YoYoYogi Welcomes Alex Crow, internationally respected yoga teacher and creator of Yoga Physics.
Join us for a weekend of practice, lecture and discussion on yoga, philosophy, anatomy and more!
Alex, creator of the Yoga Physics methodology, aims to clearly explain the 'what', 'whys' and 'hows' of asana, meditation and yogic philosophy, making the practice approachable for everyone of every level and of every walk of life. Alex’s emphasis on paying attention and her insistence on each individual respecting their own uniqueness encourages them to love and celebrate who they are. It’s this love of their own unique perfection that creates true change in her students so they can connect with more grace to themselves, to others and to the world.
Alex will offer (5) 3 hour sessions from Friday, April 19th through Sunday, April 21st. Register for 1, 3 or all 5! Use this link to register and select the courses you wish to attend. Read below for titles, times and descriptions. We hope you will join us for this inspiring weekend of learning!
The whole weekend is $299.
Three single sessions of your choosing is $174.
Single sessions are $68 each.
Friday, April 19th from 6 - 9 pm
Yoga - What Are You Aiming For?
Yoga Philosophy & History
What is this word yoga? Where did it come from? How has it morphed and changed over the years? What is a practice and what has it been through the ages? In this workshop we will look at the history of yoga as it moved through time and cultures to examine what the practices were aiming to teach and how we can bring the intention and outcome closer together. This session will include a short practice and offer tools to assess the cross section between intention and outcome.
Saturday, April 20th from 12- 3 pm
Bodies, Joints, Muscles & Poses
Stability, Mobility, Range of Motion & Asana
How do bodies move? How far should joints move? We will look at the different variables involved in stability, mobility, range of motion and the postures that are taught in most yoga classes today. We will debunk the concept of stretching and flexibility and rebuild those components in ways that are aligned with how the muscular and fascia systems work as well as set up postures in a way that is wise for each individual’s skeletal variations. We will look at poses through the lens of muscular activation, release, stability, and potential counter productive sensations, creating a sensory experience in class that invites each student to use the poses and movements as a tool for personal learning, exploration and skillful choice making.
Saturday, April 20th from 3:30 - 6:30 pm
Fire! Hard Work With A Twist
Work the Body Wisely > Calm The Mind
This session will dissect the power vinyasa model, taking into account personal choice while allowing exploration and discovery. We will deconstruct the postures and activities used during a strong physical practice from an anatomical and biomechanical standpoint while exploring functional range of motion vs limited range vs hypermobility. Learn how to manage expectations of how the body should move while discovering alternatives that offer the same outcome without the problematic components.
Sunday, April 21st from 12 - 3 pm
Quieting the Noisy Body/Mind Loop
Balance the Nerves > Calm The Mind
In this session, we will explore the the nervous system, skeletal range, and basic biomechanics in relation to commonly taught restorative and yin yoga poses. There will be an hour long practice assessment, helping students set a baseline of their personal range of motion and skeletal structure both before and after experiencing a class aimed at calming and balancing the nervous system. The practice will be followed by a deconstruction and reconstruction of common postures in an effort to have them function more effectively, lessen injury and/or calm a heightened nervous system.
Sunday, April 21st from 3:30 - 6:30 pm
Class Planning Laboratory
Class planning can be difficult, daunting and monotonous. Participants will learn how to create class plans that turn classes into a personal laboratory that is inclusive, invites inquiry, and creates a safe place for exploration. Students and teachers will work through planning a class from start to finish, using class planning tools designed to give students a personal experience in a group setting so that they learn to approach the topic being presented in a way that is skillful and wise for them. Participants will then be led through the class that was created in an effort to experience the concepts presented and developed. Class planning worksheets will be provided as well as emailed afterwards for continued use.
WORKSHOP REFUND POLICY:
Any cancellation with more than 48 hours notice will result in account credit for the full amount of the workshop. All cancellations within 48 hours will not receive any refund or credit. Thank you for your understanding.