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Saturday
28
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Alexandria Crow Anatomy Workshops

12:00
18:00
Speakeasy Yoga
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Ready for your practice to become personal, effective and wise? Then spend a weekend with Alexandria Crow where you'll look at the inner workings of yogic philosophy, the body, and the mind. The practice of yoga is an individual journey that is mostly taught in group format these days. In order to work in a group setting in a safe and effective way, students must look deeply at their body and mind as it relates to each and every class, all with the philosophy of yoga at the root.

We will begin by learning what a yoga practice is all about from a philosophical standpoint, why we're doing asana, and what it aims to teach us. Then we'll take a look at the nervous system, the deeper layers of the physical body, and it's structure as a means to asses what's going on both physically and mentally. Especially in relation to the fight or flight response most students experience these days and how that impacts the body.

Students will then learn from the inside out about how their personal internal structure and range of motion relates to the postures most commonly offered in classes. They will learn their own unique range of motion, how to interpret physical sensation signals, and how their mind interacts the bodily sensations which ultimately can lead to skilled choices which when refined can lead to a productive practice with less injury. Each person's skeleton, musculature, connective tissue, lifestyle and injuries cause a unique situation and once uncovered, will create a wiser approach to postures offered in classes.

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Why Pose and How We Pose - The Deeper Layers

Why do we do asana? What are we trying to learn and/or access in these postures? In this lecture/discussion we will look at the philosophy behind a yoga practice and how to bring that consciousness and understanding to the physical practice. This awareness when layered upon the poses makes for a complete practice that can bring about transformation and growth both in the physical body and one's approach to how they live.

We will then shift over to the physical and being by looking at how the nervous system affects the body and it's range of motion. Students will set a baseline of their personal range of motion and skeletal structure both before and after the transition their nervous system into the parasympathetic system. In addition we will look at the basic biomechanics of all the joint regions in the body in relation to the most common shapes performed in class and discuss the general amount of range that can be expected out of each joint region and what to do if there is limitations.

Date: Saturday, April 28, 2018
Time: 12-2:30PM
Cost: $50 (10% off for auto-debit + annual members)

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Feet, Legs, Knees, Hips and Spine

The hip and spine perform a biomechanical dance that, when understood, allows a wise approach to postures such as Forward Folds, Arm Balances, Hip Openers and Basic Backbends. Learning ones individual skeletal structure and range of motion in the ankle, knee, hip and spine allows students to approach postures with wisdom and can help prevent unnecessary injuries. Understand how the hip's limitation and position impact the spine, learn underlying reasons for the range of motion in the hip and how to keep your lower back and SI region safe.

Date: Saturday, April 28, 2018
Time: 3:30-6PM
Cost: $50 (10% off for auto-debit + annual members)

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Wrists, Elbows and Shoulders

Asana can and does injure students’ wrists, elbows and shoulders far too often, but it’s something that can be avoided. There are some basic skeletal issues that need to be understood in relation to the upper extremities and shoulders as they impact poses where body weight is placed on the hands. Knowing about these issues as well as how the shoulder functions are vital to properly setting up risky weight bearing poses.

Date: Sunday, April 29, 2018
Time: 12-2:30PM
Cost: $50 (10% off for auto-debit + annual members)

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Shoulders and Spine

In a similar fashion to the hip and spine, the shoulder and spine also participate in a partnership that can help strengthen and stabilize those regions preventing injury when functioning properly. Drawing on the information from the earlier modules while adding in newly learned information in this workshop, we will dissect the shoulder girdle and spine as they relate to inversions and backbends that may have previously been out of reach from an understanding of your own unique structure. We will also look at how twists function within the spine and how to approach them with the underlying layers of the body in mind.

Date: Sunday, April 29, 2018
Time: 3:30-6PM
Cost: $50 (10% off for auto-debit + annual members)

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Sign up for all 4 sessions for only $175!