Led by: Tara Glazier
From April 12, 2024 at 2:00 pm until April 14, 2024 at 4:00 pm at Dumbo
April 12th, Friday — 2-4pm, 5-9pm
April 13th, Saturday — 1-4:45pm
April 14th, Sunday — 9-11:15am, 12-4pm
Certain poses are often off limits for open level classes. That said, more advanced teachers with more experience can prepare their students safely over time. As in part 1, we look at the primary poses for each category mentioned. We explore what needs to be strengthened and what would need to open within the body. From our list, we can then begin to create a sequence using repetition and Abhaya principles that allow stability and freedom.
We look at not only the postures, but the ACTIONS that aid in preparing the body.
There are various types of arm balances: twisting versions, hamstring/ hip versions, leg over shoulder/ head versions, and so on. Each category needs a particular action for greater success. For hamstring/ hip arm balances like Vasisthasana 3, we will look at the progression from the base, tone of the legs, spirals of the legs, and neutrality of the pelvis. There is a lot to prep before the leg and shoulders can extend fully.
In deep hip opening, like lotus, this pose needs not only the opening of the hip structure, but particular engagement and attention to the feet and ankle as well as spirals or rotations in the legs that allow for full range of movement.
How do we teach that? Come find out how to teach lotus, lotus variations, and categories of arm balances safely!
Prerequisite : 200 Hour YTT required