TAKE YOUR PRACTICE TO ANOTHER LEVEL!
Friday:October 9, 7pm
Exploration of the Bandhas workshop The bandhas are the most elusive aspect of practice. They are energy 'locks' - The 3 principle ones essentially being the use of deep core muscles for stabilising either part or the full length of the spine within asanas and especially the transitions between, to enhance energy flow and improve overall postural integrity. Taking specific actions and experiencing the resulting impact is an 'activation of the bandhas’. In this workshop we will actively explore and explain the meaning of a number of these actions that form the heart of yoga – the bandhas.
Saturday:October 10, 10am Arm Balance Workshop This workshop will provide in-depth instruction and guidance with challenging arm balances. We will also examine techniques on how to protect your joints by using various bandhas. Create freedom and strength in hip, neck and shoulders. Strengthen and lengthen the muscles around these joints and create space in these areas. Come learn a pathway to channel these postures into your everyday practice with ease and excitement!
Saturday:October 10, 2pm Hip Opening workshop The stress and activity of everyday life can often cause us to habitually move in certain ways and be in positions that lead to tightness and discomfort of our hips. In this workshop, we will focus on yoga asanas (postures) that will help release the tightness, tension, and pain in this area of our body. This will be a deliciously challenging and flowing vinyasa sequence that will begin by creating heat and mobility in the joints and end with the long deep hip openers that our bodies crave!
Sunday :October 11, 10am Forward bend & Inversion workshop Understanding the relationship between the abdominal muscles, pelvic floor and muscles of the inner thighs brings insight into the challenges of deep forward bends. Forward bending is a practice of introspection that requires a balance between strength and softness. This practice strengthens the core, releases the lower back and directs the breath into the deep recesses of our cells. In learning how to bend forward correctly, we are setting the foundation for building many other postures. The inverted postures of yoga are some of the most beneficial yet intimidating of the asanas. You will be introduced to and practice postures such as headstand, forearm stand, handstand, and more. You will be guided through alignment, technique, proper modifications, and feel how to develop the power in your core strength. Learn to use the wall, or a buddy, as a way to continue practicing inversions beyond this class.
Sunday :October 11, 2pm Ashtanga yoga 101 Ashtanga yoga is the only style of yoga that uses dynamic type sequences. The Ashtanga purifies and strengthens the body, aligning the entire muscle system and calming the mind. This workshop will help you develop a proper understanding of the rhythm and flow of the primary series vinyasa sequence with in-depth study of each asana poses as well as its breathing control techniques.
One class is $50 2 Classes is $90 Entire weekend: $200 Save $50!
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