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Advancing Your Practice Series

September - December, 2018 


Class 1:  Planting Seeds:  Standing Balances


Class II:  First Layer Back Bends:  Your Expansive Breath!


Class III:  Hip Openers:  Grounded in Gratitude


Class IV: Forward Bends:  New Beginnings 

Yoga Roots, Shelburne VT

Grounded in Gratitude, Grateful for Diversity, Hip-Openers

November, 2018

Our hips support us whether we are sitting or not.  They are the gateway for our spine to ascend vertically, even as we traverse our world horizontally.  The largest joints of our body, the strongest muscles of our body, sometimes the constriction of these muscles cause us to want more freedom in many dimensions.


This workshop will explore each dimension that our hips travel in.  Taking us to a place of greater ease (sukkha).  Fortunately, gratefully the antidote for any discomfort (dukkha) is a comfortable steady seat.

Lake Champlain Yoga & Wellness

Safely Supporting Your Shoulderstand

October, 2018

According to Iyengar,  "The importance of Sarvangasana cannot be over-emphasized.  It is one of the greatest boons conferred on humanity by our ancient is the Mother of asanas."  From the benefits for our endocrine system, our postural muscles, and just the good fun of being able to see our world as upside down, shoulderstand is a treasure house of blessings being bestowed.  


Lake Champlain Yoga and Wellness


Back Care:  Basics and beyond

May, 2018

Maintaining a healthy and happy spine.


Lake Champlain Yoga & Wellness

Building Resiliency Through Inversions

April, 2018


An inversion workshop focusing on Adho Mukha Vrksasana (Handstand) and Sirsasana (Headstand) variations.

Seeing the good, even when life looks upside down.

Yoga Roots, Shelburne VT

In Bloom:  Your beautiful, bountiful breath

April, 2018

A back bend oriented asana sequence, as preparation for pranayama.  


Take a deep new breath.

Trinity Yoga

Lateral Angles:  Changing your attitude by a change in latitude  

February, 2018

Trikonasana, Virabhadrasana II, Parsvakonasana, Ardha Chandrasana, with supine and seated equivalents.

Lake Champlain Yoga & Wellness


Fun in the Fundamental Poses

February, 2018


A second six week series.  Back by popular demand!


*Warrior for balance

*Friends with Warrior II

*Strength in arms

*Back bend basics

*Here come the Sun Salutations

Lake Champlain Yoga & Wellness

New to Yoga: A six week series for beginners

January - February, 2018

*Discover your core strength.

*Take a stand for balance 


*Happy hips, knees, ankles

*Strong Shoulders, elbows, wrists



Lake Champlain Yoga & Wellness

Happy Healthy Hips:  Being grounded in openness

January, 2018


Lake Champlain Yoga & Wellness

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“Michael is very professional and knowledgeable and very sensitive to my individual needs at every meeting.  He is able to adapt his emphasis each session on what seems most appropriate for me.  He has improved my yoga depth of knowledge and made each week fun yet very beneficial, spiritually as well as physically.  A pleasure to work with."  

-P. Satow, BA Columbia, MA Georgetown

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