Fundamentals of Flexibility  

Being able to move the body freely and efficiently means increased speed, higher jumps, and bigger lifts for athletes. For the rest of us, it means less back pain, improved circulation, and better posture. Increase your mobility and range of motion in this series of workshops exploring the fundamentals of flexibility through yoga. We will identify common causes of restricted movement, and learn ways to restore balance in the body.

Workshops include asana practice, one-on-one adjustments, partner work, and the breakdown and discussion of the mechanics of poses so that you get the most out of each asana. Workshops are broken into three areas: Backbends & Heart Openers, Hips & Hamstrings, and Upper Back & Shoulders.

Good for: The athletic, the inflexible, the bendy, and the teachers looking for additional tools and ideas to add to their repertoire (CEUs available for RYTs).

Backbends & Heart-Openers
Saturday, July 7 | 2:00pm – 4:30pm
Barefoot Studio
$40/Workshop or $100 for all 3 | Register

Backbends are challenging, energizing, and increase spine mobility. In this workshop we will cover alignment and the biomechanics of heart-openers to help safely establish optimal movement in backbends. CEUs available for RYTs.

Hips & Hamstrings
Saturday, July 14 | 2:00pm – 4:30pm
Barefoot Studio
$40/Workshop or $100 for all 3 | Register

Tight hips and hamstrings contribute to numerous problems including low back pain, stress on the knees, and a general lack of mobility. In this workshop, we will focus on opening the hips, hamstrings, quadriceps, and lower back. Especially great for runners and cyclists! CEUs available for RYTs.

Shoulders & Upper Back 
Saturday, July 28 | 2:00pm – 4:30pm
Barefoot Studio
$40/Workshop or $100 for all 3 | Register

With daily tasks such as sitting at a desk or driving, the upper back and shoulders round forward, creating muscle imbalances, pain, and restricts range of motion. In this workshop we will find ways to unlock tightness and tension in the neck, shoulders and upper back. CEUs available for RYTs.