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Leap of Space: Exploring Boundlessness in Asana & Beyond (workshop in Sydney, Australia)

  • Yoga to Go studio 106-108 Crystal Street Petersham, Sydney Australia (map)

The image of a leap (especially the joyful, enthusiastic variety) is inspiring. The leap of devotion that is associated with Hanuman (the Hindu monkey deity) is an expression of such boundlessness. In this playful workshop we will work with several ways to cultivate a more joyful and harmonious relationship to both our internal and external use of space. 

One such way is by exploring the concept of tensegrity. Tensional integrity, or floating compression, is a term popularized by the architect Buckminster Fuller, and it turns out that Australia has the world's largest tensegrity bridge (Kurilpa Bridge, in Brisbane)!!!  In this workshop we will play with this concept in asana using simple props and discover fun ways to experience our bodies as the buoyant, dynamically integrated wonders that they are.

Centripetal/centrifugal were terms that BKS Iyengar often used to describe one's relationship to the core of one’s being and one's relationship to the world. We will continue this inquiry - and in doing so not only expand our sense of kinesphere (the movement space, or space surrounding the body in stillness and in motion) but also include an excavation of an inner kinesphere. We will play with different ways to approach, enter, and exit poses as well as explore how our limbs relate to our center and vise versa. In this way we learn to more fully inhabit the harmonious space of our own body and become more at ease in the space that surrounds us.

In this workshop we will inquire, experiment, and, above all, give ourselves permission to play within the discipline of the yoga practice and in doing so experience our own boundless leap in internal space.

Friday 6-8pm
Saturday 11am-2pm and 4-6pm
Sunday 9am-12pm and 3-5pm

To register: or call 0478 037 326
Full weekend: $300

Carrie has been teaching yoga and exploring the relationship between body, breath and mind for several years. She holds a Senior Intermediate Iyengar teaching credential and continues her studies with the Iyengar family by traveling to India on a regular basis, as well as by continuous and in-depth studies with her teacher, Patricia Walden.

Over the years she has performed in and co-choreographed many yoga demonstrations, including Live: Light on Life, performed at NYC's City Center during BKS Iyengar's Light on Life US National Book Tour in 2005. Before studying yoga, Carrie worked as a Movement Analyst after having completed her studies at The Laban Institute in NYC. She studied theatre and dance in college and has spent years exploring human movement, meaning and communication.

Curiosity, openness, and affection are of the utmost importance in her approach to Iyengar Yoga, as is the integration of science, yoga philosophy, and the poetic imagination in the yoga practice. Most importantly, she loves to explore the relationship of discipline and playfulness and is a firm believer in the power of controlled folly.

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