Yoga Conference


Natasha Rizopoulos is a senior teacher at Down Under Yoga in Boston, where she offers classes and leads 200- and 300-hour teacher training programs. Learn more at natasharizopoulos.com.



Developing a Home Practice: Abhyasa and Vairagya
Natasha Rizopoulos - Course ID: AFRIZO

Friday, April 24 — 9:00am - 4:30pm
Friday All-Day Workshops
Continue Your Education / Mixed Levels

Persistent effort and nonattachment are often described as the two wings of yoga. These beautiful principles are also crucial elements in building and truly delighting in self-practice. We'll begin with asana and an exploration of the essential poses that form the basis of a home practice. From this foundation, we'll discuss the sequencing that will deepen and refine your relationship to a variety of different postures. You'll leave class with a simple daily program and the tools to confidently modify and expand on it in myriad ways.

What to bring: A block and a strap.
Asana and discussion.


Tapas: Revolutionize Your Backbends
Natasha Rizopoulos - Course ID: M1RIZO

Saturday, April 25 — 8:00am - 10:00am
Main Conference - Session 1
Continue Your Education / Mixed Levels

Tapas can be understood as any practice that builds heat in service of transformation. Guided by this theme, we'll use backbending as a path toward expansive heart opening. With an emphasis on clarity of intention and action, you'll practice with focus and intensity and realize a new level of expression in your backbends.

What to bring: A block and a strap.
Mostly asana.


Svadyaya: Demystify Your Inversions
Natasha Rizopoulos - Course ID: M5RIZO

Sunday, April 26 — 11:00am - 1:00pm
Main Conference - Session 5
Continue Your Education / Mixed Levels

At its best, asana practice is a vehicle for greater self-knowledge. Going upside down upends many of our most tenacious and limiting assumptions about ourselves, and therefore offers a profound opportunity for expanding our sense of Self. We'll use universal alignment principles as a launching pad for individual discovery and growth. You'll gain greater insight into your practice of inversions, as well as tools for ongoing exploration and progress.

What to bring: A block and a strap.
Mostly asana.


Ishvara Pranidhana: Set Your Hips Free
Natasha Rizopoulos - Course ID: M6RIZO

Sunday, April 26 — 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Main Conference - Session 6
Continue Your Education / Mixed Levels

The pelvis is an area of the body that can feel perpetually locked--a tightness that can have both physical and emotional qualities. We'll work progressively through a sequence designed to release this congestion. You'll find greater mobility and ease, as well as identify the postures and actions that will allow for enduring relief.

What to bring: A block and a strap.
Mostly asana.