Exploration of Hatha Yoga Postures Part 1
What you'll learn
- You will gain a deeper understanding of how to practice and teach fundamental Hatha Yoga postures.
- In this lesson you will gain a deeper understanding of Samastiti, Easy Standing Pose
- In this lesson you will gain a deeper understanding of Virabhadrasana I & II, Warrior I & II
- In this lesson you will gain a deeper understanding of Bhujangasana, Cobra Pose
- In this lesson you will gain a deeper understanding of Dvi Pada Pitham, Bridge Pose
- In this lesson you will gain a deeper understanding of Savasana (Corpse Pose) and Sectional Breathing
- You will need to have a basic understanding of Yoga.
- You will need to have a Yoga Mat
- You will need to have a strap, a block and a blanket or bolster/ rolled up blanket or towel
- You may want to have a notepad and pen
In this course with Jennifer Stephens you will gain deeper insight into the practice of Hatha Yoga.
We take our time as we explore some of the fundamental postures we use in our daily Yoga practice. These postures are often overlooked and Jennifer will return our focus to the vital aspects of each posture, bringing attention to those areas that can do with refining. We will bring a sense of awareness to areas of discomfort in our body, listening to those little mutterings that are craving your attention and need to be addressed before they cause you harm and possible injury.
Take time with the following classic postures to observe how you feel, physical adaptations that you may need to make for yourself at this point in time, adaptations that your students may need to make so that the practice of the postures can be done with Ahimsa (non violence).
The following postures will be addressed in this course:
Samastiti (Easy Standing Pose)
Virabhadrasana I & II (Warrior I & II)
Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose)
Dvi Pada Pitham (Bridge Pose)
Savasana (Corpse Pose) & Sectional Breathing
When we practice our asanas (physical yoga postures) we should be able to do them dynamically, hold them statically, work symmetrically after having work asymmetrically and doing so in a manner that leads us to sukha (comfort) and sthira (steadiness)
When we slow things down, take a look at how we are doing, when we start to inquire within to find out where the resistance is sitting or building up we become a lot more aware and awake. We're able to adapt, change and make headway in our practice. Take time with this course and enjoy the beautiful, gentle guidance Jennifer offers.
This is an ideal course for Yoga Students wanting to gain a deeper understanding of Yoga postures, how to practice them safely and with deeper insight.
A great course for Yoga Teachers in Training or those wanting to partake in a Yoga Teacher training in the near future and would like to improve their asana understanding more thoroughly.
A great course for committed Yoga practitioners who are wanting adaptations for their specific body and physical makeup.
This workshop will give you deeper insight into the practices of Integral Hatha Yoga and variations of the traditional postures.
Jennifer Stephens has been teaching Integral Hatha Yoga for over 25 years. She is a Yoga Therapist and Ayurvedic Practitioner living in Cape Town, her style of Yoga is inclusive, it is for all body types, people of all backgrounds and ethnic groups, it is for the young right up to the mature Yoga practitioner. No one is excluded from enjoying the practices with Jennifer.
This course forms part of a 4-part series. This is part one, an Introduction to Integral Hatha Yoga.
In this 4 part series we also offer 1 x year live Zoom Q&A follow up session as well as the option to book at 30 minute 1-1 with Nina to trouble shoot any questions pertaining to this course and or your practice and journey on Yoga and Ayurveda.
We look forward to welcoming and meeting you on the inside!
Nina and Jennifer
Who this course is for:
- This course is ideally suited for Yoga students who would like to go deeper into their practice and ensure that they are executing postures safely and skilfully for their specific physical needs.
- It is an ideal course for students wanting to explore Integral Hatha Yoga.
- It is an ideal course for Yoga students wanting to improve their practice before embarking on a Yoga Teacher Training Course
- This is a great resource for Yoga teachers