Inversion Immersion and Immunity 

with Marti Yura 

Next Offering TBD
12-Hours offered for Yoga Alliance Certification and an Elective Module in the Vista Yoga 300-Hour Teacher Training
 
**Some Experience of Yoga Recommended
 

Inversion work is a key in the work of yoga Asana.Offering many benefits when practiced appropriately and in a mindful way.

Inversions have been shown to:

Improve Circulation, Boost the Immune System, Increase Core Strength, Improve Balance, Build Confidence, Energize, Relax, Give a New Perspective on Life and Are FUN!

An Inversion is generally categorized as any asana in which the head is below the heart.

And while Headstand, Handstand, Forearm Stand and Shoulder Stand immediately come to mind, there are gentler variations that may be more accessible for students.

Inversions remind us that though Yoga is a contemplative practice, it can also be playful and lighthearted!

In this Workshop, Students will:

  • Incorporate Somatic work in the lineage of SATYA (Sensory Awareness Training for Yoga Attunement) with emphasis on immunity and activation for inversion
  • Discuss when inversions are appropriate, who they are appropriate for, and who they are not appropriate for.
  • Through demonstration and experientially we will go over safest ways to instruct appropriate inversion for students
  • How to use props to create inversion, or modified inversion, that works for everyone, including for those whom it is most appropriate not to invert
  • Evaluate how to use sequencing to create awareness and activation in student’s body, preparing them for inversion.
  • Experience the energetic outcome of each inversion, and learn how to sequence, prop, and teach to achieve the intended energetic effect of inversion
  • Learn ayurvedic principles and five element theory for immunity
  • Discuss nutritional practice for boosting the immune system
  • Explore Dharma, Sutra, and Lifestyle Yoga for the intention of creating a sattvic state in the body

Marti Yura

Marti’s journey has come full circle, from her first fitness studio in Charleston, SC in 1982, to the “birth” of Vista Yoga in Atlanta. Since 1979 her passion for physical and spiritual well-being has led her from teaching various forms of fitness, including personal training, to her discovery of Yoga in 1998.

Both dynamic and therapeutic, Marti’s classes are infused with a thorough understanding of the body, ancient wisdom, her nurturing spirit and a touch of humor.

She is a 500-hour ERYT (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher) with Yoga Alliance. After studying with a wide variety of Yoga teachers, she has been studying extensively with Tias and Surya Little, of Prajna Yoga in Santa Fe, New Mexico, since 2008, achieving her 500-hour certification with them.

She is also trained in Thai Yoga Massage therapy.