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A Science-Based Approach to Sequencing with Trina Altman

January 23 @ 12:30 PM - January 24 @ 7:30 PM


This workshop weekend is for movement educators as well as the general public.

It includes four workshops taught over the course of two days and will include the exercises and sequences from Trina’s new book, Yoga Deconstructed®: Movement science principles for teaching. Participants may sign up for one or all of the workshops. However, it is highly recommended that you attend the first three workshops in preparation for the fourth one.

All four workshops are all-levels and qualify for Yoga Alliance CEC’s and include a 30-DAY REPLAY.

Workshop 1: Incorporating Somatics and Rolling Patterns in Classes
Saturday, January 23rd, 12:30–3:30p

Somatic exercises serve as regressions for traditional yoga poses and allow us to teach osteokinematics in a way that is embodied and down regulates the nervous system. This workshop will teach you how to select and sequence somatic exercises in supine, side lying, and prone to help your students improve movement patterns and prepare their bodies to navigate external load and asana.

Workshop 2: Using Primal Sequencing to Evolve Passive Postures into Active Movements
Saturday, January 23rd, 4:30–7:30p

Traditional asana involves many passive kneeling and seated positions. While this alone is not an issue, many of our students are not well adapted to sit on the floor and find it difficult or uncomfortable to assume these postures and transition to kneeling or standing. This workshop will give you strategies and mini sequences to incorporate into your classes to improve mobility, strength, and power in a way that is fun and challenging!

Workshop 3: Applying Progressive Load and Control to Standing Transitions
Sunday, January 24th, 12:30–3:30p

Many standing poses involve holding one position at your end range of motion for a sustained period of time. While this may promote isometric strength at your end range, it doesn’t build strength in the transitions. This workshop will explore how to apply strength training principles, such as progressive overload to standing poses and transitions.

Workshop 4: An Interdisciplinary Movement Approach to Yoga Sequencing
Sunday, January 24th, 4:30–7:30p

Are you struggling to connect the dots between yoga and all of the movement modalities that you’re studying? This workshop will teach you how to incorporate everything you’ve learned in the previous three workshops into full length classes. It will draw on the sequences outlined in my book Yoga Deconstructed®: Transitioning from rehabilitation back into yoga studio.

During this workshop, we will also create sequences as a group and you will have the opportunity to collaborate with other teachers to create and practice teaching your own sequences.


January 23 @ 12:30 PM
January 24 @ 7:30 PM
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Willow Street Yoga Center


Willow Street Yoga
6930 Carroll Street NW #100
Takoma, MD 20912 United States
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(301) 270-8038
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