Have you been told Chaturanga is all about arm strength? Do you take child’s pose every time the teacher says “Take a Vinyasa”? Do you think the more Chaturangas you do in a class the stronger your’ll be? Have you been told that Chaturanga is bad for your shoulders and wrists? Do you still do “knees, chest, chin” and wonder why you still can’t do the full pose? Do you think that “Use your core” means suck in your belly??
This workshop will dispel all the myths you might have heard about this pose, teach you how to move through the pose well, adjust the pose for your specific body, and give you options if you’re injured or want to get stronger. The best part is, what you’ll learn is based in the science behind healthy movement, so you can apply what you’ve learned to other movements in yoga and life.
Alia’s teaching is inspired by the idea that strength, mobility, and awareness are the key components for a healthy movement practice. Alia’s “stiff” body type led her to learn from various yoga and movement professionals that deepened her understanding of how our bodies are meant to move, the nervous system’s impact on our movement patterns, the benefits of an individualized approach to teaching, and the adaptive potential of the human body. Alia received her initial 200 Hour training from Tattva Yoga in Brooklyn, continued her education with Leslie Kaminoff of the Breathing Project and Jules Mitchell of Yoga Biomechanics, and is a Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist. She is currently working closely with her mentor, Jenn Pilotti of BeWell Personal Training.