with Michael Hoyer
Saturday, November 4th (1:30 – 3:30pm)
$40 (sign up 10 days in advance and save $10!)

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Want to refine your understanding of the “vinyasa” we move through between poses in Vinyasa yoga? Do you ask yourself: What should I focus on in plank? How low should I go in Chaturanga? How does everyone else seem to move so gracefully into Upward-Facing Dog?
Every Vinyasa yoga student encounters confusion, discomfort, and/or frustration with vinyasas at some point in their practice. In this workshop, we’ll examine each pose in the vinyasa sequence to solidify your individual understanding of the important anatomical cues to help ensure you are able to continue practicing without injury for many years to come. This means we will also explore intelligent modifications so you can tailor your vinyasas to your personal needs — which shift day to day, practice to practice — so as to accommodate any existing instabilities or previous injuries, and alleviate fear of exacerbating or reinjuring those problems areas.
Along with relaxed instruction and demonstrations of each pose, you will get to experiment with modifications, ask questions and receive personalized feedback before putting it all together in a complete practice. At the end of the afternoon, you’ll leave feeling newly confident in moving through vinyasas with strength and integrity.
The workshop price includes a packet of session notes with write-ups of the poses, cues, and modifications which students can use for note-taking during the workshop and take home for reference.

Instructor — Michael Hoyer

In Michael Hoyer’s classes, you can expect to be warmly welcomed with a strong and mindful Vinyasa practice, and to leave class feeling both relaxed and invigorated.

Michael teaches strong and mindful Vinyasa practices that blend intelligent sequencing, precise alignment cues, and accessible contemplative themes. Most importantly, she focuses on meeting the specific desires and needs of her students — whether that entails introducing the basics of the practice to those who are new to yoga, or supporting more experienced practitioners in their process of continual growth and discovery.

In her classes, you can expect to be warmly welcomed and physically challenged, to receive thoughtful (not forceful) manual adjustments, to experience a deep, restorative savasana at the practice’s end, and to leave feeling both relaxed and invigorated.

Michael has completed 500 hours of Vinyasa yoga teacher training with her two primary teachers, Jason Crandell and Stephanie Snyder. For more information about yogic/adventure travel and private yoga sessions, visit www.anandaexpeditions.com and yogawithmichael.weebly.com


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