Sun Salutations Formula with David Regelin Saturday, September 28, 2019 1 - 3PM $45PP
Form, Technique, and the Foundational Principles of a Breath-Based Vinyasa Yoga Practice
Sun salutations are often at the beginning of vinyasa yoga practices. Beyond providing a good warm-up, salutations establish the volume and rhythm of breath, incorporate foundational postures and the dynamic transitions between them, improve spatial awareness, enhance the ability to act upon one’s imagination, and set the tone for an entire practice.
In this workshop we will cover:
Stepping salutations - They can be just as exhilarating as jumping salutations, and are usually far more accessible for most. Learning to step forward and back lightly, creating space within the body to step forward from downward dog without lifting a hand, are skills well worth learning in their own right as they help to streamline and economize movement. Stepping well is also the foundation for learning “the jumps” forward and back. Learn multiple stepping salutations, and move them at various tempos to enhance your practice with agility and lightness.
The Jumps- Breath control, form, and technique, will all integrate to facilitate a fluid salutation practice. Learn to be efficient in movement, economical in breath, and build up energy for the rest of the practice by refining and defining each moment of the exercise. No more random efforts that lead towards random results. Align your gears and get moving with freedom and ease.
Centering Skills with David Regelin Saturday, September 28, 2019 4 - 6PM $45PP
Locate Your Center, and Relate to Your Circumference
All yoga talk aside, we all have an innate understanding that there is a link between our posture and our psychology in that we all respond to one another's body language, more or less consciously, more or less compassionately. This works both ways. We may also influence how we feel by altering how we posture ourselves, and recent findings in neuroscience validate this. Since yoga postures are revelatory and dynamic examples of our everyday posture, they offer a range of opportunities to self-adjust. In this way, among others, yoga asana can be seen as a necessary preliminary to meditation practice.
The goal of this class is to learn self-adjusting techniques that can facilitate well-adjusted posture and perspective. Simple concepts that describe how the body fits together will be made clear within the context of a sequential asana practice. The goal is to develop the skill to self-adjust.