Designed to take you deep into the heart of yoga as a holistic system that encompasses mind, body and spirit, based on the eight limbs of Yoga. Your growth will be supported by in-depth studies of yoga philosophy, meditation, the anatomy of the body, teaching yoga postures to different levels of ability, the energetics of yoga and class sequencing, safe hands-on adjustments, ethics, pranayama and lifestyle.
This weekend is for yogis and yoga teachers – those looking to learn and discuss the other limbs of the yoga practice.
Floating is bearing weight on the hands and lifting into lolasana (crow pose variations), as a transition between poses, an essential part of Vinyasa Yoga. This workshop is all about making your practice work for you, experimenting with new techniques in simple and more complex poses, and using your breath to tap into core strength.
The breath is a way of synchronizing mind and body to bring about relaxing meditative states. Exploring this connection in greater depth can also give us energy and strength to move through our mat practice (and everyday life) with grace and ease.
In this experiential workshop, you'll be guided through:
Vinyasa (movement) practice that emphasizes utilizing the bandhas and breath retention for specific mechanical advantages.
Seated breathing exercises (pranayama) to enhance awareness, focus the mind, and activate the parasympathetic nervous system
Detailed overview of the anatomy of the core and the mechanics of breathing.
Three types of Mulah Bandha, various forms of Uddiyana Bandha and Jalandhara Bandha
Why some instructions can be confusing or even problematic.
Stoking the Digestive Fire: the abdominal vacuum (Uddiyana Kriya) and the abdominal roll (Nauli Kriya)
Valuable Perspectives from modern Physiotherapists and the 14th century text, Hatha Yoga Pradipika
Workshop Fee: $50
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