Freedom on the Hands: A Workshop for Arm-Balance Postures
Sat, Oct 28, 2017 at 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm
Freedom on the Hands: A Workshop for Arm Balance Postures
with Nadine Channoui
Saturday, October 28 (12:15-1:45 p.m.)
Arm balances have a way of funneling our attention into the present moment. Far more important than lifting off the ground is the poignant connection between mind and body that arm balances promote. This workshop will focus on opening, strengthening, and aligning the body for arm balance postures.
We will pay particular attention to the upper body, including the shoulders, wrists, and back, and will concentrate on the alignment and redistribution of weight toward the hands. Practitioners will also be invited to observe how the mind adapts to the journey as we shift our attention from our feet to our hands. Those students interested in working on arm balance postures beyond this workshop will also be provided with ideas for preparatory exercises that can be done at home.
All levels from fallers to flyers are welcome.
All workshops are non-refundable.
Whole Body Nurture
Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
When the power of touch is applied to yoga, we give our bodies the gift of connection to the universal flow of energy. In this workshop you are invited to relish in deeply restorative and nourishing poses that support, release, and soothe tension in the body. Your practice will be enhanced by the assists of two precise and intuitive hands-on bodyworkers. These nurturing and knowledgeable assists will invite deeper relaxation and open energy pathways in the body so that you leave feeling awakened, peaceful, and restored. Embark on a journey for yourself to your Self.
Inversions 101: Turn Things Upside-Down
Sat, Nov 18, 2017 at 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm
We have all had those moments where the world flips upside-down. Sometimes the change in perspective is invited, sometimes it is frightening, and sometimes it is quite exhilarating. Yoga poses that are inverted—such as headstand, forearm stand, and handstand—mirror those moments in life that are totally flipped around. So, why not dive in? Life will inevitably invert at some point; we might as well get accustomed to it and enjoy the ride.
This workshop will include preparatory poses for inversions, including shapes that lengthen and strengthen the wrists, upper body, spine, and hamstrings. We will also explore mental and physical strategies that assist in inverted postures. This workshop will be catered to individuals who are fairly new to inversions, but practitioners interested in hearing introductory techniques and teaching approaches to inversions are more than welcome to join!