Weekend Yoga Workshop
with Chrissy Graham
August 6-7, 2016
Saturday, August 6th 12:30pm-2:30pm
The Mysterious Core
Explore how to train your body and activate your core in standard yoga postures. How we use our bodies in movement and at rest in our yoga practice can make all the difference in maintaining a safe and healthy body. Our core is often considered our torso, although our core consist of the bigger muscle groups in the body such as our thighs, hamstrings and gluteal muscles, almost everything besides our arms. In this two hour practice will playfully explore our core through varying different exercises, dynamic movement, and longer holds.
Saturday, August 6th 3:30pm-6:30pm
Many people shy away from a restorative yoga practice due to the fact that they think its just lying around. Well, restorative yoga is just lying around, but it is so much more than that. Restorative yoga is a practice in which we can offer our bodies and minds time to step out of go mode. It a chance to reboot and re-calibrate our hormones as well as inviting our bodies into deep uninterrupted rest. Many people can experience it as challenging to let go into this awakened restful state, however, this is exactly what the mind and body are calling for. Take time to step away from your computer, your phone, your to – do – list, and other of life’s stresses, and treat yourself to three hours of freedom to relax, and nourish your own body.
Sunday, August 7th 9:00am-12:00pm
Yin Yang Practice
In this slow flow practice, we will begin on the floor then working our selves up to a slow flow vinyasa practice. The vinyasa will have an emphasis on strengthening the body and opening the shoulders and hips. Then only to be rewarded with a deep, relaxing yin practice with long held hip openers and a restorative or two to release and relax the body and mind.
All levels of students are welcome.
Space is limited ~ Please register in advance.
All sessions: before 7/23 $90 or $110 after
Each session: $35 early/ $40 regular
Register by contacting Emily@TrailsWithin.com or (530) 836-1500
More about Chrissy:
Lighthearted, fun, and passionate, Chrissy radiates positivity. She teaches her classes using her wide-range of life experiences and the extensive knowledge she gained in her 18 years of yoga study. She is well versed in various systems of yoga and was a Certified Anusara Yoga teacher for 15 years. As a Certified E-RYT 500 Yoga Instructor, Chrissy enthusiastically teaches public classes, workshops, Immersions, restorative yoga, kids’ yoga, private lessons, and Teacher Trainings throughout the Bay area and abroad.
Chrissy’s varied classes focus on alignment based movement with an emphasis on weight baring poses and dynamic movement so students are able to develop a greater sense of their bodies’ bio-mechanics, to practice safely, and to strengthen while stretching. Having traveled to Holland, Hawaii and across the continental United States to teach yoga and to study Hinduism, Buddhism, and Bon-po, she blends philosophy, therapeutics, and a complete knowledge of nutrition and dietary wellness to create complete and lively classes.
Chrissy’s appreciation of nature and enthusiasm for life, emanate from her soul in everything she does. Since yoga is her first love, these qualities fill her classroom and inspire her students.