Are you a complete beginner looking for the knowledge to confidently participate in a group class? Are you a yoga teacher looking for CEUS and/or a refresher on proper asana alignment? Either way, this class is for you! This workshop is for anyone looking to establish a strong knowledge of the foundational asana (poses) of yoga, and how to keep your body safe during practice.
In this class, I will workshop the proper technique for 25 Foundational Poses including Sun Salutation A/B and Moon Salutation sequences. You will learn correct alignment to engage the proper muscles and to keep your joints safe. This workshop will provide you with all the knowledge you need to safely and confidently practice yoga. You will also receive a Sun Salutation (the truest foundation for a yoga practice) 20-minute companion audio and a PDF Sequence Guide. In the MP3 audio I guide you through a continuous loop of Sun Salutations (Surya Namaskara A). This audio is intended to support you through establishing a regular Sun Salutation home practice. This audio goes at a slow, achievable pace for beginners. The PDF is a handy printable chart with an image of each pose and the order of the sequence.
Often times during group classes poses are simply called out like instructions in a game of Simon Says instead of being broken down and illustrated with proper form. This is because yoga is supposed to be taught, not instructed. When yoga poses are given as instruction without foundational lessons it puts the student in danger of hurting the self. All too often instructed yoga is led too fast, with no option for modification, dangerous transitions, and no alignment adjustment. When yoga is taught, you leave a class feeling confident in your technique and have a repertoire of modified poses to work on until you develop the strength to move to fuller expressions. Contrary to the popular saying, pain does not equal gain. Pain equals achy joints, shoulder surgery, and herniated discs. You come to yoga to feel younger, stronger and more flexible…not to leave limping. I am incredibly passionate about teaching others how to keep their bodies safe during yoga so that it can add to your life not take away. After this workshop, you will leave with comprehensive knowledge of foundational asana and how to practice these poses safely.
This class provides 4 hours of Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Units. Madison is a 200 E-RYT, 500 RYT, and YACEP, to learn more about her training and certifications please visit http://www.madisonrosenberger.com/meet-madison/
“I have taken yoga classes from multiples instructors and Madison’s teaching style is exceptionally calming and encouraging. She is very helpful to step through poses, showing the “correct” form. I’ve been able to correct my form on several poses which always felt a bit “off” for me. Now I know why….I wasn’t using proper technique! Thanks, Madison!” – Bridget Deschaine