The Art of Teaching @ Elevate Cooperative, 32 W. 28th Street, 4th flr.
Friday June 16th, 4pm-6pm
The art of teaching requires an understanding of the vastly diverse ways in which people learn and connect with one another. A teacher is required to earn a student’s trust by observing, adapting and being patient – all of which should be done without losing the essence of the lesson itself. In this discussion we will explore approaches used by some of the finest professionals in various fields, including professional sports, dance, academics, and yoga.
Refined Flow @ Yoga Vida, 666 Broadway, 3rd Fl.
Thursday June 22nd & August 17th, 6:15pm-8:15pm
Refined Flow is a vinyasa yoga class seamlessly infused with Pilates-based, corrective exercises focused on improving alignment and mechanics. This class will help to deepen your understanding of how your body moves, so you’ll leave with a more effective vinyasa practice. Refined Flow is co-taught by Lindsay Hilscher, Senior Yoga Vida instructor, and Ashley Matthews, Pilates teacher and co-founder of Elevate Cooperative.
Surya Namaskar @ Yoga Vida, 666 Broadway, 3rd Fl.
Thursday July 6th, 6:15pm-8:15pm
Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation) is one of the most efficient ways to warm up the body for yoga practice. Its practice offers benefits of strengthening, purifying, and balancing the body. Surya Namaskar is also known for promoting a positive mindset. This class will cover the foundational elements of a classic Sun Salutation, and it will offer modifications specific to individuals. Students will be provided with methods that can be applied in vinyasa classes or in-home practice.
Foundations of Inversions @ Yoga Vida, 666 Broadway, 3rd Fl.
Thursday August 3rd, 6:15pm-8:15pm
Arm balances and inversions in yoga require strength, stamina, and physical awareness. When practiced properly, they can be some of the most beneficial postures in the yoga practice. When practiced incorrectly, they can invoke fear and even lead to injury. This class will offer step by step instructions for foundational arm balances and inversions that are taught in most vinyasa classes – headstand, shoulderstand and crow pose. The class will empower students to practice these postures in class or at home safely and with confidence.