Nov.5) – one class, $60; two classes $55; full workshop, $220

To register please detach and mail with a check or money order payable to Tree of Life Yoga to: 29666 County Road 10 W., Elkhart, IN 46514.

Your check confirms your spot. Space is limited for this amazing yoga opportunity!