Workshop at Fuel Hot Yoga, Athens, GA
|Nov 15, Fri||1:30pm-4:00pm||Adjustments clinic||Hands on Adjustments Clinic for Teachers||Teachers and eager students|
|Nov 15, Fri||5:30pm-7:30pm||Yoga Workshop||Spice up your arm balances||All Levels|
|Nov 16, Sat||12:30pm-2:30pm||Yoga Workshop||Potions for Deeper Hip Rotations||All Levels|
|Nov 16, Sat||3:00pm-5:00pm||Yoga Workshop||Spinal Fluidity||All Levels|
|Nov 17, Sun||12:00pm-2:00pm||Yoga Workshop||Asana Yin Yang||All Levels|
|Nov 17, Sun||6:00pm-7:00pm||Sound Bath||Singing Bowls Meditation Sound Bath||All Levels|
YOGA WORKSHOPS DETAILS
Friday, November 15 from 5:30pm-7:30pm Spice up your arm balances
Do you have a love/hate relationship with arm balances? Are there some of them still unaccessible no matter how many times you try them? Let’s take 1 or 2 steps back and look at the big picture. This class will deal with how to acquire overall better/more efficient strengthening skills (and no, that’s not only arm strength), how to use what we already have, work on what we don’t, explore bandhas, breath, while we try a number of arm balances, variants and spins to adapt them to our personal needs. Lots of flying minutes assured followed by a happiness aftertaste… watch out!
Saturday, November 16 from 12:30pm-2:30pm Potions for Deeper Hip Rotations
Any ‘leg behind the head’ pose IS achievable if we work that external hip rotation consistently. Come ready to leave old preconceptions and beliefs behind of ‘no it’s not possible’ or ‘my hips are tight’, and enter a new world where your hips can open like a flower in blossom. This class will set a good foundation so you can take the practice/ tips/ideas home with you and digest them more, deconstruct and explore other alternatives. Hip openers are thrilling, lively and full of possibilities. Often, we put so much pressure on ourselves, that our hips lock up like a treasure chest. Let’s find the key, explore some together and leave inspired for more!
Saturday, November 16 from 3:00pm-5:00pm Spinal Fluidity
This class intends to demystify the idea that backbends are hard or just for the gifted ones. Anyone can increase dramatically their spinal range of movement with the proper warm up, technique, breath work and visualization. Both effort and easiness into these poses should blend seamlessly for an ideal outcome. Come ready to break down some physical and mental walls (especially it you think ‘you can’t’!) and let’s shift our focus into what we CAN do and how to grow and deepen our backbend practice with intelligence and grace…. bendy spine, here we go!
Sunday, November 17 from 12:00pm-2:00pm Asana Yin Yang
Tension and expansion, core and limbs, breath and intention, the yin and yang of asana are beautifully exemplified in these poses where strength meets flexibility. Laterals and splits are like peanut butter and jelly, a classic that always works. Lengthening, stretching, engaging your ‘side’ muscles will, among many other benefits, stabilize your inversions, deepen both your backbends and forward bends and make your arm balances more solid. Add splits to the mixture and you will give rise to a more solid overall practice. Planks, Side Planks, Visvamitrasana, Vasisthasana, Anantasana, all kinds of Splits and inversions using them will be attempted. Strengthening and stretching, yin and yan. Lots of learning and good times assured!!! No prerequisites required.
Sunday, November 17 from 6:00pm-7:00pm Singing Bowls Meditation Sound Bath
Let the sound relax your body and free your mind. The vibration of the bowls helps us achieve levels of relaxation not available otherwise, while the relaxing guided meditation helps us dive deeper into the radiant waters of our mind when at peace. Don’t miss this opportunity to recharge and find yourself totally at ease in your own body.
Friday, November 15 from 1:30pm-4:00pm Adjustments Clinic
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.