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Chaturanga Clinic: Anatomy Edition (CEUs) (Richmond, VA)

March 11, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST

chaturanga dandasana yoga anatomy, alignment, shoulder safety injury
* This workshop is open to both instructors and students of all levels.
Cost: $45 in advance | $50 day of
What to bring: Yoga mat, notebook and pen.  Please wear your yoga attire.
This SPECIAL EDITION of Ariele’s signature workshop “Chaturanga Clinic” will look not only at the pose, but also at the anatomy, biomechanics, potential for injury, and ways to prevent injury and build strength. This enhanced workshop (3 hours vs. 1.5-2) is essential for yoga teachers, beginner and seasoned yoga practitioners, personal trainers and those recovering from shoulder or low back injury.
An essential pose of vinyasa yoga, chaturanga is actually incredibly advanced and complex. Chaturanga dandasana has dubbed a “shoulder shredder” because even slightly sloppy form, over and over, class after class, does an unfortunate number on your tendons and muscles (rotator cuff, pecs and biceps) as well as the shoulder joint itself.
Consider this workshop a guiding beacon that will keep you healthy, happy and safe on the yoga mat for years to come.
Chaturanga clinic is here for you! Receive:
– Personalized feedback on your Chaturanga dandasana
– Steps to refine and build strength toward full, sustainable chaturanga
– Ramped up quality of transitions into and out of chaturanga
– Options for modifying the pose without dumbing it down (or losing out on strength building)
We will also playfully explore the jumpback from crow and uttanasana, and how to decide if you or your students are ready.
About Dr. Ariele Foster:
Dr. Ariele Foster (PT, DPT, E-RYT 500) is a DC-based doctor of physical therapy, a yoga teacher, founder of, and anatomy faculty for yoga trainings and online continuing education. She has a passion for creative, intelligent yoga instruction and for making yoga anatomy accessible (and fun!).
Ariele grew up practicing with her grandmother, started studying optimal health as a teenager, and began teaching yoga in 2001. Her interdisciplinary classes (trained in Kripalu, Anusara, Vinyasa, YogaWorks and Therapeutics) are enriched by biomechanical smarts, therapeutic know-how, great playlists and humor.
Dr. Foster specializes in manual and orthopedic physical therapy, including myofascial release, and incorporates yoga into physical therapy rehabilitation plans with an eye on functional movement and whole body medicine. She lives and treats patients in Washington, DC as well as leads yoga and yoga anatomy retreats around the world.


March 11, 2017
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST
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