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Form, Fluidity, and FUNction with Carrie Owerko (USA)


Let's face it: Motion is lotion and movement is medicine. To some degree it depends on how we practice and how we move. We will explore how our practices can improve the functionality of our joints, create more fluid integrated movement, and improve the quality of our life in numerous ways. We will look how we can improve our strength throughout our ranges of motion, and gain have better motor control in all of our asanas and all of our movements. 

We will play with classical yoga poses, novel variations, and learn ways to help our students do more of what is meaningful for them. 

 As always, intelligent yet playful practice will be our guide. 

BIOGRAPHY

Carrie Owerko has been teaching yoga and exploring the relationship between body, breath, and mind for many years. She is a Senior Level Certified Iyengar teacher (CIYT), is a Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT), and Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist (FRCms); she continues to deepen her exploration of yoga, movement and movement science by studying with fascinating movers and thinkers all over the world. Over the last two decades she has made multiple trips to study with the Iyengar family in India for extended periods.

Before studying yoga, Carrie earned a BFA in Dance and Theater, and graduated from the renowned Neighborhood Playhouse School for the Theater in NYC. Carrie then spent several years working for the Irondale Ensemble Project, a Movement/Educational/Experimental Theater Company. In addition to performing with Irondale she taught in the Alternative High Schools in NYC and at Riker’s Island Correctional Facility. After Irondale, Carrie continued her inquiry and became a Movement Analyst (CMA), having completed her studies at The Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies in NYC. She has spent years enthusiastically exploring human movement with the intention of helping people develop clearer, more fully embodied communication and expression.

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.


 

Earlier Event: September 28
Linda Spackman (Santa Fe-USA)