Saturday May 19 – 2018 12pm-2pm
Workshop Leaders: Andy & Tamara Totman; Whether you’re new to vinyasa yoga or you’ve been practicing for years, breaking down the asanas into all of their minor alignments can deepen your practice and improve your experience!
While it can be tempting, and sometimes fun, to hurry through each pose and get your heart rate going, breaking down each asana and mindfully moving in your vinyasa sequence can make a dramatic difference in your yoga practice!
Join Andy & Tamara Totman, as they break down some of the key poses in Sun Salutations A & B ( Surya Namaskar A & B) so that you are able to enjoy the full experience! You will develop a functional understanding of individual asanas and the flowing links between them. We will strip Sun Salutations down to the core, examine the movements piece by piece, then rebuild and reintegrate them into your practice, layer by layer. This workshop will leave you with a safer approach and a stronger foundation of these crucial vinyasa movements.
In this Sun Salutation workshop we will cover the following: – Alignment and anatomy of individual postures, with special attention to chaturanga dandasana – Beginner, intermediate, and advanced transitional movements, including jumping – How to build strength and awareness to progress in transitional movements – Movements and poses that help prepare the body for full postures and advanced transitions – How to access the postures safely without straining wrists, elbows, shoulders, neck, and lower back – Ways to modify sun salutation movements and postures for safety and ease.
Saturday June 2 – 2018 2pm to 4pm
Arm Balance and Inversions are among the most powerful group of yoga postures. When we turn our bodies upside down, we are literally turning our world upside down. Turning upside down allows us to experience everything we know as right side up, typical and normal pulled out from beneath us. Arm balances test our strength and resolve, requiring us to fortify a solid base for support. Learn the steps to stabilize, explore and advance in the fun but challenging world of inversions and arm balances!
Come lighten your heart and have fun practicing some of the more advanced yoga postures. This 2hour workshop will include introduction (proper alignment and hands on adjustments to postures such as Bakasana (Crow), Parsva Bakasana (Side Crow), Eka Pada Koundinyasana (Flying Locus), Adho Mukha Vrksasana (Handstand) and may more exciting and challenging arm-balances. Don’t quite have your arm-balances down yet? No worries, in this workshop we will also go over specific, yet simple, exercises that will target your same muscle fibers that are used in these transitions. You have your arm-balances down solid? Great!!! We will also be learning to float into Astavakrasana (Eight-Angle Pose) from Adho Mukha Svanasana (down-dog), as well as many more fun transitions.
Come float on your hands and turn your world upside down with us! NAMASTE!
This workshop qualifies for Yoga Alliance CEU’s as Continuing Education, you must learn something that is new to you, relates directly to yoga, and falls into the Teaching Methodology (TM) category. Current teachers will receive information at the workshop on filing.
Tuesdays 1:30 – 3:00
June 5th through July 17 – 2018
June 5; 12; 19; No class on June 26th; July 3; 10; 17
This workshop is geared towards training you and your body to start moving through some of the more challenging vinyasa transitions. We will strengthen, open and balance the body and mind. You will practice not only vinyasa asanas’s and transitions but also non-traditional yogic movements to open and to strengthen your yoga practice.
Investment $25 per session or $140 for all 6 sessions ($10 savings)
Saturday July 28 – 2018
2:00 – 5:00pm
This workshop is for students and instructors! You don’t need to be a yoga instructor to learn yoga asana alignments/adjustments! You will learn to practice adjustment and assisting techniques on each other as a way to deepen the yoga practice, teaching and encouraging others to practice beyond this class!
It is of the upmost importance to understand how to execute proper hands-on adjustments and alignment cues in your yoga practice in order to protect your skeletal structure while providing benefits, added strength and support to the muscular system. You will have plenty of time to experience practicing hands-on adjustments/assists with your fellow workshop attendees. You will learn the foundational aspect of each pose and how to keep yourself and the students safe and supported. We will incorporate modifications and props to build a deeper understanding of each pose, along with deepening your own practice.
WE WILL COVER THE FOLLOWING:
TWISTS & BACK BENDS ADJUSTMENTS/MODIFICATIONS: You will learn proper alignment, the role that the gluteus, rotator cuffs and the erector-spine muscles play in backbends/twists, safe and supportive adjustments/assists for backbends and twisting poses. You will have plenty of time to experience and practicing hands-on adjustments/assists with your fellow workshop attendees. You will learn why core strength in these poses are important in keeping the pose safe and feeling great. We will incorporate modifications and props to build a deeper backbend/twist practice. Open your heart to the possibility! FORWARD FOLDS AND HIP-OPENERS ADJUSTMENTS/MODIFICATIONS: You will learn proper alignment, adjustments/assists, modifications and understand the role of the quadratus femoris, gemellus and piriformis in forward-folds and hip-openers! You will have the opportunity to practice hands-on assists on each other in a supportive and nurturing way. Our Hips and Legs ground us to Earth… Be connected, Be Open and Free. INVERSIONS ADJUSTMENTS/MODIFICATIONS: Inversions can be some of the most frustrating yet fun-and-exciting and rewording asanas of all asanas! You will be guided through proper hands on adjustments/assists techniques as well as proper alignment and modifications for teaching and practicing inversions. You’ll learn what role the rotator cuffs, rhomboids and core muscles play in inversions. You don’t need to be a yoga instructor to learn yoga asana alignments/adjustments! You will learn to practice adjustment and assisting techniques on each other as a way to deepen the yoga practice, teaching and encouraging others to practice inversions, beyond this class, will be fun and rewarding to all. Let go of the fear, we are here to support you!