On the Edge:  Finding Balance with Paul Menard

Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018
1:30-3:30 pm
$30 in advance, $35 at door
Join Paul Menard for this playful workshop that explores the art of balancing poses. Attendees will step to the edge of the unknown with their bodies as they experiment with standing on hands and feet. These challenging poses will be approached in a way that allows for both the beginner and the advanced student to move into balance.
Participants will:
–       Explore transitions and movement with one point of contact
–       Maintain steadiness in entering, exiting, and holding balancing poses
–       Analyze the dynamics of balancing on the hands
–       Review alignment of the limbs to safely hold the body’s weight
“If you can adapt to and balance in a world that is always moving and unstable, you learn how to become tolerant to the permanence of change and difference.”  BKS Iyengar
Paul Vasisthasana

Register online here, over the phone (413-584-5054), or in person.  Cash, check/money order, and credit/debit accepted.

Paul Menard – Director, Yoga Instructor & Shiatsu Practitioner E-RYT 500, YACEP

Paul Menard began studying yoga in 2002 and has maintained a passionate practice ever since. His background in classical dance gives him profound appreciation for the intricacy of the form that yoga affords. His elegance and grace shines though his postures and the execution of his teaching. Paul’s pursuit of a more spiritual practice led him to Karuna, where he feels blessed to have found such an open and welcoming community. In addition to yoga, Paul has a fervor for education. He completed his master’s degree in Adult Education and Training in early 2011 to complement his career as a workplace learning and development professional. He has completed the 300-hour advanced yoga teacher certification program at Karuna and is seeking other professional credentials as an educator. Paul is excited to connect his love of education and passion for yoga at Karuna.