Healthy Hips & Lower Body Stability – A Workshop with Maria Pountou
The lower body is a complex system of muscles that governs our relationship to gravity. As yogis, over-emphasizing the lengthening and opening of a particular muscle group - such as the hamstrings - can often lead to a cascade of problems in our low back, hips and knees.
This workshop will take us through hip-focused flows, encouraging the release of tension. We will explore the muscles of the pelvis, legs and low back and learn ways to engage these muscles synergistically to create strength and suppleness.
Explore new ways to find balance both on and off your feet by releasing tight, overworked muscles and actively engaging underutilized ones to bring the body back into perfect balance.
Muscular restriction is not the sole explanation for “tight hips”! You will gain a new understanding of your unique hip structure and how to modify your yoga practice accordingly.
Many knee and back conditions stem from hip issues, so students with knee and back pain will glean information they can apply to regions uptown and downtown of our target zone.
Maria Pountou is a Zurich based yoga and movement teacher. She brings her 10 year yoga teaching experience combined with her passion over power lifting and strength in order to create awareness to her students about their practice and how to keep it sustainable through the years.
Maria’s teachings are strongly influenced by the traditions of Ashtanga, as well as her teachers Tiffany Cruikshank, Sri Dharma Mittra and David Reggelin. She has studied eastern philosophies abroad and fuses this exposure with her knowledge of physical anatomy to provide her students with unparalleled healing through yoga.
Maria is registered as a 500-hour E-RYT with Yoga Alliance.
For more information please consult her website www.yogainked.com
Maria Pountou will lead this workshop on Saturday of September 7, 2019 from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm at AIRYOGA, Oberdorfstrasse 2 in 8001 Zurich.
This workshop is recommended for yoga students of all levels and traditions.
Maria teaches in English.
The rate for the workshop is Fr. 90.-
The number of participants is limited.
Please note the reservation and cancelation policy for workshops at AIRYOGA.
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