Monday, December 22, 2014

Advanced Practice on Hiatus until Jan 9

FYI.  There's no  Advanced Practice  for the next two weeks.

We'll be  back on  Jan  9  with Anne leading   15 Backbends for  2015. 

Here are the new Saturday Class offerings at Clear Spring

  Here  are the   new  Saturday Class offerings at Clear Spring.   It's very exciting to have more  Iyengar Yoga on the Weekends!

Saturdays  9:15-10:15  Pranayama  Cost  $15   (or  $10 if you also take the asana class afterwards).

In this class, we will learn the basics of  supine and seated  pranayama. We will also work to deepen and refine our pranayama practice.  We will also explore digital pranayama as the level of the class advances.  All levels welcome.   Anne or  Devon will teach the class. 

This class will occur every Saturday except when there's a  senior teacher workshop in town.

Saturdays 10:30-12:30   Special Topics in  Asana  

Saturday Asana  class  will take 1 of  3   forms.

 1  Exploring the  Intermediate Syllabus.

Anne or  Devon will  teach.  Each class is  aimed at looking at a pose on the  Junior 2 or 3  syllabus  and  exploring the poses on the previous syllabi that develop our capacity to do  this pose.   This  class is ideal for  people who want  a deeper exploration of poses and how the poses relate to each other than we often have time to explore in a regular ongoing class.  The class will be especially useful for people going through the  Iyengar Assessment process, but it is open to teachers and students from all  traditions.

Cost  $20.00

2.   The  Anatomy of Asana

Devon or Peggy Kelley will teach this class which focuses on how  our anatomical understanding informs  asana practice.  It is held on the weekends of Austin Yoga Teacher Training but the class is also open to the public. You do not have to be a teacher or in teacher training to  attend.  Those with challenges in the areas we will cover in classes can expect some particular attention and support.

Cost  $20.00

3.   Asana and Philosophy

Anne or  Devon will teach.  We will  spend the first part of class discussing a small section of the Sutras or the Gita.  The asana class will explore how these philosophical concepts inform our  practice. We will post the readings in advance, but  prior reading  is not  necessary.  This class is mostly asana  oriented with a philosophical focus.  

Cost  $20.00 

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Anne's Post Thanksgiving Twist sequence with arm balances added in

So here's the plan for advanced practice  Friday.

I  did a twist practice the monday after Thanksgiving that I really liked.  I also wanted to work on arm balances, so this is  the twist class plus  arm balances.  

Fun times  on Friday  at  Clear  Spring.

Sukasana  AM  Parsva 
Upright  twist
Rope work
Arm/shoulder work
Dandasana  Parsva  Dandasana work
Pasasana prep to  M3
Eka Hasta and prep
Dwi Hasta
Twisting  vajrasana with different  hand positions,   UB, UH, Back hand on block, both hands down.
B1  work  same way with arms  then  with classic arms
B1.5 (one leg in BK)
B2  look at entry from  leg in virasana then padmasana  and  then  padmasana leg
Ardha Matsyendrasana to Parivritta Parsva  back and forth.
Utthita Hasta Pad, Parsva
Parsvottansana, parsva parsvottanasana, parivritta  trik
Supta Pad cycle
Parsva supta  pad
Anantasana  show brick 
AMVrk  and pencil skirt work
Eka Pada
Sirsasana 2
Parsva Bakasana
Eka Pada Bakasana
Sarvangansana  Eka Pada  Parsva
Halasana Parsva  Halasana
Ardha jathatara parivartasana

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Lessons from Pune: This Saturday !!!

Clear Spring Studio presents
Lessons From Pune:
A  Workshop with  Anne-Marie Schultz
December 13, 2014
In honor of the celebration of BKS’ Birthday and the continuing legacy of his life, Anne is  offering a one day workshop  based on her recent two month study in Pune.

Morning  Session  9:30-12:00 
Topic:  Standing Poses, Backbends, and Inversions.
Cost: $35.00
Afternoon Session   2:00-4:00
Topic More Inversions, Forward Bends, and Twists.
Cost: $25.00
Whole workshop discount $50.00.
Contact Anne at register.
10% of the proceeds will be donated to the Bellur fund.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Devon's leading advanced Practice this week.

An Intermediate Sequence, based on last week’s Intermediate sequence based on Joan White’s workshop (i.e., revisiting backbends)

Adho mukha virasana with belt around toes/hips
Adho mukha svanasana
Urdhva mukha svanasana
Eka Pada Adho Mukha Svanasana
Tadasana-U. Hastasana for a rest
Adho Mukha Vrksasana and variations
Pincha Mayurasana and variations
Sirsasana II
Work in Sirsa II preparing for dropovers
Supta Virasana (belts to keep thighs parallel)
Supta Virasana pelvis on bricks
Eka Pada Supta Virasana/ E P Supta Padangustha I on brick
Pushing up toward Kapotasana from brick with arms in U.Dhanurasana
Paryankasana coming from Kapotasana lift or from classical Virasana start
Leg prep for Dhanurasana up wall
Parsva Dhanurasana
Gandha Berundhasana efforts
Urdhva dhanurasana by stages to full pose, walking in, etc.
Dwi Pada Viparita Dandasana preparation
Dwi Pada Viparita working toward full pose
Eka Pada Urdhva Dhanurasana
Cool down poses (amsvana, uttana, parsva uttana, etc.)
Supported Halasana
Sarvangasana and variations if they help cool