Upside Down: Inversions Lab
with Annie Carpenter
Saturday, September 23
Namaste Grand Lake
Inversions inspire joy, create strength, flexibility and stability, and sometimes fear and loathing! They can be deeply transformative to our physical bodies as well as our nervous systems, and help us create steady and deep concentration. All this potential benefit comes with a need to be smart, methodical and responsible in our own practice and as teachers.
Join Annie for an afternoon of prepping, propping, adjusting, modifying and enjoying getting upside down. Emphasis will be on Handstand, Headstand and Shoulderstand.
This workshop is open to all who are ready to begin an inversion practice, want to take their existing practice deeper, and for teachers who want to hone their skills.
*This workshop qualifies as 3 hours of elective credit in the Namaste Professional 300 hour Teacher Training.
$65; $50 if registered by 9/15
*All payments are non-refundable, but may be converted into Namaste account credit (minus a $10 processing fee) if cancellation is received more than 72 hours before workshop.
Annie Carpenter is known as a “teachers’ teacher,” and is the creator of SmartFLOW Yoga, an intelligent marriage of mindful movement with compassionate, wakeful alignment. Annie creates practices that are at once advanced and challenging, yet safe and playful. Practicing yoga since the 70s, she worked with the Martha Graham Company in the 80’s and continues to be a dedicated student (geek!) of anatomy, evolutionary movement, meditation and classical philosophy. Annie is the author of RelaxDEEPLY, a CD of restorative yoga, and Yoga for Total Back Care,” a DVD produced by Yoga Journal, and several SmartFLOW manuals. She contributes regularly to Yoga Journal. An influential Teacher Trainer since 2003, Annie teaches in CA and beyond.