Date: Saturday, April 14
This workshop will give you an understanding of what tadasana, or neutral position, truly is for YOUR body. Through physical, mental, and visual examples we will discover correct placement of the pelvis and low back within poses found in a typical asana class. We will explore why and how it’s different for everyBODY. We will also address when it is appropriate to deviate from neutral, and why it’s important to understand this for the health of your pelvis and low back.
We will also learn how to return to a natural balance of structure (tadasana or sthira) and ease (savasana or sukha). Bringing this structure and ease to the forefront of our asana practice, makes it therapeutic for our bodies, rather than harmful. This workshop is ideal for individuals suffering from disc herniation, SI joint pain, stenosis, and scoliosis, as well as those with no pain, advanced practitioners, and yoga instructors. Basically, anyone with a body.
Bio: Shila Tirabassi LaGrua is a Neurosomatic Specialist, a yoga teacher with many certifications, a Pilates teacher, an anatomy teacher, and in her former life, an internationally-touring professional dancer. She received her BFA from The Juilliard School, later joining the Stephen Petronio Company, where she also served as rehearsal director and taught master classes. As a compliment to her dancing, Shila discovered yoga and its many benefits. This led her to completing OM Yoga Center’s teacher training program, directed by Cyndi Lee, where she taught for 6 years and developed the core yoga program. She has also completed trainings in Pilates with Kelly Kane, functional anatomy with Irene Dowd, Restorative Yoga with Judith Lasater, Fitness Through Pregnancy with Debra Goodman and Thai Yoga massage with Jonas Westring. Shila integrates her various disciplines into a vinyasa style class, which focuses on alignment and breathing techniques designed to bring about a deeper awareness within the body.