Monday 10/18/2021 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Monday 10/25/2021 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Monday 11/1/2021 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Monday 11/8/2021 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Monday 11/15/2021 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Monday 11/22/2021 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
$108.00 6 week workshop series
Pricing: $108 non-members/$96 members
Join Abby for this special series where she'll weave together
knowledge from over a decade of working with bodies as a massage
therapist and yoga teacher to offer information that's practical,
accessible, and applicable. Each workshop will begin with functional
anatomy - we'll discuss how the joints are meant to naturally
move, compensatory patterns, over-achieving muscles, and other important
issues. Then, we'll move through a therapeutic yoga practice focused on
creating strength and intelligence in the area of focus. You'll learn
how to frame your understanding of anatomy in a way that is
individualized to your body, and how to use your musculature to support
safe strengthening and opening in your yoga practice.
Week 1:The Feet & Legs
begins in the feet, especially in movement practices like yoga. In this
workshop, learn how to support the legs and the rest of your body
in standing, balancing, and seated asanas. You'll move your legs through
their full range of motion and experience standing strongly in your
power through a mindful yoga practice.
Week 2: The Pelvis
pelvis is often considered a gateway into the torso and spine. The
combination of joints between the thigh bone, pelvic bones, and sacrum
is responsible for our ability to walk comfortably on our two feet.
Learn about the functionality of the pelvis and how it's supporting
muscles play an enormous role in our day-to-day lives, including
supporting our knees and lower back.
Week 3: The Spine
spine is the central axis of all movement in yoga, as well as the most
powerful channel for our life force energy. Learn how to create
spaciousness and integrity in the spine through yoga postures, guided
meditation, and breathing techniques. You'll be guided on how to sense
and feel the physical and energetic spine, and how to safely use the
spine as a point of reference for many different asanas and movements in
Week 4: The Shoulders, Arms, & Wrists
yoga, we are asked to place our whole body weight onto the wrist and
shoulder joints in common asanas like downward dog and chaturanga, as
well as in inversions and arm balances. In this workshop, discover what
causes the day-to-day long-term aches and pains in the shoulders,
elbows, and wrists, and how we can use yoga to help alleviate these
common issues. Learn to create stability and spaciousness in the
shoulders, arms, and wrists.
we hear "core," often the first thing that comes to mind is the
abdominals. In this workshop, we're going to expand our awareness of the
core to include the muscles in the belly, back, and side body. Learn
how to access different areas of your true core through twisting,
sidebending, and front and back body strengthening. We'll explore asana,
pranayama, and kriya.
Week 6: The Neck, Head, & Jaw
neck, head, and jaw are the places where so much of our tension and
stress get held. These areas are not only with small and delicate bones,
fascia, and muscles, they also hold some very important organs like the
brain, eyes, and inner ear. In this workshop, learn how to approach
your yoga practice in a way that will encourage softening and ease in
the upper realms of the physical body.
Abby is a Santa Fe-based yoga teacher, bodyworker, and energyworker, who weaves together over a decade of experience to bring a holistic view of physical anatomy, energetics, and movement to her classes, workshops, and one-on-one sessions. Over the years, Abby has completed foundational and advanced yoga teacher trainings with Forrest Yoga, YogaWorks, Rocket Yoga, and Yin Yoga, as well as bodywork trainings in Massage Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy, and Myofascial Release.
Abby's unique approach to teaching yoga builds the student’s awareness and physical strength through a combination of mindfulness, intentional breathing, and movement. Each class is intelligently designed to help students learn about their body and what feels most aligned for their individual practice. Students are guided into the present moment, and to connect to a deep sense of inner peace and grounding. Off the mat, Abby offers spiritual mentorship, reads fantasy novels, cooks lots of vegan food, and snuggles her two cats Billy and Nugget. Learn more here: www.abbydobbs.com