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Learn More Series
A series of continuing education workshops for teachers and serious students of yoga. Each session will offer an opportunity to earn CEU’s (Continued Education Units) at a reasonable cost, with the added beneﬁt of keeping you close to home! The workshops themselves will bring high quality instruction, presented in a condensed, but easily digestible format. The teachers will be from our own dynamic yoga community, as well as teachers known to us regionally. The hope is that as teachers and students of yoga, we continue to grow and “learn more” together!
Mark your calendar for Saturday, June 6th from 3-6pm! Valley Haggard and Ambassador Sara Lovelace will present the next workshop in our Learn More series. Stay tuned for more details.
Core Love, Yoga Style: a Workshop for Teachers and Dedicated Students with Dr. Ariele Foster
Saturday, May 9th 3:00-6:00 PM
Part practice, part lecture, part discussion, this anatomy-based workshop may redefine your understanding of the core in movement arts.
In yoga asana, we seek balance between openness and strength. The lower torso is one of the most flexible areas of the body, and as such, benefits tremendously from stabilization.
Movements that stabilize tend to be more abstract than the ballistic crunches we often associate with “core” workouts.
We’ll explore stabilization in depth with the goal of sustainability in our yoga practice on every level.
Participants will learn:
- Defining the “Core”
– Experiencing and teaching from the core
– Learning to love our core
Dr. Ariele Foster (PT, DPT, E-RYT 500) is a DC-based doctor of physical therapy, a yoga teacher, and anatomy faculty for yoga trainings and 90Monkeys.com online continuing education. She is also an environmentalist with a passion for intelligent, creative asana instruction, and an ambassador for KiraGrace clothing.
Ariele grew up practicing with her grandmother (who still teaches yoga in her late 80s), started studying optimal health as a teenager, and began teaching yoga in 2001. Her interdisciplinary classes (trained in Kripalu, Anusara, Vinyasa, YogaWorks and Therapeutics) are enriched by biomechanical smarts, therapeutic know-how, great playlists and humor.
Dr. Foster specializes in manual and orthopedic physical therapy, including myofascial release, and incorporates yoga into physical therapy rehabilitation plans with an eye on functional movement and whole body medicine. She lives and treats patients in Washington, DC as well as leads retreats around the world.
Cost: $40 before 4/27, $45 after