When: Saturday Sept. 17, 2022
Time: 1pm - 5:30
Cost: $75 students
$150 CECs with Yoga Alliance
due to unforeseen circumstances Mark shop is canceled today and delayed.
Want to fly higher and more securely by strengthening your arm balances?
You will learn the fundamentals of hand balancing.
How to Set Yourself Up for Success
How to keep your arm balances going with props and the wall.
Drills for increasing strength and improving your general physical practice.
A deeper understanding of the universality and interdependence of all arm balances.
Increased self-esteem when attempting arm balances
Back issues and discomfort are common in our society, but they don't have to be.
We'll teach back pain sufferers how to use Yoga to safely identify underlying causes.
Dog-Flip Yoga is known for relieving back pain. We've helped clients with back pain, scoliosis, pinched nerves, herniated discs, and other spinal diseases for 22 years.
These sessions target the core reasons of back discomfort, including tightness/lack of range of motion, side-to-side muscular imbalances, and a lack of joint space. Many Yoga practices and poses are ineffective and sometimes hazardous for back problems. In Holistic programs, you'll learn postures to relieve back pain and techniques to avoid.
Longer, largely ground-based holds help modify poses to your needs and prevent injury.
Postures to relax the spine and joints
Keep an eye out for side-to-side imbalances (which is commonly at the root of back pain)
Gain joint space (also at the root of most back pain)
Targeting the tiny (often atrophied) spinal muscles.
This course will satisfy both your hips and your heart!
Every yoga position stimulates hip muscles. We'll start with a light hip-opening Vinyasa exercise and then move on to a profound Yin Yoga practice to create space inside the body.
Hips link spine and legs. The body's main station is the 'hip girdle' and its 20+ muscles. Hip mobility increases body awareness and health.
Tight hips cause misuse of the spine. Opening the hips can release energy and improve range of motion, circulation, and lower back pain.
According to yogic tradition, the hips hold negative thoughts and emotions associated with control. Hip-opening can create new ideas and paths.
Hip opening allows creative, physical, and spiritual expression.
The Art and Science of Sequencing
This lesson expands on previous understanding of all posture families (standing poses, backbends, inversions, etc.).
This session will teach you how to create comprehensive classes utilizing informed pose ordering.
We answer the key question, "Why is this posture performed before or after that stance?"
This course examines how the body functions (in terms of functional anatomy, biomechanics, and subtle energetics) and how to make asana practice as safe, accessible, and profound as possible.
A two-hour lesson on the fundamentals of sequencing is included, as are in-depth talks on how to link poses within and beyond pose families.
Participants collaborate in small groups to design courses for various student levels, yoga styles, and class objectives, which are then presented to the entire workshop for discussion, critique, and refinement.
Knowledge of functional anatomy, biomechanics, kinesiology, and other disciplines is advantageous but not required.
Hands-on adjustments and refined asana instruction
Skilled, suitable, and educated touch, as well as clear verbal instructions, can move students to a higher level of conscious awareness and self-refinement in their yoga practice. But, before we touch or talk, we must first examine and grasp the distinct characteristics of each student's practice.
In this workshop, we will further develop postural observation skills; learn and practice effective hands-on adjustments that address common misalignments while also encouraging inner guidance in a variety of poses; deepen confidence in the practice of giving and receiving as participants learn to better help students find joy and ease amidst the challenges in their practice.
Forward bends and hip openers in seated and supine positions
Up to fifteen forward bends and hip openers are broken thoroughly in detail. These two families are discussed together since they a) share many fundamental forms and energetic characteristics and b) are best sequenced near together as part of a practice's more relaxing and integrating section. With each posture, we enter the asana to learn how to look at, observe, comprehend, and engage in a meaningful manner to students who display various obstacles and inclinations in that specific pose using effective verbal and hands–on signals.
Benefits, hazards, and contraindications are discussed, as well as alignment concepts and energetic activities. Also covered are how and from what vantage point to effectively observe and show, useful changes and prop usage, and variants for pupils who can go farther.
Adding Meaning to Yoga and Life
This program emphasizes self-awareness, self-acceptance, and self-actualization on and off the mat, in practice, and in teaching.
It's about knowing one's dharma, or life path, better.
Self-discovery reveals our deepest wants, inhibitions, anxieties, pleasures, challenges, and opportunities.
Instead than fighting for a particular route or philosophy of life and action in the world, we let these insights arise from the inner reality of each unique individual.
Back bends that won't break you.
Backbends are one of the most difficult and gratifying asanas we may accomplish in our practice. In a standard yoga practice, backbends are frequently put directly after the standing series and just before the sitting series, leaving little time (or energy!) to thoroughly explore the advantages and downsides of these demanding poses.
You will be guided through a spine-awakening warm-up, followed by a workshop of inspiring poses to help strengthen your whole spine and core, build flexibility in your shoulders and quadriceps, and open your heart. This workshop is appropriate for people of all skill levels. The session will close with a spine-focused restorative yin exercise that will help you quiet your mind and breath while also returning your spine to its neutral state. You'll not only learn how to make backbends more accessible to your body, but also how to strengthen your spine, increase flexibility, and manage your mind and breath in order to get the most out of your backbends!