At any age, balance, agility, speed, coordination, and power

are vital for daily living.


When you fall, whether it's falling out of a pose on your mat or in daily life, quick reaction time is your key to preventing injury. You want your body to have the capacity for speed, allowing you to respond rapidly enough to catch yourself mid-fall or grab a child out of harm’s way, for example.

While falling can certainly have more severe consequences later in life, at any age and activity level, the motor fitness components of balance, agility, speed, coordination, and power are vital for functional daily living and optimal for athletic performance.

Balancing poses develop lightness, strength, and concentration increases.

They are included in most yoga classes and can be challenging to perform. In this workshop you will learn how to set up balancing poses, from their foundation to adjustments to suit your body shape, or modifications to be done in case of injury or certain health condition. 

From the classic tree pose to side-planks, shoulder and arm balances, all improve core stability and balance at the emotional, mental and psychic levels as well. The nervous system is toned which helps remove stress and anxiety.



Sunday, May 26, 2019

11:30am - 1:30pm

Led by: Zhanna Zeleke

Benefits of some poses from the workshop

Ardha Chandrasana  ( Half Moon Pose )

Say hello to leg and ankle strength as you seek stability and extend into this balancing pose.

A challenging balance posture. However, there are many modifications and variations to make the shape accessible to everyone.

Benefits of Half Moon pose:

  • Strengthens the abdomen, ankles, thighs, buttocks, and spine.

  • Stretches the groins, hamstrings and calves, shoulders, chest, and spine.

  • Improves coordination and sense of balance.

  • Helps relieve stress.

Parivrtta Ardha Chandrasana  ( Revolved Half Moon Pose )

Although challenging, Revolved Half Moon pose evokes the cooling, rejuvenating qualities of the moon, making it a great posture for late day and bedtime practice.


Requires balance, focus, strength, and flexibility. Maintaining the posture requires balancing energy in the legs and arms; the upper body and the lower.

Benefits of Revolved Half Moon pose:

  • Strengthens and stretches the whole body.

  • Builds strength in the ankles, thighs, abdomen, buttocks, and lower back.

  • Stretches the shoulders, chest, torso, spine, groins, hamstrings, and calves

Garudasana  ( Eagle Pose )

Eagle pose requires a combination of balance, strength, and flexibility. A great stretch for your shoulders, upper back, and legs, Garudasana creates space in your body physically, but also opens up space mentally.


To sustain the posture, you must give it your full attention and commitment, drawing your mind to one singular point of focus.

Benefits of Eagle pose:

  • Strengthens and stretches the ankles and calves

  • Stretches the thighs, hips, shoulders, and upper back

  • Improves concentration and sense of balance

Urdhva Prasarita Eka Padasana  ( Standing Splits Pose )

This is a great pose for practicing balance and increasing flexibility in the hamstrings. The Standing Splits pose is less about form and much more about sensation.


An effective way to strengthen your entire lower body, Standing Splits also helps stabilize the hips and pelvis, making it a great pose for building a solid foundation for your asana practice.

Benefits of Standing Split:

  • Lengthens the hamstring of the standing leg.

  • Strengthens the quadriceps of the standing leg.

  • Strengthens glutes, hamstrings and quadriceps on the lifted leg.

  • Improves balance and stability while improving strength in both hip joints.

  • Releases tension in the cervical spine.

Paripurna Navasana  ( Full Boat Pose )

Paripurna Navasana is one of the variations of Navasana. This asana is all about the alignment of your body and mind through flexibility, endurance, strength and focus.

If you want to make your lower back stronger, this is one of the best bets to practice. Navasana makes the nerves and entire nervous system stronger by making appropriate stretch to the entire body. Practicing the asana helps to relieve from stress.

Benefits of Standing Split:

  • This pose strengthens the lower back and abdominal muscles.

  • Strengthens the thighs, spine and hip flexors.

  • Stretches the spine and hamstrings.

  • Tones the small and large intestines.

  • Stimulates the thyroid, prostate glands and kidneys.

  • Improves the focus, confidence, concentration and core strength

  • Improves the balance.

  • It helps to reduce the stress.

  • Regulates the digestion.

May 26, 2019

Sunday 11:30-1:30

Led by:  Zhanna Zeleke

10 Available Spots

$56.50 (Tax Included)

Pre-Registration Only

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