Yoga is union. The practice of yoga uncovers the connection between body and mind, while profoundly transforming both. Practice of the yoga postures (known as asanas) tones and regulates the body and teaches clarity and stability of mind. Iyengar Yoga is a powerful tool to relieve the stresses of modern living and promote total physical and emotional well being. An innovative and inspired practice of yoga, the Iyengar method was developed by the yoga master B.K.S. Iyengar throughout a long career. Firmly based in the ancient Indian tradition of classical Ashtanga yoga as defined in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, Iyengar Yoga teaches strength and stamina, flexibility and balance, concentration and meditation. In Iyengar Yoga, the search for a developed consciousness begins with physical awareness. In each posture, every part of the body is acted upon with intent and precision. Hence Iyengar Yoga is often referred to as meditation in action. It is a dynamic, structured and experiential approach to learning yoga. Yet Iyengar Yoga goes beyond the physical being to embrace emotional and spiritual growth. As students learn to extend awareness to each part of their body, they begin to explore the limitless potential of the mind and the soul. The two quests of the physical and the spiritual are not separate but parts of a complementary approach to self-realization and enlightenment. Join senior Iyengar teacher Elisa Bruni for this deep exploration into your body, and what having correct knowledge of alignment in postures can do for your practice of yoga and practice of life. Postures we will explore (hopefully we will have time for all of the below, if not most will be touched upon in depth) Sitting Asana Sukhasana - Easy Pose Sidhasana - Accomplished Pose Virasana - Hero Pose Padmasana - Lotus Pose Supta Padangustasana 1 and 2 - Reclining Hand to Toe Pose Supta Badha Konasana - Reclined Bound Angle Pose Supta Virasana - Reclined Hero Pose Standing Asana Trikonasana - Triangle Pose Parivritta Trikonasana - Revolved Triangle Pose Virabhadrasana 2 - Warrior 2 Parsvakonasana - Extended Side Angle Pose Balancing Asana Vrksasana - Tree Pose Ardha Chandrasana - Half Moon Pose Inversions Adho Mukha Savanasana - Downward Facing Dog Adho Mukha Vrksasana - Handstand (for those who want to have a little fun and learn Handstands) Salamba Sarvangasana - Shoulder Stand (for those not wanting to practice handstand) This workshop will accommodate all students from beginner to advanced and there will of course be lots of time for questions with Elisa throughout the workshop. Class will be capped at 15 students so each individual will have the full opportunity to explore their variations of each posture under the expert guidance of Elisa who has been practicing and teaching for over 30 years.