Foundational Yoga Workshop: Break It Down!
Get back to the basics and fine tune your practice! This fundamental workshop provides helpful anatomical tools and a safety net to explore the traditional vinyasa yoga practice. Diving into postures of Tadasana (mountain pose), Half-forward fold, Plank, Chaturanga Dandasana, Upward Facing and Downward Facing Dog, prepare to learn and understand proper alignment for your body, breath connection and the benefits. These poses are the blueprint postures to all other poses practiced in yoga. Gaining awareness on one’s bodies strength and weakness in these poses will help one evolve safely and freely into inversions, arm balances and even twist and back bending! When one has a solid and firm connection to the foundational postures, movement comes with ease, and the mind may settle into a more meditative state of being, setting the groundwork for one’s overall yoga practice. Through exploring the anatomy of the shoulder girdle, Kristina will provide insight into any questions upon an injury, pre-existing injury or preventative care.Kristina has been teaching this workshop for many years to practitioners of all levels. No yoga experience is needed.
- What is Vinyasa and why is it practiced?
- Sanskrit Translations
- Structural Anatomy 101 for the Rotator Cuff Muscles
- Proper Alignment for YOUR Body
- Some Standing poses, the vinyasa, and a few other basic postures
- Injury Prevention for Happy, Healthy, Yoga Practice
Join Kristina for a weekend retreat in the hillsides of the San Jacinto Mountains of Southern California. Nestled between pine trees and mountains, based at 5,500ft, this beLiving Well retreat is sure to have you grabbing your warm layers, sipping hot cider by the fireside and enjoying the plethora of natural wildlife watching the autumn leaves change.
Prepare to dive into a daily yoga practice, long higher altitude hiking excursions, warm afternoon gatherings to restore with meditative yoga practices, laughter and mellow vibes led by beLiving Well’s Director, Kristina Kuzmich Bengala. Participate in education on health and wellness, cooking classes and eating the most delicious homemade recipes daily prepared by beLiving Well’s Holistic Health Coach and Kristina’s business partner and friend, Alana Bray Barrey.
Beings March 2016
10 Week Program in Weekend Modules
Are you ready to explore the deeper dimensions of yourself? of your yoga practice? of your voice in this world? of your self limitations? of your truth and light? Do you want to gain more insight, hands-on adjustments, assisting in the classroom, and education, as well as hours for your YTT? Are you ready to ask the bigger questions and become more awake learning what holds you back?
Join Kristina as she leads another yoga immersion into Self Realization, sharing her passion of Tibetan Buddhist practice in meditation and philosophy, energetic massage healing, extensive yoga training and years of professional development in business and leadership. This training will immerse you into yoga and meditative philosophies. Expect to dive into anatomy, injury prevention, health and wellness, subtle body energy, pranayama, the art of sequencing, as siting and hands-on adjustments, Yoga Therapy, Prenatal Yoga, Vedic and Yogic Philosophies, structural awareness and the exploration of Being. You will gain personal and professional insights on evolving mindfully in the modern day world of yoga, business and living life. This program is designed to implement a well rounded experiential study for yoga teachers, yoga practitioners and for those acquiring CEU’s.