Yoga for Core Strength – Boat Pose Workshop
with Julie Burtis, Doctor of Physical Therapy
Saturday June 11th, 11am- 1pm, $25
Paripurna Navasana, or full boat pose, is a challenging asana that requires core strength and endurance as well as flexible hamstrings. Many students struggle to achieve this pose. Even those who do may experience tightness or cramping in the front of the hips as they maintain the position. This indicates an imbalance between the strength of the hip flexors and the abdominals.
In this class, we will practice creating a stronger abdominal contraction through breathing techniques, lean simple exercises to feel the right balance between the abdominals and hip flexors, and practice variations of Navasana. The goal is to approach the classical asana in way the meets each student where they are and gives them a path forward to the final pose.
Class will begin with a short discussion of anatomy and will include time for inversions and restorative poses. In other words, don’t worry, we won’t be doing Navasana for two hours!
About Julie Burtis, DPT
Julie is a physical therapist and a certified Iyengar Yoga instructor at the Introductory ll level. She is a graduate of the teacher training program at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco and has traveled to India twice to study with the Iyengar family. Her teaching integrates mindfulness, breath work, and precise therapeutic exercise. She enjoys working with students of all levels and is particularly interested in chronic conditions such as fibromyalgia and myofascial pain syndrome.
Please preregister! Click on this link to register.
Date: Saturday June 11th
Time: 11am to 1pm
This workshop is open to all levels of students.