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.

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Alignment, movement and the structural form of yoga postures exist within the wave patterns of breath and Prana. Carefully following the wave forms of the breath up and down the core of the body, we find complete reversibility of movement, subtle alignment and many many un-named postures, composed only of waves, between the "known" postures. Props Suggested: One block.
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Level 12 90 min

Explore the protraction of the shoulder blades which allows great strength to manifest without any strain coming into the neck or head. Through Standing poses, Dog Poses and the precise form of the Headstand we will balance opposite patterns to open the ears into a pure listening.
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Level 2 45 min

A flowing short form of the Intermediate Series from the Ashtanga system. Ideal for balancing the mind and nervous system, in particular on days that you find yourself with extra stress that needs taming. Most appropriate for intermediate to advanced students.
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Level 23 90 min

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