WORKSHOP: Breaking Down Sun Salutation A, Saturday August 31st, NOON-2pm
Sun Salutations are a microcosm of the asana practice as a whole - they contain standing postures, forward bends, a backbend, a strength move and an inversion. When done with skill they can become a moving meditation that is completely hypnotic. As you float from pose to pose the rhythm of your breath brings you to the present moment. We will focus on the poses that make up Surya Namaskar A (Sun Salutation A) as well as the transitions between them. We will take turns demonstrating and practicing the poses and transitions, learning how to incorporate modifications and variations that work best for your own body. We will break down the postures one by one, understand their benefits and learn how to move with the breath, flowing seamlessly between the poses. We will also consider a range of modifications for all levels of practice. ($30 -OR- two punches on your 6-class card)
WORKSHOP: RESTORATIVE YIN YOGA, Sunday September 1st, 5:30-7:30pm
We will balance our opposites - our fire and water meridian lines - as we restore balance in our body and mind using Yin Yoga practice. Yin Yoga lengthens and works through both the deep connective tissues between the muscles and the fascia throughout the body. The goal is to increase circulation in the joints and improve flexibility. The asanas, or poses, stretch and exercise the bone and joint areas. It also helps us to regulate the body's flow of energy. We will be targeting the meridian lines of the fire element (heart and small intestine), the most yang, masculine element that rules the summer, and water element (kidney and urinary bladder) the most yin, feminine element that rules the winter. Explore the basic principles and concepts behind Yin Yoga and allow for an in-depth practice where questions and concerns are invited to be explored. Yin Yoga is a very restorative, nurturing and balancing form of practice. All levels. ($30 -OR- two punches on your 6-class card)
Ashtanga Intensives, Monday September 2nd thru Thursday September 5th, 8-9:30am
75 minute traditional, teacher-led Ashtanga practice with a 15 minute introduction on elements of Yoga that are often overlooked but integral to deepening your practice.
Monday Sept. 2nd - Ujjayi Breath
Tuesday Sept. 3rd - Bandahs
Wednesday Sept. 4th - Yamas and Niyamas
Thursday Sept. 5th - Pranyama techniques
Natania Frydman was introduced to yoga in Dharmsala India at 18 on a 6 months stay there. Within the first conscious breathe a feeling of coming home planted itself her chest, and she has carried this seed with her throughout the many countries and cities she has called home the following 8 years. Balancing her training in Ashtanga with her trainings of the soft healing practices of yin, restorative, Ayurvedic massage and meditation her diverse practice is reflected in her teaching. She see’s all of the philosophies she studies as different ways to get to the same destination. All the movements big or small, strong or subtle are in order for us to find and return to our natural great peace already and always existing in us. The practice of yoga is a way for us all to come back home, together. Now based in Paris she has previously taught in Florence Italy for four years, hosted retreats in Marfa Texas, New York City and Rio de Janeiro.