1 Guilles Lane
Woodbury, NY 11797

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Advanced Asana Intensive

This class is taught by:

Leslie Luft

Leslie is the owner and director of Absolute Yoga and an E-RYT 500 Yoga Alliance registered instructor. Prior to opening the studio and becoming a full-time yoga instructor and practitioner, Leslie spent 20 years working as a corporate/securities attorney in New York City and Long Island. When the stress of her career and the commute, together with her full time job as a mom to her two children, became overwhelming, she turned to yoga, which she had dabbled with on and off in college. Enjoying the many benefits that yoga had to offer her, she was inspired to get her teaching certification and bring the gift of yoga to others. Leslie received her 200 hour Yoga Alliance certification in ISHTA Yoga. Developed by Guru Alan Finger, ISHTA yoga is a modern, dynamic distillation of spiritual traditions which allows you to develop a personal yoga practice that meets your individual needs. Leslie has continued her studies in various styles of yoga, including Anusara™ yoga and is an Anusara™-inspired instructor. She has her 500 hour Yoga Alliance teaching certification from the Long Island Yoga School. She brings to her classes the benefits of each of these various styles, combining emphasis on the breath, with precise alignment, in a dynamic Anusara™ inspired sequence, encouraging her students to open not only their bodies and their mind, but also their hearts. She also has a certification in Pre-Natal yoga. Leslie credits her husband with encouraging her to follow her heart on her yogic journey and share her joy with others in the studio. She is thankful to all of her teachers who have inspired her and given her guidance over the years.

This weekend workshop intensive for teachers (and students who wish to deepen their practice) will include a study of alignment and actions for more advanced asana, such as inversions, backbends and arm balances. We will pay particular attention to the preparation and prerequisites needed in the body, mind and spirit before going into these advanced asanas and the stages (kramas) necessary to cultivate and advanced pose.

Through practice and exploration, you will learn practical strategies and gain a better understanding
of how asana works and new ways to attempt advanced poses. Building your own strength, flexibility and focus, you will learn how to teach intermediate and advanced asana safely and with more clarity. Additionally, modifications, enhancements, assists, variations and transitions will be discussed and experienced.

Led by Leslie Luft, E-RYT 500, Elyce Neuhauser, E-RYT 500, and special guest instructors Adam Dobbs and Lana D'Amico.

Sat & Sun 12pm - 6pm
$250 for entire weekend (12 CEUs)
$125 per day