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Special Workshop – Birjoo Mehta on the Vayus

Date: September 8-10
When: Fri-Sun See details
With: Birjoo Mehta
Cost: $300
Location: Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Key Bridge 1900 N. Fort Myer Drive Arlington, VA 22209

PHOTO: Birjoo Mehta. Iyengar Yoga Association of California, Southern Region

Register for Birjoo Mehta Workshop.

Friday – Sunday. Unity Woods is excited to host a very special workshop with Birjoo Mehta this September!

Birjoo Mehta is from Mumbai, India and is one of the world’s most senior Iyengar Yoga teachers. He started learning yoga directly from B.K.S. Iyengar in 1974 and traveled with him extensively during tours to Europe, the U.S. and Australia. Guruji used Birjoo as a model to demonstrate poses and the finer points of practice. As well as being the guest leader for the 2013 Iyengar Yoga Association of the US National Convention in San Diego, Birjoo has conducted National Conventions in the U.K., Spain, Germany, France, and South Africa and has taught workshops in Israel, Ireland, Hong Kong, Canada, and the U.S. In the 2011 China-India Yoga Summit, Birjoo taught the evening session while Mr. Iyengar taught the morning session.

Birjoo’s knowledge of yoga and his understanding of Guruji’s method is unique in its depth. His ease and familiarity with Western concepts and practices and his eloquent ability to articulate the intersection between Mr. Iyengar’s teachings and contemporary society provide an extraordinary opportunity to penetrate deeply into Iyengar Yoga.


Participants should be current practitioners of Iyengar Yoga with a minimum of one year Iyengar Yoga experience. Students who cannot do independent inversions but are sincere and zealous may attend. Props will not be provided; bring your own props for standing poses, Sirsasana and Salamba Sarvangasana.


Fee: $300

Space is limited to 175 participants, and there will be no partial registrations.

Cancellation Policy:

Full Refund through July 17 (no more full refunds at this time)

$50 cancellation fee July 18 through September 1

No refund after September 1

PHOTO: Birjoo Mehta. Iyengar Yoga Hong Kong.



3:00-3:30 Opening / Welcome

3:30-4:30 Lecture – Birjoo

4:30-5:00 Break

5:00–7:00 Asana


8:00-9:30 Pranayama

9:30-10:30 Break

10:30-1:00 Asana

1:00-3:00 Break

3:00-5:30 Asana

5:30-6:30 Q&A with Birjoo


8:00-9:30 Pranayama

10:00-12:30 Asana

12:30 Closing

Workshop Location:

Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Key Bridge 1900 N. Fort Myer Drive Arlington, VA 22209

See Map


Out of town attendees will be responsible for their own housing. Unity Woods has contacted  some hotels for discounted rates. Information below.

Unity Woods Yoga Center has arranged for discounted rooms at the following Hotels near the workshop venue for those attending the Birjoo Mehta on the Vayus Workshop.

Hotel #1

Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Key Bridge (workshop venue)

1900 N. Fort Myer Drive

Arlington, VA  22209

Unity  Woods Yoga room block.

Mention Room block code:  UW7  

Room rate: $109 + tax per night.

Guests MUST call 703-807-2000 or 800-368-3408 to speak with in-house Reservations Manager, Cynthia to use this Room block code.  Call on or before August 8th.

Hotel #2

Key Bridge Marriott

1401 Lee Highway

Arlington, VA  22209

Guests may directly call Marriott Reservations at 1 (800) 228-9290 or (703) 524-6400 on or before Friday, August 11, 2017,  to make sleeping room reservations.  Please identify yourself as part of the Unity Woods Room Block group staying at the Key Bridge Marriott, located at 1401 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA  22209-1201. Room rate:  $119 + tax per night.

Reserve Marriott room online: Click this link for online Marriott Room Reservations.


Photographs and videos will be taken at the event for use by Unity Woods Yoga Center in press, marketing materials and other publications. By registering for this event, you consent to the photography and video and use of your image and likeness.

WAIVER: All participants must read.

By registering for the Birjoo Mehta on the Vayus Workshop on 9/8/17 – 9/10/17 (the “Workshop”), I acknowledge, agree and represent that:

  1. I freely and voluntarily assume all risks inherent in participating in the Workshop.
  2. I waive any and all claims, liabilities and damages of any kind or nature which may arise against Unity Woods Yoga Center, its Board Members, heirs, administrators, executors, successors and assigns (collectively “UWYC”) and Birjoo Mehta as a result of my participation in this workshop.
  3. It is my intention to exempt and relieve UWYC and Birjoo Mehta from liability for personal injury, property damage or property loss caused by negligence or otherwise to the full extent allowable under applicable laws. I agree that under no circumstances will I prosecute or present any claim for personal injury or property damage against UWYC and Birjoo Mehta arising out of or connected in any way with my participation in or presence at this Workshop at any time.
  4. I understand and consent to the use of my image and likeness in photography and video taken at this Workshop for use by Unity Woods Yoga Center in press, marketing materials and publications, including any and all forms of media.
  5. I understand it is my responsibility and I assume all risks regarding any loss of my personal property while attending this Workshop.
  6. I certify that it is my intention that this Release and Waiver is binding not only on me, but also my heirs, administrators, executors, successors and assigns.
  7. By registering for this Workshop, I certify that I have read and understand this Release and Waiver.