There are many physical, energetic, and mental benefits to practicing inversions. Inversions strengthen our upper body and core while improving concentration, coordination, circulation and balance. They teach us how to calm the mind when approaching challenges and moving into the unknown. Yet it is easy to see why they can be, for some people, super intimidating or seemingly impossible. Fortunately, with foundational in-depth instruction and guidance to help you tailor your inversion practice to the uniqueness of your body, it becomes clearer how to make inversions an exciting, safe, and rewarding part of a balanced yoga practice.
In this workshop, Cassandra will lead you through a sequence to prepare and inform the body for a wide array of inversions (headstand, forearm stand, handstand and variations of them). You will learn techniques to condition the body for the strength and flexibility required of these poses that you can integrate into your daily practice. Step-by-step instructions for each posture will be provided, aimed at dissolving confusion or fear and creating a hopeful and playful space for students of every level. Expect variations accessible to beginner students, as well as those with a more developed practice.
Come for two hours of guided play as we tap into the empowering nature of inversions, connecting to our inner strength and courage, and our innate ability to be joyful in the midst of challenge!
$35 in advance / $45 day of
Bio: Cassandra is a 500-hr Yoga Alliance certified Senior teacher at Ishta Yoga. Known for her challenging and creative sequencing, her classes encourage exploration and experimentation. What inspires her practice and her teaching is space: the creation of space to gain perspective, to find balance, and to reconnect with the joy and beauty of moving through life. She began to incorporate yoga into her life as a young person, which planted the seeds for one of her specialities: working privately with tweens and teens. She is a lead teacher in the Ishta Teacher Training program, and has lead yearly yoga retreats for the last 6 years. She currently teaches yoga to children and adults in the NYC area, both privately and in group classes.