the Psoas

Jun 27, 2021

Anatomy & Practice

9-noon, $60

In this workshop we will look at the musculoskeletal system, basic prime movers and antagonists in healthy sitting, standing, walking and resting. We will explore a series of asana in which we will apply experiential study of the psoas major and the iliopsoas. We will develop an under- standing of agonists, synergists and stabilizers to improve tone, flexibility and balance on and off the mat. When we take time to study anatomy/kinesiology in applied practice, svadhyaya (self-study) is cultivated, asana practice is strengthened and clarity of perception in action and non-action is enhanced. We will complement this pro-active asana session with a quiet, deep restorative practice to further release the psoas and let it float in no gravity field. Also an opportunity to regenerate the cells and balance the doshas. Music and poetry may be present as well!

All levels of participants are welcome.




Carla Anselm, ERYT500, RPYT, YAI500, Doula

has taught yoga for 2 decades. She began her training in 2001 at Shakti Yoga in NYC. Evolving within the Iyengar tradition, Carla completed Francois Raoult's Open Sky Yoga Essential Yoga and Advanced Yoga Teacher Trainings, Judith Lasater's Advanced Restorative Yoga and Elise Miller's Yoga for Scoliosis. She is an experienced Doula and teaches Prenatal and Postpartum Yoga in Brussels, Belgium and Rochester, NY. She is on the faculty of Open Sky 200 ,300 TT and Yoga Therapy School. Along with painting and horses, her call to teach is inspired by a personal commitment to the Practice.

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For more information: Francois Raoult

Option Fee
the Psoas $60