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Yoga Foundations I: Learning the Fundamentals

Yoga. You’ve wanted to try it but have felt intimidated at the thought of going to a drop-in class. Or maybe you’ve been practicing for a while and find yourself feeling a little lost because you never got a good handle on the basics. You might even be noticing that you’re not progressing much in your practice, or feel cautious about injuring yourself because you’re still not totally confident on your mat.

This 6-week series will thoughtfully and progressively teach you the essential elements of yoga, including the most common yoga poses, basic alignment and preliminary breathing techniques. You’ll also be introduced to yoga philosophy concepts.

Learning is a process and there are lots of different learning styles. For this reason, we’ll have visual demonstrations, physical adjustments and lots of time for questions with each pose we learn, all within a supportive atmosphere. You can opt in to purchasing The Yoga Foundations Booklet: A Visual Guide toBeginning Yoga Poses, a booklet made just for this series with images of the poses, their names in English and Sanskrit, and modifications to support your learning.

Cost: $100
10% Early Bird Discount until March 16th
10% TPY Member Discount also available

About Kate Busby

I first stepped onto a yoga mat 15 years ago feeling lost, injured, and at odds with my body. Through regular practice, first in the Kundalini yoga tradition, and later in Hatha-Based traditions, I discovered that a more fulfilling connection with myself, as well as with the world around me, was possible. For the first time, I felt empowered.

In 2005, after 8 years of practice, I began my study of yoga teaching. I started teaching regularly in 2008 and continue to deepen my understanding of yoga through regular trainings in anatomy, biomechanics and alignment, as well as yoga philosophy and the more subtle components of practice, including meditation and pranayama. Teachers who continue to challenge and inspire me, and who I seek to study with as often as I can, include Christina Sell, Noah Maze, Doug Keller and Dr. Douglas Brooks.

When I’m not teaching or practicing yoga, you can find me at Kwan Yin Healing Arts East, a natural health clinic where I practice acupuncture and sound healing. To learn more, please visit www.katefbusby.com and www.kwanyinhealingarts.com.