Working Through the Bones 

5-Day Intensive with Ramanand Patel and Hart Lazer   

Program Update August 2020:

Between quarantine requirements for travelers and the safety of our students in indoor spaces, Ramanand and Hart have decided to hold this intensive via ZOOM only.

We realize this is difficult for some and better for others. Ramanand and Hart are committed to bringing these teachings in a conscious and thorough way during these uncertain times.

A recording of this intensive will be available to registered participants for two weeks following the conclusion of the course.

We see and appreciate your flexibility while we worked things out, and we look forward to seeing you in November!

This 5-day Intensive will focus mainly on working with the structural layers of the body in order to hold postures for longer periods of time with much less muscular effort. Working through the bones facilitates the ability to work with the deeper subtleties of the body to deepen your practice of Asana in relationship to Annamaya Kosha (Physical Body), Pranayama Kosha (Breath Body) and the art of Mula Bandha.

* * The program is suitable for those who are very familiar with basic alignment of yoga postures and have the stamina to hold the poses for a longer time to allow the mind to penetrate deeper. The workshop is not suitable for those with therapeutic needs, need of special attention or for pregnant women. * *

Wednesday, November 4 – Sunday November 8, 2020

10am – noon + 1:30pm – 4:30pm each day

Daily Schedule:
Hart Lazer: 10am – 12:30pm
Lunch break: 12:30-2pm
Ramanand Patel: 2 – 4:30pm

Fees :
$525 + tax 


Payment must be made in advance to secure your place. Keep in mind that space is limited.  Payments can be made by phone or on-line by credit card – or in person at the studio by cash, cheque, credit or debit card.

Ramanand Patel has been a leading Iyengar Yoga Instructor around the world since 1968. He trained many of the teachers who conducted the teacher training program at the Iyengar Institute of San Francisco. Some of these teachers have gone on to become internationally well known teachers. His deep knowledge regarding challenging physical issues, technical knowledge of asana and pranayma, and a grasp of the fundamental questions of philosophy and psychology are mixed with a keen sense of humor, to make his classes thought provoking and challenging in all aspects of yoga. He regards his father, yogacharya Shri Iyengarji, Swami Dayanandaji and J. Krishnamurtiji to be his sources of guiding light.

Visit his web site at for more information.

Hart Lazer has been teaching and training Yoga teachers for more than 30 years. 

Something of a cultural hybrid, he thrives in the alchemy distilled in the hatha yoga traditions including Iyengar and Ashtanga systems. Hart’s current teaching contains an emphasis on meditation, derived through the study of zen, Tibetan, and Buddhist practices. Using a tailored and multi-faceted approach, his intention is to guide individuals in their understanding of themselves, and despite the challenges of life, to do so with ease and enjoyment. 

Hart’s major influences in his life and teaching are Ramanand Patel and Ken McCleod.

Being the co-founder of United Yoga Montreal gives Hart a home base from which he teaches nationally and internationally.