Yoga and Movement Workshops
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Friday 8/7/15, 7-9pm
Saturday 8/15/15, 2-4pm
Many people suffer from chronic neck and shoulder pain due to stress, poor posture or injury. Yoga can help relieve some of these symptoms, but repetitive movements such as vinyasas or weight on the upper body (think down dog) can exacerbate the pain for many people by creating tighter neck and shoulders. This practice will move through a series of gentle standing flow poses designed to open the upper body, release tension from the neck , and sync breath with movement to connect the body and mind in a meditative state. Students will move from standing poses to seated yin poses that will help prepare the body for a brief body scan meditation. Body scan meditation has been shown to reduce pain in people who practice it regularly. It’s a great way to release tension and calm the mind and body. This practice is for anyone who wants to unwind and reduce stress and tension in their upper body.
All levels welcome.
Saturday August 22th, 10-11:30am
Please bring a water bottle and wear athletic shoes.
All Levels welcome!
*note: This workshop will be held offsite. Students will meet at Blue Heron to sign in, then will walk a short distance from the studio to the beginning of the trail.
Saturday 8/22/15, 1:30-2:30pm
When did you last do a handstand? For most adults, our last handstand was also around the same time we last had outdoor recess. If your last handstand was in Elementary School, but you’re yearning to get back upside down, this is a great place to begin your handstand adventures again!
As yogis, we know that there are many physical benefits of being upside-down, including refreshing the flow of blood in the body and toning the core. The emotional benefits are even more powerful, which shifting your perspective, building confidence and empowering your bravery!
A successful inversion is as much about believing in yourself as it is about building the amount of strength you’ll need to hold yourself up. In this workshop, we’ll focus on some confidence-building poses, as well as some basic strength drills to help get you ready for your handstands. You’ll also be given some “handstand homework” so you can continue to practice on your own.
Practicing inversions should be an empowering endeavor rather than a soul crushing exercise, so our mission is to reclaim our courage on our mats to inspire radical shifts in every other area of our lives. Come prepared to blow yourself away and conquer your fears all while turning your world upside-down!
Saturday 8/22/15, 2:45-4:15pm
It’s time to play!
If you love handstands and want to learn fun new ways to explore your handstand practice, this workshop is meant for you!
We’ll play with different entries into and out of handstand, as well as learning the basics of working towards a “wall-free” handstand. Fun leg positions and transitions will also be on the menu.
Come with a willingness to play your edge, challenge yourself and have a lot of fun while you’re doing it!
Adventurous yogis welcome!