Yoga for Beginners

Learn the Foundations of a Transformational Yoga Practice

With Chris Dunphy

Whether you are healing from injury, trying to bring more ease to your daily activities, wanting to feel more confident in your body, or mindfully working towards other personal wellness goals; an intentional and conscientious yoga practice can support better health and well-being. If you want to try yoga but are not sure how to begin, or bring more intention around your existing practice, this course will teach you the foundations of an informed and healthy yoga program. You will be learning with a group of beginners, you do not need to know anything about yoga!

  • The basic alignment principles of common yoga postures
  • How to support your body with props and variations
  • How to practice in consideration of injury
  • Breathing techniques to help sustain your postures
  • How to choose appropriate classes to meet your needs

Registration

Starts: Wednesday January 8th, 2020

Ends: Wednesday February 5th, 2020

5 classes

Time: 6:45pm - 7:45pm

Cost: $89.00 + tax

 

Curriculum

Each week we will start with a short relaxation followed by a multi-level moving warm up designed to bring increased freedom of movement and range of motion in your joints. Then we will explore a set of postures that would be commonly taught in a yoga class. The instructor encourages questions and dialogue to support your understanding of proper alignment and the muscular awakening needed to support the postures. You will be taught variations and proper use of props to make the postures suitable for all levels but most importantly your level. Each class will end with a relaxation followed by a question period.

Recommended Experience

This course is suitable for beginners and those who want to gain confidence in the basics of yoga.

Chris Dunphy

Chris Dunphy is co-owner of Kushala Yoga, and co-director of their Teacher Training Program

Chris is a yogi, father, husband, student, hockey player, gardener and outdoor enthusiast. Chris spent his younger years either on the ice, the field or on the track. The high point of his athletic career was a gold medal at the Canadian junior championships in the decathlon, a gruelling 10 event discipline that spans over 2 days. After Chris retired from competitive athletics he started work in the finance industry. After 8 years... Read more

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