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with Andrea

April 9th 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Backbends can be some of the most challenging kinds of postures in your asana series – the body is designed to bend forward and bending backwards often can feel quite “unnatural”. But, practicing safe backbends are so good for our body, our mind and our breath. They can help to correct your posture, promote better breathing and will strengthen the often overused, overtired and under appreciated back muscles.
Join Andrea in this 2 hour workshop where you will practice breaking down the components to start and/or refine your backbends. She will guide you on how to use common props, like a sturdy chair, to help support the opening of your chest and shoulders, and to develop the strength, stamina and courage to move in reverse.
Cost: $40 + tax


Andrea Gracia
Andrea GraciaInstructor, foodie, nature lover, life enthusiast, Spanish teacher extraordinaire
In early 2001, I stumbled across the Breathing Space Yoga television series. Teacher Dianne Bruni was guiding a multi-levels Ashtanga practice that I watched with curiosity and awe. For the next couple of days, I sat on the couch and just watched and listened to her cues on the breath and the alignment practice. Before I knew it, I got off the couch, pushed the coffee table back and started to follow along. I had no mat, no props and just enough space between my coffee table and tv stand. For the next couple of years, I followed along with her teachings and various other televised yoga practices. I eventually traded in the rusty orange high pile carpet of my living room for a yoga mat. (Funnily enough, my sister gave me my first mat. It was rusty orange). In 2007 I attended my first in-studio class at a quaint little yoga studio in Halifax. And the rest is history. Over the last decade, I’ve explored and studied various styles of the practice including Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Sivananda, Yin & Kundalini yoga along with Chakra, Vipassana and Ayurveda methods for whole mind and body healing. In each class, I offer a translation of my understandings to these teaching in a free-flowing and powerful Vinyasa practice that will leave you feeling strong, calm and at peace. ​eRYT 200, 500, RYS



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April 9
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Aumbience Yoga & Wellness
Rear Parking Lot, 16 Dentith Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3R2H9 Canada
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For just $49, this one-time offer to new Aumbience Yoga students is a great way to try our classes, meet our teachers and experience our space. From there, you can choose from a number of options to keep your practice going.

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