Asana is the practice of listening. That in itself often poses a challenge to modern life. Stopping to listen and resisting the urge to tell a story can be an overwhelming struggle.
So what happens when start “telling” ourselves things? What happens when we hear something and drive to an initial conclusion? What happens when we say “I can’t do that”?
We will work to break down common flow yoga poses to determine how “strength” can be developed to overcome common obstacles in inversions and arm balances.
In this workshop we will practice and discuss forearm plank, urdhva dhanurasana (wheel pose), purvottanasana (upward facing plank), and connect the foundations of these poses into more advanced poses like astavakrasana (8 angle pose), head stand, and hand stand.
This workshop is designed for you to understand the foundations of your practice, develop enhanced attention to listen to your body, and hone into where your personal strength lies. Come ready to experience the “a ha” moment of understanding why core poses are important, and deepen your practice by claiming your personal stake in the process.
Don’t let the word “master” scare you, these classes are for everyone. Master classes are an invaluable way to grow and enrich an existing yoga practice. The teacher will demonstrate, breakdown and workshop designated postures and sequences—including alignment, benefits, and contraindications. This allows each practitioner to go into chosen postures with more depth and instructional detail than in a regular class. Master classes tend to focus on subtle, finer points within a pose, and can change one’s entire practice with a single A-ha moment.