The Essential Series for Students of Yoga

Certain safety points are non-negotiable. This series presents indispensable information based on the biomechanics of the body that every student and teacher must know. In the world of drop-in yoga classes, this fundamental information may be inadvertently omitted. This series is a must for everyone who practices regularly and for teachers of every tradition.

Essentials of Standing Postures (April 13: 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm): In every standing posture, your front hip must be
in joint and the knee aligned; otherwise, you are actively harming your body. If you have no idea what “hip in joint” means, how to make it happen, or how to lead it if you are a teacher, then this is the essential workshop for you. Sign me up!

Shoulder Essentials (April 27th: 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm): if you externally rotate your arms in downward facing dog or ask your students to do so, then please come to this workshop and learn to access and contract your serratus anterior, which is the best and safest way to spread your shoulder blades. Don’t risk rotator cuff injury when a simple and powerful alternative exists. Sign me up!

Essentials of Twists & Backbends (May 18th: 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm): You must lengthen your spine before every twist and backbend. There are many ways to do this, and not all are created equal. Learn the safest and most effective method (which does not directly involve the spine at all). And get a clear and logical answer as to if, when and how to use the buttock muscles in backbends. Sign me up!

Essentials of Forward Bend (May 25th: 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm): The most essential thing to know about forward bends is whether your body (or your student’s) is ready for them. Learn the simple test and then ex- plore the best alternatives if full forward bends are not yet an option (and generally they are not!). We will then closely examine how to protect the ham- strings and the spine in forward bends. Sign me up!

Each workshop costs $35 plus tax. If you register for all four workshops it costs $120 plus tax.