The word krama translates from Sanskrit as “step,” “sequence,” “order,” or “succession.” In this workshop we will explore how to create sequences that you can use as a teacher or a home practitioner.
Some of the elements we work with in our practice and teaching are asana, mudra, pranayama, and philosophy, and we take these particles and play with them when we roll out the mat to practice; the teachers among us then craft the different pieces into class offerings.
But sometimes we get confused about how to generate dynamic sequences, or we hit a stale place in our teaching or practice and need a little inspiration. In this workshop, we'll tap our curiosity to explore how to retool personal practice in order to create kramas that can be used for any level of teaching or practice, from beginner to advanced.
We will spend our time practicing and looking at asana categories (standing, seated, forward fold, back bend, inversion, twist) and find the similar components that connect them, for instance, how Vriksasana and Janu Sirsasana are connected.
Join Carla to discover how to look to the Bhagavad Gita for themes to inspire contemplation and find a spring of inspiration so you always have fresh material to offer. You will learn how to engage your own imagination and create sequences to share with other workshop participants.
Recommended Props: at least two blocks, two blankets, a strap, and whatever else you will need to make practice comfortable.
A recording will be made available to participants for two weeks following the workshop.
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Carla Stangenberg started practicing yoga at the Jivamukti Yoga Center in 1993. In the year 2000, she undertook teacher training at Cyndi Lee’s OM Yoga Center, where she learned the art of alignment-based Vinyasa and Buddhist philosophy. In 2005, Carla became the director of the Jaya Yoga Center. Since then, she has furthered her training with Rodney Yee in many advanced training courses, studied diligently with Amy Matthews in her advanced studies program at the Breathing Project, completed yin yoga teacher training with Sarah Powers, and has practiced with many wonderful Iyengar teachers. As a teacher, part of her aim is to facilitate an environment that is conducive to deep self-investigation. Currently, you can find Carla practicing at home, at Jaya, or with Abbie Galvin of Katonah Yoga. Find more about Carla at jayayogacenter.com, on Instagram, or on her YouTube channel.