Yoga has the power to transform your body and your mind, enabling you to lead a happier, healthier and more meaningful life. But what you emphasize when you practice yoga will determine whether you are maximizing or minimizing its extraordinary benefits.
Using his own, Iyengar- and Anusara-influenced approach to yoga, Gernot Huber will teach you how to maximize the benefits of yoga while learning to let go of detrimental behavior patterns that can creep into your practice. You will also learn how to practice in such a way as to minimize injuries, even if you have pre-existing conditions that may make you wonder whether you should practice yoga at all. Lastly, you will learn specific yoga techniques to address chronic health conditions such as back pain, poor posture, poor circulation, excessive stress, insomnia, constipation, neck tension, depression, low energy, arthritis, and osteoporosis.
This workshop is designed to be experiential, with about 80% asana practice and 20% discussion. For a more in-depth treatment of yoga therapy with more background information, see my Yoga Therapeutics workshop.
- Saturday 10-12:30: Refining posture for improved mood, and building strength and balance for increased energy and injury reduction
(postural analysis, standing poses, backbends, forward bends, balancing poses and optionally inversions)
- Saturday 14-16:30: Revitalizing the core to improve digestion, sleep, and energy, and enhancing flexibility for joint health and stress reduction
(core work, hip and shoulder openers, and restorative yoga)