For all of you who are serious about yoga, here is a message from Claire Barrett.
Competition season is here!
I know that the words “competition” and “yoga” sound strange together, let me explain….
Asana competition is an old tradition in India. Bikram himself was a multi time national champion, as was his wife Rajashree. The goal is to demonstrate absolute stillness, control and ease while performing a series of postures. You are in competition with yourself. USA Yoga Federation was founded by Rajashree Choudhury to help promote the awareness of yoga in the US, and this organization holds yearly competition events at the State, Regional and National levels. You can find more info about USA Yoga here:
What do I need to do?
To enter at the state level all that’s needed is a 3 minute video of you performing 6 yoga postures by January 10th, 2018.
How do I do that?
Bikram Yoga Rye Brook (by.rb) will host a series of 5 workshops, 1 hour each, that will focus on each category of demonstration- forward compression, backward bending, stretching and spine twisting.
This is a great opportunity to ask questions, get tips, more personalized attention and corrections in postures. We will work on perfecting postures done in the Bikram series and learn some new fun ones as well.
You will get all the coaching needed to put together a fantastic routine, and then by.rb will help you video and submit it!
The cost is $195 which includes –
- 5 workshops:
November 4, 2:45 – 3:45pm (forward compression)
November 18, 2:45 – 3:45pm (backbending)
December 2, 2:45 – 3:45pm (stretching)
December 16, 2:45 – 3:45pm (spine twisting)
January 6, 2:45 – 3:45pm (video day)
- Your athlete registration and membership to USAYoga
- Your competion video
- Coaching by by.rb staff
Why do this?
Yogis from all over the country do this for many different reasons.
I can tell you why I do it- for a concentrated amount of time each year the competition makes me put my yoga practice first. It makes me put me first. I dedicate time to work on my postures, growing my practice and, in turn, improving my life. I have competed at both the regional and national levels, and every time I realize that I’m much stronger than I ever knew. I am reminded how grateful I am for my yoga practice, and for all the people and experiences my practice has brought into my life. I’ve made life long friends with other yogis, and changed my mind about what my body and heart are capable of. I have had the very fortunate experience to work with some outstanding teachers and world champions as coaches and I want to pass the knowledge along. Plus it’s fun. It’s so much fun, ask anyone who’s done it!
With much love,
This message is courtesy of Frannie at Bikram Yoga in Rye Brook