EssentialYoga Studio

Roberta Dell'Anno E-RYT  500
Certified Scoliosis Trainer

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EssentialYoga Studio Welcomes Susan Elena Esquivel

Back Care and Scoliosis Workshops
​with Susan Elena Esquivel

Saturday, April 6th, 2018​​

Session I: 10:00am - 12:00pm - Iyengar Yoga for Back Care - Upper Body Focus
The shoulder joint includes more muscles than any other part of the body. As a result, the muscles of the neck and shoulders tend to be an area where many people experience tightness or hold tension. Using Iyengar yoga to align the spine, participants learn how to release muscles, create space, increase awareness and relieve pain. Participants will leave with an understanding of common misalignments of posture, how they contribute to tightness or discomfort in the upper body and learn basic poses to release tension and relax muscles of the neck/shoulders. No previous yoga experience necessary.
Cost $40.00 

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Session II: 2:00pm - 5:00pm - Iyengar Yoga for Back Care  and Scoliosis
This session will focus on the back care principles of lengthening and strengthening the core and spinal muscles. Participants will learn how combining yoga postures with breath awareness can help one develop a more symmetrical alignment. A discussion of the different types of curves will aid participants in modifying to support their body’s specific needs. This is accomplished by stretching muscles that have tightened and strengthening muscles that have become weak from an asymmetrical imbalance. Using the principles of Iyengar yoga, one can find a balance point that allows the scoliosis curve, or other spinal imbalances, to coexist with gravity, activating the body’s natural plumb line. The result for most people with scoliosis or other back care concerns is better posture, freer breathing and less pain. No previous experience necessary, all levels welcome.
Cost:    $60.00  
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Both workshops:    $90.00      
​These workshops are appropriate for all levels including, spinal fusions and rods, as well as teachers and body workers. Pre-teens and Teenagers attending the workshop may bring an accompanying parent for free.
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About Susan Elena:
She has been studying yoga for the past 25 years with a focus on the Iyengar method. She is a Certified Iyengar Teacher (CIYT) at the Intermediate Junior I Level and a Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT). She is the director/owner of the Yogashala at Yoga with Susan Elena. Her teaching is a reflection of her focused practice and studies over many years. She is known for precision while taking a playful approach with skillful sequencing to all levels of study allowing each student to go deeper into the understanding of Iyengar yoga.

She completed Certified Senior Iyengar Teacher Elise Browning Miller‘s Yoga for Scoliosis Teacher Training Program and is a Certified Yoga for Scoliosis Trainer. Her classes are infused with the knowledge of spinal health gained in her ongoing apprenticeship with Elise from whom she learns firsthand the nuances of scoliosis and other spinal disorders. Working with spinal imbalances is one of her main interests and a way she hopes to ease suffering.

Don't miss Sri H.S. Arun's return to EssentialYoga Studio!


Beginners Class
Tuesday, June 4th 6:00 - 8:00pm
Arunji will be teaching a "Beginner Level" workshop.  Although this workshop is advertised as a beginner  workshop, it will be a great workshop for all levels of practitioners. This is a small intimate workshop with limited space.  Students will have an opportunity to ask Sri Arun questions after class. 
Cost:  $35.00 before May 1st, $40.00 thereafter

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Asana Exploration for All Levels 
Wednesday, June 5th   12:00-3:00pm
Arunji's innovative teachings will light up our practice and inspire us to explore asanas using props to transform, deepen and elevate our practice.  Students and teachers of all levels will gain an in-depth understanding of the use of props.  Come as you are and get ready to play!   

This is a small intimate workshop with limited space.  This workshop will be limited to 10 students.  Students will have an opportunity to ask Sri Arun questions after class.
Cost:  $55.00 before May 1st, $60.00 thereafter
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Pranayama Class
Wednesday, June 5th,  4:30-5:30pm
This is a rare opportunity to participate in a Pranayama class taught by Sri Arun! This class will provide instruction and practice of Pranayama techniques you can integrate into your current practice.  
Cost: $15.00 before May 1st, $20.00 thereafter
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All Levels Class
Wednesday, June 5th, 6:00-8:00pm
Arunji will be teaching an "All Levels" workshop.  All students are welcome to attend.  This is a small intimate workshop with limited space.  Students will have an opportunity to ask Sri Arun questions after class.

Cost: $35.00 before May 1st, $40.00 thereafter
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Cost for attending entire workshop: $130.00 before May 1st, $160.00 thereafter
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About Sri Arun H.S. 
Sri Arun was a long time student of B.K.S. Iyengar. He is one of a handful of Advanced Iyengar teachers in the world receiving his certification directly from B.K.S. Iyengar.

Arun is known for taking a personal interest in every student he encounters.  He quickly develops an understanding of each student's particular strengths and weaknesses and skillfully guides them according to their capabilities.  Arun's students appreciate him for his ability to connect and teach from the heart, as well as for his quick-witted sense of humor.  He is also the author of: "Experience and Experiment with the chair, The Yoga Way."   

"As I started teaching yoga, I saw different kinds of human bodies and thousands of complex minds; despite the apparent similarities beween people I saw that each individual has very distinct needs."
Yoga Praveena Arun H.S.