Weekend Workshop at Fuel Hot Yoga, Athens, GA
Friday, May 5: Hamstrings and Limitless Leg Power, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Open the cap and uncover the enormous amount of energy stored in your legs. Learn to see and use them as the best helper. In every pose, from the obvious standing poses to inversions or arm balances, the legs have so much entity and presence that, single handedly, they can decided the fate of our asanas more so than any other body part. If you have tight hamstrings, thighs, knee/ankle issues, this class IS for you. If you can fall asleep in Splits, this class is ALSO for you. We’ll study lots of stretches, ways to work with them to gain flexibility/mobility. We’ll also start to tap into their vast potential, planting some seeds so our practice can grow from there.
Saturday, May 6: Shoulders and Heart Openers, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Backbends are not just about a bendy spine. A healthy shoulder mobility is necessary to accommodate those degrees of folding. The neck and front of our bodies, especially from the shoulder girdle to the low ribs, have tremendous range and can amplify and help our back’s work. Unfortunately, that area is heavily guarded, protected, sometimes shut down due to our lifestyles. Come turn back the clock, decompress, lift some weight off your shoulders, reset and open your heart and mind to new possibilities. Learn stretches that’ll help you in your daily life as well as your personal practice and leave rejuvenated and transformed. No prerequisites required. This class is for all levels and degrees of flexibility (or lack of!).
Saturday, May 6: Hip Openers: Road to Yogidandasana, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
If you’ve never attempted Yogidandasana you’re in for a treat. If you have, this class will expand the array of poses you can do with it and will leave you inspired for more. Whether your hips are ‘opened’ or ‘tight as a clam’, this class is for everyone wanting to access them in a safe and fun way. People with knee, ankle or back issues, or with a sedentary lifestyle, will benefit greatly and find some of these stretches directly applicable. Come with an opened mind, opened heart, and it’ll directly reflect in the hip work we’ll be doing. Sweat and good times assured!!
Sunday, May 7: Getting to the core of it: arm balances, inversions and the freedom that comes with those, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Let’s take a journey to the core of your body and explore how it affects your strength and stability when going upside down. Work more efficiently with your breath and bandhas to feel lighter. Drishti, correct spine alignment, stacking the bones properly, leg activation and hips high are some of the secrets we’ll uncover in a variety of arm balances, ‘baby’ arm balances, Forearmstands and Handstands. Inversions are known for their mood improvement qualities so get ready to leave in a state of euphoria… This class is for all levels but, since it is designed to be on your arms a lot, proceed with caution if you have wrist or recent shoulder issues and be opened to modify poses.