Yoga for the Inflexible Workshop

  • Event Date & Time: 8/25/2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Having trouble tying your shoes, let alone touching your toes? Are those sports injuries that used to disappear sticking around longer? Did you try yoga only to regret it in the morning? Or, have you been doing yoga forever, and still can’t believe Downward Dog is a resting pose?


Yoga can be a wonderfully freeing practice, or it can be a terribly annoying and painful one. This class will hopefully give you the tools to love (or to love once again) a yoga practice that’s yours.


We will explore what “normal” peoples’ bodies do and do not do easily. You will discover the right balance for your body between physical effort and relaxation, and will learn to experience the functions of the postures, rather than focusing only on their forms. 


Every body is unique. This class just may give you the flexibility to lighten up and enjoy yours.


About the instructor: 

Tony Wolff, author of Lightening Up: The Yoga of Self Acceptance, has over 25 years of experience in Vipassana meditation and yoga. As a former achievement addict, he is recovering from a career of pursuing the American Dream. He initially approached yoga with the same competitive zeal he used to acquire material success. But a funny thing happened along the way: he stopped enjoying the practice. After years of injury and dissatisfaction, The Five-Not-So-Noble-Truths emerged: Slow Down, Pay Attention, Breathe, Relax, and Lighten Up. Tony spends a lot of time sitting on his zafu at in Big Sur or Asheville; He talks about this stuff to anyone who cares to listen.


And if you are a teacher, or planning to teach yoga, this workshop may give you insights into the bodies of folks who are not as nimble as you!