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[Live Streamed] Breathing 101 Online Mini-Workshop with Margo Peña
Aug 22, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm| Free
Free Mini-Workshop: Restoring Vitality with Simple Breathwork
Join Margo, E-RYT, for an introductory study of the what’s, how’s and why’s of yoga’s pranayama (breath work) practices. This workshop is intended for new and experienced yogis and non-yogis alike who would like to learn how something as simple as changing the way we habitually breath can have a huge impact on our energy, focus, and health.
It is your opportunity to participate some experiential learning with different breathing exercises and mindfulness to find the one (or few) that serves you best.
This 90-minute virtual workshop will include:
✓ discussion of the latest research about what chronic bad breathing habits are doing to our bodies and nervous systems,
✓ a look at what bad breathing habits are mistakenly being perpetuated in yoga classes today,
✓ and the opportunity to explore some of the most common breathing and mindfulness techniques available from the yogic tradition.
Date & Time:
✓ August 22nd
✓ From 1pm-2:30pm
Cost: Free. Pre-book this mini-workshop to receive your GoToMeeting link to join us on-line.
About the instructor: Margo Peña
Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500, YACEP
Most Recent Training: Anatomy-based Yoga Teaching Methodology with Julie Gudmestad, and Essential Yoga Therapy 500-hour Advanced Teacher Training with Robin Rothenberg.
What to Expect in Class: Sequences of poses are typically repeated for several weeks to build strength and familiarity in those poses over time, but expect plenty of opportunities to adapt the poses for either more or less intensity to create a unique experience every week. New areas of focus, techniques, or themes will be introduced weekly to layer more depth progressively in each practice. And all is done with a noncompetitive, light-hearted approach so you can enjoy the journey just as much as actually getting to the destination. Margo’s Yoga Fundamentals classes are often mini workshop-like practices intended to build muscular endurance and offer opportunities to explore different variations of poses. Her flow-style classes are typically slowflow, focussing on strong, steady transitions with progressively building sequences, that often borrow tremendously from the Ashtanga tradition’s primary series. Margo’s Intermediate Level classes are designed for those already familiar with asana alignment and variations, so fewer alignment cues are given – allowing more time to incorporate more pranayama, meditation and yoga philosophy into these practices.
Biggest Influences/Inspirations/Styles: Fellow Longevita teachers, Annie Carpenter, Robin Rothenberg, Julie Gudmestad, Iyengar Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Viniyoga, and Yoga Nidra Margo is currently teaching Non-Heated, Warm, and Hot Yoga classes and is available for Private Sessions.