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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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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 - Breathing, bandha, mudra and dristi are the hidden practices with Ashtanga Vinyasa that make postures integrated, luminou...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
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

The Foundation of Alignment
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level 1-2
30 min
Ashtanga
Richard Freeman | Apr 02 2014

The Foundation of Alignment - Prana governs inhaling. Apana governs exhaling. This class explores how these two primary patterns of Internal Shakti are t...more

Alignment as Mudra
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Level 2
120 min
Ashtanga
Richard Freeman | Jul 15 2009

Alignment as Mudra - "Alignment As Mudra" Filmed at the Telluride Yoga Festival. www.tellurideyogafestival.com