Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Happy Hips: A Yoga Workshop

Hey, everyone! We have a new yoga workshop coming up soon! Last time around we covered the hamstrings, so now we venture up the posterior chain to the mighty hips.

In lots of ways, hips are the key to our moving and being well. Not only do they get us where we're going, but they stabilize the upper body. Or at least they do when they're happy.

And by happy hips, I mean hips that are open, strong and mobile - not all tight, broken down and sad. No one wants sad hips.

So, in this workshop, we will:

  • discuss the basic anatomy of the hips and the different things that can cause restriction in the hips;
  • go through the underlying alignment theory to get us into the best positions to begin to open those hips; and
  • dive into an amazing, all-levels, happy hips yoga sequence - beginners welcome!

You'll get heaps of tips to take with you to your home practice as well as to your regular classes. Register soon, as space is limited to 15 students!

Where: Healium.

When: Saturday, 9 February, 11 am to 1 pm - right after our regular Saturday morning yoga class.

How Much: $40 early-bird registration (before Friday, 1 February); $45 thereafter: cash, EFTPOS or Internet Banking.

What: Happy Hips!

Who: Jenifer Parker will be leading this workshop - that's me! She's been teaching yoga for 16 years now, loves teaching yoga and currently is learning how to fail at parkour and roller derby.

P.S. Remember: Simon's special offer for Traditional Chinese Medicine!

UPDATE 5 February: This workshop has sold out - so we're offering another session! Happy Hips Workshop Redux is happening on Saturday, 16 February, from 11 am to 1 pm. As before, early-bird registration is $40 before Friday, 8 February; $45 thereafter. As of this writing there are only nine spaces left, so get in quick!

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