Vinyasa with Yogi Matt Giordano
Be it a flow class, an anatomy-centered course or full day immersion, Giordano’s teaching always contains the element of “workshop”--breaking moves down into small, digestible pieces with precise language and clear, simple demos--so the intimidating and imp
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Matt ensures that no student walks away without morsels of new and repeatable knowledge. All the while, he maintains a sense of seamless flow, satisfyingly sweaty and detoxifying. It is this uncommon combination of fluid experience and “workshop” techniques that places Giordano among the upper echelon of yoga instructors. Matt’s incredible attentiveness to alignment comes from a place of conviction. His in-depth studies in yoga, acrobatics and martial arts have granted phenomenal knowledge about the human body, and his ability to convey this information in an accessible and concise manner is what gives his students the confidence to be open to explore. The warm, approachable energy Giordano exudes is filled with humility, allowing students to feel calm; ready to challenge their ideas of what is possible. Whether the yoga focuses on therapeutics, flow, one-armed handstands and arm balances, takes you to new heights (literally) in AcroYoga, or ends in a chorus of song, guitar-playing and chanting, Matt builds a unique environment where trust and knowledge thrive so a practitioner can truly advance.
Hips: Rock 'em and Unlock 'em
Saturday, April 23 from 10:00a to 12:00p
Tight hips can feel impossible to open. No matter how long you stay in pigeon, the next day it’s back to square one. Static stretching alone does not lead to flexibility. Through Matt’s deep knowledge in bodywork, yoga and anatomy, he will teach you how to transform once unyielding hip joints. Learn how to adjust alignment, prevent knee pain and engage the muscles to support the bone structure. This hip opener course will immerse you in the tools needed to access greater range of motion. This course appropriate for all levels.
Shoulders: Boundless Freedom
Saturday, April 23 from 1:15p to 3:30p
Shoulder Openers Dissolve tension and tightness in your shoulders and learn the biomechanics that make it easy! Many of us fall into patterns where we believe if we continually repeat an action, our goals will eventually workout. This only rings true when we are repeating a recipe for success. Matt Giordano will offer you a yoga practice that gets you into your body and gives you a strong understanding of a complex joint that can otherwise be a bit of a mystery. Having rehabilitated his own shoulder from a nearly shattered collarbone and fractured scapula, Matt’s knowledge speaks from experience and an excitement to share the tools he has picked up along the way. Boundless Freedom is appropriate for all levels. This course can be used for therapeutic and/or advancement purposes. This course is appropriate for all levels.
Discover the Joy of Backbending
Saturday, April 23 from 3:30p to 5:30p
The back bending practice can be some of the trickiest poses in Yoga, and can seem like either something you just can or can not do. While some people naturally have more flexibility in an arched position others have to take a more studied approach. In this workshop we will go over techniques that will bring joy and ease to your back bending practice. Those that are less flexible will focus on techniques to unlock tension. Those that have an established back bending practice will be able to take themselves to a whole new level using precision in their approach. This course is appropriate for all levels.
Sunday, April 24 from 10:00a to 12:00p
Learning to handstand is a process, abundant with discovery and amazement. Whether this is your first inversion workshop or you are well versed in the art of handstands, brace yourself as we delve into alignment, work toward mastery of the shoulder girdle, and explore acrobatic principles so you can build confidence and manifest a greater sense of balance. You will learn exercises that unify body and mind to create a solid foundation for a lifetime of standing on your hands. As a group we will create a safe and transformative space that will be appropriate and for all levels of practice. Take your handstand practice to the next level! It is recommended that you have a steady three-month yoga practice or acrobatic practice.
Therapeutically Advancing Your Practice
Sunday, April 24 from 1:30p to 3:30p
Advanced, but all levels? How? Moving forward and practicing more advanced postures is gratifying and fun, but our ambitions to go deeper into asana can also become injurious. In this workshop, we learn how to have your cake and eat it too—heal, keep your body healthy, and advance your practice. With proper biomechanics, we open energy lines in the body that promote healing–not destruction. Specific actions in our practice help the body feel safe and relax the nervous system, allowing muscles to release and giving us the power to dive deep into poses with ease. Keep your practice fun, advanced and therapeutic. This is appropriate for students of all levels, looking to find new depth in their practice.
$190 Weekend / $38 per individual session. Early bird pricing: purchase all 5 sessions and receive a 15% discount
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