Reviving your Lower Back and Hips: Practices for Pain-Free Stability and Freedom of Movement

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The connective tissues in our lower back and hips play a critical role in our posture. If they are balanced, they absorb the shocks of our daily lives. Unbalanced, they can cause pain and postural holding patterns that extend through the neck and shoulders. Students will release the lumbar spine, sacrum and hips through a combination of long holds and …

Straight From the Shoulder: Skillful means to build strength and stability in the shoulder girdle and arms

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This workshop explores ways to strengthen the upper body safely and develop a sense of security in the shoulders and arms. Part anatomy lesson, part practice, this workshop is a boon for yogis who have experienced rotator cuff or elbow injuries. Richard reviews the muscular anatomy of the upper body. He then guides students through long holds and dynamic exercises. …

Vital Foundation: Feet and Leg Power and Engagement

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A balanced posture starts with our foundation. But it’s literally the furthest thing from our minds. Weakness or tightness in our feet can cause strain that reverberates up the body. Strong feet and stable ankles provide both support and dynamics to our system both on and off the mat. This workshop aims to strengthen and vitalize our feet with foundational …