Friendship Yoga

Friendship Yoga
1231 Gilbert Court
Iowa City, IA 52240



Workshops & Retreats


May 18-20, 2018

20th Annual Spring Retreat at Prairiewoods
Guest Teachers Mary Obendorfer and Eddy Marks

Eddy and his wife Mary Obendorfer, co-direct the BKS Iyengar Yoga Centers of San Diego. In addition to their annual trips and a 12 month residency in 2003/04, Eddy and Mary attended classes and worked closely with the Iyengars from June 2009 - December 2009. Eddy and Mary adhere strictly to the Iyengar Yoga method, and are widely recognized for their deep understanding of the science and art of Yoga as well as their enthusiasm and delight in sharing their knowledge with others.

This weekend yoga retreat is open to any yoga student who has had at least 16 weeks of consistent attendance in an Iyengar Yoga class. It is an opportunity to deepen one’s knowledge and understanding of yoga with a dedicated and highly trained teacher. Prairiewoods, a spiritual and ecology center run by Franciscan Sisters is located on 70 acres of natural beauty just north of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. This serene and spacious facility offers accommodations for overnight guests, ample space for quiet reflection, trails for walking and contemplation, and simple vegetarian meals (vegan and gluten-free dietary needs can also be accommodated). The spiritual atmosphere of Prairiewoods provides an ideal environment for an Iyengar Yoga retreat.

group photo
Group Photo, Prairiewoods Retreat 2009


Details coming soon!


  "Yoga is firstly for individual growth, but through individual growth,
society and community develop."
B.K.S. Iyengar