ANUSARA YOGA WORKSHOPS WITH CASSANDRA MISSIOSunday 3rd November 2019
AN INTRODUCTION INTO THE UNIVERSAL PRINCIPALS OF ALIGNMENT
Simple yet elegant principals that can be applied to any pose for a greater experience of steadiness and freedom.
Anusara Yoga is an alignment based school of Hatha Yoga that promotes creative freedom and individuality while teaching within a precise methodology called the Universal Principles of Alignment™. Whilst the the teacher weaves an inspirational heart theme through each class the the alignment principles bring attention to the sacredness of the physical body. Students learn how to properly align the body as well as develop strength, vitality and a clearer understanding of how the body works in order to master life’s challenges.
Morning Session: Stand Strong and Shine (10am – 12:30pm)
Come and explore the intelligent alignment principles that Anusara Yoga is famous for particularly the fundamental teachings of muscular and organic energy. These principles when applied bring both stability and freedom, strength and expansion to your standing pose and backbend practice. Experience how establishing steadiness in your base offers an opportunity to expand into the spaciousness of your heart and shine your own unique light.
Afternoon Session: Plant the Seeds of Courage (2pm – 4:30pm)
In this inversion workshop we will explore the world upside down through a range of fun and playful inversions and inversion sequences including handstand, forearm balance, headstand and shoulderstand. Drawing from the Universal Principles of Anusara Yoga we will practice setting a safe and steady foundation to give you the confidence to come into these powerful poses with strength and courage.
Date: Sunday 3rd November
Time: Two workshops. Morning session: 10am – 12:30pm, Afternoon session: 2pm – 4:30pm
Venue: Yoga Vidya, 45 Wentworth Street Port Kembla
Investment: $55 per workshop or sign up for both for $100
Teacher: Cassandra Missio
ABOUT CASSANDRA MISSIO
Certified Anusara Yoga Teacher, Director, Earth and Sky Yoga Studio
Senior Member Level 3 (Yoga Australia), E-RYT 500hrs (Yoga Alliance)
Cassandra first came to yoga in her early twenties whilst travelling. She knew after her first class that she had stumbled upon a very powerful and potent discipline that left her feeling grounded and clear. She has been teaching yoga for over 15 years and began her training in 2002 by undertaking a traditional teacher mentoring apprenticeship at The Art of Yoga in Summer Hill. This supported the development of her daily yoga and meditation practice, and gave her an opportunity to assist in class and on retreat. Through her mentorship she developed the fundamental principles of her teaching style.
She has continued to develop her practice and teaching skills studying on numerous occasions with the founder of Anusara yoga, John Friend and many of his senior teachers. She has studied regularly with meditation and philosophy teacher Carlos Pomeda and Yoga Therapist Doug Kellar.
After many years of refining her teaching, Cassandra became a certified Anusara teacher in 2009. She teaches a wide range of classes from beginners to advanced as well as more specialised restorative and prenatal classes. She has many dedicated students who have been attending her classes for over 10 years. She has also established a busy private practice and teaches many one-on-one yoga therapy sessions per week.
She is inspired to offer teacher training at Earth and Sky Yoga Studio as her part in helping maintain high standards and integrity in the teaching of yoga.
In the Anusara tradition, Cassandra’s teaching style weaves precise bio-mechanical alignment and heart centred philosophy with the intent to offer an experience of freedom and lightness to the body and the heart!