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Backward Extending Poses: Working Toward Upward Facing Bow (Urdhva Dhanurasana)

Sep 14, 2019 @ 4:45 pm - 7:00 pm

| $30 – $40

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Back Arches Yoga Practice with Richard Schachtel in Ravenna - Center for yoga of Seattle

In this workshop of back arching poses we will explore a sequence taking us to upward facing bow in some form either with props(support) or independent.

Upward facing bow in its independent form is when you lie on your back bend your knees and elbows and push up into a back arch.

In order to do a good pose, we need some awareness of how you use our legs and feet properly. We need some strength in the back of the thighs and buttock muscles and the ability to lengthen our from thighs, psoas, and groins.

We must have a good extension of our shoulder joints and know how to deal with any stiffness or problems with our wrists. We must develop a certain strength in our arms or know how to use a belt correctly.

Our back must have sufficient mobility. We must learn how to extend our dorsal spine so that our back arches are not overdone in our lumbar spine.

We must know the sense of direction of the pose to avoid compression and overstretching.

Our goal is to have everyone do some version of this pose safely whether it is an independent pose, or using one or several props to support the body to allow a healthy curvature.

We will also spend some time of the basic actions of the independent pose which is sadly often not known to  many yoga students.

Come for a fun, exhilarating, and educational workshop.

The workshop is for all students of yoga except those with serious back and shoulder issues where individual or private instruction is more appropriate.

Date & Time: Saturday September 14, 2019  @ 4:45pm-7:00pm

Fee: $40, and $30 if paid by Monday, September 9th.

Cancellation Policy: No refunds. No credit for cancellation or non-attendance. No Exceptions.


About the instructor: Richard Schachtel
Richard Schachtel


Richard Schachtel has been training in Iyengar Yoga for over 40 years. He founded The Center For Yoga in 1980 and is a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher and an authorized Iyengar Yoga Teacher Trainer. He has made 22 yoga study trips to India to personally train with the Iyengar Family most recently in December 2016. Richard is the Seattle Area’s most Senior Iyengar Yoga Teacher. Richard has been training teachers in Seattle since 1986 and has influenced several generations of yoga teachers. There are over 100 recent graduates of this program which is offered also on the weekends and in 4-week immersions. Richard has taught yoga workshops throughout the USA, at several Iyenger Yoga National Convent Conventions, in Australia and India, and taught this spring in China.


Sep 14, 2019
4:45 pm - 7:00 pm
$30 – $40
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Center for Yoga of Seattle
(206) 526-9642


Center for Yoga of Seattle
2261 NE 65th St.
Seattle, 98115 United States
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(206) 526-9642
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