Project Description

Workshop at Body and Shine Wellness

June 18th to the 21st

Date Time Workshop Theme Level
Thu 18 1:30pm-4pm Adjustments Clinic Adjusting backbends Teachers + Int/Adv
Thu 18 4:30pm-6pm Sequencing Theory Sequencing backbend classes Teachers + Int/Adv
Thu 18 6:30pm-8:30pm Yoga Workshop Ageless Spine: Unveiling The Secrets For A Better Backbend Practice All Levels
Fri 19 1:30pm-4pm Adjustments Clinic Adjusting hip openers Teachers + Int/Adv
Fri 19 4:30pm-6pm Sequencing Theory Sequencing hip openers classes Teachers + Int/Adv
Fri 19 6:30pm-8:30pm Yoga Workshop Hip Wisdom: Key To Your Treasure Chest For A Lasting Practice All Levels
Sat 20 1:30pm-3:30pm Yoga Workshop Gravity Issues: Inversions, Transitions, Arm Balances And How To Surf The Air All Levels
Sat 20 4pm-6pm Asana Clinic Inversions Clinic: Find the perfect alignment All Levels
Sat 20 6:30pm-8:30pm Restorative Movement Lengthening the Spine All Levels
Sun 21 1:30pm-3:30pm Yoga Workshop Core Treats And Recipes To Unleash Your Leg Power All Levels
Sun 21 4pm-6pm Meditation Workshop Creating Happiness All Levels

Yoga Workshops and Asana Clinics

Thursday, June 18th
6:30pm-8:30pm Yoga Workshop — Ageless Spine: Unveiling The Secrets For A Better Backbend Practice –

If the words ‘intimidating’ or ‘painful’ come to mind when you describe backbends, this class is for you. In this all level workshop, we’ll cover the elements necessary to eradicate physical pain, mental rambling and overall stress that may arise from this family of poses. There’s a better, calm and, yes, comfortable way to approach them without straining your lower back and neck or jamming the shoulders. After a proper warm up, we’ll cover several techniques, tips, exercises to access the thoracic spine, isolate flexors’ mobility and increase shoulder range effortlessly, so we can conquer the issues that come with backbending. Poses like Eka Pada Rajakapotasana I & II, Natarajasana – as well as plenty of variations – will be deconstructed in detail. Throw preconceptions and frustrations out the window, leave refreshed, renovated and with plenty of ideas to incorporate at home! All levels welcome.

Friday, June 19th
6:30pm-8:30pm Yoga Workshop — Hip Wisdom: Key To Your Treasure Chest For A Lasting Practice –

If you think your hips are locked like a vault door, then this class is for you. If you feel ‘stuck’ in your hip openers, can’t seem to improve them or don’t know where to go, this class is also for you! The body’s multidimensional aspect calls for a much more complex conversation than just talking about ‘tight’ or ‘open’ hips. This class will lead you progressively, through a number of exercises and a thorough sequence, into the complexity of the hips and how to break things down so they’re manageable and applicable to our personal needs. Building up from seated stretches and breathing techniques, flowing slowly through standing poses, until we arrive to our peak poses to deeper understand how to properly rotate the hip joint without involving the knee nor weakening the lower back. Come ready to explore and find some key elements that will bring new understanding to this part of your practice. All levels welcome.

Saturday, June 20th
1:30pm-3:30pm Yoga Workshop — Gravity Issues: Inversions, Transitions, Arm Balances And How To Surf The Air –

Arm balances and inversions share a lot of common principles: overall activation, upper body alignment, low back engagement, core and bandha awareness, endurance, balancing skills, breath control and more. This fun and thorough class will deal with how to acquire overall better/more efficient strengthening skills, explore breath and bandhas, while using legs and lumbar spine to glide & fly. We’ll try plenty of arm balances, baby variants, asymmetrical variations, inversions and more; paying extra attention to the ‘floating’, barely ‘brushing’ the floor, effortless lifts and soft landings. Lots of flying minutes assured followed by a happiness aftertaste. Watch out!! This class is for all levels but be open to modify if you have wrist/shoulder issues.

4pm-6pm: Asana Clinic – Inversions Clinic: Find the perfect alignment –
This clinic is designed to help you improve your inversions practice, as well as to give you information to help others with their inversions journey. We will discuss the phases a practitioner goes through as they start and practice inversions, how to gain balance and strength, how to find the appropriate skeletal position to hold the inversions with less effort, how to work on transitions and how to have fun doing it all.

Sunday, June 21th
1:30pm-3:30pm Yoga Workshop — Core Treats And Recipes To Unleash Your Leg Power –

This class will help open the lid and uncover the vitality, strength and resilience stored in your legs. In every pose, from any standing one to inversions or arm balances, the legs have so much entity and presence that, single handedly, can decided the fate of our asanas, more so than any other body part. If you have tight hamstrings, or 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, lateral moves, ideas to gain flexibility/mobility, several ways to get into Splits (let’s count how many!), as well as arm balances and inversions using them as our main generator and stabilizer. Let’s tap into their vast potential so we can be solid and adaptable, on and off the mat. All levels welcome.

Continuing Education for Teachers and Eager Students

Adjustment Clinics
During these clinics we will learn how to approach your adjustments in a safe and creative manner, so you can practice safely and efficiently, adding more tricks into your yoga teacher skillset. Adjustments Clinics are extremely practical, having the students practice with one another, while we discuss best practices, special cases, and learn to individualize the delivery for each body.

Sequencing Theory
The sequence of the poses during the class is the most powerful tool the yoga teacher has to make a yoga class memorable. A well designed sequence will prepare the body for poses that are not available without the proper warm up and preparation. The objective 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 discussions.

Thursday, June 18th
1:30pm-4pm: Adjustments Clinic – Adjusting Backbends
Adjustments Essentials
How to adjust Backbends
Why the front of the body
Essential Backbend adjusts
Wheels family adjustments
Eka Pada family adjustments
Scorpions adjustments
4:30pm-6pm: Sequencing Theory – Sequencing Backbend Classes
Backbends are the largest family of yoga postures. We will learn how to classify them, which ones to teach together, what simpler backbends are a preparation for the more challenging ones, how to keep the correct intensity with such a demanding theme and finally how to unwind and return the body back to neutral.

Friday, June 19th
1:30pm-4pm: Adjustments Clinic – Adjusting Hip Openers
Adjustments Essentials
The 2 direction adjust
Standing poses for Hips
Splits and Hamstrings
Leg Behind the Head
Foot Under the Armpit
Arm Balances w/ Hips
4:30pm-6pm: Sequencing Theory – Sequencing Hip Openers Classes
The two great poses in the hip opener family are Leg Behind the Head and Foot Under the Armpit. During this training class, we will learn the differences between these two poses and how it affects the sequence, the best ways to prepare the body in order to maximize the potential of each student and how to unwind from this intense theme.

Meditation Workshop

Sunday, June 21sst, 4pm-6pm
Meditation Workshop – Creating happiness
Can we find happiness as a state of being? And how much control do we have to create this state in ourselves? During these meditations we will explore the role of meditation in creating happiness, on how to use the information we gather to give us peace and how to use gratitude to raise our frequency.

Restorative Movement

Saturday, June 20th, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Restorative Movement – Lengthening the Spine
Every nerve controlling every muscle in the body comes out of the spine. It bends forward, backwards, twists, lengthens and holds an enormous amount of weight to help us live our lives and practice yoga. In this workshop we will loosen up the entire spine, find new space in the adjacent muscles and as a result improve our posture.

Restorative Movement Workshops are designed to rewire how the brain communicates with the nervous system. While the exercises are always soft, subtle, slow and pain free, the effects are deep. These workshops must be scheduled at the end of the day, never before another class. Students should rest after these workshops to allow their bodies to integrate the new information.




Body and Shine Wellness
28 N. Main Street
Elgin, TX 78621