While strength is an obvious component of arm balances, what is often overlooked is the flexibility required, both physically and mentally, to come into and sustain these postures with ease. If you can support a healthy plank pose or chaturunga, you can begin to explore the nuances of arm balancing. Join us for a practice designed to enable you to find the strength, range of motion, and mental focus necessary to take flight. We will spend time breaking down the mechanics of popular arm balances, with and without the use of props, while exploring fun variations and working towards more complex and challenging postures. You will come away with a variety of techniques that can be woven into future practices.
This workshop is suitable for all levels of experience. Whether you are curious (or fearful) about arm balancing or regularly balance on your hands, come build and refine your skills to take your practice to a new level!
$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.