Yoga 101

Sunday, March 12, 2017
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Cost: $30 per person

Perfect for beginners or practitioners looking to reestablish proper alignment, Lauren’s Yoga 101 Workshop will help you make the most of your yoga practice. Come to learn more about the basics of yoga including core philosophies of this ancient tradition, introductory breathing practices, proper alignment techniques and how props can support a safe practice.

This two-hour workshop provides a safe, supportive environment where you can ask plenty of questions as we dive deeper into the following topics:

  • A brief history of yoga, The Eight Limbs of Yoga (the poses are just one), and a modern perspective.
  • Basic breathing technique of Ujjayi or “Ocean” breath
  • Foundations of and safe modifications for the 10 most common poses in a Hatha or Vinyasa style class.
    • Standing Mountain
    • Sun Salutations
    • Downward Facing Dog
    • Low Plank (Chatturanga)
    • Cobra and Upward Facing Dog
    • Warrior 1
    • Warrior 2
    • Pigeon
    • Bridge
    • Supported Shoulder
  • Introduction into yoga props and how blankets, blocks and straps can make your practice a little bit sweeter

In the last half hour, we’ll bring everything together with a gentle flow. Following this workshop, you’ll have new tools and techniques to take onto the mat and new students will feel ready for their first Beginner or All-Level class.

COST:  $30 per person

Taught by: Amy

As an instructor, Lauren looks to get students tuned into their bodies, encouraging them to explore their edge while honoring their limitations. She believes that when we turn our focus internally and become intimately connected to how we feel and who we are, we can experience life more deeply and fully.

Lauren has a steady, grounded presence that has been strengthened through her own personal practice of yoga. She first tried yoga in 2012, looking for low-impact workout, but over the years she realized that yoga had a tremendous impact in other aspects of life off the mat. Her practice helped her reduce stress, increase her health, create more balance in her life, and cultivate her own intuition.

In her classes she looks to guide students through graceful and deliberate movement paired with breath, building postures from the ground up for an embodied yoga experience. She takes an all-levels approach, helping beginners create a solid foundation for their practice, while allowing more experienced practitioners dive deeper into their own practice.

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