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Parivrtta Sthiti: Enlightened Revolutions Yoga Workshop
This three-hour class will focus mainly on the grouping of poses called Parivrtta Sthiti. The physical Parivrtta action of turning or revolving can be associated with embracing a balanced view of all sides of a situation. Parivrtta Sthiti has many yogic benefits, particularly for the abdominal organs. They can stimulate the digestive system, improve kidney, liver and adrenal gland functioning and promote the health of the spine and disks. Twists are important counter poses that can be incorporated at the end of most practice sessions and they complement forward and backward bending poses by stretching the muscles in more complex ways than by flexion and extension alone. Perhaps it gives us the opportunity to get more clarity from a different view of life. We generally face life straight on and the twisting poses bring awareness to our back body not to mention the great hip opening! K-Lea Gifford is a second-generation Yoga instructor. She started practicing in 1983 and began training in the Iyengar method in 1990. K-Lea has studied in Pune, India with the Iyengars several times and is certified at the Junior Intermediate Level 2. She graduated from Florida State University in 1986 and is a certified Advanced Alaya Process Practitioner. K-Lea was the founder/owner of two Yoga studios in Nashville, TN. She teaches retreats and workshops in the United States and Canada. She enjoys working therapeutically with Yoga as well as specialty classes such as pregnancy, restorative, and back care needs.