Dynamic Form Hatha Yoga Workshop
with Laura Christensen
June 6 & 7, 2015
Saturday, June 6 * 3:30-6:00pm
Mobilizing the Heart!
One of the tightest parts of the body is the area surrounding the heart. When the area around the thoracic spine hardens and becomes too stiff, we can experience pain in the neck or low back areas. This workshop will target opening the heart, chest, and upper-back and mobilizing the thoracic spine. We’ll create space in the heart’s cave while simultaneously bringing balance throughout the whole spine and improving our posture. Your neck and back will love it!
Sunday, June 7 * 9:00-11:30am
Therapeutics of Backbending
Many people feel frightened when they hear the term “back-bending” and cringe in fear of pain. Yet, back-bending or spinal extension is an important practice to maintain a healthy spine. Spinal extension does not have to be an extreme backbend like urdhva danurasana (full wheel) or other advance backbends. They can be gentle and feel great. In this workshop, we will break down ways to investigate the curves in your spine and work with them therapeutically. It is HIGHLY recommended that you attend Saturday’s class if taking this workshop. The content covered on Saturday will be used in this class but not fully re-taught.
*Not appropriate for students with serious injuries. They are better served in a private/personal setting.
Sign up before May 23 for $45 a session or $80 for both.
After May 23, each session is $50 or $90 for both.
Register in advance by contacting Emily@TrailsWithin.com or (530) 836-1500.
Laura Christensen is a passionate, caring, inspiring, highly skilled national and international yoga teacher dedicated to uplifting and empowering her students. She cultivates a safe place for deep exploration and real contemplation about the self. Expect to be profoundly transformed on and off the mat as she skillfully and supportively challenges you to be the best version of yourself and live a truly “good life”. Her powerful presence, authentic voice, and focus on integrity motivate students to discover new depths within their hearts and new heights in their asana practices. Her focus includes great attention to the breath, core work, balanced energy, intelligent alignment and practical life-supporting inspiration. Laura has over 25 years of yoga experience and her keen knowledge and crystal clear instruction will keep you safe physically and often helps students heal injuries. She is well known for orchestrating life-changing yoga retreats in some of the most beautiful places in the world. Retreat students reveal that the surprise bonus has been the connection to many great new friends and building bonds that will last a lifetime. If you join her on retreat, be prepared for plenty of laughter and a ton of fun! www.laurachristensen.com, www.retreatsavvy.com
Cancellation Policy for Workshops at Trails Within
Workshops fill on a first come, first served basis. Your spot is not guaranteed unless you prepay for it.
Cancellations 7 or more days prior to start of a workshop will receive a full refund.
For cancellations less than 7 days before the workshop, we will only be able to issue a refund or studio credit if you are able to find a replacement for your reserved space.
Cancellations within 48 hours of the start of the workshop, if you do not show up, or if you leave an event early for any reason, no credit or refund is available.
Thank you for understanding.