$270 for the entire weekend | $90 per workshop
Spend a weekend learning about the practice of yoga by looking at the inner workings of yogic philosophy, the body, and the mind so that the practice becomes personal, effective and wise. The practice of yoga is an individual journey that is mostly taught in group format these days. In order to work within the current context with wisdom students must look deeply at their body and mind as it relates to each and every class and all with the philosophy of yoga as a practice at the root.
We will begin with learning what a yoga practice is all about from a philosophical standpoint, we will discuss why we're doing asana and what it aims to teach us.
We will then look at the nervous system and the deeper layers of the physical body and it's structure as a means to asses what's going on both structurally and mentally. Most students are trapped to some degree in a fight or flight response and will will look at how that impacts the body and the mind as it impacts everything from range of motion to clarity of mind as well as the sensation of pain.
Students will then learn from the inside out about how their personal internal structure and range of motion relates to the postures most commonly offered in classes. They will learn their own unique range of motion, how to interpret physical sensation signals, and how their mind interacts the bodily sensations which ultimately can lead to skilled choices which when refined can lead to a productive practice with less injury.
Each person's skeleton, musculature, connective tissue, lifestyle and injuries cause a unique situation that once uncovered will create a wiser approach to postures offered in classes as well as how to know when a certain pose just isn't meant for you leading to a practice with tremendous depth and effectiveness.
Why Pose?: Friday, 7/7, 6-9pm
The Bottom Half - Feet, Legs, Knees, Hips, and Spine: Saturday, 7/8, 1-4pm
The Top Half - Wrists, Elbows, and Shoulders: Sunday, 7/9, 1-4pm
Alexandria Crow’s yoga experience has been about transformation. The physical challenges of yoga provided a natural familiarity for the former competitive gymnast, while the philosophy of yoga has given her tools she uses to approach life with a fearless attitude. It was during her first teacher training that Alex realized the connection between the physical practice of yoga and the spiritual texts she had been studying. She learned the importance of living in the present and how one’s thoughts do not reflect one’s true self. This lesson and her continued yoga practice transformed her life.
Alex shares her personal experience of the transformative nature of yoga with her students. Her approach to teaching stems from her belief that the practice is for everyone. She guides her students step by step through creative sequences providing all of the components needed for each individual to feel successful. She encourages her students to challenge themselves while focusing on staying conscious of their body’s strengths and limits and making good decisions based on the present moment. Alex’s emphasis on paying attention allows her students to create true change and growth, something they can take with them into their daily lives.
Alex completed extensive training starting with the YogaWorks 200-Hour Certification Program, followed by a lengthy one-on-one apprenticeship with James Brown (former lead teacher trainer for YogaWorks and founder of American Yoga School) over the course of almost 1,000 studio and classroom hours. Since 2010, she has been leading 200 and 300-Hour Teacher Trainings in Santa Monica, CA, and various cities around the United States.