Belly Dance For the Body and Soul with Nicole RoyNovember 26, 2015
Evolving Meditation with KarenNovember 28, 2015
Do you want to get the most out of your precious practice time? Do you often ask yourself “Am I doing the pose correctly”? The benefits of a regular and mindful posture practice are numerous and widely accepted by both Eastern and Western health science. What is often healthy and safe for one practitioner may not be for another and could potentially be harmful. This course will help you cultivate a practice that supports your unique physical needs.
Note: for those who took Skillful Alignment in Fall 2015, this course will focus on a new set of postures.
• Basic anatomy and alignment principles to inform and hone your posture practice.
• When and how to progress a posture
• How your breath supports the postures
• How to use props effectively
• The benefits and risks of the postures
• Working with variations for your abilities, limitations and intentions
Each week we will focus on a single pose and work with it in detail, with both Chris and Karen’s instruction and assistance. Class will include a warm up to prepare the body, followed by a brief discussion of the anatomy, alignment, benefits and risks of the pose. Then we will practice the pose itself in many forms, including working with variations, visual feedback using mirrors, and how to effectively use of props to work towards optimal alignment in the pose. Through the class you will have the opportunity to ask questions, and will receive direct guidance and adjustments to improve your knowledge and alignment of the postures. We will then guide you through a cool down to release and relax your body.
Suitable for those who are experienced with basic postures and their alignment, but wish to refine their practice.
Starts: Thursday, January 14th, 2016
Duration: 5 weeks
Time: 7:30pm – 8:45pm
Cost: $89 + GST