Everything You’ve Got: A Yoga Class for Every Body

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Inside every person is a whole world, and this workshop explores it all. These classes use the physical practice of yoga and the Jewish soul practice of middot (soul traits) to play with what’s inside and inside out.

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Course Details

Description

Inside every person is a whole world, and this workshop explores it all. These classes use the physical practice of yoga and the Jewish soul practice of middot (soul traits) to play with what’s inside and inside out.

Let’s take up the right space, get grounded, and see things from new perspectives. Each participant will be encouraged to stretch, stand tall, and find the good stuff already inside them.

Students will leave with self-knowledge and the beginnings of a personal practice.

Each class will include intention setting, safety guidelines, and the invitation to bring one’s whole self to class. Come dressed for playful movement. 

Every ability is welcome.

  • Week One: Taking up the right space. How we stand, sit, and flow is great practice for off the mat as well. Participants will practice sun salutations and standing poses. New yoga students will get a strong foundation, experienced yogis will get to develop depth.
  • Week Two: Grounded-ness. What can happen when you’re planted well in a pose? You might just fly. This week includes standing balance poses and arm balances to play with and prepare for.
  • Week Three: Perspective. What do we know about the space we take up? What do we need to feel grounded? And what can we do to learn more? This week will be poses that show us new perspectives: inversions. Students will leave with self-knowledge and the beginnings of a personal practice.
Requirements
We need to be able to lay flat and spread out. A clear space on the floor is necessary.
Supply List

A non-slip yoga mat is a great tool, and a flat folding blanket is helpful. A sturdy chair for those whose legs need help.

Teacher

Rebecca
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Rebecca Sykes offers dynamic workshops rooted in yoga, theater, and text-study that build experience in values-based learning. Her love of experiential education comes from decades at summer camps in North America. Camp feels like home... the kind of home where you build creativity and connection while eating tater tots. With degrees in theater and music from Columbia University and JTS, Rebecca creates learning opportunities with the Foundation for Jewish Camp, the iCenter, Brandeis University, the University of Chicago, and The Jewish Education Project. Rebecca explores middot (soul traits) to learn how the development of the soul affects the development of each day. Her work is described as engaging, energizing, and welcoming. There is learning at every level. Rebecca lives in Jerusalem, where she teaches yoga, sings show tunes on stage and off, and eats hummus.