with Molly S
September 21, 9-11 am
Join Molly S for a two-hour Chaturanga workshop at Rise Yoga.
Chaturanga Dandasana (also known as four-limbed staff pose, or low/mid plank), is often presented as an asana (pose) in a modern Vinyasa flow (sun salutation). It is a challenging, full-body asana that commands core, shoulder and arm strength and stability and spine lengthening, and deserves much more attention and consideration than is available in a typical Flow class.
In this workshop, Molly will use her sense of humor and honest, friendly guidance to break down the key elements of Chaturanga within the context of the Vinyasa flow. Using tools like the wall, bolsters, blocks, blankets and straps, together we will explore safe ways to build strength, stability and awareness in this challenging asana. We will play with a range of Chaturanga variations as well as some completely different alternatives to Chaturanga that can open up the doors to a whole spectrum of benefits in the body. After all, variety is the spice of life, and there are many magical, powerful ways to move through a flow.
This workshop is suitable both for students new to yoga and for longtime practitioners.
The cost of the workshop is $30 ($25 for monthly autopay and annual members).
rise yoga book club
September 7, 11:15 am
For our September get-together, the Rise Yoga Book Club is reading Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche’s In Love with the World. A Tibetan Buddhist teacher, Mingyur Rinpoche began a “wandering retreat” in 2011 that lasted over four years and brought him to the brink of death. In Love with the World chronicles his experience on retreat and what he learned about our fear of dying and capacity for living in joy.
We’ll meet after Saturday morning classes to discuss the book and share snacks. You don’t need to have finished the book in order to attend.
rise yoga book club
October 19, 11:15 am
Our October book club selection is The Hidden Life of Trees, by Peter Wohlleben. Wohlleben argues that trees are social beings, communicating with and caring for one another. A former forester, he now runs a woodland and tends to wild and domestic animals. Author Rachel Sussman called the book, “A powerful reminder to slow down and tune into the language of nature.”
Join our discussion on October 19 (after Saturday classes), even if you haven’t finished the book.