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Friday, June 8 • 10:00am - 11:30am
Unpacking Chaturanga; Mechanics of the Asana FULL

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Perhaps the most ubiquitous, yet still mystifying, poses in the modern day yoga class is the chaturanga, which has garnered quite the reputation: "It's a heat builder, it's a strength based posture, it can be dangerous, it's useless, it's crucial, it's what makes a vinyasa flow… It's the shoulder shredder, the widow maker…"

Chaturanga can be a phenomenal opportunity for full body engagement, energetic unfolding and a physical manifestation of resolve and attention. Let's reclaim this shape and learn to work with it, not around it.
In this workshop we will break down the elements of a successful and healthy asana. We will learn the biomechanics of the shape, technical drills and warm ups, modifications and how to truly embody this complicated asana. Some movement, some discussion, lots of opportunity for questions and knowledge bombs.
Class time devoted to lecture: 21-30 minutes

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Derek Cook

I have always worked with my hands as my tools, I've been a carpenter, an artist a musician and a sculptor, with a desire to be of service to those around; long before I knew my path as a healer. I came into my body late in life, discovering my love of movement and the physical after... Read More →

Friday June 8, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am EDT
The Nook