Developing YOUR Advanced Asana Practice: Workshop with James DeSantis
When: Sun June 2nd, 2013
Cost: $20 advance, $25 Day of
in developing your Asana Practice? Curious about the capabilities of your body? Intrigued how to prep and counter for arm balances, inversions and binds? In this workshop we will learn, through practice, how to come into advanced Asana postures that may not be covered in group classes. All levels are welcome, and encouraged to attend, as we will discuss and work through the preparatory, strength building, balancing, and counter poses for these postures. We will also go through different pranayama, breathing, and bandha (Lock) techniques that will help develop the strength to master these Postures.
Techniques Covered will include: Prop use to aid coming into these poses, use of the wall to prep and build strength, Core and hand exercises, balance techniques, use of the Bandhas and Mudras, pranayama and mantra to focus.
Poses covered but not limited to: Wheel (Urdhva Dhanurasana), Bird of Paradise (Svarga Dvidasana), King Pigeon (Eka Pada rajakapotasana), Forearm Balance (Pincha Mayurasana) Hand stand (Urdhva Mukha Vriksasana), Raven (Bakasana) Flying Crow (Parsva Bakasana), Half bound hand to foot (Ardha Badha Padmottonasana), Airplane Arm balance (Eka Pada Koundinyasana)
James DeSantis is influenced by many styles of yoga, from the Jivamukti method regarding asana to the spiritual practices of Ishta yoga (Integrated Science of Hatha, Tantra, and Ayurveda.) He is an Ishta Trained teacher currently at the 500hr level training, teaching both private clients and at Hosh Yoga, and previously the Urban Yoga Foundation. James’ Classes are rigorous, strength, and heat building, linking and sequencing many postures together, but balanced, and light hearted. The idea is to leave the class feeling the lightness of life that we can all attain, through consistent, and dedicated focus.
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