Yoga Workshops & More
We offer workshops to help provide a more varied yoga experience. These workshops may focus on a particular area of practice, or introduce new ideas, instructors and types of yoga. Be sure to get on our Email Updates list to be alerted when new workshops are scheduled.
Pelvic Floor WorkshopDate: Mar. 9th
Time: 12:30pm – 3:00pm
Cost: $40 in advance, $45 at the door
What are the Pelvic Floor Muscles?
Why are they important?
How can Yoga help?
The pelvic floor is important to the healthy functioning of the body. Problems in this area of your body can include bladder weakness, organ prolapse and pelvic pain, as well as sacroiliac, hip and sciatic pain. These problems can from a lack of strength in these muscles. Surprisingly more common with yoga practitioners is what is called “hypertonic” or too much tension and gripping. We develop habits of overworking this area in an attempt to find physical balance or in improper or aggressive work with the bandhas; yoga's system of energetic locks. Balance is properly achieved by integrating the actions of the legs, pelvic floor and abdominal core. Also key is developing an understanding of the subtlety of bandha work.
In this workshop:
• Learn the basic anatomy, structure and function of the pelvic floor in activities such as standing and sitting, as well as in simple yoga postures.
• Experience yogic practices targeted at releasing hypertonic patterns and gripping in the pelvic floor.
• Feel how to properly begin to strengthen weaker areas of the pelvic floor.
All levels are welcome. Please arrive with an empty stomach and eat no later than 1 hour before the workshop.
About Teresa Owen: Teresa has been studying yoga since 1997. She is trained in the Iyengar style with an eclectic mix of intensive work with Forrest Yoga, Vini, Prajna, Shadow and Yoga Therapy. Primary influences include Tias Little, Aadil Palkhivala, and Mark Horner.
Teresa’s approach reflects her experience as a longtime competitive athlete, healthcare advocate, event and group facilitator, wife and mother of two young adults. She weaves together her life experience, love of yoga and spiritual exploration, with an eye toward keeping her classes both accessible and challenging.
She founded Inner Smile Yoga in 2005, offering both public and private classes, workshops, and retreats in Marin County and Atlanta, Georgia, her current home. One-on-one therapeutic specialties include the nervous system, asthma/respiratory conditions, hormonal/energy imbalances and a wide variety of orthopedic applications.
Skilled in tracking the movement and grounding of energy, she is a Reiki Master and continues to expand her training in other forms of subtle-body healing. She is currently a dedicated student of Shadow Yoga.
Join Us for the Fundamentals of Ashtanga Yoga Workshop and Receive a FREE 2 Week Class Card!Three Class Informative Session (March 16th, 23rd, and 30th) 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
If you are just beginning your yoga journey, or are a seasoned practitioner looking to delve deeper in your current practice - then this class is for you! In this workshop, we will breakdown Surya Namaskara A & B (Sun Salutations), the standing/seated postures, the closing sequence, as well as demystify the power of bandhas (energy locks) and breath.
Through this 3 class series you can establish a strong foundation of how to have a safe, focused Ashtanga practice and learn how to channel your energy effectively to bring ease into your practice.
Pre-registration for the entire workshop is only $100 and comes with a FREE 2 week class card to Yoga North Atlanta! You may also register for single classes for $40 each. Register today at Yoga North Atlanta to transform your practice and your life!