Yoga for Women's Health - Sandra Nicht
Sandra K. Nicht is a Registered Yoga Teacher from Yoga Alliance (E-RYT500) and Kripalu Certified Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist with many years of practice and teaching of Yoga as well as two years of intensive study at Kripalu School of Ayurveda. She is North America Associate Professional Member of Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America (AAPNA).
Yoga for Women’s Health – Nurturing Apana vayu
This will be an experiential workshop demonstrating how Yoga Asana can nurture and build the qualities of holding until the proper time for release (Apana Vayu). Pacifying excess Vata in the body is important (via forward folds, calm and rhythmic gentle movements, etc) but many women lose strength in the lower body as they age (and many younger women never develop it). Learn the principles behind Yoga for building Apana and pacifying Vata, with no teaching experience necessary.
The participants in the workshop will learn - joint mobilization (gentle rhythmic rotations for feet/ankles, head/neck, shoulders, wrists, spine, hips, knees), strength building and tension reduction for lower body (utkatasana variation and pashasana variation), and forward bending (pashimottanasana variation, probably in the chair)