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Yoga and Your Unique Physiology

Expand Your Possibilities

1440 Multiversity 800 Bethany Drive Scotts Valley,CA 95066

Each person’s body is completely unique. Spend four days exploring how to work with your personal physiology—or that of your students—to take a more informed, individualized approach to yoga postures and yoga practice.

In this workshop, we will find new options and opportunities for various body types and personal styles. By understanding your body structure, elusive postures become possible and internal limitations can be overcome. Our focus will be coming into the present moment and making intelligent decisions based on what is needed, not what is wanted.

Each session dives into a specific topic and practice:

  • Anatomy and basic body mechanics, especially the function of the joints
  • Feet, knees, and hips—practicing the standing postures
  • The biomechanical dance of the hips and the spine—arm balances, backbends, and seated hip openers
  • Wrists, elbows, and shoulders—how to practice weight-bearing postures
  • The partnership of the shoulders and spine—exploring backbends and inversions
  • Sequencing with a yogic purpose—how to build interesting and creative personal practices or classes that offer challenge and catalyze concentration.

Yoga students will get empowered in how they approach postures. Yoga teachers will expand their skills in offering effective sequences that take students to the edge of what’s possible in the moment and allow them to wisely manage their own decisions.

Health & Wellness - Yoga

Alexandria Crow

July 23 - 28, 2017
Sunday-Friday , 5 nights

$295 Tuition

Plus 5 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.

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Program Description

Each person’s body is completely unique. Spend four days exploring how to work with your personal physiology—or that of your students—to take a more informed, individualized approach to yoga postures and yoga practice.

In this workshop, we will find new options and opportunities for various body types and personal styles. By understanding your body structure, elusive postures become possible and internal limitations can be overcome. Our focus will be coming into the present moment and making intelligent decisions based on what is needed, not what is wanted.

Each session dives into a specific topic and practice:

  • Anatomy and basic body mechanics, especially the function of the joints
  • Feet, knees, and hips—practicing the standing postures
  • The biomechanical dance of the hips and the spine—arm balances, backbends, and seated hip openers
  • Wrists, elbows, and shoulders—how to practice weight-bearing postures
  • The partnership of the shoulders and spine—exploring backbends and inversions
  • Sequencing with a yogic purpose—how to build interesting and creative personal practices or classes that offer challenge and catalyze concentration.

Yoga students will get empowered in how they approach postures. Yoga teachers will expand their skills in offering effective sequences that take students to the edge of what’s possible in the moment and allow them to wisely manage their own decisions.

Faculty Bio

Alexandria Crow

Alexandria Crow is a Los Angeles‰ based yoga teacher, a teacher trainer, and the founder of Yoga Physics, a scientific approach to teaching yoga that focuses on the interaction between the physical body in asana practice and its energetic union with consciousness.

When Alexandria‰’s career in the fashion industry proved unfulfilling, she turned her attention to yoga‰—the physical challenges of the practice were familiar for the former competitive gymnast, while the philosophy offered tools she uses to approach life with a fearless attitude.

With an Ashtanga Yoga background, and certified at the 500-hour level, she leads 200- and 300-hour teacher trainings at YogaWorks, where she also leads vinyasa flow classes with methodical, challenging, and creative sequences. Her approach to teaching stems from her belief that the practice is for everyone.

Besides her work inside the pages of Yoga Journal as a model and writer, she has appeared in Yoga Journal‰’s Fitness Challenge and Total Body Yoga DVDs.

Why Attend

  • Take a quantum leap in your yoga practice and discover things you didn’t know were possible for you.

  • Learn challenging and fun yoga sequences that will engage you or your students in the present moment.

  • Discover new ways to use yoga practice to conquer patterns in your life that are holding you back.

Things to Know

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    None required.

  • Experience Level

    None required.

  • Special Interest to

    Yoga students and yoga teachers

Accommodations

Standard Double
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
Weeknight rates from $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
Weeknight rates from $175.

Traditional Double
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
Weeknight rates from $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Suites
Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
Weeknight rates from $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Pods
Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in January 2018.
Weeknight rates from $140 per person per night.*

Commuter Pass
Register for a program without spending the night. Includes all meals + use of campus amenities. Limited availability.
Weeknight rates from $95 per program night.***

Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:

  • nourishing farm-to-table meals
  • daily meditation and yoga classes
  • non-ticketed evening events
  • use of all facilities, including the fitness center, steam rooms, and whirlpool.

Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.

*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.
***Plus tax. A program night starts upon check-in and goes through lunchtime of the following day (roughly 24 hrs).

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