As an instructor, I’ve realized that my classes are better when I walk in with a theme. The chakra series I taught this Spring engaged students and accelerated my learning as well. So, I’ve decided to kick off a new 10-week series which will extend through the rest of the summer. I’m calling it “Yoga from Head to Toe,” or #Head2ToeYoga for the social media addicts out there.
Each week, I’ll focus on a different area of the body, working from the ground up. By attending class each week with me, you’ll get a fresh appreciation for your miraculous body. (And with all those bikini ads glaring there’s no better time to cultivate gratitude and love for your body!) I see both the chakra series and this new Head to Toe Yoga series as a chance to gain a holistic perspective on your health. One of yoga’s principles for living, Svadyaya, translates as “self-study.” By examining our different body parts with kindness, I hope we can reflect on our selves, and how we move through this world.
Here’s my anticipated schedule for the summer; I may shift these dates according to how classes go. I will be blogging each week so stay tuned to this channel for updates.
Bright Yoga from Head to Toe: Summer 2014!
6/30-7/4: Feet & Ankles
7/7-7/11: Calves & Knees
7/14-7/18: Thighs & Hips
7/21-7/25: Break (I am teaching summer camp at The International School all week.)
7/28-8/1: The Core
8/4-8/8: Heart & Lungs
8/11-8/15: Break (I am at a family reunion in Mammoth this week.)
8/18-8/22: Shoulders & Arms
8/25-8/29: Head & Neck
9/1-9/5: Nervous System
9/8-9/12: Enteric System (Digestion)
9/15-9/21: Whole Body Coordination, including Connective Tissue
Whenever I teach series, I walk away feeling like I have learned even more than my students. As we close class and say, “Namaste” to each other, we recognize the guru in everyone around us. And sometimes I get a bit choked up at this point, thinking on how a yoga class is a community of learners, a group of souls helping each other along the journey of life. I am super stoked to dive into the fascinating ways of the body with you, my beloved students, and I can’t wait to learn right along with you!
See you on the mat,
<photo: © Colleen Cash 2014, all rights reserved.>