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Richard Freeman

Richard Freeman

Richard Freeman has been a student of yoga since 1968. He has spent nearly twelve years in Asia studying various traditions, which he incorporates into the Ashtanga yoga practice as taught by his principal teacher, K. Pattabhi Jois of Mysore, India. Richard's background includes studying Sufism in Iran, Zen and Vipassana Buddhist practice, Bhakti and traditional Hatha yoga in India. Starting in 1974 he also began an in-depth study of Iyengar yoga, which eventually led him to Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga. Richard is an avid student of both Western and Eastern philosophy, as well as Sanskrit. His ability to juxtapose various viewpoints, without losing the depth and integrity of each, has helped him develop a unique, metaphorical teaching style.

Richard teaches public classes, month and week-long intensives at his home base, the Yoga Workshop in Boulder, Colorado, as well as spending a good part of each year traveling as a guest instructor at studios throughout the world. He is the author of the book, The Mirror of Yoga (Shambhala Publications), and has produced a number of instructional DVDs and CDs on yoga asana, philosophy, breathing and chanting.

www.yogaworkshop.com


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Build Strength for Inversions & Arm Balances
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Level 2
90 min
Ashtanga
Richard Freeman | Sep 25 2014

Build Strength for Inversions & Arm Balances - Using breath patterns and fun, eccentric postures, this instructional class will introduce the intricac...more

Splitting the Mountain
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level 1-2
30 min
Ashtanga
Richard Freeman | Sep 11 2014

Splitting the Mountain - This tutorial explores a method for deepening Baddha and Upavistha Konasanas. We will experiment with the spiraling patterns arou...more

Explore the Physiological Movement Patterns of Vinyasa
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Level 2
90 min
Ashtanga
Richard Freeman | Aug 28 2014

Explore the Physiological Movement Patterns of Vinyasa - Here we explore the wave-like movement patterns along the spine and through the body, which...more

Kung Fu Warrior
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Level 2
20 min
Ashtanga
Richard Freeman | Aug 14 2014

Kung Fu Warrior - Explore the warrior poses through their extensions, rotations, and feeling tones.

Root of Palate
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level 1-2
15 min
Ashtanga
Richard Freeman | Jul 31 2014

Root of Palate - Releasing the root of the palate is the key to alignment, Mula Bandha and many other contemplative techniques. Here are the basics and how ...more

Continuous Alignment
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Level 2
90 min
Ashtanga
Richard Freeman | Jul 17 2014

Continuous Alignment - Here there is an emphasis on continuous alignment, on the thread of intelligent, aligned, integrated movement - that links postures ...more

Kidney Twist
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Level 2
30 min
Ashtanga
Richard Freeman | Jul 03 2014

Kidney Twist - This class is an exploration of one of the primary patterns associated with Apana. The pattern not only connects the arms correctly to the ri...more

Svara
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level 1-2
15 min
Ashtanga
Richard Freeman | Jun 19 2014

Svara - Learn what Svara is by changing back and forth from the Sun channel to the Moon channel and back again.

Shoulderstand & Headstand Family
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Level 2
90 min
Ashtanga
Richard Freeman | Jun 05 2014

Shoulderstand & Headstand Family - Using special training postures and alternatives, we will construct a delightful way of making these difficult and su...more

Discover the Pelvic Floor
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level 1-2
30 min
Ashtanga
Richard Freeman | May 22 2014

Discover the Pelvic Floor - Discover the pelvic floor and dialectical conversations there. Props Needed: Two blocks and a blanket.

Ganesha's Belly
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level 1-2
30 min
Ashtanga
Richard Freeman | May 08 2014

Ganesha's Belly - An exploration of the lower abdomen and the pelvic floor in the gradual discovery of good breathing and alignment.

Upper Body Prana & Apana
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Level 2
15 min
Ashtanga
Richard Freeman | Apr 24 2014

Upper Body Prana & Apana - Clear distinction between two fundamental patterns, Prana and Apana. How they manifest in shoulder blades, arm and spine.

Integrated, Luminous and Free
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Level 2
90 min
Ashtanga
Multi-Teacher | Apr 16 2014

Integrated, Luminous and Free - Please join Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor in a multi-faceted class. Breathing, bandha, mudra and dristi are the hidden ...more

Reaching to Infinity
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level 1-2
15 min
Ashtanga
Richard Freeman | Apr 09 2014

Reaching to Infinity - Basic, but elusive, scapula rotation allows integrated arm and breath movement.

Training the Pelvic Floor
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Level 2
60 min
Ashtanga
Richard Freeman | Apr 02 2014

Training the Pelvic Floor - Training the pelvic floor to remain integrated keeps the spreading cobra pattern at the back of the diaphragm. This prevents c...more

Optimal Positioning in Shoulder Stands & Plough Poses
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Level 2
45 min
Ashtanga
Richard Freeman | Apr 02 2014

Optimal Positioning in Shoulder Stands & Plough Poses - This class explores the optimal positioning and action used in Shoulder Stands, Plough Poses...more

Principles & Patterns of Pranayama
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level 1-2
15 min
Ashtanga
Richard Freeman | Apr 02 2014

Principles & Patterns of Pranayama - After finding a correct sitting posture, we will explore core principles and patterns of this basic pranayama. Prop...more

Deconstructing Sun Salutations
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level 1-2
90 min
Ashtanga
Richard Freeman | Apr 02 2014

Deconstructing Sun Salutations - A step by step deconstruction of the forms used in Sun Salutations. This allows one to adapt the postures and movements ...more