Finally getting settled back into the states, and I have a little time to put on a few workshops! Melt Hot Yoga & Fitnesswill be hosting me at their studio for an arm balance series – check out the info below!
Part 1: December 4, 2016 2-3:30 pm: Fundamentals of arm balances
We will explore the fundamentals of arm balances, focusing on drills for strength & flexibility. No experience required!
Part 2: December 18, 2016 2-3 pm: Intermediate poses
Eka Pada Galavasana, Astavakrasana, Eka Pada Koundinyasana, and variations of crow/crane – building on the fundamentals of Part 1. **Recommended to attend “Part 1” in the series before taking this workshop
Part 3: January 8, 2017 2-3 pm : Advanced postures
Mayurasana, Pincha Mayurasana, Ganda Bherundasana – some experience needed. **Recommended to attend “Part 2” in the series before taking this workshop
Sign up under the workshop tab at the link below! You can sign up for 1, 2 or all 3 workshops!
Earlier this year, I signed up for Shana Meyerson’s handstand workshop at GoYoga in Columbus. Shana is a bubbly, fun instructor all the way out in California (btw – her name is pronounced Shawn-a, not shane-a…. a mistake I made the entire time she was here… sorry Shana!!!). While I’ve never taken a class from her before, I have watched a few of her youtube videos, and I loved her teaching style (check her out, she has a ton of great videos for beginners to advanced!). So, once I heard she was coming out to Ohio, I immediately signed up to take her workshop!
Shana is a little different than a lot of yoga instructors – she is passionate about yoga obviously, but has such a fun, quirky personality that you can’t help but instantly like her. She wears her hair in 2 long braids all the time, and is very engaging while teaching – you won’t get bored!
Her 2.5 hour workshop was a lot different than other workshops I’ve taken – Kino MacGregor focused on a lot of strengthening drills, and Matt Giordano was more focused on anatomy/technical skills. Shana emphasized the strength of your core, as well as hamstring flexibility. We used the wall for the first half of class, and then the last half we were able to work without a wall. There were a few people that were able to find their balance for a little bit, which just shows how well Shana can teach handstands 🙂
While I am not a newbie to handstands, I am always looking to refine & improve what I can already do. I always learn from every teacher I encounter, and Shana was no different!
Afterwards, I grabbed dinner with her & 2 other women who attended the workshop. Shana was very down to earth, and I loved being able to connect with everyone! If you ever get the chance to pop in for a class while out in Los Angeles, California, check her out!
What has been your favorite workshop that you have ever taken? And why was it your favorite? Leave a comment below!
For more information on starting out as a new yoga teacher, learning cues for poses, how to put together classes, and tips for teaching classes, check outA Simple Guide For New Yoga Teachers!