Archive Monthly Archives: March 2017

Join us for Sound Immersion and Restorative Yoga on March 31!

Are you ready to unwind with us on Friday, March 31?  Join percussionist, Bill Smith and yoga instructor, Cathy Howe for a soothing and relaxing class.  Discover a deep sense of tranquility as you the let the vibrations of gongs and bells wash over you as you relax through a series of restorative yoga poses.

After this type of practice, participants can have:

A profound sense of calm and improved mental focus

A refreshed feeling and positive outlook

Reduced stress and a better quality of sleep

A balance in the nervous system and a sense of well-being

A restored sense of equanimity with the world around you

Class size is limited to 20 students and is appropriate for all levels including brand new students.  Fee = $25; $20 before 3/24/17.

Register online, using the app or in the studio today at http://www.sunriseyoga.net/upcoming-events/

Sunrise Yoga is located minutes from Winston-Salem and High Point.  If you have not had the opportunity to participate in this type of class at Sunrise, we hope you will decide to give it a try and join us!  Have a beautiful day!

Namaste.

Cathy Howe – Instructor Highlight

Cathy began her yoga practice by attending a free class at Sunrise Yoga in 2004.  Over time, she slowly expanded her interest in yoga from a once-weekly practice to enrollment in the Sunrise Yoga Teacher Training program.  When it comes to her own practice, Cathy believes “slow-and-steady wins the race,” and that persistence and honest effort do, in fact, deliver remarkable results regardless of age and physical ability. Cathy also believes in practicing ahimsa, which simply means taking a non-harming approach in yoga and in life and encourages her students to be where they need to be and to be accepting of that.  Yoga helps her stay fit, feel young, and maintain a sense of peace and well-being.  She graduated from the Sunrise Yoga Teacher Training program as a 500-hour Certified Yoga Teacher and is registered with the Yoga Alliance as a RYT500.  Join Cathy in Back Care Yoga on Tuesdays at 6 pm or Level 1 on Saturdays at 9 am!  She would love to see you!
Wishing you love and light, Namaste.

Join us for a Weekend Yoga Workshop with Julie Gudmestad!

Don’t miss this weekend opportunity to study with Julie Gudmestad!  The weekend focus: Muscle Imbalances & Yoga Solutions with a focus on Upper Back, Neck and Shoulders!

On Saturday and Sunday, March 25 & 26: 10 am – 1 pm & 3 pm – 5 pm at Sunrise Yoga, minutes from High Point and Winston-Salem! 

Don’t miss this chance to study with one of the top yoga teachers and physical therapists in the country. Julie Gudmestad is a certified Iyengar yoga teacher and a practicing physical therapist from Portland, Oregon. She is the former author of the Anatomy of a Yogi column in Yoga Journal Magazine. Teaching yoga and conducting workshops throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe since 1975, Julie integrates her knowledge of the body into the structure of the yoga poses, creating a unique teaching style. She will progressively build the content from the ground up, integrating the principles of alignment and injury prevention into the sequence. The learning environment will be supportive and we always have fun!

Muscle imbalances can contribute to pain, injury, and chronic problems in any part of the body, and a thoughtful yoga practice can help to correct these imbalances. In this workshop, we will review the anatomy of important muscle groups, and how imbalances (strong vs. weak and tight vs. flexible) contribute to misalignments that set the stage for problems. Then we’ll practice yoga poses and sequences to help correct imbalances, improve alignment and relieve pain. Because the material builds sequentially, we strongly encourage you to take the entire workshop. Some previous study of anatomy is helpful but not mandatory. Receive CE credit for Yoga Alliance teachers. 

This workshop is not appropriate for students with problems that significantly limit their mobility or ability to do poses.

Sign up for the entire weekend or individual sessions at our website below.

Total Weekend Workshop Fee = $220 / Individual Morning Session Fee = $65 / Individual Afternoon Session Fee = $50

http://www.sunriseyoga.net/upcoming-events/

 

 

Trikonasana/Triangle Pose

Trikonasana or Triangle Pose opens the hip joints, inner thighs and the hamstrings.  The pose also helps improve breathing by creating space between the ribs.  Please exercise caution if you experience sacroiliac discomfort or any discomfort.

How to get into the pose:

  1. Stand in Tadasana/Mountain Pose (Use a wall, chair, block/s for support if needed for alignment or balance).
  2. Separate feet 3 /12 – 4 1/2 feet apart (what is comfortable for your body) and extend arms in line with your shoulders out to the side.
  3. Turn left foot slightly in and your right foot out at 90 degrees to practice on your right side.
  4. Roll your right thigh outward without moving your right foot.
  5. Hinge at the right hip crease and reach out to your right, keeping your torso in line with your right thigh.
  6. Place your right hand to the outside of your ankle  (using any props that are appropriate for your body to maintain proper alignment) while your left arm extends upward.
  7. Turn your head to look up at your left hand (only if it is comfortable and appropriate for your neck).
  8. To come out, extend through left arm, ground your left foot and lift your right arm to come into Tadasana/Mountain Pose.
  9. Repeat on the other side.

Have a beautiful day!  Namaste.