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Getting Started with Inverted Poses with Richard Schachtel
October 26 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm| $30 – $40
In Iyengar Yoga standing poses are the gateway to the practice for beginning students. Inversions such as Shoulderstand are introduced as restorative poses which help students recover from the vigorous aspects of the practice.
Shoulderstand helps improve overall circulations and energy flow and also helps ward off many common respiratory illnesses. It is also good for making the digestive system work better.
For more experienced students, the inverted poses, particularly shoulderstand and headbalance become the most important part of the practice.
Regrettably many students take yoga for years without their teachers instructing them in inverted poses and they miss the heart of the practice!
This workshop is open to all who would like to learn the basics of these poses and to receive feedback necessary to improve.
We will focus on shoulderstand and headbalance but will include some time working on full arm balance commonly known as handstand.
The regular practice of this category of poses has many benefits including increased energy, alertness, improved memory, better circulation, a strong and flexible back, deep relaxation (shoulderstand and variations), and much more.
Richard Schachtel is one of the most experienced yoga teachers in the Northwest. He has taught these poses to a wide variety of populations for over 3 decades.
Date & Time: Oct. 26th, 2019 @4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Fee: $40. $30 by Monday, October 21st.
About the instructor: 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.
Center for Yoga of Seattle, Inverted Poses, Richard Schachtel