Vinyasa 2/3: Creative, strong work toward a "Headless" headstand practice

Create a solid container through the core and shoulders and use your flexibility toward "headless" headstand, feeling the strength and support in the shoulders. | taught by Amanda Barp
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About this class:

Letting things go is appropriate from a Chinese medicine point of view for the Fall, and cutting out things in your life that are no longer needed and recognizing that the unknown is often scary. We work to create a solid container through the core as well as shoulder strength and flexibility, toward a peak pose of "headless" headstand with a focus on working to keep that contained feeling in the torso while going upside down and a feeling of strength and stability in the shoulders. Props: 3 blocks

Amanda Barp
Amanda Barp

About the Instructor

I began my yoga practice 15 years ago when I moved from the Midwest to Oregon as a transfer student. I was delighted to find that I could take a class through the university, and was lucky to have such a great experience with yoga from the beginning. This instilled in me the importance of first interactions with this practice. Fostering an environment of acceptance, understanding and non-judgment is very important to me, both in the yoga studio and in my own work as a massage therapist. I completed the 200 hour yoga teacher training at The Bhaktishop in 2015. I’ve been very lucky to have wonderful mentors who are willing to work with me as I begin this journey of teaching, most notably my teachers at The Bhaktishop; Lisa Mae, Monicka, Kate and Tasha.

I continue to be amazed by the human body and how our daily movement and habits can affect how we move through our lives. Asana provides an excellent outlet for understanding ourselves more deeply, while providing a space in which we can strive to make sense of ourselves and our place in relation to each other and the world.


Course Contents

1 Video
1.0 hr