Tuesday, February 3rd from 1 – 4 pm for Level 3 and 4 students
$60 Regular Rate / Members get 10% off regular rate
The image of a leap is both joyful and inspiring. The leap of devotion associated with Hanuman, the Hindu monkey deity, is an expression of such boundlessness and enthusiasm. In this playful workshop we will work progressively from earth to air in order to cultivate a more joyful and harmonious relationship to both our internal and external use of space. We will inquire, explore, and, above all, give ourselves permission to play within the discipline of our yoga practice and in doing so experience our own leap of internal space!
“Take your practiced powers and stretch them out until they span the chasm between two contradictions.”
–Rainer Maria Rilke
Tuesday, February 3rd from 6 – 8 pm for Level 2 students
$40 Regular Rate / Members get 10% off regular rate
Wintertime is a wonderful opportunity to investigate and elevate our practice of backward extensions or back bending poses. The practice of these postures not only energizes and uplifts the body/mind, but is also a great way to bring internal warmth and lightness of being to the dark winter months. In this workshop we will play with back extension practices that are especially designed to bring joy and wonder back to our practices–so that we are deepening not only discipline but delight!!!
Carrie Owerko has been teaching yoga and exploring the relationship between body, breath and mind for several years. She holds a Senior Intermediate Iyengar teaching credential and continues her studies with the Iyengar family by traveling to India on a regular basis, as well as by continuous and in-depth studies with her yoga teacher, Patricia Walden. Over the years she has performed in and co-choreographed many yoga demonstrations, including Live: Light on Life, presented at City Center in NYC during BKS Iyengar’s Light on Life US National Book Tour in 2005.
Curiosity, openness, and affection are of the utmost importance in her approach to Iyengar Yoga, as is the integration of science, yoga philosophy, and the poetic imagination in the yoga practice. Most importantly, she loves to explore the relationship of discipline and playfulness and is a firm believer in the power of controlled folly.