Mon., Sep. 30 | Mountain Om Yoga And Wellness Studio

Therapeutic Asana (yoga postures) & Restorative

A tango, if you will, a dance between learning how to move well and how to flow well.
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Therapeutic Asana (yoga postures) & Restorative

Time & Location

Sep. 30, 2019, 5:30 p.m. – Dec. 02, 2019, 6:45 p.m.
Mountain Om Yoga And Wellness Studio, 503 7th Ave, Invermere, BC V0A 1A0, Canada

Why is this class unique?

A fun adventure into the yogic postures and how to move well into, through, and out of them. Traditional classes focus more on the shape and position of a posture but in this 8-week adventure we'll approach the yoga postures more from an inquiry and exploration into what's really moving, what isn't, and answer the question: should that be moving?  

In each class we will explore the anatomical movements that a pose(s) requires and learn how to decrease common compensations. Then we'll link together a few of the postures building on the movements we've just explored so that you have the best of both worlds: workshop style and flow. 

We'll end each class with a luxurious restorative posture and relaxation based breath work.

 

                        Not sure what all that means? A therapeutic asana who-si-whatsit?

Here's a very simplified example of a simple standing forward bend with a common compensation: 

Many practitioners (even Yoga teachers, gasp!) will swan dive down into a forward bend. 

The arms will move up (hopefully!) and then the ribcage will (often) pop up & out, and from here the forward bend is driven. The forward bend will often be lead by the ribcage and not from where the movement is meant to originate: the pelvis. 

By using the ribcage to lead the movement we are borrowing (compensating) from one place (ribcage) to be able to 'do' the pose (forward bend), and by doing so may exsaperate a tendency to not move the pelvis well. 

Don't even get me started on compensations that can happen when raising the arms! <she says with a grin and a devious twinkle in her eye>

While these compensation may seem to have no effect for some practitioners, it could be one of the patterns that causes discomfort in the sacrum, back, shoulders, and even knees. When we tug on one thing, we find that it is connected to all things.

These compensation patterns will often show up in our "every day life" movements as well as on the mat.

A healthy asana (yoga posture) practice is one that increases our awareness of our patterns and helps create more integrity in our whole...and that's the journey we take in class - practicing with more physical and energetic integrity.

         We'll end each class with a luxurious restorative posture and relaxation based breath work.

This practice is perfect for those that:

* want to really understand how to move into, out of and in the asana,

* get a better understanding of your own compensations,

* increase ease, decrease tension & pain in life and in yoga practice,

* have previous injuries or hestitations, and want a safe place to transition into a 'regular' yoga practice,

* want a class that is about you and not the posture,

* want a way to slowly build an integral practice that is a fit for your body. 

Details:

Monday nights 5:30 -6:45 pm

Sept 30 - Dec 2, no classes on Thanksgiving or Rememberance Day.

8 weeks - $125, includes tax

Classes are small, pre-registration required.

You are considered registered when you have paid. Registration is due by Sept 23rd - there must be 6 people registered for the class to run.

Classes are limited to 10 participants so that you can get hands on help if you need.

Please check out the cancellation policy before registering.  * if there's a class you can't make it to, you can send a friend in your place (just let me know)

For more information, or to register please email: littlemaetree@yahoo  (dot)  ca

BONUS: When you are registered in my classes you get an amazing deal on privates.  Normally I offer individual privates at $80, but you get them half price during the session. Why? Because sometimes patterns start to emerge but need more attention and focus than a class can provide, and I like to support you in your exploration.

                                                                                                                                  *Photo by Nate Johnston on Unsplash

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