Soft, Yet Strong: Uncompromising Core Strength and Liberation

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Course Overview

In this course for yogis of all levels, Andrea teaches you about the myriad benefits of having a soft yet strong core. You’ll learn how tight muscles can affect your mobility and your posture and how to do a self-massage to see if your own abdominal muscles are tight.

The course also includes two complete yoga classes. In the first one, Integrating Core Strength Into Vinyasa, you’ll do lots of core-strengthening exercises as you flow. The sequence includes plank and side plank variations, dolphin pose, boat pose, and more. The second class, Liberating Your Abdominals Through Hatha Yoga and Restorative Yoga, is designed to stretch and release your abs. You’ll do supta baddha konasana (reclined bound angle pose), a block-supported triangle pose, standing forward bends, a blanket-supported restorative backbend designed to relax your abdominal wall, and more.

Are you ready to learn more about your core and how to move with more fluidity? Join Andrea for this illuminating experience!

Certificate of completion

3 CEU’s Upon Completion

Self Paced Learning

Course Outline

1.5hrs to complete

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Section 1
  • In this introduction, Andrea talks about the role your abdominal muscles play in strength-building, mobility, and digestion. You’ll also learn how tight muscles can impede movement, the connection between the abdominal region and emotional health, and about how some of the habitual holding we do can affect our posture.
Section 2
  • Props: blocks, bolster This vinyasa practice begins with a stretch for releasing tight abdominals. After that, you’ll do a core-strengthening series on hands and knees, followed by plank and side plank variations, dolphin pose, boat pose, lolasana (pendant pose), and more. Once the active work is over, you’ll rest in savasana, letting your abs soften for as long as you like!
Section 3
  • Props: blocks, bolster, foam roller, three blankets Stretch and release your abs in this breath-focused restorative class. You’ll begin with supta baddha konasana (reclined bound angle pose) and then move on to a supine foam-rolling exercise designed to stretch the sides of your body, a block-supported triangle pose, standing forward bends, a seated twist variation, and more. The experience concludes with self-massage, a blanket-supported restorative backbend designed to relax your abdominal wall, and savasana.

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Meet Your Teacher

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Andrea Peloso
Smitten with yoga at age 15 and teaching since age 22, Andrea has 18 years of teaching experience and... 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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