Yoga II - Hatha Flow
Carter’s “Hatha Flow II” class links breath and movement. The practitioner flows through a series of postures that open the spine, heat the body, and lengthen and strengthen the muscles. Flow practice can be akin to a moving meditation where the body is warmed, energy flows, and as a result the mind calms. Flow practice differs from traditional Hatha Yoga in that sun salutations are used between the postures and there is a rhythmic pattern to the sequence of postures.
Carter’s teaching style is firmly grounded in logical sequencing with attention to clear cues and modifications. This practice will tune the student in to the physical, energetic and mental aspects through postures, breath work, and meditation. All classes begin with a brief orientation in setting intention and brief discussion on the philosophical foundation of the practice. This is a Yoga II class and as such, the pace is a bit more challenging than Yoga I. Having some knowledge of Sun Salutations would be helpful. Come explore your practice in a flowing style that rejuvenates and promotes a peaceful and clear mind. We will have time for movement and breath, and then the restorative sweetness of stillness.
CarterSiegel, M.Ed; E-RYT500; Yoga Therapy 300, is a Yoga Alliance certified yoga instructor with additional training in yoga as therapy. She specializes in issues of the musculoskeletal system and the psychology and philosophy of yoga. In the years following her trainings she has been teaching in private and group settings to people of all ability levels using dynamic, gentle, restorative, and meditative forms of yoga. As a Level I yoga as therapy teacher, Carter is uniquely qualified to bring the teachings of yoga psychology and philosophy into the physical practice of yoga. Carter has studied and practiced numerous styles of yoga such as ashtanga, vinyasa, gentle, meditation and restorative. In addition to teaching postures, Carter teaches and facilitates meditation, Yoga Nidra, and the philosophy of yogic living. While her foundation is based in the physical aspects of yoga, Carter makes every aspect accessible to even the newest yogi through a careful and gentle approach to identifying the needs of each student. Whether teaching to the newest or the most advanced practitioner, Carter’s style is clear, logical and at an appropriate pace to help support a student’s goals and abilities.
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