Creating Space the Lower Back

Summer Yoga Workshop with certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher Karen Allgire
Saturday June 30, from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

 

Creating Space in your Lower Back in Every Pose
When any part of the spine is compressed, discomfort often presents itself in the lower back. Every posture can be approached from the perspective of lifting, lengthening and decompressing the vertebrae of the lumbar spine – the lower back. In this workshop, we will experience poses from many categories while placing some focus on the abdominal/lumbar poses that specifically target the lower back area.

The workshop is for yoga students of all traditions who have been practicing asana for a year or more. This workshop it a wonderful opportunity to enhance and refine your own poses. Learning way to open the back is known to cultivate stamina, courage, and energy. When done with attention to the back body and the breath, the nerves can remain quiet for a refreshing and joyful experience in even the more challenging postures. Students will learn a variety of approaches that help create spaciousness in the lower back.

Price: $50 if you register by June 20 \ After June 20 $60 (class size is limited so don’t wait)

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Karen Allgire, MFA, RYT, CIYT, is an Intermediate Junior III Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher (CIYT), a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance who has been teaching yoga since 1998. She received her MA in Dance from Ohio State University and her MFA in Dance from Case Western Reserve University. Karen taught modern dance and movement awareness from 1982-2000 at many Ohio institutions including Hiram College, Oberlin College, Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland State University. She has made four trips to India to study at the Ramadan Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute. Karen was a member of the IYNAUS Newsletter committee from 2003-2008 and has contributed several articles to Yoga Samachar. She served as Registration Chair for the 2011 Midwest Regional Iyengar Yoga Conference in Chicago.

Karen Allgire, MFA, RYT, CIYT, is an Intermediate Junior III Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher (CIYT), a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance, and has been teaching yoga since 1998. She has made four trips to India to study at the Ramadan Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute. Karen’s teaching and practice have been profoundly influenced by Mary Dunn, and Karen continues to study with Dean and Rebecca Lerner and other senior Iyengar teachers including Laurie Blakeney and Manouso Manos. Karen is a Certified Yoga for Scoliosis Trainer under the tutelage of senior Iyengar teacher Elise Miller. Study of Sanskrit and chanting with Leslie Freyberg have been a special area of engagement and enjoyment.  Karen specializes in blending anatomy, imagery and philosophy to nurture transformation in our yogic practices and our lives.