In order for our practice to truly evolve, it is important that we brush up on the foundation of our yoga poses. We can have all of the strength and experience in the world, but if we don’t understand the mechanics of the posture, then how will we be able to bring our practice to the next level?
From Child’s Pose & Tree Pose, to Transitions & Inversions, we’re breaking down all of your favorite poses so you can safely and effectively get the most out your practice.
- Agni Sara Tutorial with Rod Stryker: Agni Sara is a complete practice that fuels your inner fire, stokes digestion, promotes elimination, clears your mind and activates prana. Agni means fire, which is the elemental quality responsible for digestion. Sara means essence. Learn specifics and work with traditional methods to intensify the practice like uddiyana bandha and lifting your pelvic floor. Features an explanation, several demonstrations and in depth guidance. Please do on an empty stomach.
- Child’s Pose with Richard Freeman: We play with different ways of doing this important passive posture to produce different effects and to accommodate different limitations. Props Needed: Two blankets and a block.
- Transitioning Principals with Jo Tastula: Principles of transitioning. Virabhadrasana 2 (warrior 2); Trikonasana (Triangle); Ardha Chandrasana (Half Moon) We break down the transitioning between this very popular group of poses so that it is safe for the joints and graceful!
- Explore Padmasana with Mary Taylor: An exploration of padmasana, the lotus pose, with suggestions for working gradually and safely into the full form. Make sure you have healthy knees, and learn to find space in your hip joints. A great class to do before going into a seated meditation or in preparation for your everyday go-to practice. Props Needed: A blanket.
- Tackle the Grand Posture of Handstand with Kathryn Budig: Handstand is the elusive, dreamy pose that seems leagues away from your grasp. This short tutorial gives you the tools needed to tackle this grand posture all in due time! Break down the basics, the alignment and the homework. Props Needed: Two blocks and a strap.
- Tree Pose with Marla Apt: In this session, the principles of learning this beginning balance pose are introduces. From Tadasana, Mountain pose we practice how to stand evenly on both legs and then on one leg. We use the wall in two different ways to help with balance and alignment. Prop: strap, wall space.
- Ustrasana Tutorial with Amy Ippoliti:Ever wonder what to do with your neck in Camel Pose when the head looks back? Or how about crunching in the lower back? This tutorial will prepare you to do ustrasana with confidence and depth. A blanket is used and optional blocks.