Events

Anatomy of Yoga Workshop
Saturday, August 25
1pm to 4pm
Cost: $60 

at Dragonfly 360, on 86th Street in Nora across from North Central High School

This 3-hour workshop will focus on physical anatomy and movement in yoga asana (physical poses of yoga). The workshop will include review of large muscle groups, joints, and spinal anatomy. The directions of spinal movement and effects of different movements to strength/stretch the body will be discussed. There will also be a guided asana practice, focusing on the movements of the spine. You will leave this training with knowledge of major muscle groups, joint functions, information on the intention for different directions of spinal movement, and an experience of an integrated asana practice for the spine. This workshop is open to anyone who is interested in understanding spinal health or teachers who want to refresh their understanding of anatomy for yoga. Yoga Alliance CEUs (3) are available for participation in this training.

 


Adaptation in Asana Workshop
Saturday, October 6 
12pm-4pm
Cost: $75 

at Dragonfly 360, on 86th Street in Nora across from North Central High School

Adaptation in yoga asana (the physical practice of yoga) allows for appropriate application of movement to meet the needs of the practitioner. Methods for adapting traditional yoga poses to adjust for physical restrictions can include chair based practice or adjusting poses to more accessible formats. In this 4-hour workshop you will learn the process of identifying the intention for specific movements and adapting the movement to meet the needs of the practitioner. There will be discussion of intention of movements, how movement affects spine and limbs, and how to use movements in various bases (standing, kneeling, seated, supine, prone). The workshop will also include a guided chair-based asana practice. Yoga Alliance CEUs are available for participation in this training. This workshop is open to anyone who is interested in learning to adapt postures to meet personal needs or for teaching others adapted options.