Arm Balances With Elizabeth Silas - Finding Your True Center By Awakening the Core
Come join Elizabeth Silas-Havas, certified Ashtanga & Jivamukti instructor as she takes you through creative movements to wake up your deep postural muscles and access their strength every time you approach a new arm balance. Learn ways to prepare for basic arm balances and their more complex variations. All levels are welcome since you will be given several options to play with, to find just the right balance of challenge and ease – from your true center.
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Do you ever feel that certain postures are inaccessible? Maybe they are fundamental arm balances, like Crow or Side Plank. Maybe they are more complex ones that you'd like to begin playing with, like moving planks or handstand/forearmstand combos. In this workshop, you get to request the specific ones you want to approach and refine.
Elizabeth will introduce new ways to awaken the deep postural muscles in the your pelvic floor, the four layers of abdominals, and the key back muscles. You will also learn how to activate the muscles of the inner thighs and upper back that make up your 'extended core.' Through these movements and discussions you will start to notice which core muscles are your workhorses (and which are your sleepy puppies). Once you learn to fully engage all these muscles, you will have access to their incredible strength every time you approach a new arm balance.
As we explore various preparatory poses for basic arm balances and their more complex variations you will be given several options to play with to find just the right level of challenge for you. You may choose to leave one foot on the ground for each posture, or lift off and up for some. Let your core be your guide as you find your way to your true center balancing effort with ease!
Elizabeth Silas, E-RYT, has been teaching and loving yoga for fifteen years, both in big cities and in small towns. Her teaching addresses students’ individual alignment patterns within a sequence focused on the breath. In this way, students can safely release old patterns of moving and thinking within a vigorous practice. She is certified in Jivamukti and Ashtanga schools, and draws on many asana alignment methods as well as Pilates, exercise science, and physical therapy to inform her cueing and assisting. She currently teaches on the east side of Cleveland, where she lives with her husband and two young boys. Find her teaching and writing at