Maty Ezraty's classes at Yoga Journal LIVE: San Francisco + How to Read Bodies and Give Hands-On Adjustments
Maty Ezraty is a prominent figure in the evolution of modern yoga. She was one of the first women to study Ashtanga Yoga intensively with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and also one of the original founders of YogaWorks, where she directed and shaped the YogaWorks Teacher Training program for more than 16 years and trained many of today's leading yoga teachers. Maty's practice--and consequently, her teaching--is steeped in both the Ashtanga and Iyengar traditions. In addition to over 25 years of dedicated Ashtanga practice, Maty has also devoted more than 27 years studying with many senior Iyengar teachers, including Dona Holleman and Gabriella Giubilaro. Maty has also spent several years studying vipassana meditation at Spirit Rock and the Insight Meditation Society. Learn more at matyezraty.com.
How to Read Bodies and Give Hands-On Adjustments Instructor: Maty Ezraty
For yoga teachers, reading bodies and giving hands-on adjustments are fundamental tools. These skills enable us to help our students refine their practice to experience more freedom, which asana practice is all about. In this partner-oriented workshop, you'll develop your ability to see clearly and to adjust your students safely, and with precision and compassion. We'll focus on standing poses, simple backbends, and twists--with an emphasis on relieving stress in the lower back and finding space in the mid to upper back. Recommended for teachers as well as students who want to go deeper in their practice and understanding.
Course ID: AFEZRA -- Level: Continue Your Education
+ Spread Your Wings: Shoulder Strength and Alignment in Vinyasa Flow
, Mixed Levels
Friday, January 16 — 9:00am - 4:30pm
Friday All-Day Intensives
Spread Your Wings: Shoulder Strength and Alignment in Vinyasa Flow Instructor: Maty Ezraty
Strong shoulders and proper shoulder alignment are essential to healthy vinyasa flow practice. Focusing on Chaturanga, Upward-Facing Dog, and Downward-Facing Dog, we'll examine some common patterns of "misalignment" in the shoulders and use our practice to imprint alignment habits that will protect the shoulders from injury and create a solid foundation. We'll also work on some simple yet powerful shoulder minisequences that you can do every day, which will strengthen and open your shoulder girdle and revolutionize your practice.
Course ID: M1EZRA -- Level: Basics
+ From the Ground Up: Standing Pose Lab for Teachers and Serious Students
, Continue Your Education
, Mixed Levels
Saturday, January 17 — 8:00am - 10:00am
- Session 1
From the Ground Up: Standing Pose Lab for Teachers and Serious Students Instructor: Maty Ezraty
Standing poses are the heart of a yoga practice. Come examine these poses from the ground up in order to teach them effectively and safely. We'll learn how students get into trouble when these poses are practiced incorrectly, discuss the science of "looking" and the art of "seeing," and examine the means to improve the pose, including physical adjustments.
Course ID: M2EZRA -- Level: Continue Your Education
+ Breath, Roots, and Core: Building Deep Concentration in Vinyasa Flow Yoga
, Mixed Levels
Saturday, January 17 — 11:00am - 1:00pm
- Session 2
Breath, Roots, and Core: Building Deep Concentration in Vinyasa Flow Yoga Instructor: Maty Ezraty
Breath, roots, and core are the foundation of asana practice. When breath and movement are coordinated, we settle in. We move deeper into our center and heart. When we root down and connect with the earth, we begin to discover a profound sense of relaxation within ourselves. Come explore and fine-tune your understanding of these principles, seeing how the coordination of breath, roots, and core brings about a deep sense of concentration and frees us to settle into your true nature.
Course ID: M4EZRA -- Level: Mixed Levels
Sunday, January 18 — 8:00am - 10:00am
- Session 4