Finding Your Core and Conquering Inversions with Catherine Marquette

Are you looking for ways to advance your asana and take your practice to the next step? Join Catherine Marquette for a special 3-workshop series to safely and precisely explore some of those advanced postures you’ve been wanting to try! Register here.

This series will introduce you principles of alignment in basic asanas that you will then be able to apply to the more challenging ones. You’ll learn about the body’s physiology and what makes these postures possible. And even if you aren’t able to master every pose taught–at least you’ll have fun trying!

Getting to the Core of It: Using Your Strength to Sustain you On and Off the Mat

Saturday October 28, 2-4 pm
Steady yourself and activate the power of your core–from the inside out!
The definition of core includes “the part of something that is central to its existence”.  This could be realized via a physical practice, such as yoga asana, as we experience how the core lends support in standing poses, opens up in backbends, comes together in balancing postures.  This could also be realized via a more mental practice, such as the yoga yamas and niyamas, or ethical restraints and observances.  Together, these tenants of yoga help to direct our awareness to our center and enable us to act from our core.
$40 general/$30 members

Register here.

Demystifying the Art of Going Upside Down

Saturday December 2, 2-4 pm

We all need a new perspective on life when things turn upside down.  The inverted asanas help us cultivate just that.  Come spend two hours breaking down the component parts of Adho Mukha Vrksasana (handstand), Pincha Mayurasana (forearm stand) Sirsasana (headstand) and Salamba Sarvangasana (shoulderstand).  Turning your world upside down has never been more fun!  You’ll walk away with having cultivated the strength, courage and joy that can come from doing just that.  Playful mindset welcome.

$40 general/$30 members
Register here.

 

Who is this for?

Open to all Hatha students who have a solid understanding of basic asanas. Teachers who are looking for ways to enhance their sequencing and cues are also welcome! Not sure if this is for you? Just email us and we’ll have a chat.

Members, email us for your discount code!

Catherine Marquette is an alignment junkie who prioritizes precision and safety. She first came to yoga through injury – two foot surgeries had ended the former collegiate runner’s life as she knew it, and her doctor prescribed yoga as a way to find movement in the bones and strength in the muscles. What she didn’t realize was that yoga would also be the way to calm her Type A wandering mind and integrate her body, mind and breath. Catherine is a RYT-500 teacher, having received her 200hr certification under Kim Weeks at Boundless Yoga (DC) and her 500hr certification at YogaWorks (NYC) under senior teacher Chrissy Carter. Catherine dove into anatomy and safe alignment principles through an additional 108hr training via Anatomy Studies for Yoga Teachers with Jason Brown. She teaches an alignment-based, challenging, movement-oriented class that provides a well-rounded journey of standing poses, inversions/arm balances, back bends and forward folds. Catherine recently returned to the DC community after 8 years away, mostly in New York City, and is excited to return to the city where she first started her career and yoga practice. Learn more about Catherine at her website.