Arm Balance Workshop with Andy & Tamara Totman
Sat Date: Apr 21 2018 From: 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
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.
Adjustments/Assists; Along with deepening your own practice, are a great way to create community and connection with your students.
Twists & Backbends Adjustment Workshop:
Forward Folds & Hips Adjustment Workshop:
Inversions Adjustment Workshop:
These workshops count towards Yoga Alliance CEUs in the category of Teaching Methodology (TM). Current teachers will receive information at the workshop on how to file for credits.
It is of the upmost importance to understand how to execute proper 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.
Twists & Back Bends ADJUSTMENT WORKSHOP with Andy & Tamara Totman
This workshop is for students and teachers alike. You will learn proper alignment, the role that the glutes, 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 students 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 ADJUSTMENT workshop. with Andy & Tamara Totman
This adjustment workshop is open to all who want to 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 ADJUSTMENT workshop with Andy & Tamara Totman
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!