A Weekend with Roger Cole
Roger Cole is one of the preeminent yoga teachers in the country and one of the few who focuses on physiology as well as anatomy in his teaching. We hosted him a few years ago for a very enlightening workshop and are thrilled to have him visit Yoga on High again.
Type of Event
Friday April 24, 6:30p to 9:00p
Saturday April 25, 10:00a to 6:00p
Sunday April 26, 9:00a to 1:00p
Early bird pricing: $297 if paid in full by March 26.
Friday evening, 2.5 hours
+Working Through Tight Spots: Applied Physiology of Stretch and Muscle Relaxation
Rapid yoga sequences can only take you so far toward flexibility. You tend to improve in areas where you are already loose without touching your most stubborn tight spots. This class will get you warm, then work deeply into your most inflexible areas, using long holds in asanas with precise, health-enhancing body mechanics, with or without props. Safely improve mobility in your spine, neck, shoulders, hips, hamstrings, and more. Class will end with deep relaxation.
Saturday morning, 3 hours
+Inversions: Physiology and Practice
When you turn upside-down, your physiology changes dramatically. Your blood pressure, heart beat, circulation, breathing, hormones, and brain activity are all affected. Learn what happens, how it works, and how to use it to get the most out of your practice and teaching of both head-up and head-down postures.
Saturday afternoon, 3 hours
+Gentle Inversions and Alternatives
Learn how to practice and teach a series of safe, gentle inversions and alternative poses to accommodate neck and shoulder injuries, menstrual cycles, high blood pressure, and other challenges. Depending on your needs, you may practice supported variations of Headstand and Shoulderstand, or a variety of other poses.
Sunday morning, 4 hours
+Yoga Breathing: Applied Neurophysiology and Technique
Breath and brain are tightly linked. Learn how your nervous system controls respiration, and how yoga breathing creates physical changes that alter your conscious experience. We will apply this knowledge to the teaching and practice of relaxation techniques, yoga postures, pranayama and meditation.