Include postures which often are quite comfortable for folks who have little or no experience with yoga. We progress through the semester, befriending the postures by revisiting them week to week as well as slowly introducing new ones. We will learn postures such as bridge, tree, downward facing dog, triangle, warriors I and II, dancer, sun salutation, half shoulderstand and many others.
A typical 1 1/4 hour class consists of warm-ups, postures, some easy going breathwork and a 10 minute relaxation. You will also learn simple meditation techniques.
Feature postures best suited for students with a year of yoga experience. However, most folks with little or no experience are comfortable beginning with this class. We will explore postures such as frog, eagle, bow, revolved triangle (with props), and many more, including yin postures (easy/moderate postures held for a period of time). Breathwork will expand to include calming, balancing and invigorating breathing techniques. Every two or three weeks we will end with a 10 minute meditation, focusing on breath and sensations.
In the third year we spend a little more time practicing and learning each new posture, exploring balancing sequences, twists, upward facing bow, supported shoulderstand, plow, pigeon variations, half moon, revolved side angle and many more. You will often use props to create just the right variation of a posture for your unique body. We will also have fun with a variety of full-bodied yoga sequences, as well as continue our exploration of breathing and meditation techniques.
I offer individualized instruction in packages of 3 private lessons.
Lesson 1 – you and I will discuss your wants and needs for a home practice of yoga, that is just right for your unique body and lifestyle at this time in your life. We will then begin to create a personalized lesson plan for you, with variations of warm-ups and poses that you not only CAN do, but that you WANT to do.
Lesson 2 – we will review the warm-ups and poses that we chose in lesson 1, and continue to add warm-ups and poses until have come up with just the right combination for your home practice.
Between lesson 2 and lesson 3 – I will create a formal written lesson plan for your home practice.
Lesson 3 – I will lead you through your personalized lesson plan, and record it, using my home recording equipment. You will leave with a CD of exceptional quality that will be an invaluable tool for your practice at home!