Upcoming Courses & Workshops

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Why Can't I Do That? Should I Be Able To?

Your Unique Physiology, and how that relates to asana and beyond. Spend a weekend exploring how your personal physiology, and that of your students, creates the necessity for asana to be customized to best suit each individual's needs. Each person's skeleton, musculature, connective tissue, lifestyle and injuries cause a unique situation that once uncovered will create a wiser approach to postures offered in classes as well as how to know when a certain pose just isn't meant for you. We will break the body down into general regions, look at the poses that impact those regions and learn a wiser and more personal way to approach asana. ***Full Weekend $310 ($290 before 2/18/17)

Why Pose? with Alexandria Crow Fri, Mar 17, 2017 at 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm

Why do we do asana? What are we trying to learn and/or access in these postures? In this lecture/discussion we will look at the philosophy behind a yoga practice and how to bring that consciousness and understanding to the physical practice. This awareness when layered upon the poses makes for a complete practice that can bring about transformation and growth both in the physical body and one's approach to how they live.
 
$60 (members receive 10% discount)
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Feet, Knees and Hips - Basic Standing Postures with Alexandria Crow Sat, Mar 18, 2017 at 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

The positioning of the feet impacts the knees and hips and is a major contributing factor to how standing poses are built and done with personal wisdom. Uncover the various structural differences that impact the foot, knee, legs and hips and how to work with your unique set of circumstances in some of the most common standing poses offered in classes.

$70 (members receive 10% discount)

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Hips and Spine - Arm Balances, Basic Backbends and Seated Hip Openers with Alexandria Crow Sat, Mar 18, 2017 at 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

The hip and spine perform a biomechanical dance that, when understood, allows some of the more complex postures such as Arm Balances, Hip Openers and Basic Backbends, to be approached with wisdom and can help prevent unnecessary injuries. Understand how the hip's limitation and position impact the spine, learn underlying reasons for the range of motion in the hip and how to keep your lower back and SI region safe.
 
$70 (members receive 10% discount)
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Wrists, Elbows and Shoulders - Basic Weight Bearing Postures with Alexandria Crow Sun, Mar 19, 2017 at 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Asana can and does injure students’ wrists, elbows and shoulders far too often, but it’s something that can be avoided. There are some basic skeletal issues that need to be understood in relation to the upper extremities and shoulders as they impact poses where body weight is placed on the hands. Knowing about these issues as well as how the shoulder functions are vital to properly setting up risky weight bearing poses.
 
$70 (members receive 10% discount)
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Shoulders and Spine - Complex Backbends and Inversions with Alexandria Crow Sun, Mar 19, 2017 at 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

In a similar fashion to the hip and spine, the shoulder and spine also participate in a partnership that can help strengthen and stabilize those regions preventing injury when functioning properly. Drawing on the information from the earlier modules while adding in newly learned information in this workshop, we will approach inversions and backbends that may have previously been out of reach from an understanding of your own unique structure. With this new understanding you may find these previously elusive postures may suddenly become achievable in the future.
 
$70 (members receive 10% discount)
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Manifesting Metta: A Loving Kindness Yoga and Meditation Practice with Paige Lichens Sat, Mar 25, 2017 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Metta, defined as loving kindness, promotes the opposite of ill-will. It helps us to cultivate kindness and compassion towards all beings, including ourselves. In this practice we'll learn how to deepen, enrich, and have fun, while partnering up in the practice of gentle yoga poses. Then we will focus on metta meditation as well as participate in interactive practices that will allow you to deepen your connection with yourself and those you love.

Couples and singles welcome. Wear comfortable clothing and feel free to bring paper and pen to take notes.

$20 (Members receive 10% discount)

 

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