Ashtanga Yoga for New Yogis and People with Limitations
- Commit to a small daily practice for at least 4 weeks
- If you have wanted to start a yoga practice but didn't know where to start, this is the right course for you.
Welcome to Holding Space Practice Beginning Yoga. In this course, you will find out some benefits of starting and continuing a consistent yoga practice. I help you overcome typical obstacles to yoga, debunk myths and suggestion an easy home yoga set-up.
The video series lays out a basic yoga practice along with suggestions for modifications so that it is accessible to anyone, including people that are working through injuries or have a limited range of motion.
Go at the pace that makes sense for you.
If the first video is a challenge, then do just that much for several days before moving on to the next one.
Alternatively, you may not be challenged until you get to the very end and you could perform all that is introduced in section 2, 3 and 4 in a day or two.
Section 5 has 2 versions of the same routine (one is longer than the other because it repeats the poses more times) to support you as you memorize the practice for yourself.
By the end of the course, you will have all the tools needed for a basic yoga practice. The only thing to add is consistency and dedication to your practice!
- Beginner yoga students.
- Yogis who have been injured and need to start again.
- People who have physical limitations but want to improve their range of motions.
- People who do not have an exercise program and want to increase their fitness level.
- People who want to build more energetic and emotional stability.
- Beginning Yoga introduction
- Welcome to the Holding Space Practice Beginner Yoga Course!
- Sunsalute A: How to practice and pace yourself
- Basic Yoga Day 1
- Basic Yoga Day 2
- Basic Yoga Day 3
- Basic Yoga Day 4
- Modification With Yoga Blocks
- Basic Yoga Day 5
- Modification With Table
- Modification With Chair and Box
- What is the Closing Sequence? When should I do it?
- Introduction for Closing
- After Savasana
- Closing Straight Through
- Instructions for Sunsalute B
- Sunsalute B
- Sunsalute B with modifications
- Instructions for Section 5
- Full Practice with 3 Sunsalute A's and 2 Sunsalute B's
- 5 Sunsalute A's and 5 Sunsalute B's , no closing. Allows your memorized ending.
- 5 Sunsalute A's and 5 Sunsalute B's , no closing practice video
- Self-Assessment 2
- Follow-up self assessment
- Congratulations! What is next?
Creator and author of The Holding Space Practice, Carol earned her MA and BA degrees in Linguistics at University of Arizona and the University of Utah.
She published The Holding Space Practice book and workbook in 2016 and previous to that, an e-book called Homeschooling for Those Who Think They Can’t.
In the last ten years, she has organized and presented many workshops on topics ranging from homeschooling, self-education, parenting, energy work, aryuveda and yoga. She led a yoga retreat to Honduras in 2019 and will lead another one in 2021.
She has an online education website (HSP Courses: Growth Space) that is always under construction as she builds more courses.
She also writes articles for her blog: Carol’s Bucket Blog.
Part of her work with Holding Space Practice, is to encourage creativity as a way to process and integrate concepts into the mind and body. Her personal art form is to hand draw words, phrases and sayings she wants to make a part of her. She invented a system called “doodle coloring” which she teaches as part of her “Create to Integrate” course.
Carol is an Ashtanga Yoga teacher and shares her Holding Space Ashatanga Practice online and in her home studio. She has found a consistent yoga practice to be the most powerful healing tool she has. She loves to teach and encourage others to develop and maintain their own yoga practice.