You may know that breath and alignment are the key elements to an effective yoga practice. These two are the ones that make your physical practice – yoga – the mindful movement that cultivates mind-body connection, abundant with physical and psychological benefits.
The complexity of breath and alignment is that both are very personal. It’s not one size fits it all! The two intertwine reflecting the intimate signature created by one’s unique anatomy and personal patterns.
In this workshop, we will hone down understanding and personalization of breath and alignment. We will go over anatomy of key yoga poses, and the ways you can tailor poses to fit your body’s unique physiology. We will examine basic principles of yogic breathing, and how you can use your breath to regulate your energy and change your mood. Finally, we will explore the bandhas – muscular locks or energy gates. We will learn to activate the bandhas during your yoga practice so that the breath and alignment fall right into place.
Designed for beginners and experienced practitioners alike, this workshop will deepen your understanding of the intricate concepts that yoga is based on, so you can take your practice to the next level.
This course is designed to deepen your knowledge of both physical asana practice and yoga philosophy. We based our course on Ghosh lineage because it is a fundamental tradition that gave rise to many forms of yoga practiced today. Its physicality is rooted in therapeutic poses leading to physical health, strength and flexibility, and stress reduction. Its philosophy is based on the core principle of Yoga: to still and heal the mind.
Whether you decide to teach yoga professionally or not, this course will have make you a Leader and a Teacher.
This course is designed to expand your knowledge of yoga taking your practice to a whole new level. We will sample the multitude of yoga formats: ashtanga based Power, breath rooted Vinyasa, sensation targeting Yin, meditative Restorative. We will dive deep into systems of asana and study how to approach their sequencing. We will explore the subtle body (energy system linked by the chakras) and investigate how this subtle energy guides our physical and mental health through nerves and hormones. We will discuss how we can heal by harnessing the power of subtle body energy by intelligently designing our yoga practice.
This course is half of what you need to obtain your 200-hour YA RYT certification. If you're a RYT, it will give you 100 hours of YA continued education. If your RYT training was based on a sole style of yoga (i.e., power or vinyasa), you will appreciate the diversity and depth of our program. Our curriculum is designed to teach not just the diversity of yoga formats, but also how yoga can be effectively combined with other wellness modalities. This knowledge will enable you to carve out your own unique niche in the abundant world.