April 27th, 2014, 01:00 PM – 03:00 PM
with Andrew BarrettWhy Core Strength?with Andrew BarrettSunday, April 27th, 20141:00 - 3:00 pm35$ ($30 for members)Why Core Strength?
Because EVERYTHING — posture, confidence, even your sex life — is rooted in your core.
This 2 hour workshop will work from the ground up, and the inside out, to give detailed, easy to digest information, and practical exercises to strengthen and awaken your core. You will leave with a physical and intellectual understanding of the power of this vital area, and how it applies to movement of every kind.
Working your feet, your abs and your brain, Why Core Strength? will inspire better posture and greater confidence.
Why Core Strength? is a fun, challenging workshop for anyone looking to supercharge their yoga practice.
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About Andrew: To me, yoga is a reductive process. It burns through the shackles of physical asymmetry and psychological stress and creates balance. Yoga brings integration by harmonizing strength with letting go, and builds a bridge between mind and body in a way contrary to many of our culture's assumptions. A teacher once told me that our musculature is our memory’s hard drive, and my experience releasing memories, burning away traumas and resentments through asana practice (yoga poses) has solidified this idea. My personal practice is one of adjustment and readjustment in each pose to release the physical and psychological tensions stored in my muscles, and to ultimately be liberated from them into deeper states of balance. The shape of my life is indeed the shape of my body, and yoga is my vehicle towards freedom.
May 10th, 2014, 01:00 PM – 03:30 PM
with Justin RitchiePractical Magic — Energy and the Subtle Bodywith Justin RitchieSaturday, 5/10/20141:00 - 3:30 pm$35 ($30 for members)Ever wonder how some yogis seem to move effortlessly on the mat, like gravity doesn't effect them? Or how healers of all kinds can bring about huge emotional realizations and releases with little or no physical touch? The answer is ENERGY! In this workshop, we will discuss what yogis and yoga teachers mean when they refer to energy, or "prana" and the western science that backs it up. Then we will take this knowledge onto our mats to deepen our practice with energy and explore new abilities that have been waiting within us all along! This workshop will be a mix of discussion and asana. Sign up today!Justin is trained in two schools of Vinyasa yoga. He first studied at The Yoga Sequence and later at Laughing Lotus. Early in his path, Just was taken under the wing of some of NYC's most established yoga teachers for his ability to sense and work with energy as well as his calming presence. He has begun to rapidly rise within the yoga community. Justin now teaches regularly and leads workshops for beginners, master classes, partner yoga and much more.