“Focus on how the posture feels, rather than how you think the posture should look”
Often, in our yoga practice, we can become fixated on the idea of achieving the perfect pose. We want our alignment to be flawless, we constantly look to the instructor to make sure we’re doing the “right” thing, but how often do you allow yourself to really settle into the pose? How often do you give yourself a chance to look within?
In this grounding workshop, Ali will lead the class through a slow flow. Students will have at least three points of contact at all times with their mat in order to create a safe environment for the students to practice. We will begin with a discussion about the importance of the gaze in a yoga practice and when it is safe to close your eyes. Then the class will move through a 90-minute flow, wearing blindfolds, focusing on the connection to the earth and allowing the body to feel the postures. There will be bandanas available for each student to use during the practice, or you are welcome to bring your own eye cover. Following the flow, Ali will pass out some journaling prompts to allow the students to reflect on the intimate practice they experienced with themselves on the mat.
This workshop is open to all levels of experience. Please reach out to Ali firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any further questions. – Tickets cost $30 in advance or $40 at the door, there is a maximum of 12 participants.