The Alchemist: Level 1/2

teacher: Kendra Renzoni

Cost: $90/series (Early bird $80 by august 26th)
Sundays 5:45-7:15pm
september 16th - october 14th

This course is designed to bring the level 1 or 2 student fully into a level 2 practice. We will continue with the foundational postures, (seated poses, standing poses, balances, twists, beginning backbends) but add in stages of learning headstand, handstand, forearm balance, shoulder stand, sun salutations, and more challenging backbends. Each new posture is built in stages with step-by-step instructions. 

We will do a lot of "behind the scenes" work. Our work in the beginning of the series will be a build up to all of these postures. For example, a pose like Trikonasana (triangle) becomes a testament to the hand, wrist, shoulder, thoracic, hip, hamstring, foot and ankle work that we have done. Now we walk better, run better, dance better, climb better, squat better, lift better, sit better, sleep better, create better, digest better, work better, think better, feel better and we have a beautiful trikonasana. 

IN THIS COURSE:

  • Yoga
  • Lacrosse Balls and Yoga-Tune-Up balls to work muscle, fascia, tissue restrictions, mobilize, and release held patterns
  • Functional Range Conditioning to create greater range of motion and strength in the new range of motion
  • Foundational Gymnastics
  • Footwork
  • Internal alignment cues
  • Workshop Style Breaking-It-Down / Step-By-Step Supportive work
  • Repetition to integrate what we have learned and witness growth
  • Tools for working with emotions, sensations, and thoughts as physical openings begin to unfold. (Yoga Philosophy, Buddhist Philosophy, and Chinese 5-Element Philosophy) 
  • Weekly check-ins with students on what they are needing 
  • Dharma Talks / Restorative yoga on full moon days or days near the full moonFOCUS POINTS:

FOCUS POINTS:

  • Feet and Ankles
  • Knees
  • Hips
  • Hamstrings
  • Core (front, side, & back)
  • Ribs
  • Spinal Mobility
  • Upper, Middle and Lower Back 
  • Hand and Wrist Mobility and Strength
  • Chest Opening
  • Shoulders 
  • Neck & Jaw Releasing
  • Breath work
  • Philosophy

IN ADDITION: Students enrolled in series get a one-on-on lesson or shiatsu with Kendra for 50% off during the duration of the course.