Iyengar Workshop with Laurie Blakeney
Please join us in welcoming Laurie Blakeney to Yoga on High, and refine your understanding of yoga philosophy and asana at the same time. While this is not a workshop on yoga therapeutics the precise and sophisticated alignment of the Iyengar style offers clarity into the therapeutic actions of joints and tissues.
Type of Event
Friday, November 20 from 6:00p to 8:30p,
Saturday, November 21 from 8:00a to 4:30p,
and Sunday, November 22 from 8:00a to 12:00p
Early bird enrollment if paid in full by October 20: $237.
On Friday night, Laurie will lead a restorative asana practice, which works deeply to calm the nervous system and refresh the mind. Restorative asana are taught at a restful pace with contemplative breathing.
Saturday begins with a morning pranayama practice, and a half-hour break, followed by an active and penetrating asana practice with the intent to awaken and stimulate us. It will include standing poses and backbends to bring vigor and vitality to our practice. The afternoon will be spent practicing inversions and twists, when we will to turn the world upside down, and also look deeply within. An afternoon practice of cleansing twists and inversions clears the mind and leads us to a fresh perspective.
Sunday begins with pranayama again followed by a practice focusing on abdominal/lumbar postures, forward bends and arm balances. These types of poses are great tools to strengthen and penetrate the core of the trunk, and help build internal support and calm confidence.