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Introduction to the Psoas: The Bipedal Dilemma

May 9, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The iliopsoas connects the spine to the legs, and as our main hip flexors, they are needed for walking, running, and more. We need a strong psoas to leap and jump, but as bipeds, we also need a long psoas to avoid back problems, for healthy function of the internal organs, and to maintain a calm and clear state of mind and heart.

The psoas muscles are our main flight-flight muscles, but as such, harbor trauma, early childhood, safety, and sexuality issues. Runners, dancers, cyclists, those with swayed low backs, and those who struggle with Supta Virasana may have particularly tight psoas muscles.

Let’s explore how we can apply asana to become stronger and longer, more conscious of these important muscles and increase balance, health, and vitality.

Please register early as this class is filling up!  We are limiting the size of the class.


$40 regular rate
10% off regular rate for members

Full and partial scholarships available, please inquire at




About the Instructor:

Peggy HongGwi-Seok (Peggy) Hong is an Intermediate Junior 3 certified instructor based in Detroit Michigan.  She is our visiting teacher- in-residence! Gwi-Seok has been practicing yoga since 1996 and teaching since 2001, while studying primarily with Lois Steinberg, Laurie Blakeney, and Chris Saudek.

She founded and directed Riverwest Yogashala  a nonprofit Iyengar Yoga center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  In 2013 she moved to Detroit, Michigan, to join the urban healing revolution.  There, with Michele Pearson, she founded Iyengar Yoga Detroit.  Her calling is to share the sacred healing art of Iyengar Yoga with a broad community. “Like” Badass Yoga Nun on Facebook to keep up with her classes, workshops, and special events. Also an award-winning poet and essayist, visit her blog at


May 9, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


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