Workshop with Garth McLean

Nov 12 - 14, 2021

Based in L.A. but born on the Canadian prairies, we welcome back Garth McLean to teach a three day workshop Nov 12 – 14th, online via Zoom. Over these 3 days Garth will underscore principles to bear in mind to support healthy nervous system function and encourage balanced autoimmune responses when practicing asana.

To further enhance your experience, participants are invited to share what they may wish to have addressed over the course of the workshop. This is not a prerequisite, but Garth would be delighted to answer your questions and address participants’ needs.

The workshop is open to yoga practitioners of all levels. Participants with neurological and autoimmune conditions who are ambulatory and able to independently get down to and up from the floor are welcome.

Workshop details:

Nov 12, 3:30 – 4:30 pm: FREE Presentation by Garth: ‘The Impact of Iyengar Yoga on MS and other Neurological Conditions’.

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Nov 12, 6:00 – 7:30 pm: Gentle asana class focusing on restorative poses
Nov 13, 10:00 am – 12:30pm: Asana class
Nov 14, 10:00 am – 12:30pm: Asana class

Register Now for Asana Classes

Recordings of the asana classes will be available to registrants for a period of two weeks.

Please note:

  1. Current BKS Iyengar Yoga Association (Vancouver) members will benefit from reduced workshop fees and advanced registration. To take advantage of this opportunity please join us now.
  2. Workshop Bursaries are available to BKS Iyengar Yoga Association (Vancouver) members: students and teachers (including teachers in training).

Garth is a senior level Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher and a Certified Yoga Therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapists. He is a founding member of the Iyengar Yoga Therapeutics group, a non-profit based in L.A. dedicated to helping people manage diseases and conditions through the therapeutic applications of yoga. He is a direct student of BKS Iyengar who studies and teaches yoga from a unique perspective:

“Blessed with a diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis in 1996, Garth successfully manages his course of MS and a hectic schedule with a daily practice of Iyengar Yoga as presented by Yoga master Yogacharya BKS Iyengar.”


Garth McLean in virabhadrasana II at the trestle.

Garth teaches with humour and compassion. His previous workshop in Vancouver 2019 focused on Yoga and the Nervous System and was incredibly insightful on how to practice yoga, both on and off the mat, with poise and awareness.

There’s a lot more to know about Garth – he’s a busy guy – he’s an actor/producer who wrote and still performs a one man play Looking for Lightning based on MS and his Iyengar yoga experience. And he just wrote a book, Yoga and Multiple Sclerosis: a practical guide for people with MS and yoga teachers.

My hope is that by offering this book it may serve as an additional resource for ambulatory people with MS to help ease their situation.