Playful Mobility Practices for Mature Yogis: Motion as Lotion

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Course Overview

This all-ages three-class series is a playful exploration of joint mobility. Each class offers you a chance to progress methodically and with control as you do functional movement exercises, modify familiar yoga poses in order to feel their benefits in new ways, and coordinate your breath with your movement to support your effort.

You’ll begin this whole-body experience with a chair-supported practice that features resistance work. Then, you’ll do an upper-body-focused class that includes dynamic standing work to open your back and shoulders, leaving you feeling tall and strong. Finally, in your third class, you’ll do a calming and grounding hip- and glute-focused lower-body practice.

This course is a great opportunity to feel your body in slow motion, focus on where you might need work, and most of all, to move in a methodical way, at easeful pace.

Certificate of completion

3 CEU’s Upon Completion

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Course Outline

2.5 hrs to complete

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Section 1
  • Awaken your whole body in this practice where you’ll use a chair to feel grounded as you stretch and strengthen from head to toe. You’ll begin with range of motion and resistance work for your feet, hips, and wrists before moving into a standing series that includes twists, warrior I variations, hamstring stretches, and upward facing dog, once again using the chair (and sometimes the wall) as support. In the second half of the practice, you’ll move down to the floor and hold on to the chair to do tabletop twists to stretch your upper body. You’ll also use a strap for standing side-body stretches,...
Section 2
  • You’ll begin this upper-body-focused practice with a series of feel-good supine stretches and coordinated breathwork. After that, you’ll remain on your back for pelvic and spinal movements and then move on to the standing portion of class, which includes dynamic twisting lunges (with the option to do wall-supported variations), shoulder-opening at the wall, upper- and mid-back backbends and circles, twisting forward folds, and more. At the end, you’ll come down to the floor for a block-supported bound angle pose to give your hips a well-deserved rest and a guided savasana where Carrie invites you...
Section 3
  • This lower-body exploration begins at the wall with ankle rolls and hip-strengthening exercises. After that, you’ll do a resistance sequence in chair pose, circumduction hip movement in tabletop to strengthen the hips and glutes (Carrie offers a side-lying variation as well), and block- and bolster-supported seated hip rotations and squats. Conclude with dynamic supine leg stretches and twists, enjoying the grounding quality of this wind-down.

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Meet Your Teacher

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Carrie Owerko
Carrie Owerko has been teaching yoga and exploring the relationship between body, breath, and mind for... Read more

Frequently Asked Questions

Absolutely, you can include this course in your Yoga Alliance training hours, with each hour equivalent to one continuing education credit.
This course is entirely self- paced, allowing you to learn at your convenience.There are no imposed deadlines or time constraints for Course completion.
No prerequisites are required; this course is open to anyone interested in deepening their knowledge and practice.
No, the course is accessible to all individuals interested in enriching their understanding and practice of yoga.Yoga teaching certification is not a prerequisite.

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