Science of Asana: Embodied Awakening

With Karen Andersen and Chris Dunphy

Join us in a informative and practical workshop that examines the question: Why asana? Beyond the obvious benefits of strength and flexibility, what is it about asana that encourages self-transformation? Although “yoga” is often understood to be synonymous with “postures”, the posture practice developed as an methodical journey with particular intentions. In examining the historical, philosophical, psychological, energetic, traditional and contemporary perspectives on asana, we will awaken our practice in powerful and subtle ways.


Date: Saturday March 9th, 2019

Time: 10:45am - 12:00pm


Use one visit from your membership / yoga pass* or
$17.50 + tax


Chris Dunphy

Chris began yoga many years ago when he started to notice his body wasn't recovering fast enough from some minor injuries, muscle strains, and stiffness he commonly suffered while playing hockey and football. Shortly after joining his first yoga class, Chris was hooked. Not only did his body feel better after the first class, it felt better than it had in years, even though he was an avid weight trainer, hockey and football player in that time.

The opportunity to open Kushala Yoga (originally Newport Yoga) came along in mid-2006 and Chris jumped at the chance. He quit his job after 7... Read more

Karen Andersen

Karen Andersen is co-owner of Kushala Yoga.

After ten years of working in software development, Karen found her personal yoga practice taking an increasingly important role in her life.

Karen believes that we are all seeking long lasting true happiness; not the kind that comes from external aquisitions, but an equilibrium between our perception of ourselves and our true nature. One day Karen realized that the things that she wanted to share with others were the very conduits to her happiness, and yoga was the primary channel. She decided to pursue her 200-hour teacher training... Read more

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