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Saturday, January 14


Injury Prevention and Recovery
Limited Capacity seats available

Getting injured is an inevitable part of life and if we're wise, we can learn some of the most valuable lessons from our injuries. As a yoga practitioner our aim is to injure ourselves and others as little as possible in everything we do including asana. To do this we must learn and teach the difference between beneficial discomfort and injurious pain. The injurious pain signal is one that requires an immediate change in approach and is a call to attention that something is about to go very wrong, but even when we're incredibly diligent sometimes we still make errors in judgment and get injured. When an injury occurs the road back to health can be a scary and frustrating one but it doesn't have to be. In this workshop, we'll explore how to prevent injuries from happening by understanding the range of motion joints have and how to ask our students not to move past the limits of their physical structure. We'll then further this and look at how to approach healing once an injury has occurred both physically and most importantly how to handle the mind's thoughts about injury and the recovery process.

**This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for CECs.**    

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Alexandria Crow

The practice of yoga has taught Alexandria Crow how to approach life with open eyes and a fearless attitude, a discovery she hopes to pass onto her students as she guides them step by step through the yoga practice. By teaching alignment and how to pay attention to what is going... Read More →

Saturday January 14, 2017 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Marina Room
Sunday, January 15


The Power of Touch: Master Hands-On Assists
Limited Capacity seats available

Hands-on assists can be a potent tool for teachers to communicate alignments and refinements in their students’ asana practice. One of the quickest ways for students to understand and embody the mechanics, depth, and beauty of an asana is through touch, which will also enriches their experience of your teachings. We will dive into the more common asanas assists with partners. We will focus on how to observe form, breath, alignment, energetics of asana, and ultimately how to assist. As the assister, we will explore the imperative of preserving our bodies through leveraging bandhas, breath, and our connection to the earth while providing the practitioner with safe assists that support and deepen their experience and understanding of asana.

**This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for CECs.**    

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Giselle Mari

Giselle Mari is a teacher with spunk, spirit, and depth. Her light-hearted but comprehensive teaching style weaves yogic philosophy, Sanskrit, anatomy, skillful hands-on assists, funky eclectic music, and tons of fun. Her offerings are not only designed to make you move, sweat, reflect... Read More →

Sunday January 15, 2017 11:30am - 1:30pm
Seacliff A