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Yin Meets Yang: Cultivating Strength, Mobility and Ease

March 06 –
  March 08, 2020
Bucharest, Romania
Yin and Yang forms of Yoga are often differentiated with respect to movement speed, targeted tissues, and the length of time poses are held.  But, these ancient Chinese concepts are terms based on relativity that apply to all phenomenon, and in fact, can be applied to our movement practice in a number of creative ways to cultivate greater joint integrity and tissue balance.
Join international teacher trainer and Samdhana Yoga founder, Alicia Cheung, for her integral anatomy and movement series: “Yin Meets Yang: Cultivating Strength, Mobility and Ease”. She will take you on a journey to explore creative and challenging movement in less traditional ways to increase mindfulness, reduce common overuse injuries as seen in asana, enhance flexibility, active mobility, strength, neurological control, and ultimately, surrender.
Her lecture series will be based on the latest, evidence-based findings in movement research, functional anatomy, pain science and fascial health. You will develop new ways of improving joint integrity, neuromuscular function, reducing pain, and narrowing the gap between passive flexibility and active mobility, all of which will enhance your current asana practice. Open to practitioners wanting to deepen their practice, and for teachers, you will also cultivate a thinking process that will inspire creativity in your sequencing.
Dates: March 6-8, 2020
Location: TBD

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An empowering and transformative experience, the benefits of the YogaWorks Teacher Training in Bali with Alicia were more far reaching than I could have ever imagined. I arrived in Bali with the intention of deepening my practice and becoming more flexible in all areas of my life in order to feel more balanced and stronger. From day one, I went through a myriad of emotions, mind chatter, and physical states. I experienced the initial excitement of meeting 25 beautiful yogis from around the world that I would be spending the next five weeks with, muscle cramps from hours of daily asana, and those occasional days when you just weren’t in the mood to wake up for early morning meditation. But, Alicia and Oliver provide this indescribable space for learning and transformation to occur; a space to grow stronger, more confident, and to go inward. I learned to trust in the process and to be comfortable confronting my doubts and fears. The welcoming environment created by the staff at Pondok Pitaya, the healthy and delicious local food whipped up for us day after day, the yoga facility that overlooked the surf, the funky lodging, and the mystical surroundings made our experience one that we will never forget. Every day we spent together presented challenges, adventures, and opportunities for growth, on and off the mat, as we delved deeper into the eight limbs of yoga, Sanskrit, anatomy, workshops, ayurveda, the chakras, subtle body work, and philosophy discussions. By the end of the program in Ubud, I felt such a connection to the rest of my peers; we experienced so much together and watched each other learn, grow, and transform. Thank you for sharing your passion, Alicia and Oliver. I am more passionate about yoga and incorporating yogic philosophy into my life and my clients lives than ever before and will always hold a special place in my heart for you both and Bali.
Salman A.
Bali 200 Hr, Morocco Retreat.

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