Yoga Twists for Spring Renewal w/ Amy Cooper
Yoga master BKS Iyengar related twists to a “squeeze-and-soak” action: the organs and tissues are compressed during a twist, pushing out blood filled with metabolic by-products and toxins. When we release the twist, fresh blood flows in, carrying oxygen and the necessary building blocks for tissue healing. Although twists stimulate circulation and have a cleansing and renewing effect on the torso organs and glands, this extended class will focus primarily on the benefits to the musculoskeletal system (hips, spine, ribcage & shoulders) as well as on the benefits to one’s consciousness. Come experience it all!
Join Amy for this deeply satisfying, energizing yet calming sequence of standing, seated, balancing and supine yoga twists. Moving from the periphery to the core, the class will then culminate with an integrative meditation. For Info: email@example.com or (530) 859-5433
The above workshop is also held in Redding at Balance Yoga Center on Sunday, April 23, 2-4:30 pm
See poster here for details. Redding: Yoga Twists for Spring Renewal
The following is POSTPONED!!!
Embody & Deepen Your Yoga ~ 2 Yoga Immersions w/ Amy Cooper
Cultivating Inner Harmony, Fulfillment & Well Being in the World Today
2 Sundays April 9 & May 7; 9am-3pm (lunch break: 11:30am-1pm)
$45/day; $80/ 2 days ~ paid by 4/1 or 4/29; $50/day; $90/ 2 days ~ paid after 4/1 or 4/29
Let yoga transcend posture…
Yoga is more than the continued pursuit of the next posture. Yoga posture (Asana) is only a gateway into the true heart of yoga and a life of enhanced harmony, fulfillment and well-Being.
9-11:30 am ~ The morning session will be an opportunity to explore and experience an extended and balanced Asana sequence.
Beginning with a short introduction to the principles of Yoga, the focus of this session will be a guided class, allowing space for explanations of methodology, pose demonstration and in workshop format, refining our technique and looking at how we can work more intelligently throughout our Yoga practice. Throughout the class we will cultivate a sense of moving from the inside out – awakening the deep sensations of the Life force (Prana) and expanding the inner breath (Pranayama) and bringing these into a more liberated external form (Asana).
1-3 pm ~ The afternoon session will establish a vision of yoga beyond asana, experiencing the wisdom and benefits of contemplative practice, as well as understanding the ultimate context of Yoga practice within Yoga’s Eightfold Path (Ashtanga Yoga).
Essentially a contemplative practice stills and expands the mind in the midst of the chaos and distractions of every day life and develops insight (Vipassana) into our innermost nature and an attitude of unconditional friendliness (Metta) towards our self and others. Blending skillful meditations and yoga principles we will explore and refine our approach to Yoga practice to include sitting and Yoga philosophy.
Not suitable for those new to Yoga