Tap into tradition and powerful practices with internationally known yoga instructor, Day Christensen.
Day Christensen is a Level II Authorized Teacher from the K. Patthabi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute (KPJAYI) in Mysore, India.
Day’s teachings are born from her own disciplined and dedicated practice. She encourages students to challenge themselves physically, while, at the same time, be easy mentally. She is thrilled to share what she has learned with students in Miami and around the world.
We’ve partnered with Devoted Yogi to bring this incredible instructor to Seattle!
Friday 11/9 ~ 6:30pm-8:00pm
Saturday 11/10 ~ 12pm-2pm + 4:30pm-6:30pm
Sunday 11/11 ~ 12pm-2pm + 4:30pm-6:30pm
$299 early bird - before 11/1, $350 after
Sat or Sun only - $195
Friday only - $155
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Surya Namaskar — surya namaskara contains the foundation for the entire practice that follows it. it is a complete practice in and of itself. and it is the place where the mind and body connect in a rythmic correlation to the breath. if i could only choose one part of the practice to work on for the rest of my life, it would be surya namaskar. it is infinitely complex and profoundly simple. complete with backbends forward bends, lateral extentions, strength postues, inversions and standing postures. here we will look at alignment techniques for each posture, fluid transitions, and deep ujjayi breathing.
Floating, Flyings & Jumping — this workshop is meant to explore ways to refine a seasoned practitioner’s skills in yoga. we will work through the main obstacles or “hidden locks” that prevent students from experiencing the lightness, grace and strength of a master. we will work on various techniques for jump throughs and jump backs, headtsands, forearm stands, and handstands, and more. this will be a fun, light-hearted class with lots of room for exploration, hands-on adjustments, and questions.
Seated Poses — the seated postures are the most effective place to work on the deep mobility of the hamstrigs, hips and hip flexors. as those begin to open and release, see how that mobility transfers up the spine. we will look at effective ways to work for those who are challenged by the these poses, use tools to remember and/or make sense of the order, and see how the progressive sequence of postures in primary series unfolds one into the next.
Guided Primary Series — a guided primary class is conducted following specific vinyasa counts and the names of each posture called in sanskrit. following the rhythm of the vinyasa counts is meant to develop physical strength and mobility, mental clarity, emotional calm, and spiritual awakening. (this class is the perfect end to ashtanga 1% theory).
Integrated Backbends– backbends are perhaps the most important postures to counter the stresses and activities of modern life. they are the most important and often the most daunting. when learning and practicing primary series, a practice of mainly forward bends and twists, it can seem like a cruel joke to then ontop off an already challenging practice end with a round of backward bending. backbends can feel exhausting and impossible when we first learn them. we will explore the postures in primary series that will lead to the most pleasant backbending experience possible.
in this workshop, we will explore ways to work with backbends that will focus on how to build openness in the front side of the body, open your hips and shoulders and inspire overall strength, making the common sore back a thing of the past. we will look at some alignment principles and practices that can forever take the painful and uncomfortable associations with the lower back and transform them into the exhilarating experience they can be. though strength is not often associated with deep backbends, and more flexibility is emphasized, you will walk away with a new understanding of the important role strength plays in your backbends and overall health of your spine. compound that with good form and you will gain some new insights into the power of deep backbends. practices and a demonstration will be included to guide you to eventually stand and drop back from urdhva dhanurasana on your own.