Forward bends are typically viewed as postures that invoke introspection and a literal folding into oneself. All to often, however, our journey into these poses increase our passive ranges of motion, relying on our hands and the floor to support their depth. While this may serve a purpose, folding inward requires great strength in order for it to be sustainable and functional. In this dynamic class you’ll learn how to explore these poses by sourcing strength and mobility from your core and legs, increasing their power and function. This yoga conditioning class will involve many familiar hip openers and forward folds, but we will explore transitioning into them in ways that require more focus and muscular activation than you may be used to. Increase your active mobility, and challenge your coordination while empowering your body and your practice.
In this fun, funky flow, you’ll move through a somewhat familiar vinyasa sequence but take some detours outside of business-as-usual. Our vinyasa practice, while quite diverse in its movements, is somewhat lacking in loading certain joint positions and inner actions. Step outside the box a bit and map some new, tri-planar and functional movements not traditionally explored. Class will buoyantly weave through standing postures, hip openers, and accessible arm balance options. Along the way expect to learn groundbreaking techniques to evolve your experience in a wide range of asana and transitions, all while deepening your knowledge around the mechanics of your magnificent body. This is a great opportunity to diversify your practice within a familiar framework. Class will conclude with live music in shavasana.
- 1 year of yoga practice recommended
- No prior teaching experience required
- Stiffness and injuries OK
- Willingness to participate in a group process
- Ability to give and receive feedback skillfully
- Dedication, motivation and self directed studentship