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Special handstand-focused yoga workshop at the Vail Vitality Center, Sept. 3

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What: Crazy for Handstand Workshop, with Tracy Long.

When: 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 3.

Where: Vail Vitality Center, 352 E Meadow Drive, No. 3, Vail.

Cost: $15 for Vitality Center members and $20 for nonmembers.

More information: Call 970-476-7960.

VAIL — The practice of yoga invites each person to explore various poses with curiosity. Since each practitioner has his or her own personal mix of strength, flexibility and balance, everyone is at a different point in the journey in any given pose.

For example, someone who is an expert at splits may still be a novice at side plank. In a regular class format, there may not be time to break down the more challenging poses. For that reason, the Vail Vitality Center is offering Crazy for Handstand Workshop with Tracy Long on Saturday to help practitioners appreciate the key anatomical actions that contribute to a confident handstand.

Explore the edges of your practice

“Tracy is an skillful instructor who specializes in taking folks at all levels of practice to a deeper experience,” said Karen Anderson, yoga studio director and teacher at the Vail Vitality Center. “This workshop is a perfect opportunity to explore the edges of your practice in a safe and supported environment.”

A handstand is a practice unto itself, and for many people, it can take years to master. However, getting to a handstand is about more than holding your legs up in the air for a few seconds. It is a process requiring inquiry: What works for me? What doesn’t work for me? It invites each practitioner into deep study on the mat, offering self-earned lessons regarding strength, perspective and trust.

In the workshop, participants will explore thoughtful exercises to build awareness and confidently approach supported and unsupported handstand in the middle of the room.

The Crazy for Handstand Workshop with Long will take place on Saturday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The cost is $15 for Vitality Center members and $20 for nonmembers. For more information or to register, call 970-476-7960.



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