“Odds & Ends-asana” Workshop

“Odds & Ends-asana” Workshop
w/ Sue Cushing @ RCY Acton in the Loft
Saturday, May 18th @ 1 – 3pm
$30 Early Registration by May 13th/ $40 after May 13th
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A minimum of 6 students must pre-register by May 13th for this workshop to run

We have all had that moment in a yoga class when the teacher says something like “Float your feet to your hands.” or “Take a full bind.” or “Jump back to low push-up.” Just as you hear the words and digest the meaning, the moment is over and you are left thinking, “How would I do that? I want to do that, I just don’t know how!” This “Odds and Ends-asanas” Workshop is a great time to have specific focus on some of those finer but elusive actions and poses you have always wanted to ask the question about but didn’t have the time. The format will consist of a warm-up flow. Then we will move on to cover topics such as the following:

• Using the core to quietly place feet
• Safely jumping back from Forward Fold to Low Push-Up and jumping forward from Downward Facing Dog to Forward Fold
• The toe-rollover/transition from Upward Facing Dog to Downward Facing Dog
• Using straps to support moving into Upward Facing Bow/Wheel
• Options/Modifications for lifting into Crow Pose

You are also encouraged to bring your own questions and ideas. Think of this as “Office Hours” with your yoga teacher. This workshop is for all levels – from those who are new to their mats and have lots of questions, to those who have advanced practices and looking to refine.

Sue Cushing
Sue discovered yoga in 2001 after being laid off from a job in technology — which confirmed that when a door closes, a window opens. One class was all it took for her to find that place in life where you can truly be comfortable in your skin. Yoga provides a space without judgment and expectation and allows students to focus on cultivating the positive aspects of their physical and mental selves. Yoga can be whatever you need it to be — a gentle or intense physical work out, a mindful meditation, a simple act of kindness, and so many things in between. Sue has experienced many styles of yoga including Ashtanga, Hatha, and Forrest and blends the styles together into a fluid vinyasa practice that focuses on increasing flexibility, building strength and understanding the individual body through intelligent sequencing. After so many years of practice, Sue loves that she has only begun to scratch the surface of yoga. She completed her 200-hour teaching certification with Natasha Rizopoulos through YogaWorks, is a Registered Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance and continues to deepen her yoga education through workshops and master classes.