Yoga Fundamentals with Oliver Peto
This fundamentals workshop is aimed at all levels of practitioners who are looking for a greater understanding of the choices they make in each class.
We will look at your hands and feet – the foundation for all poses – as well as the idea of anatomical neutrality, exploring this in relation to fundamental poses so that your practice is safe, challenging, and rewarding for many years to come. Sun Salutation A, and in particular the common vinyasa transition of plank to chaturanga to upward facing dog will be broken down and options and modifications for beginner and advanced students, the tight and the hyper-mobile body examined. We will also look at key actions in backbends and forward extensions that hold true in both seemingly straightforward poses and those that are more complex.
This workshop will empower you to make informed decisions in poses and their common options, such as standing with your feet together or hip width apart, bent or straight legs in forward bends, upward facing dog or cobra, and so on. You will leave with confidence to attend any class and practice with integrity and ease.
Ideally please where shorts and vest/t shirt as we will be looking closely at the alignment of your leg from your hip to your knee/knee cap and onto your ankle. If not possible, leggings will also be fine.
Oliver’s alignment-savvy teaching is shaped by his trainings with Chris Chavez, an Anusara-inspired training that encourages longer holds to explore intricacies in poses, and Noah Maze, an advanced training giving equal attention to Vinyasa and alignment-based styles. Oliver works to inspire his students to continually engage their bodies, minds, and hearts drawing from his initial training in the Vinyasa style, as well as his continued study in philosophy and anatomy with Noah Maze and in the Iyengar Tradition with Alaric Newcombe and Claudia Dossena. He teaches with depth, affection, and humour leaving students stiller, stronger and freer.