Charlestown, MA | Yoga Bands and Balls Weekend of Workshops | @Asana Charlestown
March 7 @ 11:30 am - March 8 @ 1:00 pm
YOGA BANDS AND BALLS
In this exciting weekend of workshops students will utilize both resistance bands and Yoga Tune Up therapy balls. These classes are ideal for practitioners who want to be physically challenged and feel like they got a workout in their practice, but who also want to build skill in a way that is thoughtful, sustainable, and supportive for long-term joint health. Using Yoga Tune Up® therapy balls for self massage practitioners will awaken and rejuvenate their tired and sore muscles to leave feeling restored and balanced.
Whole Weekend $155
Individual workshops $45
Sat, March 7 – 11:30a-1:30p – Happy, Healthy Feet and Hips
Sat, March 7 – 2:30-4:30p – Redefine Your Spine: Curves, Spirals, and Undulations
Sun, March 8 – 11:30a-1:30p – Wrist and Shoulder Resilience
Sun, March 8 – 2:30p-4:30p – Pigeon Pose Re-Imagined
ABOUT THE WORKSHOPS
Happy, Healthy Feet and Hips
Most of us spend a large portion of our days wearing shoes that don’t allow our feet to move in all the ways they need to feel good. Stiffness, pain, and soreness all the way up the leg is a common result. Your feet and hips require your loving attention. Learn how to better care for them by learning an array of variable loading strategies using blocks, blankets, resistance bands, and therapy balls. Positively influence your foot health, as well as their influence all the way up to the spine. If you have sore feet and hips, this workshop will give you dozens of techniques you can use daily to rejuvenate your legs and give them the care they deserve.
Redefine Your Spine: Curves, Spirals, and Undulations
Today yoga postures are often practiced in rectangular rooms on rectangular mats. It’s easy to forget that, unlike the flat surfaces and perfectly straight lines of our external environment, we are indelibly wave-like, curvy, and spiraled. In this workshop, you’ll break free from grid-like movement and free your body of the rigidity and tension those repetitive patterns create. Get ready to explore movement in curving, spiraled, and undulating arcs. Beginning with self-massage using Yoga Tune Up® therapy balls, we’ll unwind tension along the spine. Then, with the enhanced sensory awareness of the body’s central axis of movement, we’ll explore a variety of yoga postures, interdisciplinary movements, and somatic practices that help you reclaim fluid movement from your spine to your extremities.
Wrist and Shoulder Resilience: Arm Balance Progressions with Resistance Bands
Do you require more strength for arm balancing, but aren’t sure where to start? Let’s be honest, supporting your full body weight on your hands is no small feat. It requires an intelligent, progressive plan. Traditional asana programming often bypasses this prep work and exposes you too soon to loads you may not be adequately trained for. The result is hurty shoulders and wrists. This workshop addresses this gap in preparation by providing you with progressive, variable-loading ‘know how’ to train for stronger wrists and shoulders. Prepare to pull as much as push and learn resistance band arrangements that offload body weight and making arm balances lighter, and thus more manageable to explore. Develop a plan to build strength progressively and eventually benefit from the high loads of arm-balances!
Pigeon Pose Re-Imagined: Active Hip Openers with Resistance Bands
A more old school yoga approach to hip and low back pain was often to practice deep hip-opening postures like pigeon pose. However, many very flexible, long-time practitioners still experience SI joint pain, low back pain, and hip pain despite all this passive stretching. In this workshop, you’ll learn preventative hip-strengthening strategies and exercises that will strengthen your hamstrings, improve your low back stability, and leave your hips and SI joints feeling strong and resilient. Experience how building hip strength using resistance bands can leave you feeling more flexible than before, but with the strength, power, and poise to back it up.