BEYOND FLEXIBILITY Open Hips and Flexible Spine Workshop * Eun Seong Choi

DATE: Saturday July 28
TIME: 10:00 am > 12:00 pm (PART I) / 2:00pm > 4:00 pm (PART II)
PRICE: $35 per class / $ 60 for both

Increasing flexibility is one of the most consistently reported benefits of practicing yoga. However, flexibility can be easily mistaken for the ability to perform spectacular feats of contortion or acrobatic moves.

In this workshop, we will
1. Focus on functional flexibility and learn how to safely widen our range of motion.
2. Use asanas and the yogic union of mind, body and soul, to tap into our emotions and find balance in challenging postures.

Workshop #1: Flexible spine (2 hours)
The human body adapts easily to our daily routines, limiting our range of motions. We tend to sit in the wrong postures, stress our necks as we look at our phone… These are small daily routines that can lead to bad posture, pain, injuries and damages to the spine.

In this workshop, we will learn how to safely release the stress in our spine, chest and shoulders and how to increase our range of motion, through deep bends and twists.

Workshop #2: Open hips (2 hours)
The fact that the human body has a memory is now widely recognized. Our bodies can store emotions, generally as a defense mechanism. Sometimes, emotions pile up, affecting other parts of our body, mind or daily lives.

In this workshop, we will learn how to safely release the stress in our pelvic area, which is one of the areas where we store a lot of emotions. Practicing hip-openers will not only help us increase flexibility; it will also help us progress in the many other postures you didn’t think they were related to hips.

Both workshops are accessible to students of all levels, from absolute beginner to advanced levels.

EunSeong Choi started her yoga journey about 13 years ago, and it has been one of personal growth and to find peace outside of her comfort zone and sense of strength.
In 2012, she was certified as a Bikram yoga teacher, which kicked off her journey as a traveling yoga teacher. She has dedicated the past 6 years to share the benefits of a consistent yoga practice with the world; taught in the Americas (U.S.A, Mexico, Brazil), Africa (Kenya), Europe (England, Scotland, Ireland, Switzerland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Austria), the Middle East (Dubai, Abu Dhabi), and Asia (Thailand, Indonesia, South Korea).
In the summer of 2016, she trained with Jared McCann (Brooklyn, NY, USA) where she graduated as a RYT200 Vinyasa Teacher. Keen to delve into the traditional approach to yoga practice, philosophy and mediation, she joined the Agama School of Yoga (Koh Phangan, Thailand) where she was certified as RYT200 Hatha Yoga Teacher in 2017, and she also studied and certified in Ashtanga at Tattvaa Yogashala in Rishkesh same year.
She continues traveling and sharing her passion across the world, and she is grateful to share her practice with yogis of Beirut.

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