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Getting into the CORE

Saturday September 7th
2-4:45 pm

The dictionary says that the core is “the central or most important part of something.”  Often neglected in an asana practice, the body’s core is an essential part to awaken, strengthen and lengthen for the health of our spine and our entire body. We will be spending time doing all of these things and examining the essential part of the core in various foundational asanas (postures)

Backbends that feel GOOD!

Sunday September 8th
12-2:45 pm

So often, the gauge of a successful backbend is how deep the bend is and how it looks.  This workshop challenges that concept and will NOT be focused on the exterior form but how it feels from the inside out.  We will use what we learned on Saturday and add to our understating by breaking down some of the keys that make the backbends feel delicious at the moment AND the next day!

Both workshops are mixed levels,  but not appropriate for beginners who have had fewer than 8 classes or students who have any serious therapeutic needs and would be better served in a private session.

Where: Pacific Cultural Center

1307 Broadway Ave. (@ Seabright), Santa Cruz, CA

To register:

$40 per class before Aug 24th
$45  per class thereafter

$70 for both classes before Aug 24th
$80 for both classes thereafter

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Students are encouraged to attend both sessions, as the second session builds on the first.  These workshops will sell out.  Please register early.

Larua Christensen Laura Christensen is a passionate, inspiring, highly skilled national and international yoga teacher who has been a dedicated student of yoga since 1990 and has enjoyed 23 plus years of study under many senior teachers in many different yoga styles.  She is dedicated to uplifting and empowering her students and cultivating a safe place for deep and real connection within and without.  Expect to be profoundly transformed on and off the mat as she skillfully and supportively challenges you and evokes the best version of yourself.  Her powerful presence, authentic voice and focus on integrity motivate students to discover new depths within their hearts and new heights in their asana (posture) practices.  She is honored to be the November 2012 Yoga Journal cover model and featured teacher, and to be featured in several Yoga Journal issues and online videos over the last 10 years. Her focus includes great attention to the breath, core work, balanced energy, intelligent alignment and practical life-supporting inspiration.

To learn more about Laura please visit