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Annual Summer Intensive with Senior Teacher Barbara Benagh

July 15 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Saturday, July 15th 11am-3pm
Sunday, July 16th 11am-3pm
In Person at Winsor School or Livestream

*Proof of Vaccination will be required at the door to attend in person*

Over 25 years ago, Barbara Benagh was asked by her local students to teach a
weekend immersion like the workshops she was teaching around the US and beyond. Thus began the tradition of her annual Summer Intensive held each July in Boston. 2023 will be her last. The two-day workshop is also the final opportunity to study with Barbara in person at Down Under.

Barbara’s classes are a slow-paced combination of breathwork, exploratory movement, yoga philosophy and alignment-based poses. Her unique voice and language invite you to listen more than look as you are guided into a deeply meditative practice. The practice is enhanced by your own commitment to spend lots of time up close and personal with your Self. Barbara’s slow style is best suited for mature students and those who are curious to study a non-vinyasa based practice with someone who brings the refinement and skill that comes from practicing and teaching for over 50 years.

As in all her classes, Barbara curates a practice that is based on a theme that grows and comes together at its conclusion leaving you exercised, clear minded, calm, and fulfilled. This year, her focus will be on experiencing the genuine strength of going slow and taking the time to savor the joy of both movement and stillness in detail. She will include poses that are particularly important for the aging body to maintain strength, agility, and flexibility as well as a focus on skills to help maintain a happy upper and lower back.

Described by Yoga Journal as “one of yoga’s most distinctive and compelling voices”, Barbara has practiced and taught yoga for decades. She lives in Durham, NC and teaches livestream classes twice monthly at Down Under.



This workshop will meet at The Winsor School in Boston. The school is near Beth Israel Hospital and has free parking. Though there are some props, students are advised to bring their own. The studio is massive, and enrollment will be limited to allow for social distancing. All participants must be fully vaxxed and boostered against Covid-19.

The workshop will also be available via livestream for those who have chosen not booster, who aren’t yet comfortable being indoors, or are far away. Everyone will receive a copy of the video of the workshop so you can revisit the weekend or attend it at your convenience.

Props: a mat, 1-2 blankets, 1-2 blocks and a strap. For folks joining in person, you will be able to leave props at Winsor School overnight.



July 15
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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