Home Yoga Practice: What to Do
How do I know what to do when I roll out my mat at home? What comes first? or next?
Ability = Knowledge + Experience.
Saturday 30 December 2-5pm
You’ve got experience (even if it’s only this workshop!), so let’s lay down some categories for a foundation. Part of having an ability is knowing what you already know, so let’s go through some ways of looking at yoga poses.
Kinds of poses and their general action:
- standing: strengthening, energizing
- sitting: more calming, in general. require more warm-up.
- wists: wringing out, detoxifying, activating.
- backbends: uplifting, mood elevating, hormone balancing, activating.
- forward bends: calming, resting, inward.
- inversions: rejuvenating, energizing, can reduce inflammation
These classifications can be mixed and matched to come up with poses to use in your sequence.
In this workshop you'll realize the arc of practice, understand your previous yoga practice in a whole new way and use what you already feel intuitively to create at least one template for yoga practice at home. You'll use a process that turns your motivation into the center of your practice and deepens your connection to what you already know, so you can use this process again and again to create new practices to serve your needs on a given day.
Whether you've taken this workshop before or are a brand new yogi, you will learn to see your practice as a container for your experience, empowering you in a whole new way. Refresh or begin your practice.
Great taken after the HYP: Motivation Workshop!
One woman who had never taken a yoga class before the retreat on which she took this workshop created her own practice and practiced it independently after only a single class. Other teachers have taken this workshop and connected to their home practice in a whole new way. And yogis in every stage of practice have gone home with more confidence about their HYP than ever before.
We will end with a Yoga Nidra Experience for connecting deeply to your intention for practice and dissolving obstacles to your regular HYP.
I share the most effective tools I've found for focus, balance, strength and stress reduction in classes designed to give you the tools you need to act from your most authentic, healthy self, even in the most stressful situations.
I am trained in Yin, Restorative, Ashtanga, Iyengar, Raja and am Core Strength Vinyasa and Yoga Shred influenced and inspired - all styles of Hatha Yoga. These "flavors" influence my personal practice and the practice that I share with you. My previous life as a paramedic allows an intimate understanding of the anatomy and physiology that guides every class, pose, technique that I share with you.
You don't have to be flexible - or anything else - to do yoga: yoga helps you become those things.