Within the Iyengar Yoga repertoire one often forgets the asanas that specifically focus on the abdominal muscles. In this workshop, we will explore the abdominal and arm balancing asanas that are specifically designed to strengthen the abdominal walls, ‘the core’.
With Anneke, you will have fun exploring different approaches that lead to confidence. These types of poses may be challenging, but they are also known to strengthen the body, improve one’s coordination and from a health perspective, and increase bone density – so they are very important!
As part of the “Step it Up” series, we will explore the core and use its strength as a central hub to find a more mobile, strong, and balanced body and mind.
Appropriate for students with a minimum of 6 months Iyengar yoga practice. Not appropriate for students during their menstrual cycle.
Anneke Faas is a certified Iyengar yoga instructor at the Intermediate Junior I level. She was inspired by the precision and genius of Mr. Iyengar’s teaching at the age of 14 during her first year of high school where she was an avid athlete. Teaching yoga in college to her peers, Anneke started her teacher training with Nancy Stechart and Leslie Bradley in 2002. She continued her studies upon moving to New York City and graduated from the premiere Iyengar Yoga Association of Greater New York Teacher Training program under the mentorship of the late Mary Dunn. Since then, Anneke has had two sons and now lives in Berkeley, California. As a teacher, Anneke has a warm presence and commands her classes with ease and careful focus. She is especially drawn to working with mothers, helping to reduce the stress and tensions of everyday life. She has specialized training in pre-natal yoga. In addition to regular public classes, Anneke offers weekly private lessons, corporate classes and mentors aspiring Iyengar yoga teachers-in-training. Visit her website at www.annekefaas.com.