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Form And Function Intensive with Mallory Monahan & Casey Petersen
November 15| $325
In this 20-hour weekend intensive, Mallory and Casey will dive deeper in to alignment, anatomy, and the action inside of the poses we use in our daily yoga asana practice. We will combine full vinyasa classes, specific posture breakdowns, lecture, group discussion, and hands-on adjustments to embody and understand what we want to feel as we flow and why we want to do it.
This intensive is great for new or experienced practitioners who want to educate themselves further on the how and why of the physical side of yoga as well as current movement instructors who are looking for inspiration, a deeper dive, or a refresh of their alignment knowledge.
Dates: November 15th,16th,17th 2019
- Friday 6pm-10pm | spine
- Saturday 9:30am-4pm | lower body and pelvis
- Sunday 8:30am-4pm | upper body and shoulders
Cost: $325 (includes 3 public classes)
Optional family-style lunch Saturday and Sunday at a nearby restaurant
About the instructors: Mallory Monahan & Casey Petersen
I entered my first yoga studio with very low expectations coming from a background of intensely physical sport. However, I was immediately hooked by the overall sense of positivity and power the time on my mat gave me. Since then my physical yoga practice has also given my body awareness, taught me how to become present at the moment and has given me the ability to not take myself too seriously. Even more importantly, yoga has provided me space to be, to slow down and to open up emotionally and mentally.
My yoga mat is my playground and I try to make space for my students to embrace the same playful attitude in their practice. I absolutely love to design creative and adventurous sequences and let my students challenge themselves, explore thier bodies, and have fun. The most joyful thing to me as a teacher is helping those around me transform their practices and achieve their highest potential. If i’m not practicing or teaching yoga you can find me exploring. Whether that’s on top of a mountain, a new coffee shop, or in my kitchen concocting a new delicious recipe; I believe that we can all embrace adventure and growth everywhere we are.
Casey Petersen was forced into Yoga in 2001 by her college volleyball coach. He thought it would maybe help her jump and bend at her elbows and knees. It didn’t, but she slowly began to love the other benefits including becoming a less shitty person and being physical in a non-competitive environment.
After 8 years of twice weekly practice, a teacher at 24 hour fitness recommended she try an actual studio and after one class she was hooked.
“I feel that the most important effect of yoga will be seen when I’m old and my body still works”. When asked for her advice for first-timers she says “doing something, anything, for the first time is heroic and brave. Doing yoga is an opportunity to pay attention to yourself in a new way and that nobody is good at Yoga, we’re just trying to be good at being ourselves.”
Casey Petersen, Mallory Monahan, Shefayoga on Roosevelt, Weekend intensive yoga