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Hip Opening Workshop

Hip Hip Hooray. Open Hips. Improve Range of Motion. A Hip Opening Workshop with Julianne Rice and Kent Bond.

Sunday, October 22, 1-3:30pm, $40

Are your hips tight, hamstrings tight, lower back gets sore easily?  Then this workshop is for you!
Whether you run, dance, do yoga or sit for long hours – doing exercises to help open and release your hips is a good thing!

Come join Julianne and Kent and dedicate some time to work slowly and carefully through this very important area of the body.

Benefits possible when range of motion is increased in the hip region include:

–Improved agility through the entire body

–An overall sense of lightness, better health and well being

–Release of stress and anxiety

–Relief from chronic and/or temporary pain in the hips, low back and knees 

–Improved joint mobility

–Improved circulation

–Increased strength and flexibility

Learn effective techniques to “open” your hips and how to apply the techniques to your classical yoga postures. Also, learn why hip strength is important and how it is possible that strong hips can also be flexible hips.

Julianne Rice and Kent Bond, both seasoned senior teachers, share a very special interest and expertise in all things “inversions”, especially handstands. They come from similar backgrounds, using the form and alignment of Iyengar Yoga along with the Vinyasa Flow style of Ashtanga yoga. Their dynamic teaching styles maintain structure and momentum while attending to the particular needs of each individual.

Teaching special focus workshops (i.e. Handstand, Headstand, Shoulderstand, Arm Balances, Partner Yoga) for 20 plus years independently from each other they are coming together to combine their energies and talents for this special YIY Workshop.

Leading and/or contributing widely in Yoga Teacher Trainings, they specialize in support yoga teachers, teacher trainees and students in beginning, cultivating and advancing their inversion practices.

Kent Bond, creator of Willow Glen Yoga in San Jose, CA, is a well-respected Yogi living in the Bay Area. Kent developed a singular teaching style that is informative, challenging and uplifting, and has in experience many years of teaching, practice and study in several lineages of Yoga. He has extensive and ongoing studies in the White Lotus tradition with Ganga White and Tracey Rich, including advanced and undergraduate teaching certifications. In addition, he holds certification from Erich Schiffmann and has trained with numerous emerging masters including Duncan Wong, Robert Brook and Russell Kai Yamaguchi. Kent leads specialized workshops in the USA and Europe and is an ongoing member of the White Lotus Foundation teacher training staff.

Kent uses the form and alignment of Iyengar Yoga with the vinyasa style of Ashtanga, rooted in the inspiration and philosophy garnered from the White LotusFoundation. His dynamic teaching style maintains structure and momentum while attending to the particular needs of each individual. Encouraging the concept of Chikitsa (Yoga therapeutics) and utilizing breath as the principle vehicle to move the body Kent invites you to discover and move your awareness to deeper levels.

Kent also holds a Master’s Degree in Painting from UC Berkeley, and a Fine Arts Degree from the California College of Arts and Crafts. He enjoys making the marriage between the disciplines of Yoga and artistry, and his classes are laced with a sense of humor.


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