Saturday, Oct. 3: 11 – 1 p.m. & 2 – 4 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 4: 11 – 1 p.m. & 2 – 4 p.m.
$250/full workshop (10 hours) or register by September 14, 2015 for early bird pricing and save $25. Teachers get a 15% by discount calling Decatur Yoga & Pilates. Individual sessions may be purchased for $60/session.
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The Bowspring has spoiled me to all other yoga. It has completely changed the way I see alignment and beauty. The curves create spaciousness and vitality. The engaged glutes are integral to the health of the low back. Radiant heart allows wholeness, uniformity and buoyancy. Opening of the throat and belly has amazing benefits for the endocrine system. The overall shape of the Bowspring vibrates with joy as it reconditions the patterns and tendencies of the nervous system with compassion and awareness.
This 10-hour weekend workshop is a powerful, life-changing introduction to the mind-body training of Sridaiva, in which students learn the fundamentals of the Bowspring ideal template of dynamic posture.
It is truly an all-levels workshop open to teens to elders, and to yoga teachers, chiropractors, bodyworkers, and to all people, who want to take accountability for their state of health and happiness.
The Bowspring is an ideal postural shape for all of your daily life’s activities. Consider enhancing your capacity in ordinary tasks like walking, sitting, housework, and even more specialized activities like yoga, jogging, or any athletics.
The goal of the Bowspring alignment is to achieve tensile strength and rooted lightness in any movement, while using the least amount of physical energy. It offers a new view on body alignment that keeps you living healthy at any age; cultivating graceful lightness and whole body strength.
- Friday, Oct. 2: 6 – 8 p.m.
- Saturday, Oct. 3: 11 – 1 p.m. & 2 – 4 p.m.
- Sunday, Oct. 4: 11 – 1 p.m. & 2 – 4 p.m.
$250/full workshop (10 hours)
register by September 14, 2015 for early bird pricing and save $25
teachers can get 15% by calling Decatur Yoga & Pilates directly to reserve a space
individual sessions may be purchased for $60/session
reserve your space here
What to Expect: New Dynamic Poses
The Bowspring postures are dynamic and in our exercises we move in all sorts of directions: backwards and forwards, side bends, twists and upside down. We also incorporate dynamic exercises like hopping, jumping and skipping into our Bowspring practice. Also, there is a focus on balancing poses, which reveal universal imbalances we all have.
To help students learn the Bowspring, we offer new dynamic poses that incorporate:
Mounded glute muscles to support the natural curvature of the lower back
Expanded upper back and broad shoulders
Elongated and curved neck
Benefits of the Bowspring
Any age group can learn to embody the Bowspring in a basic posture to create a balanced tone throughout the body, providing strength, and balance. Your agility and functionality of all body movement increases when you embody the Bowspring during your active day. This specific dynamic posture is also highly therapeutic for the lower back, neck and shoulders when performed while doing normal daily activities.
The Bowspring is filled with physical benefits, and also offers great mental and emotional health. Since the Bowspring posture positively affects the nervous system and the circulatory system, a student can expect to see better mental focus, emotional clarity and a reduction in stress.
The Bowspring teaches an ideal relationship between the pelvis, ribcage, head, hands and feet that create a feeling of being rooted and light all at the same time. The proportional shape of the Bowspring provides for a balance of push and pull forces on the interior and exterior of the body. The tension forces of expansion and contraction between the bones and the lines of connective tissue create full-body tensile strength and precise balance.
Benefits of the Bowspring include:
Balanced hormonal function creating mental and emotional clarity
Pain relief, and eventually loss of pain
Beautiful, curvy shape
Bolstered immune system
Beginning students notice positive changes usually within 10 hours of orientation classes.
There is a learning curve, and the posture of the Bowspring can reveal our weaker areas and unconscious somatic patterns that as a culture we tend to ignore. However, in less than one month of regular practice of the Bowspring, new students can expect a significant shift in their dynamic posture and an increase in the benefits mentioned above. By increasing awareness of our individual postural habits, we are able to skillfully choose a more balanced alignment, thereby clearing chronic aches, pains, and other health issues.
What are the main challenges to expect in the beginning of the Bowspring practice?
Although the system is designed to be easily comprehensible for any level of student, Sridaiva is not easy to practice at first.
The main challenges to expect in beginning the practice of Sridaiva are:
Sridaiva practice of the Bowspring can provide a somatic cleanse, which can help clear old psycho-emotional patterns held in the cellular memory. The dynamic postural forms of Sridaiva target unconscious postural patterns of protection, pain-reduction, and sensory withdrawal. Commonly closed areas of the body-mind include the 5 specific areas: the under-carriage (pelvic floor), under-belly (solar plexus), under-arms (heart), under-chin (throat), and under-palate (mouth). Repatterning in these areas may be somatically experienced as strange and emotionally uncomfortable.
The Bowspring system requires conscious toning of all muscles on the back of the body, including the upward mounding of the glutes, which few students can do with any consistency at first.
The key alignment instructions in Sridaiva are very different and many times opposite than what is often taught in other schools of modern postural yoga, classical dance, or in other postural alignment systems. Sridaiva challenges the student’s mind to be open to try something avant-garde and alternative with their bodies, for the promising of greater vibrancy and the capacity to thrive.
When registering, please note that although session are available for individual registration, each session builds on the next. We highly encourage students to attend all sessions or the Saturday sessions. Please do not plan to take Sunday sessions only.