Whether a beginner or long-time practitioner , everyone will face aging or injury. If familiar activities begin to hurt, or modifications in class feel daunting, it can be tempting to give up on yoga. But regardless of body or ability, yoga can help us live lives of greater flexibility, balance and vitality. This workshop is for anyone who’d like a deeper understanding of how yoga asana is working on the body, in order to make more intelligent modifications over time, so that the practice becomes love in action.
New yogis, yoga teachers and all other practitioners are welcome. Bring a notebook and pen and leave with a personalized plan for a home practice that you can evolve to suit your needs as
time goes on, along with some clear language and prop modifications to help you create comfort and safety in group classes. We’ll also spend some time discussing the barriers we bring to
our practice when we’re working with injuries or making modifications in group settings. Expect about 80 minutes of asana practice interspersed with discussion during this workshop.
Kimberly Dark started practicing yoga as a new mother because along with that delightful baby came terrible back pain! Her “baby” is 28 years old this year and the back pain is long gone – most days at least. She’s been teaching for almost twenty years now, including fifteen years at Kalani. Her ability to modify postures for diverse, aging and injured bodies is inspired by her own evolving yoga practice and by her training with an Iyengar-style teacher who specialized in prop modifications for sports injuries and yoga beginners. Kimberly also teaches in Loyola Marymount University’s Yoga and Mindfulness Graduate Certificate Program and is a founding member of the Yoga and Body Image Coalition.
Location: Kalani. 12-6860 Kalapana Kapoho Road, Pahoa, HI 96778
Admission: $30 Guests, $20 Kama’aina, $10 Kalani Volunteers
Reservations: Call Tony at 808-965-0468 ext. 108 or [email protected]. You may also contact our Guest Services team at 808-965-7828 to register. Walk-ins welcome.