Welcome to my course, about finding contentment through sound and movement.
My name is Hannah with Half Moon Yoga and Art.
Do you love traveling and learning about new places, people, and artworks?
Do you look for an opportunity to stretch, strengthen and balance your body while traveling or when you’re too busy to make it to a live yoga course?
Did you enjoy the movie, The Sound of Music?
Well, if you’re looking for an interesting, exciting, and new yoga experience, than this course is for you!
We will be traveling through the city and surrounding areas of Salzburg while imitating poses that relate to what we see and the overarching themes about contentment and sound.
For example, Maria reminds us to think of our favorite things like “raindrops on roses… [or] wild geese that fly with a moon on their wings” when we are feeling sad. We will be practicing poses like wild goose and rose as we ponder positivity.
Further, the hills fill my heart with the sound of music as we also hear bees buzzing, church bells rising with the breeze, cuckoos from the clock, and yodeling from the marionette poses.
After completing this course, you will be able to:
• Demonstrate physical poses that will build strength, flexibility, and balance such as side plank, tree, and triangle
• Move consciously with your breath
• Practice an attitude of contentment
• Feel the calming and energizing effects of sound vibrations
This Course consists of 4 sections:
• written discussion about the topic
• video explanations with key ideas to reflect on
• breakdown slides of foundation and alignment to keep you safe and activated during a key pose
• physical yoga sequence video that includes warm-up, key poses, inversions, cool down, savasana along with musical background and narration.
I designed this course for individuals who want to have an interesting and fun yoga experience that activates your entire body and mind.
If you are challenged with being bored in yoga classes or videos by doing the same Sun Salutations or sequence, than this course is for you.
Thank you for your interest in my course and I look forward to hearing more about your progress through yoga!
These slides explain details of foundation (where your body makes contact with the earth) and alignment (how all parts work together as a whole) to prevent possible injuries in side plank, rainbow pose.
Check your understanding of these concepts
This 50-minute yoga sequence engages the entire body through fun poses that also open your hips and shoulders, stretch your hamstrings and spine, strengthen your arms and core and improves your balance and coordination and you flow with your breath.
Hannah’s curiosity and adventurous spirit urged her to travel the world, after completing a degree in Liberal Studies with an Art concentration. She became a flight attendant and traveled for 4 years to see places with interesting and different cultures, natural beauty, and art history.
Hannah first tried yoga at the end of her college studies, when her fingertips were 6-8 inches from touching the ground (in forward fold). She really dove in and found transformation through Yoga One San Diego. In 2012, Hannah met Laura McCorey, a teacher and blog writer from Yoga One, and began learning yoga in beautiful Balboa Park. Laura opened her perspective to the healing aspect that yoga can bring and she began to find inner balance and peace as she practiced 3-4 times a week at the studio for the following years to the present. With an athletic background of a runner and hiker, Hannah gradually began to increase in flexibility and whole body strength to start learning more intermediate and advanced poses.
During that time, she completed her California Teaching Credential in Art and began teaching drawing, painting, sculpture, and mixed media to K-8th grade students.
In fall of 2014, after completing the Rainbow Kids Yoga Training, she stumbled upon the opportunity to also teach yoga to her students at the charter school. Hannah emphasizes safety in getting into and out of poses, proper alignment, and the benefits of breathing with your movements (Vinyasa Flow). She incorporates partner poses like 'Bicycle" and "House" to teach trusting and interconnected relationships.
Hannah enjoys inspiring her students through a full body experience of a creative theme and intention towards wellbeing, movement with breath, muscle strength and flexibility, balance, connection with others, listening to verbal instructions and stories, playing world music, aromatherapy, and imaginary journeys. After completing her 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training this March 2015, she is excited to offer private yoga lessons to all ages as well. Hannah aspires to share her light and enthusiasm to anyone who is open.