THE ANATOMY OF BREATH
SATURDAY JANUARY 13th, 12-3PM
THE YOGA HOUSE, KINGSTON, NY
Join me for this informative and creative workshop on exploring why breath is the cornerstone of Yoga.
Learn how breath can inform alignment in the asanas, and how working with the breath is the most direct pathway to working with the mind, and creating a meditation practice.
We will explore the basic anatomy of the respiratory diaphragm and accessory breathing muscles, how breath happens in the system, and why it is so important to include breath awareness into your practice and your teaching.
This workshop is a part of Hudson River Yoga's Teacher Training program, but it is also open to the the gen. pop.! It is lecture based, and will draw upon the teachings of Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Mathews authors of Yoga Anatomy. We will also be moving and experiencing the power of breath as it relates to alignment, and learning a few fundamental pranayama practices. This is not a traditional yoga class but be prepared to walk away understand more fully why yoga works!
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EARTH DAY YOGA RETREAT
SUNDAY APRIL 22, 2018
IZLIND INTEGRATIVE, RHINEBECK NY
Join Izlind’s talented yoga teachers for a half-day of exploring three different yoga practices that will help detox your system and bring energy and vitality to your body and mind.
First, experience Kundalini yoga with Skip Paynter who will teach you an integrative practice of breath control, movement, posture, meditation and mantra to release physical, emotional and spiritual blockages resulting in greater awareness, balance, ease and peace.
Jessie Lee Montague will lead you into a Vinyasa yoga flow. Vinyasa yoga is a form of hatha yoga that focuses on a graceful flow of movement connected with breath and awareness. The carefully crafted sequence will both enliven and energize the body, and calm and stabilize the mind. This practice offers a wonderful oasis for all of us as we move into a new season.
We will end with Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra guided by Claudia Gukeisen. You will be guided into the core of your being by her soothing voice while resting in stillness on the floor or comfortably seated. This practice is both heart opening and builds self-compassion while activating your dormant healing energy. This is a wonderful practice for those who find it difficult to meditate or who are just beginning to cultivate a new practice. You will leave connected to your ability to heal and restore to your natural state of well-being. Lavender eye pillows, blankets and bolsters for will be provided.
There will be a 15 minute break between each session and Ayurvedic tea and muffins for the Spring season to enjoy.