In this 2-day intensive with Cheri Dostal Ryba, you’ll get first-hand experience of your own embodied, sound alignment through practice, learning anatomical context and imagery. We can best teach what we can feel and embody personally.
Dive into this intensive workshop to find greater structural alignment, integrity and strength in your own practice as well as gaining skills of discernment and context for working with your students. Part of our work is developing a language for what we see, how to recognize risk and observe the patterns of what manifests in a person’s asana practice.
We will also enjoy discussion around how physical alignment can support the other limbs of our practice and our life. We will close our time and deeply reconnect with a restorative practice.
This class provides a comprehensive exploration of the physical structure to understand optimal and faulty muscle recruitment patterns that have been identified to contribute to common musculoskeletal impairments. The skill of observation develops the ability to identify postures and muscle recruitment patterns that may cause faulty postures, repetitive strain, overstretching, low back pain, and energy inefficiency.
If you don’t already have a copy of Yoga: Mind Body Spirit by Donna Farhi, it would be a welcome addition to your library and may support your process after this intensive.