Weekend Workshops with Dice

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Weekend Workshops with Dice

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2018 | July 21 - 22

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WEEKEND WORKSHOPS WITH DICE

DICE'S SIGNATURE INVERTED FLOW PRACTICE | Saturday | July 21 | 9:30 - 12am

Variations of moving meditation characterize all forms of the asana practice. The rhythm of our breath is deeply connected to the movement of our bodies, encouraging us to practice living in the present moment and freeing us from distractions of the past and future. Join Dice in this strenuous, yet enjoyable flow class. You will use the unity of your breath, mind, and body to guide you through surya namaskars, strong standing postures, arm balances and inversions, backbends, twists, and seated folds. Come ready to learn, sweat and enjoy the great adventure of your practice. All levels are welcome!

 

THE FOUNDATION OF FLIGHT | Saturday | July 21 | 1:30 - 4pm

Do you remember when you stepped into your first yoga class? The sensation of experiencing down dog and chaturanga for the first time? Well, prepare to enter into a new world as this class summons the beginner in you once again! Most yogis consider handstand, an extremely difficult and advanced asana. Although it requires considerable strength, agility, and stamina, it can be just as elemental to your practice as plank or downward-facing dog. We will cover the fundamental alignment points of handstand through a study of the dynamic and interconnected movements of the yoga vinyasa, particularly down dog, plank, and chaturanga. We welcome and encourage all levels to attend!

 

PRESS ON: ELEMENTS OF THE PRESS | Sunday | July 22 | 9:30 - 12am

This workshop is all about the PRESS! Learning to hold handstand or headstand is hard, but learning to enter handstand and headstand using minimal or no momentum is even more challenging. Yogis will learn to use props like blankets and blocks to help enter their inversions in a smooth and controlled manner.

Press on yogis!

 

THE ART OF BACKBENDING: SPINAL EXTENSION VS SPINAL COMPRESSION | Sunday | July 22 | 1:30 - 4pm

The backbend communicates one of the deepest, most beautiful expressions of an open heart and mind within the yoga practice. Backbends are a paradox of constant oscillation and steady harmony. Because of their complexity, they can easily be misunderstood and poorly executed. In this workshop, we will discover

how to achieve health and longevity for the spine through extension versus compression. Practicing basic backbends like upward facing dog and upward facing bow directs our pathway toward more advanced backbends like handstand/forearm balance, scorpion, and hollowback. Expect to open and strengthen your upper back, shoulders, side body, and thoracic and lumbar spine. This class is for all levels!

 

ABOUT DICE IIDA-KLEIN

I love yoga, and I love yoga-ing. One of my favorite teachers said it best, “Yoga can be a noun, and it can also be a verb.” My journey courses with inspiring ups and transforming downs. There are so many paths, and I know my path is only one of many, full of ideals and practices inspired by others. We live a life capable of being inspired, passionate, let down, spiteful, angry, sad, and best of all…happy. You get the idea. We live in dualities and variations of polarities. We aim for balance, for our neutral, aware that there are many different truths to finding neutral. There are many truths, period. I was fortunate enough to become a student of yoga in 2007. To be able to share my passion for yoga through teaching has been one of my life’s greatest gifts. It inspires change and growth in my life daily. Yoga allows me to meet a vast and diverse group of people all connected by one great love for yoga & movement. It seems to me that however you get in the door…meditation, Pranayama, Ashtanga, Iyengar, arm balances and inversions, backbends, hip openings, rehabilitation, anatomy, philosophy, subtle body, meridians, chakras, feeling healthy, looking good, vinyasa flow, hot yoga – the list goes on and on – all are a great start to examining your life from a different perspective. Yoga asks us to look into the darker corners of our mind, and it helps us to see the light as well. I am on a constant search to learn more from others so that I may learn more about myself. I can only hope to inspire others like my family, friends and teachers continue to inspire me.