Last Friday I had the amazing honor to teach six teen girls, including my badass niece and soccer extraordinaire-Claire Carver, partner yoga with her friends overlooking lake Minnetonka.
It was a beautiful if yet chilly day with wonderful relaxing views of the water. We learned self calming techniques, including poses for calming, as well as breathing techniques.
A great time was had by all, including myself!
It gave me a lot of ideas of how to help other teens, young girls and athletes.
We learned not only good partner stretches, but also ways to build strength in important areas, to help us be better athletes.
Leaning on each other and working together is such an important part of being part of a team.
Working together-supporting each other while also counter balancing, can be used on and off the mat, on and off the field.
This one with a little twist involved was a little tricky to figure out, but once we did it looked beautiful!
I'm so grateful to the girls for trying something new and being good
sports, and especially to my sister in law, Lori Carver for arranging
the whole event!
|warming up in childs pose|
|partner assisted childs pose: AKA "don't squish your friends!"|
|forward fold-huddle, to help open back body|
|partner plank-its hard work!|
|assisted downward dog|
|support your friends-lean on one another-supported tree!|
|high five! Hip opener|
|reach high... reach together|
|Angie assisting the girls in partner version of warrior II|
|Savasana... rest and integrate|
|Savasana with a friend, the best way to end a fun class|