Sam Rice, E-RYT 500, is known for her diligent and detailed alignment instructions, that are delivered with great skill, passion, and humor, offering students the opportunity to find renewed depth in practice. Sam is also known for her progressive sequencing with the ability to breakdown the component parts of asana postures to make them more accessible and offer insight for refinement. Sam Rice is the Lead Teacher Trainer for yogahour, a system developed by Darren Rhodes, and has designed the yogahour 200-hour Teacher Training curriculum that is used throughout studios internationally and nationwide. Sam Rice also leads 300-hour Advanced Teacher Trainings. She teaches as a guest teacher in numerous other 200-hour and 300-hour teacher trainings.
**Please note there are NO refunds on workshops/events.
Tricks of the Trade
A Weekend Workshop with Sam Rice
August 24th & 25th
We offer a variety of workshops and events to the El Paso community.
Saturday, August 24th 10:00am - 1:00pm
Stand Strong, Step Forward
Standing poses are the foundation to an asana practice. They require focus, balance, strength and flexibility. In this workshop, we will break down the component parts of some key basic standing poses. Embodying a deep and skillful understanding of their classical form is not a basic endeavor, but an advanced one, as the possibilities for refinement are endless. The awareness built here helps one to be strong and step forward in all poses.
Saturday, August 24th 3:00-5:30pm
All Angles of Flight
Hip Openings and Arm Balances
What is required to do an arm balance is so much more than arm strength. Depending on the type of arm balance, it can be extremely beneficial to open your hips to make the shapes more accessible. Also, intricate and nuanced strengthening actions can help the poses become light and buoyant. In this workshop, we will explore and break down the component parts of some arm balance postures. Regardless of whether you take flight, you will practice hip opening postures and learn detailed strengthening actions, along with some fun tricks to progress you on the path.
Sunday, August 25th 10:00am-1:00pm
Four Corners Full On
In yoga asana, the shoulder and hip regions are sometimes referred to as the four corners of the body. When we stabilize and mobilize the shoulders and hips, it can lead to a greater sense of freedom in the spine. In this class, we will access possibility in the hips and shoulders via rotation, extension and flexion. This four-corner focus creates more spaciousness throughout the spine as we dive into back bending postures.
Full Weekend: $125 / $110 early bird through Aug 11
Individual Sessions: $50 / $40 early bird through Aug 11
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