Feb. 24: Unlocking the Spine w/ Kate Heffernan


Unlocking the Spine
w/ Kate Heffernan at RCY Acton
Sunday, Feb. 24th @ 1 – 3pm
$35 Pre-registration / $45 day of workshop

Under normal circumstances, a happy and healthy spine can and should move in six directions at will. Not only does this create musculoskeletal stability and mobility around the spine. Since the spine houses a crucial part of our nervous system, the spinal cord, these different movements are also integral to keeping the inner workings of the body working optimally. This mindfully aligned workshop will focus on gradually encouraging the spine to forward fold, backbend, side-bend and twist with freedom.

Kate Heffernan
Kate is a Vinyasa Flow and Restorative Yoga Teacher in the Boston area and has been teaching since 2010. She is known for her ability to weave together intelligent and well-crafted sequences built around a specific theme. In Kate’s classes, you can expect precise instructions to create dynamic postures that will work together to not only bring more strength and suppleness to the body, but also to bring the body, mind, and spirit into the present moment. This specificity not only creates a challenging physical practice, it also offers each student a profound opportunity to practice skillfulness in action. Kate encourages her students to make choices based on their given circumstances, whether that means finding their edge of effort or taking an extra-long Savasana. This mindfulness is the essence of the practice of Yoga, one that serves us all whether we are on the mat or off.

Kate graduated from Emerson College with a BA in Theatre Education and Acting. She completed her 200 Hour Training with YogaWorks and her 500 Hour Training with Down Under School of Yoga. She is honored to have the opportunity to train with some of the most senior and renowned Yoga Teachers in America including Nicole Clark, Natasha Rizopoulos, Barbara Benagh and Judith Hanson Lasater.