Marlene Mawhinney

Marlene has been teaching yoga since 1972 and has been President and Senior Teacher at Yoga Centre Toronto since 1986. Her quest for depth led her to BKS Iyengar’s work, and since 1985 she has returned to India regularly to study and work with Mr. Iyengar and his daughter, Geeta Iyengar. Marlene is one of Canada’s most senior teachers, holding Senior Intermediate III certification, and has taught yoga to thousands of people – ranging in age from children, to those in people in their 90’s. In addition to teaching classes and workshops throughout Canada and abroad, she has implemented and oversees a comprehensive teacher-training program. A founding member of the Iyengar Yoga Association of Canada, she has served as a Board Member and Chair of the Professional Development Committee.

Marlene is internationally recognized for her research and expertise in yoga for people with health challenges and has been a key collaborator in a number of clinical studies in the areas of cardiac issues, lung-related conditions and back care. Under her guidance, YCT offers a number of classes in special categories including: back care, a cardiac program, Multiple Sclerosis, cancer recovery, asthma, etc. Marlene is the author of the two-volume Compendium of Iyengar Yoga Practices that offers 19 planned practices for people with health challenges and the 40-Day Sadhana Manual, a guided personal practice.

In all her work, Marlene’s focus is on yoga for health and wellbeing, in both body and spirit. “As a teacher, the biggest gift I have had is my teacher, BKS Iyengar. The next biggest gift I have is the students.”


Certification: Senior Intermediate 3


Monday
6:00am-7:30am Level 2/3
7:30am-9:00am Back Care Program*
9:45am-11:45am Level 2/3
12:30pm-2:00pm Cardiac Program*

Tuesday
2:00pm-3:30pm Special Practice Program*
4:30pm-6:00pm Special Needs Program*
6:00pm-8:00pm Level 3/4

Wednesday
6:00am-7:30am Level 2/3
9:30am-11:30am YCT Certified Teacher Upgrading
11:45am-1:45pm Level 3/4
6:30pm-8:00pm Special Needs Clinic*

Thursday
11:00am-12:30pm Special Practice Program*
12:30pm-2:00pm Cardiac Program*
1:45pm- 3:45pm Level 2
4:30pm-6:00pm Special Needs Program*
6:00pm-8:00pm YCT Teacher Training

*Pre-Registered 10-week sessions

Marlene’s Workshops

Toronto Workshops Fall 2018:

4-Day Intensive Workshop
Level 2/3/4
September 4, 5, 6, 7
6:00am-9:00am
$350 + hst

Assessment Preparation Workshop
(YCT student teachers, teachers preparing for international assessment)
September 7, 8, 9
Friday 6:00pm-9:00pm
Saturday 9:00am-12:00pm & 1:00pm-4:00pm
Sunday 9:00am-12:00pm
$275 + hst

YCT Teacher Training Assessment Year 3
(YCT student teachers)
September 21
Friday 8am-5pm
Non YCT Student Teacher Fee $167 (+HST)

YCT Teacher Training Assessment Year 1 & 2
(YCT student teachers)
September 22
Saturday 8am-5pm
Non YCT Student Teacher Fee $167 (+HST)

YCT Teacher Training Workshop
Saturday, October 6

6:00am-9:00am $44 + hst

Level 3/4 Asana Workshop
Saturday, October 6

Asana Workshop 9:00am-12:30pm $67 + hst

30-Day Spring Sadhana
Level 2/3/4
October 22-November 20
6:15am-7:30am (studio open for preparation for practice 6:00am)
$312 + hst

YCT Teacher Training Workshop
Saturday, October 27

6:00am-9:00am $44 + hst

Level 3/4 Asana Workshop
Saturday, October 27

Asana Workshop 9:00am-12:30pm $67 + hst

YCT Teacher Training Workshop
Saturday, November 3

6:00am-9:00am $44 + hst

Level 3/4 Asana Workshop
Saturday, November 3

Asana Workshop 9:00am-12:30pm $67 + hst

Philosophy
Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Study and Discussion
Saturday, November 3 (first of three)

1:00pm-3:00pm $38 each (+ hst) or $105 for three (+ hst)

Weekend Intensive Workshop
Level 2/3/4
November 23, 24, 25
Friday 6:00pm-9:00pm, Saturday and Sunday 9:00am-1:00pm
$350 + hst

YCT Teacher Training Workshop
Saturday, December 1

6:00am-9:00am $44 + hst

Level 3/4 Asana Workshop
Saturday, December 1

Asana Workshop 9:00am-12:30pm $67 + hst

YCT Teacher Training Workshop
Saturday, December 15

7:00am-12:00pm $119 + hst

2018 Out-of-Town Workshops with Marlene

The Club Yoga Centre, Fritholme Gardens, Paget, Bermuda
October 19-21, 2018

Cost: $300 US Cash
To Register Contact Sally: kerby@ibl.bm or (441) 236-5691

Kelowna Yoga House, Kelowna, BC
November 9-12, 2018

3 or 4 Day Workshop
More Info Available at: http://www.kelownayogahouse.org/events/events/Classes/2018/11/09/8488:kyh-is-hosting-an-iyengar-yoga-workshop-with-marlene-mawhinney