Sat, Nov 09|
High Desert Yoga
The Psoas Heart Connection: Finding Bliss in Backbends with Avery Kalapa
Extend and expand intelligently, and make friends with the purifying, enlivening practice of opening the front body.
Time & Location
Nov 09, 2019, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
High Desert Yoga, 4600 Copper Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108, USA
About The Event
"Fear and fatigue block the mind. Confront both squarely, and courage and self confidence will flow into you.” – Yogacharya BKS Iyengar
Opening the front body can enliven, invigorate, and uplift yoga practitioners; backbends are a natural antidepressant and help bring the awareness deep within. However, without a strong foundation backbends can create discomfort and even pain in the body as well as the mind. Extend and expand intelligently, incrementally, and make friends with the purifying, enlivening practice of opening the front body: the role of the feet, quadriceps, groins, the illiopsoas, spine, rib cage, heart, lungs, shoulders and neck will all be addressed.
One year of yoga experience recommended.
Avery Kalapa is a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher (CIYT), who has been practicing yoga for 20 years and teaching since 2004. She is grateful for extensive study with senior teachers and has traveled around the US and to India to study yoga including therapeutic application, advanced practices, and embodied spiritual philosophy. The Iyengar method, anatomy, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and Vipassana meditation are the foundation for Avery’s practice. She brings a depth of skill, rigor, compassion, and commitment that creates not only safety and accessibility, but inspiration and transformation. Avery is passionate about yoga as a tool for social justice as well as inner freedom and healing. Avery is registered with Yoga Alliance as ERYT500 and YACEP and holds a BFA. Learn more at averykalapa.com, on Facebook at Yoga with Avery; on Instagram: Swavery.
Read Avery's blog post Have You Met Your Psoas Yet?
Saturday, November 9, 2019
$55 (plus tax) pre-registered
$65 (plus tax) at the door
* Ticket prices include 7.875% NM gross receipts tax and 2.9% Paypal transaction fee.
Psoas Heart Connection
Ticket price includes 7.875% NM gross receipts tax and 2.9% Paypal transaction fee.