All Bowspring classes have been moved to live online. You can see the schedule here. We do offer in person, outdoor, private classes.
What is it? It is a mind/body practice that evolved from the many years of yoga practice of two teachers – you can read about them and the practice here. In general terms, it is a practice and physical alignment that challenges us to be strong AND open. It is dynamic and functional. It is challenging to learn and the benefits are worth the effort.
One of the reasons the practice is challenging, is that it asks us to question and then try out new alignments for every part of the body. It takes most people about 10 sessions to get a beginning understanding of this new alignment. The second challenge is that the new alignments can open places we have been closed for a long time. This can stir emotional release. This can be uncomfortable….. and when on a path of growth, so worth it. It is not just a practice you do while on your mat, but one you take with you into the world.
Amy Wallace started practicing Bowspring in 2015. She stepped into a class one afternoon, experienced the opening that was so in alignment with her quest for growth, that she continued practicing regularly. Since that time, she started teaching Bowspring to her pregnant and postnatal clients, with positive results. Presently Amy is a “Dedicated Bowspring Teacher” and she expects to complete her teacher certification process in 2020.
Prenatal Bowspring – classes that provide an introduction to the Bowspring as well as practices that prepare you for and can be used during labor and birth. Bowspring alignment provides an approach that opens and strengthens – two essential parts to labor and birthing. At this time pregnant people can join Intro to Bowspring.
Intro to Bowspring – classes that take you through the 10 key areas of the body and provide a foundation you can build on – with the Elemental and Level 1 classes, and/or in your regular activities. This class can be adapted for pregnant and postnatal people. You need to attend a class on each of the 10 key areas prior to progressing to Level 1 classes.
Elementals – this class deepens your experience with the Bowspring alignment at a pace a bit faster than Intro, but not as intense as Level 1. Anyone can join this class, but it will make more sense if you have completed at least 8-10 of the Intro classes.
Level 1 Bowspring – classes that build on the Intro and Elemental classes, providing opportunity to bring the Bowspring alignment into a flow of poses and/or focused work on key aspects of the alignment. This class can be adapted for pregnant people who have done the Intro classes. It is recommended that you have completed at least 8-10 of the Intro classes before joining Level 1 classes.