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Movement over Shape Part III: Lower Body and Upper Body with Catherine Khazarian

  • Studio South 1A Kaiserstraße Bonn, NRW, 53113 Germany (map)

What stabilizes your lower body, when your upper body is spiraling into a twist?

In this workshop we will explore the relation between lowerand upperbody in poses such as:

•   Parivrtta Sukhasna (Revolved Easy Seat)

•   Parsva Utkatasana (Twisted Chair)

•   Utthita Hasta Padanghustasana III (Extended Hand to Big Toe III)

•   Parivrtta Ardha Chandrasana (Revolved Half Moon)

•   Parivrtta  Trikonasana (Revolved Triangle)

The movement principle we will focus on in this workshop, will trace the steps of how to spiral the upper body while safely stabilizing the lower body as we move into twists. Thereby we will access the full range of motion of the spine and create a lengthening and mobilizing effect. By building space between the vertebrae and rotating the spine, twists incorporate the center of our body and offer a releasing and unwinding feeling. 

This is Part III of the workshop series 'Movement over Shape'. 

Each workshop will provide you with a movement principle that can be applied to a certain set of poses. Thereby you will be able to increase stability, maintain mobility and deepen into a safe and sustainable pose. The three parts of the workshop series are independent from one another. Taken together they reflect how the lower body and the upper body connect.

Open to all Levels

40€ each workshop
110€ for all three workshops, use this link for the package price:

Imagine a pose is not so much a static form but rather a structure that gives space to constant, inner movement… Catherine(RYT 500) is inspired by the inquiry of these individual movements which sum up to build a ‘living’ pose. She helps her students create the awareness for movement principles and to build a physically supportive alignment. Catherine believes that by cultivating curiosity in our yoga practice we can train our mind to become more attentive and apply that same curiosity in every day life: What is it that supports me? What does not serve me? What can I do to make a change?

Catherine completed her 500hrs SmartFLOW teacher training with her teacher Annie Carpenter.