DEEPEN AND REFINE YOUR BACKBENDS
Feb 13th 2020 @Twist Yoga
Join me for a practice designed to help you refine your backbends by focusing on the actions that will, strengthen your back, lengthen your spine and decompress your lower-back.
In this practice we will flow to open the front part of the body to eventually create a solid foundation for poses like Camel Pose and Wheel pose.
Back-bending with greater comfort will be one of the main goals in this class, so get ready to learn different modifications to create depth in your backbend practice.
Due to our daily activities lots of us will be habitually rounding our shoulders and backs with things like computer work, driving, texting, cycling, playing with kids etc.
In backbends we do the very opposite promoting a healthy spine, one of the reasons why they are so great!
BUILD ESSENTIAL STRENGTH FOR INVERSIONS
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT
March 15th 11am - 12:15pm
Join me for a systematic approach to inversions, where we will break down some of the most popular inverted poses step by step.
Going upside down can be really scary for a lot of people, but inversions don’t have to be scary once you understand and learn how to prepare for and stay safe in an inverted yoga pose.
Gain a new perspective:
Inversions are postures that take you upside down, meaning they bring the hips higher than the heart and the heart higher than the head allowing you to obtain numerous benefits such as better balance, boost of energy, a sense of trust and confidence, stimulation of the lymphatic system, improvement of circulation and increase of focus.
There’s an inversion for every level in yoga, no matter where you are in your practice, in this master class you’ll be able to find and explore a way to get upside down safely and gain the benefits of an inversion.
OPTIMIZE, ENHANCE AND UP-LEVEL YOUR YOGA PRACTICE
October 17 2019 @ Twist Yoga
Learn the traditional Bandha system and put them into practice during these active,
in-depth master class where we will understand the traditional teachings of yoga’s primary Bandhas also known as (locks of energy) providing you with a clear understanding on how to work from your center.
With a modern understanding we will learn to utilize the energy centers in our hands, feet and core to have you soaring into poses such as crow, side crow, forearm balance and eight-limb pose.
Whether you’re a new student or a long term practitioner, you’ll gain experiential knowledge that you can utilize to enrich your personal practice.
We’ll start with a brief meditation and then we’ll move, sweat, and explore.
THE 8 LIMBS OF YOGA
6 Monday's · Oct 14 - Nov 18
Many of us discover yoga through movement and classes focused on physical postures. The poses of yoga are just one aspect of the eightfold path. Over the 6 classes, we will dive into the 8 limbs of yoga and understand how all of these aspects are interconnected and part of our ever evolving yoga practice. This workshop series will help strengthen your foundation as a yoga practitioner and offer insight and reflection on how to embody these teachings in your life.
Week 1: overview, yamas
Week 2: yamas
Week 3: niyamas
Week 4: niyamas
Week 5: asana, pranayama, pratyahara
Week 6: dharana, dhyana, samadhi
SELF-CARE WORKSHOP: MINDFULNESS, MEDITATION,
with Annie & Cynthia
November 2019, 12:30am – 2:30pm & 6:00 to 8:00pm at The Bay Club Or.
Are you in need of a bit of inner peace, deep breathing, restoration, and education? In this workshop, we will discuss the healing power of self-care.
- Past events -
IN-STORE YOGA AT ATHLETA
February 2 @washington sq. mall 10:00am
Join me for a FREE In-store Yoga
class @ Athleta Washington sq. mall.
All levels class
LULULEMON IN-STORE YOGA
Sunday February 25th 9:30am
Excited to be featured in the Studio of the Month (Twist Yoga)
Join me February 25th for a free In-store yoga class. (Bridgeport location)
Sunday, April 30 6:00pm
On April 30th we will be hosting a benefit class at Twist Yoga. Your $25 donation will go to Living Yoga.
YOGA EN ESPAÑOL
Fri. July 21 5:30pm to 6:30pm @ Twist Yoga
Yoga en ESPAÑOL con Cynthia & Ivette
El Yoga es una práctica Universal en la que no existen barreras culturales.
Te invitamos a practicar Yoga en Español con Wanda Velez & Cynthia Pedraza.
Será un Flow divertido para todos los niveles con música en español para aquellos que quieren practicar yoga en su idioma, para los que quieren aprender Español o simplemente practicar Yoga en otro idioma.
FROM A LEARNING HEART
With Cynthia & Luke
Friday June 2nd 5:30pm
Music is an important aspect of sound in our lives. Used properly it can be a powerful tool to calm the mind and transmit energy into the body.
In this workshop we will explore the balance between the effort and surrender in back-bending, putting together a sequence to lengthen the front side of the body, upper-back, and hips in order to free the spine, creating stability within through the sound of music which is the audible manifestation of consciousness.