There are many ways to sequence asana classes in Anusara® yoga. We can use a general template strategy or a heart-based theme, an alignment principle, a philosophical perspective, a category of postures, a body part, or a functional movement.
We can design our classes with a therapeutic application in mind or with a specific posture as the "peak" or "pinnacle" posture, all to good effect. Truly, the work of creative sequencing is endless!
This presentation builds on the foundational sequencing knowledge of a general template approach to help teachers refine their understanding of how to build toward peak poses effectively, efficiently, and progressively. We will explore the repetition of shape and action and how to break down poses into component parts using related postures, prop techniques and muscle activation techniques in order to deconstruct and reconstruct the postures with greater clarity and freedom.
Teachers will learn techniques to re-enliven the approaches they are already using, committed practitioners will learn to see the structures behind the classes they enjoy and will learn tools to design their own practice sessions and teacher trainers will get ideas for how to present this fundamental skill to their trainees.
Christina Sell, is known for her precise teaching style and intelligent sequence strategies. She was certified in Anusara® yoga in 2003 and has maintained an active teaching schedule since 1998. She is the author of three books on yoga and body image. She resides in Bellingham, Washington with her husband, two cats, and the world's best dog, Locket.