Friendship Yoga

Friendship Yoga
1231 Gilbert Court
Iowa City, IA 52240



Workshops & Retreats


May 19 - 21, 2017

18th Annual Spring Retreat at Prairiewoods
Guest Teacher Bobby Clennell,
Senior Iyengar Yoga Teacher
Iyengar Yoga Institute of New York

Bobby Clennell, Senior Certified Iyengar teacher will be our guest teacher. Classes will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday and the retreat ends after lunch on Sunday.

Bobby Clennell is a senior teacher at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of New York, and has been a direct student of B.K.S. Iyengar and Geeta Iyengar for 43 years.  She is the author and illustrator of three books, The Woman’s Yoga BookWatch Me Do Yoga and Yoga for Breast Care. Bobby’s teaching style is strong, energetic, precise and kind. Bobby is also the creator of “Yoga Yantra”, a short animated film, based on the movements of B.K.S. Iyengar during his own yoga practice. For more information:


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. The spiritual atmosphere of Prairiewoods provides an ideal environment for an Iyengar Yoga retreat.

Schedule: (subject to change)
Friday, May 19   3:00 - 6:00 p.m.   Arrival and Check-in
    6:00 - 8:00 p.m.   Asana Class
    8:00 - 9:00 p.m.   Potluck Dinner
Saturday, May 20   7:00 a.m.   Continental Breakfast in Lodge
    9:00 - 11:30 a.m.   Asana Class
    Noon   Lunch
    3:30 - 5:00 p.m.   Inversions, restorative, pranayama class
    6:00 p.m.   Dinner
    7:00 - 8:00 p.m.   Philosophical discussion
and/or Q & A
    8:00 p.m   Yoga video with popcorn
Sunday, May 21   7:30 - 8:30 a.m.   Pranayama Class
    8:30 - 9:30 a.m.   Tea and fruit break
    9:30 - 11:30 a.m.   Asana Class
    Noon   Lunch and departure

Cost and Registration Information

Option 1: Classes and meals only: $265

There are 17 double rooms available for lodging at Prairiewoods. Each room shares an adjoining bath with another room. Sheets and towels are provided. In order to maximize the number of participants who can enjoy the comfort of staying at Prairiewoods, those willing to "double-up" would be greatly appreciated. Prairiewoods is a roomy facility with abundant private space for seclusion.

Option 2: Classes and meals,
               Double room accommodation: $360

Option 3: Classes and meals,
               Single room accommodation: $410

Register by 4/28/17 and receive an early bird discount. Add $20 to your fee, IF YOU REGISTER AFTER 4/28/17.

Enrollment is limited and the workshop will fill! Register early so as to not miss this wonderful opportunity. If you cancel after April 28th, your fees will be refunded minus a $50 cancellation fee, only if there is someone available to take your place. Otherwise, no refunds after April 28th, 2017.

The Maitri Yoga Education Fund will provide financial support for those in need. Scholarships are prioritized for currently enrolled Friendship Yoga Students. For more information and an application,
Deadline for scholarship applications is 4/19/17.




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