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Relax, Release and Strengthen Your Shoulders

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Thursday 11/17/2022 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
$35.00 Relax, Release and Strengthen Your Shoulders

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Many of us feel tense and tight in our shoulders, neck and upper back due to stress or postural habits. It can be intuitive to stretch out that tension, but often stretching only temporarily addresses the problem, or even makes it worse. In this workshop we will explore the basic biomechanics of the shoulder, common imbalances that can result in pain or injury and techniques for creating more strength and ease in the muscles that often feel tight. This workshop is open to any level of yoga experience and will take place in a hybrid format with a video recording available.

This workshop will be taught in a hybrid format—students may choose to join in person at the studio or online. Registered students will have access to the workshop recording for 30 days following the live event.

Alex Phelan

As a Yoga Alliance certified E-RYT 500, Alex has been teaching yoga since 2009 and completed over 1,000 teaching hours. Exploring within the diverse traditions of yoga has been a profoundly transformative experience for her, and she aims to share her own sense of wonder and empowerment with each of her students and clients.

In 2017, Alex helped to launch the 200HR Circle Yoga Teacher Training as a founding lead trainer. In her role as teacher trainer, she is passionate about providing trainees with the skills they need to offer yoga beyond the confines of a traditional studio or gym setting. This includes understanding the anatomical basis for asana in a holistic, mindful and balanced way.

Since 2019, Alex has been enrolled in the Masters of Science in Yoga Therapy program at the Maryland University of Integrative Health with an anticipated graduation as a yoga therapist in July of 2021. She has worked in a variety of settings, from physical therapy clinics to yoga studios to community and workplace sites. All of these experiences infuse her approach to ensuring that each student or client is offered a balanced practice that is appropriately challenging and matched to their needs and goals.