- Learn how to use Tristana for stability and balance
- Learn Sun and Moon Salutations A & B
- Learn basic standing, seated and finishing AY postures
- Learn how to use resistance bands & wobble pads/board
- Learn how to feel and listen to your body through somatics
- Learn how to modify postures and make your practice appropriate for your body and level
- Learn how to regulate your nervous system through yoga nidra
- Learn how to quieten your mind through mindfulness
- Apply AY’s Principles of Practice:
Most of us are in varying states of imbalance, and what we require is not a balanced practice but a balancing practice. We require a practice that balances us, not itself.
In AY Basics, we teach our students how to create an appropriate practice for them using breath, intention and method. Eventually, they can apply this in whichever AY class they choose to practice.
In AY, we view the self as coexisting on five levels of experience, and we work on each one of them interdependently: physical, energetic, emotional/mental, interpersonal and causal (consciousness).
In AY, we emphasize self-perception and internal experience over aesthetics and alignment in order to balance and be embodied. The movements are slow and conscious, focusing completely on the internal response and feelings of the body while doing the postures on the board.
In AY, we see spirituality as incorporating some kind of inner transformation, whereby a practitioner gains a higher sense of clarity, insight and peace, bringing in turn a greater feeling of freedom and connection.
Apply and anchor your AY practice in your daily life. The physical practice of AY is only one tiny piece of what yoga truly means. To live your yoga means taking everything you learn and embody on your floating mat and carrying that with you throughout your day-to-day.