ALIGNMENT IN ACTION – AN INTRODUCTION TO THE ANUSARA FIVE PRINCIPALS OF ALIGNMENT
Saturday 24th February ~ Sunday 25th February 2018
Date: Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th February 2018
Time: Various times (see below for full details)
Venue: Yoga Vidya, 45 Wentworth Street Port Kembla
Investment: Early-bird $55 per workshop or $200 for complete series if paid before the 10th January $65 per workshop or $240 for the complete series.
To attend both the Alignment in Action Workshop Series and the Sequencing workshop you can pay a special early-bird price of $330 for the full three days or $380 if paid after the 10th January.
Teachers: Meaghan Collins
The Universal Principals of Alignment™ (UPA’s) are a set of bio-mechanical principals that can be applied to all yoga postures in order to bring the body into alignment. Rather than subscribing to the concept that there is only one ideal outcome of a posture for all bodies, the UPA’s celebrate and sustain all types of bodies and help them into their own ‘Optimal Blueprint’ of a pose.
When this optimal blueprint is obtained the practitioner will experience:
- A refinement in the flow of energy in the body
- An increased sense of strength and stability
- A deeper sense of connection to both themselves and the greater flow of life around them.
This workshop series is suitable for any serious Yogi who wishes to deepen their Yoga practice without compromising safety and any Yoga teachers who would like to increase their awareness and instruction of alignment within the flow of their classes.
Workshop 1: Saturday 8am – 12pm
Right Side Up or Up Side Down – Working Foundation in practice.
This workshop will include a 30 minute prelude to introduce the UPA’s and the concept of the Optimal Blueprint.
Students will then be led through a practice exploring the concepts of Foundation as applied in the various places of practice, from seated and supine poses to standing and inversions.
Workshop 2: 1pm – 3:30pm
Engage for Lift Off – Muscular Energy & Strength in Practice
The introduction of Muscular energy into the practice will be used here to create and access strength.
This strength rather than weighing the body down will create the opportunity for lightness which we will use in the playful exploration of arm balances.
Workshop 3: 8am – 11:30am
Hip, Hip Hooray! – Creating Pelvic Integrity and Happy Hips
Of inner and Outer Spiral, only one is commonly cued in practice but the integrity of the pelvis and then exploration of deeper expressions of poses vitally relies on the engagement of both.
Standing poses and some really yummy hip openers move towards fun variations of pigeon pose in this practice.
Workshop 4: 12:30pm – 3pm
Shine on, Shine Bright – Backbends and the culmination of the 5 UPA’s in practice
The final UPA Organic Energy brings to practice feelings of expression and connection to the greater flow of life around us. In this final workshop the layering of the 5 UPA’s becomes apparent.
Organic energy gives us the final lift to explore heart openers and backbends.
Join us for the full weekend or make it a 3-day immersion
Meaghan will be offering a short 1-day teacher training module on sequencing with purpose on the Monday. Registration for the full three days is $330 early-bird if paid in full by January 10th and $380 full price.Register for Alignment in ActionRegister for Alignment in Action + Sequencing with Purpose
ABOUT YOUR TEACHER
Meaghan Collins is an Anusara Inspired (certified) teacher and a Senior teacher with Yoga Australia. With over 13 years teaching experience and thousands of hours ongoing trainings and workshops under her belt, ranging from Ayurveda to Yoga Therapy, she brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her classes.
Meaghan is known for her alignment based and heart-oriented, style of teaching which encourages a deep exploration of the body, breath and mind. Her teaching is designed to evoke thoughtfulness and mindfulness that moves beyond the time we spend on the mat.