with David Nelson
This is a four-hour workshop for yoga teachers and experienced practitioners on the use of yoga ropes in yoga practice.
Yoga Karunta (“puppet” yoga) uses wall ropes to allow the practitioner to resist and deploy gravity to deepen the effect of the practice. In addition to receiving instruction on the use of these valuable props in restorative, standing, inverted, forward and backward asana, participants will complete a deep, full yoga practice using the ropes in a fun, interactive format. Participants will receive a handout of notes as part of their program.
Yoga ropes were an innovation of the late B.K.S. Iyengar, and are one feature of the practice of Iyengar yoga. This class will be taught as alignment-based yoga, because the use of wall ropes are not practically used in vinyasa yoga classes.