Location: Riverwest, 700 N Carpenter, Chicago, IL 60642.
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Gain access to the energy centers deep within the pelvis and learn to relax and release your hips into freedom. With a careful anatomical understanding of the muscular and skeletal activation needed to access the natural external hip rotation available to everyone you will have fun exploring the interior spaces of your hip joints. Make contact with your hips and unlock their potential for movement.
Delve into the secrets of the Ashtanga Yoga lineage, known as the Tristana method, and discover the magic of breath (pranayama), posture (asana) and focal point (dristhi). Break down the energetic alignment of key postures in the Ashtanga Yoga method and build the foundation for a meditative, awareness based practice. Starting off with the Sun Salutations and progressing through the Standing Postures, Kino guides you into a devotional practice that mergers the physical and subtle bodies and honors tradition while embodying the present. Open to all levels.
True strength in the journey of yoga begins with a decision to never give up. Enjoy challenging yourself to exceed your limits as you try fun arm balances, powerful lift-ups and develop a strong mind. Leave with solid technical instructions that unlock the keys to the strength poses of yoga. This class shows you how to practice safely and effectively along the inner path of strength. With a brave heart and a tenacious spirit the impossible becomes possible. Learn what it means to truly be strong and expect to sweat!
Surrender to the traditional Ashtanga Yoga method with careful emphasis on the traditional vinyasa method and have fun along the journey. Experience the integrity and purity of the Ashtanga Yoga practice and be prepared to sweat.
If you think that flexibility just isn’t for you or feel blocked on key poses like forward bends or bends this is the perfect class for you! Learn how to cultivate the calm and equanimous mind and tap into an inner state of infinite possibility. There is a place of infinite peace within, you just need to discover it. Instead of forcing your body into submission, change the paradigm and set yourself and your body free. Surrender is the magic word that opens the locked doors of the inner body. Dive deeply within and discover what it means to truly be flexible.
Kino MacGregor is dedicated to carrying the torch of Ashtanga yoga throughout the world and sharing its amazing tradition with everyone who is inspired to practice. Kino is one of a select few people to receive the certification to teach Ashtanga Yoga by its founder Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India before his passing. Perhaps the youngest woman to hold this title, she has completed the challenging Third Series and part of Fourth Series with Guruji. Each year Kino travels to more than 30 different cities in 14 different countries - leading workshops, retreats and intensives. She and her husband, Tim Feldmann, are the founders of Miami Life Center, a space for Ashtanga yoga, holistic health and consciousness on Miami Beach, where they also teach together. Kino helps students all over the world expand and deepen their understanding of yoga and life with her unique, inspirational and playful approach. The creator of three Ashtanga Yoga DVDs, an Ashtanga Yoga Practice Card, she is currently working on her first book. For her full travel and teaching schedule please visit www.kinoyoga.com.