Sunday, July 23 • 8:00am - 9:30am
Unpacking Chaturanga: Mechanics of a Misunderstood Asana FILLING

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Maybe the most ubiquitous and yet still mystifying of poses in the modern day yoga class, chaturanga has garnered quite the reputation. It's a heat builder, it's a strength based posture, it's dangerous, it's useless, it's crucial, it's what makes a vinyasa flow… It's the shoulder shredder, the widow maker… Chaturanga can be a phenomenal opportunity for full body engagement, energetic unfolding and a physical manifestation of resolve and attention. Lets reclaim this shape and learn to work with, not around it. In this workshop we will break down the elements of a successful and healthy asana. We will learn the biomechanics of the shape, technical drills and warm ups, modifications and how to truly embody this complicated asana. Some movement, some discussion, lots of opportunity for questions and knowledge bombs. Don't worry. We won't be in a low pushup for 90min.
Class time devoted to lecture: 31-45 minutes

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Derek Cook

I have always worked with my hands as my tools, I've been a carpenter, an artist a musician and a sculptor, with a desire to be of service to those around; long before I knew my path as a healer. I came into my body late in life, discovering my love of movement and the physical after... Read More →

Sunday July 23, 2017 8:00am - 9:30am
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