with Erica Blitz
Sunday, May 20 / 1-4pm
$35 in advance / $40 day of
Stabilize Your Centre: Awaken from Within We’ve all heard the numerous benefits of having a strong core, but for many of us, we end up strengthening just one small part (the abdominals) of what the core encompasses. Developing strength and awareness within your core sets the stage for greater depth, steadiness, and ease in your practice.
In this workshop, we will investigate the anatomy of the core to understand how to better utilize the power of core muscles – including the breath – to access inner strength and confidence. With a focus on the physical and subtle components of core body strength and awareness, you will learn how to strengthen and integrate your core in creative, effective, lasting ways. After an exploration of the anatomy of the core and bandhas, we will move into an informed practice that focuses on abdominal skills and drills, inversions, twists and side-bends.
The beauty of understanding the core is that you will leave with knowledge that informs your practice so that you can build your practice in a functional and intelligent way that will help you access a deeper layer of strength that you may not know was there – both on and off the mat.
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Erica believes in the power to move + be moved. Grounded in a supportive, non-competitive atmosphere, Erica weaves a balance of intensity and grace into rhythmic, mindful movements that build physical strength and flexibility, reduce stress and quiet the mind. Together with a focus on breath awareness and physical alignment, she offers an inspiring moving meditation that is fun, challenging (yet accessible) and calming leaving her students energized and centered long after they’ve left their mat. She is passionate about body mechanics and creating a sustainable and creative practice for her students.
Erica’s approach to yoga is steeped in an intensive background of yogic studies, health sciences (developmental psychology and nutrition) and healing arts (aromatherapy, massage, meditation). Her most influential teachers include Noah Maze, Chris Chavez and T.K.V. Desikachar— all of whom illuminate the physical, mental, spiritual and heartfelt benefits of practicing and teaching yoga. Most recently, Erica teamed up with Namaste TV in Canada to write, design and narrate Season 3 and Season 4 of Namaste Yoga, the world’s premier instructional yoga series.
Erica teaches in Santa Barbara, CA and offers yoga teacher trainings and workshops around the world.