Self Care, Vitality, and Joy
When: March 13-14, 2021
Saturday: Build a Strong Foundation – Tap into your lower core strength.
Sunday: Focus & Freedom – Tap into your upper core strength.
Time: 10:00 am -11:30 am (Eastern Time Zone)
Self-Care, Vitality, and Joy
The aim of Saturday’s class is to tap into lower core strength to build a strong, solid, and sturdy foundation.
The aim of Sunday’s class is to address alignment in the upper core to relieve tension and pain and tap into upper core strength to feel energized, light, and free.
Respiratory and Lymph System Care
Yoga helps protect us against Covid-19 by helping us maintain a healthy respiratory, immune, and lymph system. A healthy respiratory system (nasal passageway, nasopharynx, cilia, mucus, and lungs) acts as the body’s first line of defense against invading pathogens and keeps pathogens from entering the body’s blood stream. A healthy immune system helps our body attack against foreign invaders. A healthy lymph system transports infection-attacking white blood cells to the places in the body that need it most and rids the body of toxins and wastes.
Inversions are essential to support the lymph system. Unlike the circulatory system, where the heart pumps oxygenated blood to the cells of the body and returns deoxygenated blood to the lungs, the lymph system does not have a direct pump to transport the lymph and white blood cells around the body. Hence, inversions assist in the circulation of the lymph and white blood cells throughout the body.
Saturday Asanas Standing Warriors. Triangle. Balance poses. Standing/Seated Twists. Domes. Supported Inversions. Restoratives.
Sunday Asanas Downward Facing Hero. Downward Facing Dog. Standing Forward Bends. Wide Leg Forward flexion. Supported Inversions. Bridge. Shoulder stand/Halasana. Supta Baddha Konasana. Restoratives.
Pranayama Each yoga class incorporates pranayama techniques, such as alternate nostril breathing and diaphragmatic (belly) breathing, to calm the mind, soothe the nervous system, and optimize the body’s natural healing capacity.
Pranayama (breath work) maintains healthy lungs where gas exchange occurs (oxygen from the air is transported to the blood and carbon dioxide is eliminated from the blood into the air) and connects us to prana, where vital- life energy is received and given.
Healing Injury? For those who have a history of injury or trauma and notice that the effects of the minor/major injuries are beginning to interfere with your everyday lives, please note that all of the yoga classes are naturally healing.
Each yoga class is designed to help release stored pain, anxiety, stress, or tension you may be experiencing so that vital, healing energy – prana – can move freely through the entire body. When vital energy is flowing freely (not obstructed), you experience positive emotions, revitalized energy, mental clarity, lightness, pain relief, and an overall sense of well-being.
ALL ARE WELCOME
Whether you have attended any of my yoga classes in the past or not, you are welcome to attend any or all of these classes.
Beginner – with at least 6 months of yoga experience
PROPS (If you have, but not all are necessary)
One yoga mat
Two firm blankets
Two firm bolsters
Two yoga blocks
One yoga belt
Two or three sandbags, if you have
Dharma wheel, if you have one
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."
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!"
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."
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.