Yoga for the Super Flexible

Yoga for the Super Flexible…
How To Develop A Safer Practice
w/ Erin LoPorto @ RCY Acton
Monday, April 29th @ 7:30 – 9:30pm
Pre-registration $30 / $40 day of workshop

You may be the rock-star of yoga classes you attend. People have probably commented on how “good’ you are at yoga – maybe you are a yoga teacher! You might have a serious following on Instagram because of the beautiful yoga shapes your body can make. Whether the poses came super naturally to you – or it took you years to reach the level of flexibility you currently have – listen up. More is not always better when it comes to flexibility. You might be healthy and pain free now, or maybe you have started to notice an occasional pinch in your hip joint or pain in your low back when you are doing other things (unrelated to yoga). If you consider yourself to be flexible or hypermobile and want to be able to practice yoga and be pain free forever – you want to come to this workshop! It’s everything about the safety of joints that you absolutely need to know about! (Yoga Teachers are welcome to attend too!)

You will learn:
• How to distinguish between when you are stretching muscle versus connective tissue
• How to achieve satisfying sensation even when you are not at your full range of motion
• How to practice poses with a focus on strength and stability
• What other activities are most supportive in bringing balance to your body and joints

Erin LoPorto, IAYT Certified Yoga Therapist, E-RYT 500 found her home in yoga the moment she first practiced in 2001. She experienced such personal healing and transformation over the years from the 8-limbed path that she has felt inspired to pass the knowledge on.  Yoga is not only her passion but her full time profession. Erin completed a two-year internship at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health where she was able to study with world leaders in the fields of yoga, Ayurveda, energy healing, meditation and the mind-body connection.  She is certified teacher of Kripalu Yoga, PranaFlow and TriYoga Therapy. Having collected over 1000 hours of training in Yoga Therapy, Erin was one of the first Yoga Therapists Certified by the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) and has been a practitioner since 2012.  She is also a talented bodyworker holding Reiki I and II, Multi-Dimensional Transformational Healer and Lotus Palm Thai Yoga Massage certifications.  Additionally, Erin studied somatic expressive therapy through the Leven Institute and has a particular interest in trauma treatment. She has been teaching yoga at Walden Behavioral Care for Eating Disorders since 2013 and Revolution Community Yoga since it first opened in 2012. To her classes, yoga therapy and bodywork, Erin brings a playful, intuitive and compassionate spirit. Her classes range from powerful yoga flows to the still style of yin and restorative yoga.  She offers clear instruction and options for everyone. Her bodywork is made of powerfully deep tissue work and an intuitive energetic touch. Her private sessions unfold organically to meet the needs of each individual. Her expertise and approach to her work come from deep within and you cannot help but feel spiritually renewed.  Learn more about Erin’s Thai Yoga Bodywork and Yoga Therapy offerings.