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first session in the Total Yoga: The Flow Series offers
easy-to-follow introductions for beginners and is an
excellent alternative practice for more experienced
students. This session builds foundations for a balanced
daily yoga practice, including sun salutations, standing
and other classical postures, emphasizing proper alignment,
balance, flexibility, focus and yogic breathing. This
practice is in the flowing Hatha Vinyasa style that
links the poses to provide a continuous workout routine.
The program begins with an introduction to yogic breathing
and concludes with restorative poses and final relaxation.
Approximate practice time: 35 minutes.
Total Yoga: Earth is the most basic workout drawing upon the foundations of Hatha Yoga. This 35-minute program offers detailed instruction on fundamentals such as ujjayi breathing and the sun salutation. Tracey Rich and Ganga White keep the asanas simple and demonstrate alternative postures for participants with compromised backs and necks. The cueing is both informative and clear, with valuable safety information about body alignment and form. This is a strong and thoughtful regimen that will be welcome by first-time student and intermediate practitioners alike.
White Lotus Foundation holds Yoga teacher training courses four times per year in Santa Barbara, CA at our beautiful retreat center in the mountains. Students attend from around the country to receive their yoga certification. For in-depth information on our Yoga Certification Program, click Yoga Certification. Our courses are renowned around the world for their comprehensive content, individual attention to each student, and for the wonderful
transformational experience of studying with yoga pioneers and best selling authors, Ganga White and Tracey Rich.
White Lotus Foundation offered the first yoga teacher training and certification in America in 1968.