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Astanga Weekend Intensive w/Day Christensen


October 7-9th, 2016 Miami based teacher Day Christensen is here for the ENTIRE WEEKEND. 

Friday 6-8 pm Surya Namaskar Workshop 

SURYA NAMASKARA CONTAINS THE FOUNDATION FOR THE ENTIRE PRACTICE THAT FOLLOWS IT. IT IS A COMPLETE PRACTICE IN AND OF ITSELF. AND IT IS THE PLACE WHERE THE MIND AND BODY CONNECT IN A RYTHMIC CORRELATION TO THE BREATH. IF I COULD ONLY CHOOSE ONE PART OF THE PRACTICE TO WORK ON FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE, IT WOULD BE SURYA NAMASKAR. IT IS INFINITELY COMPLEX AND PROFOUNDLY SIMPLE. COMPLETE WITH BACKBENDS FORWARD BENDS, LATERAL EXTENTIONS, STRENGTH POSTURES, INVERSIONS AND STANDING POSTURES. HERE WE WILL LOOK AT ALIGNMENT TECHNIQUES FOR EACH POSTURE, FLUID TRANSITIONS, AND DEEP UJJAYI BREATHING.

Saturday 10-12 noon Guided Primary Series

A GUIDED PRIMARY CLASS IS CONDUCTED FOLLOWING SPECIFIC VINYASA COUNTS AND THE NAMES OF EACH POSTURE CALLED IN SANSKRIT. FOLLOWING THE RHYTHM OF THE VINYASA COUNTS IS MEANT TO DEVELOP PHYSICAL STRENGTH AND MOBILITY, MENTAL CLARITY, EMOTIONAL CALM, AND SPIRITUAL AWAKENING. 

Saturday 2-4 pm Floating, Flying and Jumping Through

THIS WORKSHOP IS MEANT TO EXPLORE WAYS TO REFINE A SEASONED PRACTITIONER’S SKILLS IN YOGA. DAYLENE WILL DESCRIBE THE MAIN OBSTACLES OR “HIDDEN LOCKS” THAT PREVENT STUDENTS FROM EXPERIENCING THE LIGHTNESS, GRACE AND STRENGTH OF A MASTER. WE WILL WORK ON VARIOUS TECHNIQUES FOR JUMP THROUGHS AND JUMP BACKS, HEADTSANDS, FOREARM STANDS, AND HANDSTANDS, AND MIORE. THIS WILL BE A FUN, LIGHT-HEARTED CLASS WITH LOTS OF ROOM FOR EXPLORATION, HANDS-ON ADJUSTMENTS, AND QUESTIONS.

Sunday 9-11 am Art of Adjustments 

THIS WORKSHOP IS MEANT TO EXPLORE WAYS TO APPROACH PHYSICAL ADJUSTMENTS FOR SOME KEY POSTURES IN THE PRIMARY SERIES. WHILE THERE ARE SOME UNIVERSAL ADJUSTING METHODS, THERE WILL BE EMPHASIS ON HOW TO ADJUST ACCORDING TO INDIVIDUAL STUDENTS BODIES, GIVEN THAT EACH OF US HAS A UNIQUE SET OF STRENGTHS AND LIMITATIONS.

Sunday 1-3 pm Integrated Backbending

BACKBENDS ARE PERHAPS THE MOST IMPORTANT POSTURES TO COUNTER THE STRESSES AND ACTIVITIES OF MODERN LIFE. THEY ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT AND OFTEN THE MOST DAUNTING. WHEN LEARNING AND PRACTICING PRIMARY SERIES, A PRACTICE OF MAINLY FORWARD BENDS AND TWISTS, IT CAN SEEM LIKE A CRUEL JOKE TO THEN ONTOP OFF AN ALREADY CHALLENGING PRACTICE END WITH A ROUND OF BACKWARD BENDING. BACKBENDS CAN FEEL EXHAUSTING AND IMPOSSIBLE WHEN WE FIRST LEARN THEM. WE WILL EXPLORE THE POSTURES IN PRIMARY SERIES THAT WILL LEAD TO THE MOST PLEASANT BACKBENDING EXPERIENCE POSSIBLE.

IN THIS WORKSHOP, WE WILL EXPLORE WAYS TO WORK WITH BACKBENDS THAT WILL FOCUS ON HOW TO BUILD OPENESS IN THE FRONT SIDE OF THE BODY, OPEN YOUR HIIPS AND SHOULDERS AND INSPIRE OVERALL STRENGTH, MAKING THE COMMON SORE BACK A THING OF THE PAST. WE WILL LOOK AT SOME ALIGNMENT PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES THAT CAN FOREVER TAKE THE PAINFUL AND UNCOMFORTABLE ASSOCIATIONS WITH THE LOWER BACK AND TRANSFORM THEM INTO THE EXILLERATING EXPERIENCE THEY CAN BE. THOUGH STRENGTH IS NOT OFTEN ASSOCIATED WITH DEEP BACKBENDS, AND MORE FLEXIBLILITY IS EMPHASIZED, YOU WILL WALK AWAY WITH A NEW UNDERSTANDING OF THE IMPORTANT ROLE STRENGTH PLAYS IN YOUR BACKBENDS AND OVER-ALL HEALTH OF YOUR SPINE. COMPOUND THAT WITH GOOD FORM AND YOU WILL GAIN SOME NEW INSIGHTS INTO THE POWER OF DEEP BACKBENDS. PRACTICES AND A DEMONSTRATION WILL BE INCLUDED TO GUIDE YOU TO EVENTUALLY STAND AND DROP BACK FROM URDHVA DHANURASANA ON YOUR OWN.

COST is $300 for the Entire Weekend or $275 Before July 15th.

Don't Delay!! You will not regret it. Om. 

*If you are coming from SEATTLE or off Island you can easily walk on the ferry to and from our studio OR enjoy the weekend on island using www.airbnb.com and/or at the Eagle Harbor Inn for accommodations. You may be able to find other hotels. But these are our recommendations.  

 

Read and See her at www.day1yoga.com

Earlier Event: August 20
Women's Breath Ceremony: AUG
Later Event: November 5
INTRO to Acro-Yoga w/ Daniel Alcyone