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.
Please join Area’s own Nora Charters for this special dec 25th noon 1 hour and 20 minute long restorative class. Hot tea and good vibes will be on hand, and the class is free or by donation with all proceeds going to the Samaritan’s 24hr talk hotline.. a way of giving back to our community and saying thanks to all of our wonderful students and teachers. Capacity will be capped at 14 tho so sign up early to get your spot. If you just want to get away from the holiday craziness this year for a little bit this is the place to be. Gentle stretching followed by restorative poses aimed to de-stress and calm bodies, hearts and minds. Namaste!
Namaste your way into the New Year with Jen Nigro (teaching at 429 Bergen Street Park Slope) + Janel Martir (teaching at 144 Montague Brooklyn Heights)! Reflect and release the old year while ringing in the new year with an invigorating and mindful yoga practice! Come and flow with us, and enjoy some champagne after to celebrate 2019!