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Valentines Heart Opening Workshop

This workshop is designed to open the upper back, the chest and the heart area for self-care and love.

On the more subtle level, we will let go of the armor we put on every day to face the world. Working towards allowing ourselves to feel honest about who we are and our vulnerabilities and, above all, responding to all this with kindness and love to ourselves and others.

We will focus mainly on asanas (postures) practice, but will also include partner poses and a short heart opening meditation.

By opening the front of the body backbends have amazing benefits some of which include: Opening the chest, shoulders, and hip flexors, increase mobility in the spine and rejuvenating your body, mind, and spirit.

After the workshop we will have a mini Ayurvedic cooking class and tasting, preparing Vegan milk masala and making unique Ayurvedic milk recipe to enjoy after the class. Bring a small glass jar to take some milk masala with you as a gift. All included in the class price.

“ Your shoulders, arms, neck, and ribs can either be a restrictive cage for your heart or an undulating comforting protector” BKS Iyengar.

Workshop will include but not limited:

  • Things to look out for individual needs

  • How body type affects your practice

  • Partner poses

  • Break down of the backbend poses

  • Biomechanics ( The how and what parts of our body is working in backbends)

  • Yoga wall support in the backbends

  • Modifications ( stage 1/2/3 evolution of the pose)

  • How to use props in the backbends

  • Learn how to breath in the backbend

What to bring:

  • An empty stomach! Please do not eat at least 2 hours prior to the class if you must eat, have something liquid and light.

Sunday, February 3rd @3-5pm
Teacher: Elena Sartori
$35 in advance/ $40 day of

If you like to schedule a private party with this workshop please email the studio

Earlier Event: December 1
Stress-Free Holiday Fair
Later Event: February 24
Yoga Wall: Spinal Traction Workshop