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Unpacking Downward Facing Dog through experiential anatomy: Day 2

**Note: The first class (5/13) will be held at our Mississippi location. All other classes will be at NE Killingsworth.

Join Wendy and Suniti for an in-depth experience of downward facing dog. We will embody our skeletal structure to understand its role in asana. By virtue of the bones knowing themselves alignment becomes dynamic and not a formula, the complexity of form clarifies. We will learn to reference our personal experience and develop a felt sense of ones own body. Through movement, models, pictures and touch students will bring clarity and relationship to downward facing dog. What is discovered will be applied to a wide range of poses.

May 13th – legs and pelvis (at Mississippi location)
May 20th – shoulders and arms
June 3rd– spine
June 10th– putting it all together

Cost: $140 for all 4; $40 per class

About Suniti Dernovsek

Suniti Dernovsek is a choreographer, performer and movement educator living in Portland. She has been a student of dance, yoga and Buddhism for 20 years. She teaches a warm and generous style of movement that is influenced by her interest in contemporary and classical dance forms, Iyengar and Vinyasa yoga and mindfulness.

She began her study of yoga asana with Iyengar teacher, Janet Lilly, and since moving to Portland in 2004 she has studied a variety of yoga traditions. She completed the Dharma Yoga Teacher Training and a Yin Immersion with Uma Kleppinger in 2006 and a 500-hour teacher training with Tiffany Cruikshank in 2010. She is currently engaged with the work of Michael Stone and Lama Drimed and studies yoga asana with Todd Jackson.

Suniti brings her love of movement, fondness of detail and her own understanding of practice into her teaching.

About Wendy Hambidge

Wendy Hambidge is a Certified Body-Mind Centering® Practitioner and Teacher, an Infant Developmental Movement Educator and a Registered Somatic Movement Educator and Therapist. She teaches in Body-Mind Centering certification programs in the US and Germany and is Board Chair and President of the Body-Mind Centering Association. She has been playing in the world of BMC℠ since 1990.

Wendy brings a deep heartfelt sensibility, her history as a dancer choreographer and lifelong practice of Transcendental Meditation to her teaching.

To learn more about Wendy, please visit