Monday, January 24, 2011

Workshop #2!

I have a workshop coming up on Feb 13th, just a few weeks away. Hooray! This will be #2 of official workshops. I really like doing them and am hopeful that this one will be well received. This is a backbending workshop just in time for February and Valentine's Day ... good times to open the heart. The focus is Dhanurasana and Urdhva Dhanurasana so the practice is titled String your Bow. The participants will ultimately determine how advanced the poses get but either way it should be a heart-opening good time!

The description and registration information follows:

Be your own cupid! Give yourself some love this February by exploring how bow pose and upward facing bow strengthen the spine, open the shoulders, uplift energy and fight depression. Anusara-Inspired™ yoga practitioners are known not only for their beautiful, deep and painless backbends but also for their loving and open hearts. The openness comes from applying Universal Principles of Alignment and from the Tantric Shiva/Shakti philosophy that Life is Good.

Using the dance of Shiva and Shakti as our blueprint, we will explore how to balance the masculine qualities of stability and steadiness with feminine creativity and fluidity. After learning specific Anusara-Inspired™ alignment in preparatory postures, we’ll set our hearts free as we play with bow pose, upward facing bow and invigorating variations. The workshop will give you tools to create optimal alignment and enjoyment every time you string your bow! Come open your heart, challenge yourself, and lift your spirits just in time for Valentine’s Day. For all levels familiar with Bujangasana, Salabhasana, and Urdhva Mukha Svanasana.

Location: Yoga Source in Carytown
Phone: (804) 359-9642 to register
Date: February 13, 2011
Time: Sunday 1-4 pm
Cost: $45 by Feb 3rd | $55 after Feb 3rd
CEU Certificate: $5 additional


Anonymous said...

I've been contemplating signing up for this workshop, but I struggle a lot with Urdhva Dhanurasana, although there has been slow & steady progress... I had to take a few years away from that kind of backbend due to recurrent tendonitis that has finally cleared this year.

Would it still be a good fit?

dancingyogini said...

well, the hope is that by using the alignment and figuring it all out in the prep poses by the time you get to Urdhva D you'd be in good shape and out of pain. i'm not sure how wildly advanced we'll get, it will totally depend on who is present and how quickly they grasp the alignment.
i would say, yes... come and explore. be willing to try new things and be willing to back off if needed. there will be plenty of postures that are not Urdhva D so you'd still get your asana on for sure. and it's a great way to get to know some of the community here.
i hope your move as been easful