Part 1- Functional Breathing. Breath is something we do 20,000 times a day, and yet for many people it remains a mystery. Come learn how breath was meant to work based on physiology and the ancient texts of Yoga. This is a fun and informative way to learn more about your breath and how to breathe and feel better.
Part 2- Sun Salutations. We will break down some of the basic movements and postures found in Sun Salutations. Then we will build them back up in a functional and healthy way with a focus on sustainability and health.
Part 3- Twists and Balance. Explore the movements that create twists in your body and find a more sustainable, healthy and dynamic way to make these movements. Twists are delicious and can do so much to benefit our body if we can find the right way to do them. Balance postures are great ways to grow and challenge our sense of place in the world. Learn how to do them in a way that supports your body and mind.
Part 4-Hips and Backbends. Learn how to open the hips and still support the knees and lower back. Learn how to open the back and still support the hips. Let’s connect these spaces together and grow stronger and more supple.
ABOUT SHAWN CORNELISON
Shawn has been teaching yoga for over 25 years both in the United States and internationally. In addition to being an E-RYT-500 certified yoga teacher, he is also a Certified Yoga Therapist through IAYT. He also has extensive training with Yin Yoga, Meridian Yoga, and Yoga for Anxiety & Depression. His studies have also included an 800 Hour Advanced Teacher Training in Yogic Philosophy & 100 Hour Advanced Breath Techniques Program.
In addition to his trainings, Shawn has a vibrant Yoga Therapy practice where he assists individuals in body awareness, pain reduction, and personal transformation. Shawn travels internationally teaching diverse styles of yoga, as well as offering a 200 & 300 hour yoga teacher training. His home locations are in Braintree, MA, USA and Sofia, Bulgaria, as well as teaching time spent in Tokyo, Japan. He offers in-person and remote training in Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Somatics, Functional Breathing, and Yoga for Anxiety & Depression.
As a yoga instructor Shawn teaches classes that are focused on breath and functional movement of the body. His classes are geared toward students who want to explore the inner spaces of the body and mind. The classes are both physically challenging and at the same time very accessible & nurturing. He uses his knowledge of meridians, yin yoga, therapeutic yoga, breath work and his fascination with yoga's rich history to create classes which are informative and allow students to move in ways that support their unique structure.
Ananda Yoga and Wellness, 9 Beaver St, Belfast, Maine 04915, United States