A dedicated Ashtanga Yoga practitioner for many years, Natasha Rizopoulos is equally captivated by the precision of the Iyengar Yoga method. These two traditions inform her teaching, creating a dynamic, alignment-based system of vinyasa flow. Learn more at natasharizopoulos.com.
All About Your Shoulders
- Course ID: M1RIZO
Saturday, April 26 — 8:00am - 10:00am
- Session 1
Discover the amazing range of motion your shoulders are capable of while you also learn to stabilize this uniquely mobile joint. We'll begin with a review of the basic anatomy of the shoulder, and then apply this knowledge in a comprehensive vinyasa practice that will help you maximize the dual qualities of sthira (strength) and sukha (spaciousness) in a variety of essential postures. This class is a must for those with tight or weak shoulders.
What to bring: Bring a block and a strap.
All About Your Hips
- Course ID: M4RIZO
Sunday, April 27 — 8:00am - 10:00am
- Session 4
Your hips are designed for maximum stability in order to support the weight of your torso as you move through life. In an increasingly sedentary world, however, this often translates into stiffness and weakness. We'll begin with a review of the basic anatomy of the pelvis, and then translate this knowledge into a rigorous practice designed to help you access your hips' ideal balance of stability and mobility. This class is a must for those who feel perpetually locked in the lower body. Bring a block and a strap.
Ways of Seeing
- Course ID: M6RIZO
Sunday, April 27 — 3:30pm - 5:30pm
- Session 6
Continue Your Education
As teachers and assistants, we have the privilege of guiding students toward the most beneficial versions of postures. Doing so in a classroom requires an understanding of alignment and anatomy, the skill to look and quickly assess, and the more subtle ability to read the energy of a pose. Come examine different bodies in a variety of poses and explore ways of truly seeing and responding so that students can have the best possible experience on their mats.
Discussion and asana.