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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.

Recent classes

A specially modified sun salutation to help discover the apana pattern and then to strengthen it. Within your sun salutations, hold bakasana for five breaths, down dog for five breaths and repeat the pattern. The idea is to keep the prana (heart) open, when there is full expression of the apana (serpent tail). This allows full grounding and compression free flexion.
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Level 2 10 min
Exercises for the Apana pattern. Apana is the pattern throughout your body controlling exhaling and grounding. A practice that reveals the pattern and movements of apana and shows the secrets of how to train it. Open and feel the channels which allow you to drop your breath. Standing poses, core strengthening poses navasana and bakasana are included.
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Level 2-3 60 min
A look at wonderful and simple alignment patterns that will make your shoulders and wrists stable and happy. Spend time opening your psoas with arm variations. Work your shoulder joint in puppy pose and learn how to radiate strength from your core out through your hands without any discomfort. Return to standing at the top of your mat and experience all of the effects of your mindful practice.
Practice Focus: Wrists & Shoulders

Level 1-2 30 min

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