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Foundational Practices to Support a Love for Inversions

Delight in learning to turn yourself upside down in a safe and skillful way and build new stores of confidence and courage along the way. Using specific key actions, and the knowledge of what needs to be strengthened and opened in your body (as well as attitudinally), you’ll be able to build your way intelligently toward these targeted poses and have fun! Leave with a good-working knowledge of the how-to’s, drills, and exercises that you can take with you, and the benefits and the counterindications of these poses.

Nancy will provide alignment-based instructions and experienced guidance that prepares your body well for the pose(s) and gets you to work mindfully in a step-by-step way to achieve the best version of the pose for you. Leave with an uplifted sense of confidence and courage to be able to continue working with these poses in your practice at home or in the studio. Each workshop will include experiential practice plus some partner work to support and learn from each other.

For students with at least one-year experience on the mat. Not designed for those with injuries*, pregnant, or those brand new to yoga.

Part 1: Headstand & Supported Shoulder Stand (The King and Queen of Asanas)

Headstand with interlaced hands (Śīrṣāsana I) & Supported Shoulder Stand (Salamba Sarvāṅgāsana)
What’s needed of you to bring the best success: Ability to do Dolphin pose with relative ease
*Not suited for those with any head/neck or eye injuries; eye inflammation; eye surgeries; or high blood pressure

Part 2: Handstand & Supported Plow

Handstand Basics (Adho Mukha Vṛkśāsana) & Supported Plow (Halāsana)

What’s needed of you to bring the best success: Ability to do Downward Facing Dog with straight, and integrated arm bones; strength to sustain Plank Pose for @1 minute

*Not suited for those with shoulder, elbow or wrist injuries

Workshops are designed to be taken together but can also be taken separately.

Select the option to register for both workshops at the time of registration, and save up to $20 when you sign up!

$80 when registering for both through April 27, 2020, $90 after

Part 1: Headstand & Supported Shoulder Stand (The King and Queen of Asanas)

Date & Time: Saturday, May 2, 2020, 12:30 – 2:30 PM

Cost:  $45 through April 27, 2020, $50 after each workshop

Part 2: Handstand & Supported Plow

Date & Time: Sunday, May 3, 2020, 12:30 – 2:30 PM

Cost:  $45 through April 28, 2020, $50 after for each session

Location: Phinney Ridge

Cancellation Policy: Refunds of 90% up to five days prior to workshop. No refunds allowable after that time.


About the instructor: Nancy Burtenshaw

Nancy Burtenshaw Yoga Teacher Seattle


What to expect in Nancy’s class: Nancy creates a warm and welcoming atmosphere and delivers a steady, grounded practice that is encouraging, supportive and challenging. She has an eye for detail and alignment and provides instructions that are stair stepped and inspired so that before you know it you’ll be pushing your growth edge and doing something you never thought was possible.

Main Influences/ Styles/ Traditions: Nancy became a Certified Anusara® Instructor in 2019 and very grateful for the extensive training and mentors she has had in Anusara over the course of the last decade as well as many other influential teachers that have shaped her teaching including: Tiffany Wood, Karen Sprute-Francovich, Noah Maze, Darren Rhodes, Christina Sell, Jason Crandell, and Baron Baptiste. Nancy has also pursued specialized training in Prenatal, Restorative Yoga, and iRest Yoga Nidra level 1.

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