Transitions or the Art of Linking Poses Smoothly
April 7, Fri, 6:00 – 8:00pm
This class will approach a number of asanas (standing, sitting, inverted, arm balances…) and, more importantly, will help you figure out ways to link them effortlessly and safely. A good sequence (Vinyasa Krama), in the right order, can get you easily to places you haven’t been before. When you use smooth transitions to tie it up, it can feel like moving meditation, serene and quiet or, it can build momentum, intensity and difficulty. Get ready to experiment both ends of the spectrum, always moving seamlessly in and out of poses, and work on your ‘floating’ skills while we do that. No prior flying experience necessary…. just the desire to do so!!
Hamstrings and the Limitless Leg Power
April 8, Sat, 12:30 – 2:30pm
Open the cap and uncover the enormous amount of energy stored in your legs. Learn to see and use them as the best helper. In every pose, from the obvious standing poses to inversions or arm balances, the legs have so much entity and presence that, single handedly, they can decided the fate of our asanas more so than any other body part. If you have tight hamstrings, thighs, knee/ankle issues, this class IS for you. If you can fall asleep in Splits, this class is ALSO for you. We’ll study lots of stretches, ways to work with them to gain flexibility/mobility. We’ll also start to tap into their vast potential, planting some seeds so our practice can grow from there.
Hip Openers: Road to Yogidandasana
April 8, Sat, 3:00 – 5:00pm
If you’ve never attempted Yogidandasana you’re in for a treat. If you have, this class will expand the array of poses you can do with it and will leave you inspired for more. Whether your hips are ‘opened’ or ‘tight as a clam’, this class is for everyone wanting to access them in a safe and fun way. People with knee, ankle or back issues, or with a sedentary lifestyle, will benefit greatly and find some of these stretches directly applicable. Come with an opened mind, opened heart, and it’ll directly reflect in the hip work we’ll be doing. Sweat and good times assured!!
Shoulders and Heart Openers
April 9, Sun, 1:30 – 3:30pm
Backbends are not just about a bendy spine. A healthy shoulder mobility is necessary to accommodate those degrees of folding. The neck and front of our bodies, especially from the shoulder girdle to the low ribs, have tremendous range and can amplify and help our back’s work. Unfortunately, that area is heavily guarded, protected, sometimes shut down due to our lifestyles. Come turn back the clock, decompress, lift some weight off your shoulders, reset and open your heart and mind to new possibilities. Learn stretches that’ll help you in your daily life as well as your personal practice and leave rejuvenated and transformed. No prerequisites required. This class is for all levels and degrees of flexibility (or lack of!).
- $65 (Regular)
- $55 (Members/Early Bird through March 20, 2017)
- $200 (Full Weekend)
- $650 (Full Weekend + Teaching Methodology Training)
We apologize, but we do not offer refunds on workshops.
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