We are starting a series of monthly “How To” Yoga Workshops focused on basic yogic postures alignment and execution. In these 90 min classes, everyone will have the opportunity to learn and try the nitty-gritties of commonly practiced asanas ( postures) like Adho Mukkha Svanasana (Downward Facing Dog), Virabhadrasana I,II,III ( Warriors poses), Uttitha Trikonasana ( Triangle pose) , Surya Namaskar ( Sun Salutations) etc.
For most of us , when we first walked into a yoga class, we simply tried copying what others were doing and then we continued in that fashion never considering if we had truly grasped the essence of the postural elements and function. Many learned things the wrong way and with practice – solidified the mistakes. In a long term, that could ( if it hasn’t already) lead to injuries and inability to continue practicing.
I am inviting you to join me with the open minds of complete beginners – curious, inquisitive and ready to learn and explore. Let’s take it slow, build it from the ground and chose variations/modifications/adaptations suitable for your own unique muscular-skeletal structure. Equipped with such knowledge, you will practice with more confidence in a safer, more conscientious way. You will be able to truly benefit from your yoga asana practice and make it sustainable.
January 28 , Saturday , 11.30 am- 1 pm – How To Do Surya Namaskar ( Sun Salutations A, B) .
This workshop will explore the elements of the most fundamental group of Yoga asanas including: Urdhva Hastasana ( Upward Salute), Uttanasana ( Forward Fold), Ardha Uttanasana ( Half Forward Fold), Chaturangha Dandasana ( Four legged pose – yogic push up) , Virabhadrasana ( Warrior I) , Utkatasana ( Chair pose) Urdhva Mukka Svanasana ( Upward Facing Dog) , Adho Mukka Svanasana (Downward Facing Dog). You will learn ways to practice, as well to modify and adapt every single one of the poses.
February 25, Saturday, 11.30am – 1 pm –How To Do these basic poses:
Uttitha /Parvritta Trikonasana ( Extended and Revolved Triangle); Uttitha /Parvritta Parsvakonasana ( Extended and Revolved Side Angle) ; Virabhadrasana ( Warriors I, II, III) , Prasarita Padotanasana ( wide legged forward fold), Seated Forward Folds . Traditional and modified versions and variations.
March 25, Saturday, 11.30 am-1 pm - How To Improve Balance.
Basic approaches to balancing . Vrksasana ( Standing Tree pose) , Uttitha Hasta Padangustasana ( Standing Leg raises) , Nataranjasana ( Dancing Shiva), Deghasana (Airplane)
April and May – to be announced
In person attendance :
15$ per Workshop - for Powerhouse Members (including non-Yoga Elite members)
20$ per workshop - for Non-PH Members ( you are welcome to bring a friend)
ZOOM Only attendance:
10$ per workshop for Powerhouse Members
15 $ per workshop for non- PH Members
To register, please call: 772.221.2121
PAYMENT IS DUE AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION.