Crow Pose Workshop
Not just a party trick, Crow is an arm-balancing pose that challenges you to focus on balance and face your fear of falling.
Crow is an arm-balancing pose that will challenge you to focus on balance and face your fear of falling. It's typically the first arm balance we try in yoga and at The Woods, we jokingly refer to it as a "party trick". For most of us though, the first attempt at an arm balance isn’t successful (or pretty), and that makes this type of pose challenging to the body AND the ego. Getting into the pose can feel nearly impossible—until it doesn’t. This workshop is designed to get you there!
Talia will lead you through wrist strengthening drills and an effective warm-up sequence to prepare your body to take flight. You will learn the variations of Crow Pose including Crane Pose, Baby Crow, Side Crow, and One Legged Crow. You will learn modifications and progressions for getting into Crow Pose as well as transitions into, and out of the pose, that you might try during a vinyasa flow class.
Crow Pose teaches you to create connections between your arms and knees, abdominals and spine, mind and body. It offers you an opportunity to feel both strong and flexible, motivating you to challenge yourself in other ways. Practicing this pose will result in strengthened abdominal muscles, arms, and wrists, plus a stretch in your upper back and inner groin. But perhaps even better, you'll enjoy the thrill of landing Crow Pose and the confidence that comes with facing your fears and holding it all together while simultaneously letting go!
Talia Gerardi has been a passionate practitioner of yoga since 2011, and completed her 200 hr Believe You Can (Baptise Power Yoga Inspired) Teacher Training certification program in August of 2016. Talia enjoys teaching power yoga classes, gentle yoga and meditation, wrist-free yoga, and is always looking for more ways to deepen her knowledge and her practice so that she may share that with her students.
Tips for enjoying the Crow Pose Workshop:
Intensity: moderate to vigorous
Wear comfortable clothing that is breathable and allows you to move freely
Bring a pillow or bolster for practicing crow pose
Come to class well hydrated and bring a bottle of water (we sell bottled water and also have a fill-up station)
Bring your own yoga mat, borrow one of ours, or purchase one onsite
Leave your phone outside
Space is limited, pre-registration is highly recommended
This event is non-refundable