Develop Upper Core Strength and Flexibility
Stability and Mobility
Rhomboids connect the pectoral girdle to the spinal vertical.
Pranayama techniques and restoratives.
Seated Poses to Lift the torso
Baddha Konasana/ Cradle Stretch/One leg outstretched
Wide Leg seated flexion
Wide Leg Standing Flexion
Virabdrasana 11 to windmill pose (repeats)
Virabdrasana 11 with arms bound behind the back
Supta Padandusthasana series (Laying on back) Hold each pose for 10 belly breaths
a. )Supta Padangusthasana B
b.) Supta Padangusthasana
C.) Supta Padangusthasana A
D.) Revolved Supta Padangusthasana
Transformational Work for upper core
1. Kneeling table
2. Incline w/ small push ups
3. Prone mountain series
4. Downward Facing dog w shoulder strap
Parighasana Cross bar of a Gate Pose
TadasAna w/ side bends (back to gate pose)
Hanumanasana on bolsters or on chair
Twist- Pasasana- Noose Pose
Parivrtta Janu Sirsasana
Seated Parighasana 1
Seated Twist Poses
Ardha Matsyendrasana – Half Lord of the fishes pose
Viparita Karani – 5 minutes
Savasana – 12 minutes
I had the distinct pleasure of studying yoga and taking classes with Roger and Kari in Madison for around four years. I learned volumes! As another student put it, their method of teaching is like the “philosopher’s stone” applied to yoga. Classes were both insightful and delightful on account of Kari’s whimsical sense of humor. The vibe was intense and focused yet without taking anything too seriously. We had fun while devoting ourselves to precise alignment. I highly recommend their Iyengar-style technique and Kari‘s personal teaching style!"
Kari Tomashik is a true and kind teacher of Eischens Yoga. She has taken Roger Eischen’s groundbreaking work much further. Kari is both a very clear communicator who can help the uninitiated and experienced practitioner to learn about their body/mind/spirit, and an experimenter who keeps her ego out of the way of her focus on the learner.
I have known Kari for a number of years. She is unequaled in her dedication to using yoga as a vehicle to understand her place in the world and make an impact in the lives of those she encounters. She has a deep knowledge of the workings of the human body – derived from her personal practice and her many years of teaching. She approaches each individual as a unique person and treats all with respect. Besides that, she has a great sense of humor and an assured yet gentle manner."
I met Kari on my travels in Pai, (Thailand). I was so lucky to have the chance to practice with her on my morning sessions. Kari showed me with a few words and gentle adjustments the way to open my heart. But more valuable to integrate & strengthen that open heart. Kari is an authentic,natural born teacher who shares her experience from deep down in her beautiful heart! Everlasting gratitude."