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Back Care and Yoga for Men Series


Location and Registration for all Workshops: Ocean Yoga Pacifica

Pain in the Neck?

December 16, 2018, 1-3 pm

Many people experience neck pain due to a variety of reasons.  Yoga can help considerably to reduce the tension and balance the musculature so that you can carry the heavy weight of your head and manage the demands of your life without pain. 

We will explore the biomechanics of your alignment, use of your shoulders and arms, repetitive motions and occupational hazards, plus other possible causes of your neck tension.  Specific yoga solutions will be provided and practiced.

If that pain in the neck is caused by your teenager, yoga can help your attitude and reaction (though that may need an additional attitudinal workshop!)

The workshop includes lecture/discussion, observation and two practices. 

$35 members/$45 non-members 

Yoga for Men Series

January 20, 27 and February 3, 1-3pm 

Three Sunday afternoons PLUS one 30-minute private session schedule at your convenience

Co-taught by Dawn Summers and Tom Anderson

Do you think you're not flexible enough to do yoga, or that yoga is too wimpy when you are looking for a workout?  Or, perhaps you feel out of your comfort zone in a class of flexible women with only a few men?  This series for men will address these concerns and provide a solid foundation for your confident exploration of the benefits of yoga.

Work smarter and stronger for your body and learn to do yoga in a way that is suitable for your unique condition.  We will explore how to do some basic postures correctly with suitable adaptations, as needed, so that you can strengthen your back and limbs without stressing your joints. 

When you work smart and strong using the breath as your guide and monitor, you can experience your power and enjoy a profound relaxation at the end of the practice.

Each week we will highlight specific postures and how to do them correctly, then you can reinforce this work with a short take-home practice.  This will supplement your class attendance and provide an option to continue your yoga when traveling and/or unable to attend classes.

With the knowledge you gain from this series, you will be confident to attend any yoga class and adapt your practice to gain maximum benefits without risk.

 $170 members/ $190 non-members  ($15 discount if registered by January 13)