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Spotlight Classes have specific focus on one particular aspect of yoga with far greater teacher / student interaction to aid learning. KPY periodically invites expert guest teachers to take Spotlight Classes ensuring students get a chance to learn from different expert teachers and broaden their knowledge.

Director of Teacher Trainings for Wanderlust Joan Hyman, will be returning to Singapore and KPY on 3-5 March 2017.

Why do we love Joan? She has a warm personality and her grounded teaching style creates space for students to deepen their personal journey. Joan’s teachings come from an organic and intuitive place, as she draws upon the study of Ashtanga and Iyengar, Ayurveda, and meditation.

With over 20 years of experience leading retreats, trainings, and workshops worldwide, Joan collaborates with teachers who are experts in their field of study with the goal to create an eclectic training program for students at any level.

Teachers studied with: Maty Ezraty, Lisa Walford, Annie Carpenter, Sri K. Pattibhi Jois and his grandson Sharath Rangaswamy. Find out more.

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Session I:

3 March 2017 (Friday)

19.00 – 21.00

Travelling from the Outside in

Join Joan in her signature flow class traveling from the outside in. This class will move from your outer edges into your inner body and discover the more subtle parts of your practice. We will use alignment as a point of focus to build steadiness. Music lends itself to softening your edges and help to move through tension. Release all that does not serve you by breathing deeper into resistance as we explore holding postures and sequencing the builds safely and flows.

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Session II:

4 March 2017 (Saturday)

09.00 – 12.00

Understand the Shoulder Girdle thru Asana

Healthy shoulders make for better inversions like handstands and headstands. With the multiple downward dogs and chattarungas of your daily vinyasa practice, your shoulders can be vulnerable to injury over time. Learn how to use props and alignment cues to better understand how to stabilise your shoulders, helping you access other postures and prevent impingement in your inversions. This workshop will start with a lecture pointing out the bones and muscles that make up the shoulder girdle and teach you how to move safely from your shoulder blades while protecting the vulnerable muscles like your rotator cuffs. We’ll then move into a shoulder-focused asana practice, which will include inversions and some backbends. Practise and learn at the same time while creating a sustainable safe yoga practice!

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Session III:

4 March 2017 (Saturday)

14.00 – 17.00

Unlocking the Psoas

The psoas muscle is the deepest muscle in our bodies. It’s sometimes referred to as the muscle of our soul. This core-stabilising muscle that runs from our trunk to the hipbone affects mobility, structural balance, joint function, flexibility, and much more. In addition to its function to help keep the body upright and moving, it affects two of our most vital systems: digestion and breath. In this workshop, you will learn how to unlock this deep muscle creating numerous benefits throughout your body. There will be a brief anatomy lesson learning the psychological benefits of releasing this muscle before a deep practice opening the abdomen region and releasing the lower back and hips. Open to all.

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Session IV:

5 March 2017 (Sunday)

09.00 – 12.00

Flip your perspective Upside Down – Inversion for everyone

Build your inner strength and confidence to move through obstacles by turning upside down. Flipping your perspective on the mat can flip your perspective on any situation off the mat. Joan guides you on an inversion exploration that is safe, effective and accessible for everyone. This invigoration practice integrates deep core and shoulder girdle work. It also burns away impurities in the body and mind to help you get up and stay up! All levels welcome.

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Session V:

5 March 2017 (Sunday)

14.00 – 17.00

Healing your lower back through yoga

Learn how to heal your low back through yoga postures that build strength in your legs and core to support your sacrum. The sacrum is the key to stability in the lower back. It is the fulcrum point in our bodies from which all movement happens. If the surrounding muscles are not stable, the ligaments and joints in the lower back will be stressed. In this workshop, you will learn about the muscles and bones surrounding the low back area and evaluate the standing poses and core exercises needed to build strength here. Hip openers and breath awareness adds to the healing by pacifying the low back so your students leave feeling free of low back pain and gain the tools to help them stay there!

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Venue: Laguna Park Studio
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Cost: Single session: $85

All 5 sessions: $400

Class stamps are not available for use. No further discounts for Platinum Package holders.

Please note there is a 7-day cancellation policy for Spotlight classes. Your spot is not confirmed until payment is made.