Advance Your Practice with Carmen Aguilar
at Yoga Moves, Strasbourg, France
Wednesday, Jun 12th, 6:15pm-8:15pm
Reach For The Stars… Or Those Back Toes
The Eka Pada Rajakapotasana family (aka, holding my big toe over my head) is varied, colorful, fun but, often times, unaccessible depending on our shoulder range, back flex- ibility or thigh openness. In this class we’ll work on a number of variations, poses, ex- ercises with or without props, to help us feel the adequate opening without much fuss. Holding those back toes (or further) is a perfectly doable goal if we practice consis- tently and mindfully. Let’s reach for the stars and back and find some nice surprises along the way. Come with an open mind, ready for some realignment and a desire to see what happens…
Thursday, Jun 13th, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Hamstrings And The Limitless Leg Power
Open the cap and uncover the enormous amount of energy stored in your legs. Learn to see and use them as the best helper. In every pose, from the obvious standing poses to inversions or arm balances, the legs have so much entity and presence that, single handedly, they can decided the fate of our asanas more so than any other body part. If you have tight hamstrings, thighs, knee/ankle issues, this class IS for you. If you can fall asleep in Splits, this class is ALSO for you. We’ll study lots of stretches, ways to work with them to gain flexibility/mobility. We’ll also start to tap into their vast poten- tial, planting some seeds so our practice can grow from there.
Friday, Jun 14th, 6:15pm-8:15pm
Revolutionize your flow
If you’ve never attempted Yogidandasana, or foot under the armpit, you’re in for a treat. If you have, this class will expand the array of poses you can do with it and will leave you inspired for more. Whether your hips are ‘opened’ or ‘tight as a clam’, this class is for everyone wanting to access them in a safe and fun way. People with knee, ankle or back issues, or with a sedentary lifestyle, will benefit greatly and find some of these stretches directly applicable. Come with an opened mind, opened heart, and it’ll directly reflect in the hip work we’ll be doing. Sweat and good times assured!!
Saturday, Jun 15th, 9:00am-11:00am
Tip Toeing Into Scorpions
Not your average yoga class, this backbend one will dare to trade into waters you might not do on your own, feel intimidated, lost or simply have never thought of. After a thorough warm up and having covered other backbends, some time will be dedicated to study Scorpions, how to do them safely, properly so we can incorporate them in our personal practice. This class is for all levels and you don’t need an ‘advanced’ practice (whatever that means) to participate. You’ll need, however, an open mind, ready to try and willing to see what happens. Stiffness, or being able to work around our personal difficulties, is a big part of the learning process. You don’t want to miss out on that! Come and explore…
Sunday, Jun 16th, 9:00am-11:00am
Going upside is scary, thrilling, frustrating… it requires technique, consistent practice and attention to detail in order to balance freely. I believe anyone has the ability to bal- ance on their hands, forearms and head when given enough attention to these poses. Whether you’re starting to discover this family, you want to venture away from the wall but you’re too scared or you want to gain more control in your ‘press ups’ or tran- sitioning in and out of them, this class will be filled with exercises, techniques, tips and much more to help you get ahead and beyond. Gain strength, knowledge, confidence and have a great time in the process. Let’s take flight, shall we?
SUNDAY, JUN 16TH
11:30am-1:00pm, Sequencing Training
The sequence of the poses in the class is the most powerful tool the yoga teacher has to make a yoga class to be memorable. A well designed sequence will prepare the body for poses that are not available without the proper warm up and preparation. The ob- jective of an optimal yoga sequence is to inspire, prepare and propel the student into areas of his or her practice that were out of reach before. During this training we will cover the main themes, sub-themes and peak poses for each family of postures, we will discuss the correct structure of a yoga class and we will practice with some practical exercises and discussion.
– Write down pose by pose the sequence taught during yoga class
– Discussion of that day’s sequence. Why those poses?
– How to make the sequence easier and harder or adapted to special cases – General structure of a sequence of the daily theme
– Classification of poses and themes
– Discussion of peak poses by theme
– Questions and comments
2:00pm – 5:00pm, Adjustments Clinic – SUPER HANDS ON! 10% THEORY, 90% PRACTICE!
Adjustments, assistances, support, are all ways the yoga teacher helps the student ex- press and experience the asana in a deeper way. A well timed adjustment allows the student to experiment first hand how a pose should feel, imprinting its muscle memory and serving as a stepping stone into a better practice. A good adjustment can take a student into places that she cannot get by herself. During this clinic we will learn how to approach your adjustments in a safe and creative manner, so you can practice safe- ly and efficiently, adding more tricks into your yoga teacher skillset.
– How to adjust Backbends
– Why the front of the body
– Essential Backbend adjusts
– Wheels family adjustments
– Eka Pada family adjustments
– Scorpions adjustments
When: Jun 12th-16th
Where: Yoga Moves
10 rue de la Râpe
Single class : 45€
4 class pack : 150€ before May 5th (160€ regular price)
5 class pack : 180€ before May 5th (200€ regular price)
Sunday Training: 80€ (the price does not include the morning class « Fearless Inversions ») before May 5th (100€ regular price)
All the classes + training : 260€ before May 5th (280€ regular price)
How to Register: http://yogamoves.fr/evenements-atelier-retraite-stage-yoga and scroll down