• Maximum $100.00 – The retreat cost is $75. If you're unable to pay this amount, please offer what you can.

Date & Time Details: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location: ZCNYC


Open and Light: Creating Space in Body and Mind with Iyengar Yoga

with Matt Angaku Dreyfus

November 16, 2019

We are affected by the change of season and the environment we live in. As winter approaches, spend a day exploring ways you can create a sense of space, ease and well being through Yogic postures and breathing practices. During the course of the day, we will spend some time particularly focused on how these practices support the posture of seated meditation and how they can address common difficulties that many of us face in our practice. This retreat is open to students of all levels and abilities.

Please wear shorts or footless tights, and bring a yoga mat and a strap, if you have them.

Also please note: Angaku will be donating his teacher’s fee to Zen Mountain Monastery’s Jizo Project fundraising campaign. The Jizo Project is a special initiative designed to make ZMM a more accessible and accommodating refuge for practice. Learn more at

We strive to keep our retreat prices low and offer these programs on a sliding scale. It’s important that the dharma is available to everyone. Thank you for your continued support.

No deposit is necessary to register. You can pay the full balance at the door by cash, check or credit card.


Matt Angaku Dreyfus
Matt Angaku Dreyfus, MRO has been practicing Iyengar Yoga since 1994 and Zen since around 2000. He is a core faculty member of the Iyengar Yoga Institute of NY, where he has taught since 2003. Angaku made his first trip to Pune, India, to study directly with the Iyengar family in 1999, and continues to study there regularly. He is deeply interested in how Yoga tradition and Zen practice can function together and support each other.
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