Movement of Breath and Spine in Āsana:
Nourishing Prānā through Backbends
Our spine is a complex structure that houses limitless possibilities for our practice and our life. When we are able to access space along the spine we create a feeling of spaciousness that expands beyond the body and nourishes our everyday life.
In our physical practice we become more present to the concept of space and how the breath informs the movement of the spine. This approach to practice allows us to access the entire spine in a way that feels deeply integrated and supportive. In return, we are able to discover the unaccessed capacity and capabilities of the spine. Our practice begins to reveal what is possible and becomes a lens into what is possible for our entire life.
The Movement of Breath and Spine in Āsana: Nourishing Prānā through Backbends workshop explores the movement and the opening of the front of the spine. The workshop is a combination of learning through practice and discussion. To begin, Amanda will guide you through a Yoga practice which explores breath, breathing technique and the foundations of back bending postures. The discussion following it will provide time to reflect on the experience, ask questions and then learn how to apply these principles to the practices you do or you teach. Students will explore and experience space in the body through backbending postures, and discuss how spaciousness expands beyond the body into everyday life.
If you are looking to explore the limitless potential and influence of your spine in your practice, and in your life, this workshop is for you!
The Movement of Breath and Spine in Āsana: Nourishing Prānā through Backbends is a 2-hour workshop that will take place on Tuesday, November 8th at 7pm EST. A recording of the workshop will be available in the Student Portal for 90 days after the live Workshop completes.
Live Online Workshop
Date: Tuesday November 8th
Time: 4:00pm PT – 6:00pm PT / 7:00pm ET – 9:00pm ET
Duration: 2 Hours
Teacher: Amanda Green
Location: Zoom link provided upon purchase.
A recording of the workshop will be available in the Student Portal after the live Workshop completes.
Expect to Explore
In this workshop we will discuss:
- The intent of back bending postures in your Yoga practice, and how back bending postures are informed by the movement and techniques of breathing.
- How back bending postures influence the state of the body and mind, physically and energetically.
- The principles and specific structural and energetic dynamics of back bending.
- How to adapt āsana for your unique needs to achieve the intended experience.
Amanda took her first yoga class in 2001 and has been practicing ever since. After moving from Seattle to Austin in 2010, she enrolled in a hatha yoga teacher-training program and soon after completion, she began teaching yoga full-time. Amanda met her teacher and mentor, Chase Bossart in 2011. At this time, her yoga practice took a turn toward a more gentle and therapeutic approach and her yoga study expanded to embrace the broader teachings of yoga. Yogic philosophy and texts, practices including āsana (postures), prāṇāyāma (breathing techniques), meditation, vedic chanting and the practical application of the tools of yoga for therapy are all a part of Amanda’s ongoing practice and study.
Amanda’s teaching style is down-to-earth, clear and practical. She candidly relates yogic concepts to life experiences. In this way, yoga practice becomes a deeply personal journey and a means to live a fulfilling and purposeful life.
Amanda is a graduate of the YATNA yoga therapy program and an IAYT-certified yoga therapist. She offers individual yoga therapy to students in Austin, TX and online. Amanda is a mentor to yoga therapy students in YogaWell and Yoga Yoga programs, and offers lectures and classes in her local and online community. When Amanda isn’t teaching, you can find her hanging out with her awesome family, gardening, painting, or singing karaoke, usually out of tune.