Do you yearn to take your teaching and yoga practice to the next level, both on and off the mat? The truth is that you already hold the keys to an even more powerful practice. Based on The Alexander Technique, an easeful and elegant self-care method used by performers, yogis/yoginis, peak athletes, and more, this workshop will break down the components of applying the technique to your own self-care and to your teaching. Over the four weeks, we will explore the following:
o Poise and the Standing Series
o What’s Gravity Got to Do with It?
o Whispered “Ah”: Breath and Heart Opening
o Back Bends, Heart Opening
o Healthy Spine Series
o Arms and Shoulders
o Inversions and Compressions
o Aware Assisting
o Conscious Resting, Yoga Nidra, and Savasana
o Self-Care as a Yoga Teacher
When: Mondays, June 3, 10, 17, 24
Where: The Hidden Yoga Studio
Time: 7:30 - 8:45 pm
Cost: $90 (must be paid in advance)
Space is limited to 10-12 participants
This workshop is for yoga teachers, new and experienced! Bring a mat, clothing you can move in, and an open mind and heart. Will include one-on-one, hands-on time.
About the Alexander Technique:
The Alexander Technique, a gentle and effective approach to body education and self-care, uses a combination of respectful, hands-on feedback, verbal cues, and self-observation. Teaching thoughtful attention to movement and stillness patterns, The Alexander Technique opens the pathways to optimum health and overall well-being.
About Lisa Trank, CTAT:
Lisa Trank is a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique, having received her training at the American Center for the Alexander Technique in New York City. She has led workshops at the Colorado Dance Festival, Naropa University, United States Air Force, The Stoll Foundation, as well as with many private clients. She is also a devoted yoga practitioner and writer, with articles on The Alexander Technique. Lisa is thrilled to be offering this work to the Hidden Yoga community. She offers group workshops and teaches privately at The Meditation Place in Longmont.