Downtown Yoga is happy to host visiting guest instructor, Rubén Whitt to guide this fast paced vinyasa practice. Beginning and ending with the breath, Mystic Vinyasa engages the full body with focus on lessons from the Peruvian Medicine Wheel.
The Iyengar approach develops systematic intelligence. It is progressive in nature, so each class will build from simple to more complex poses in a direct and clear manner.
There is an emphasis on alignment and precision in the asanas, but more for the purpose of focusing the mind’s attention, than for the attainment of perfection.
Observation is an integral part of the experience. The skill of observation brings awareness. This develops Self knowledge as well as Self compassion.
Props may be used in poses to educate the body and bring support while learning something new.
As someone with scoliosis, these were some of the questions Adelene had. This introductory workshop is open to students, teachers and practitioners alike, to demonstrate and offer a tested approach in practising and living with scoliosis.
With open discussions held within a safe sharing environment, Adelene will share her journey and experience. We will learn and understand how to practice with scoliosis, explore how the therapeutic effects of yoga can be applied specifically to structural / functional imbalances. It is often not about What we can or cannot practise, and more importantly it is How we practice. This non-invasive approach to the condition could potentially: help to alleviate physical discomfort; re-map postural alignment; re-establish and refine balance; release emotional and psychological tension brought about by living with scoliosis.
In this workshop, we will practise various tension release poses, followed by mobilization, and elongation. We will then explore ways to balance asymmetrical habitual patterns in our body, and work towards strengthening poses through asana and breathing practices.
Adelene will guide participants through a journey of the upper body, and shall discuss how this may be integrated into daily living. For all levels. Informative and practical for both students, experienced practitioners and teachers.