Hip openers with Daniel Hickman
The hips are not only the place for the legs to pivot from, but are also the base that cradles the upper body. Swadisthana, the 2nd chakra, is located here and its element is water. So, the hips will often dictate how “fluid” one can move. For some, their hips might be “frozen,” for others their hips might be moving only in one particular “current.” This workshop will focus on specific movements and asanas that help bring balance to the 22 muscles that are associated with this very important area of the body.
Benefits include: alleviation of back, thigh and sciatic pain, improved ease of physical performance, and the increase of circulation of prana-energy and blood to the digestive and sexual organs. No experience is necessary to attend this vital workshop. Throughout the two hours spent you will carefully and curiously examine and tune in to the center of mobility your human body. You will walk away a different person!
Introduction to Thai Massage - Part II with Gracy Obuchowicz
Come and learn how to give a truly relaxing Valentine's Day present through a Thai yoga therapy workshop. Steeped in asian wisdom and the yogic practice, Thai yoga therapy combines meditative breathing, deep stretching and acupressure massage to give a full-body relaxation with many health benefits. This "passive yoga" has been practiced for thousands of years to achieve a state of well-being and has many energetic and physical benefits for both the giver and the receiver.
During this highly-interactive workshop, we'll discuss the origins and philosophy of the practice, warm up with some gentle asana, and then begin learning the art of Thai yoga therapy. We'll pair off to learn and practice giving each other a Thai yoga therapy treatment, focusing on the feet, hips and shoulders. This kind of massage is done completely clothed on a padded surface so please wear comfortable yoga clothes and bring your yoga mat.