Hatha : Master SeriesYOGA FOR STRESSFUL TIMES WITH CORA WEN
Study with Master Teacher Cora Wen
YOGA CLASSES WITH CORA WEN
Mondays and Wednesdays in March and April, Cora will teach the “Hatha : Master Teacher” series from 5-6:15pm. (*Note – there will be a substitute teacher on March 13 and 15th, 2017).
Her theme for these 8 weeks will be “Yoga for Stressful Times”. Students are not required to take all classes, but are encouraged to take as many as they can, as themes and understanding will build from week to week.
This Master Class series is included in all memberships and will be priced as regular yoga classes. Please see rates for single classes, memberships, and class cards online here.
Weekly classes will cover :
- STRONG LEGS : STABLE MIND : Standing poses for hamstrings and legs
- MOVING FORWARD : Seated poses for knees, ankles and feet
- CHANGING THE VIEW : Inversions
- SUPPORTING THE HEART : Shoulder openers and backbends
- FINDING SANCTUARY : Forward folds
- WRINGING THE WASTE : Twists
Please visit Cora’s website to learn more about each of these class focus categories here.
WORKSHOPS WITH CORA WEN
Cora is Internationally renowned as a Yoga Therapist, who works with chronic and acutely injured clients.
Her workshops exponentially help you deepen your practice, your daily life and your understanding of your own body and injuries.
Bring your questions, your injuries and your excitement to one or both of these workshops this April!
Workshops are $55 each, or $80 when you register for both.
The hamstrings are a group of three muscles located in the back of the thigh. If your hamstrings are weak and tight, they’re vulnerable to strain. Daily activities don’t stretch them, and tight hamstrings can cause all kinds of problems, including lower back pain, neck pain and muscle cramps, as well as limited range of motion in hips and knees.
The legs can hold on to tension, especially in a “fight or flight” situation; the hamstrings can grip as a physiological response to psychological stress. This tension moves into the tissues of the body as a hardening or bracing reaction, which can move into the mental attitudes we live in the world. This response can also set up an armor in response to challenging, complex and difficult situations.
The release in the hamstrings and back body may require a deeper level of surrender, and a release past conflicts, memories, anger, or resentment. Many asanas involve extension of the hamstring and spine, and perhaps forward folds teach this best. Forward folding helps provide a feeling of sanctuary and support, which calms the brain and helps relieve stress and mild depression.
They open up the back body, lengthens and strengthens hamstrings, inner legs, spinal muscles, ankles and knees. The asanas mimic the shape of the body in the womb (primary curve), providing a physiologically nurturing support, which aids in working with anxiety and grief.
Over the past 25 years, Cora Wen has studied and taught yoga based on the teachings of the late B.K.S. Iyengar. She has apprenticed with Erich Schiffmann and assisted Rodney Yee for seven years. She assisted and traveled with Judith Hanson Lasater for 18 years, and has been mentored by Patricia Walden since the late 1990s. Cora has also studied extensively with Ramanand Patel, Manouso Manos and the Sanskrit scholars Kofi Busia and Edwin Bryant. In 2001, Cora opened Yoga Bloom – Therapeutic Yoga training, to teach others to apply yoga to persons suffering from acute and chronic disorders. To learn more about Cora Wen, please visit her website online at www.corawen.com.
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