The Integrated Vinyasa Series is the ultimate guide for breaking down simple to advanced movements in the smallest details. Its goal is to enable the practitioner to experience and understand the true meaning of “vinyasa,” which is often oversimplified as breath-inspired movement, without real explanations. Here, we take the time to explain the “hows” and the “whys” of breath and movement, starting with simple sun salutations and eventually building into more complex sequences and movements. The mechanics of breath protects us by supporting the physical integration of the entire body. We know that fascia, or connective tissues, run throughout the body. Fascia encloses and stabilizes muscles and organs within the human body. We can look at breath as the the medium through which we can experience the work of the fascia. When one part of the body moves, because of the connection of muscles throughout the body, all other parts of the body must also move. Sometimes, this connection is subtle, sometimes it’s more profound. This integration is what enables us to move safely, even in the most challenging of experiences. When our bodies are not integrated in this way, injuries are more likely to happen. The course uses the Tripsichore Sun Salutation sequences of Edward Clark, as the platform to practice techniques of physical integration and movement. The course is divided into sequences and technique. We recommend taking the course in the order in which the lessons are laid out. Techniques are designed to be practiced using sequences. Each time you learn a new technique, practice it on the sequences. Sequences are released according to the technique that you have learned. Mastering technique in the order in which they are presented allows you to access the next sequence. Eventually all techniques will be be practiced on all sequences. At the completion of the course, we recommend practicing the sequences regularly, using all of the techniques that you have learned throughout the course. We recommend this course for anyone with a regular yoga practice.
This course is a package that includes the following courses:
- Learn a more integrated way of moving in your yoga practice
- Experience the real meaning of vinyasa flow and how critical components of breath and even-metered movement define a true vinyasa practice
- Offer a perspective that separates an asana practice from a vinyasa practice
- Practice in an intelligent way, with knowledge as to why you would make certain movement and expression choices
- Move away from a shape-driven practice to a more efficient practice
- Engineer stable inversions and backbends
This course includes:
About the course instructor:
Julie Moksim is co-founder of Urban Yogis. She is Singaporean by birth but a global citizen by lifestyle. Julie began her yoga journey in Boston in 2003. Today she runs Urban Yogis and a Yoga Cooperative in Laos called Luang Prabang Yoga. For more information about Julie, visit our About page.