Spine, Soul, and Breath (2) June 10-14 2019


Spine, Soul, and Breath (2) June 10-14 2019


at Sacred Space, Northeast Minneapolis

Often considered the central energetic pathway of the body and ‘the most important’ anatomical structure, the spine rides the current between structure and fluidity, matter and energy, steadiness and ease.  The spine mitigates the space between the nervous system, the mind, and the flesh. As such, reflecting on the spine and the breath provide an embodied understanding of mindfulness and yogic concepts.

We'll look into the physiology of breathing, the teaching of pranayama and bandha, and the mysterious interface of somatic work and psychological change.  This is the doorway to yoga's 'subtle body' of chakras, kosha, nadis.  We'll look at the story of subtle body, the story of western anatomy, and the resonance of bones.

Asana work will explore the five movements of the spine, including paschimatana (forward fold), purvatana (back bending), parivrtti (rotation), parsva (asymmetric and lateral bending), extension and viparita (inversion).

We''ll continue to work with tradition with a closer look at personal observance (yama) and personal practice/lifestyle.

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Karin has designed her 200 hr Yoga Alliance accredited training program to four intensive workshops.  They are offered at least once annually.  You do not need to be a yoga teacher or desire to be a teacher to attend.  I think that personal interest is one of the best teachers, and personal direction is more important than checking off boxes or memorization, so personal adaptation and study are part of the deal.  You can take all of these sessions, in order or a la carte.  Please note that getting your RYT certificate also requires participation in the April Panchakarma and an independent study project.

These may add up to RYT certification, used for Continuing Education credits, or taken as stand alone experiences.

2018 sessions will be held at LightBody Studio in Clearwater, MN.  Sessions run M-F 8 am to 4 pm, with an hour long lunch break.  Each session costs $800, and must be paid in full prior to the start date.  No refunds are available after the program begins.