Dale Johnson, 200 RYT has been practicing yoga for 10 years, teaching for 3 years and performing YogaFST for 4 years. Dale started his yoga practice when recovering from a second L5/S1 microdiscechtomy in 2007. Like many who come to practice yoga, it started with a desire to recover and heal from an injury. And like many who stay with the practice, Dale found a much deeper connection to mind, body and spirit through yoga. Taking an eclectic approach to yoga, Dale combines the alignment principles of the Iyengar method, the meditation in movement of vinyasa, long holds and principles of yin, and the new understanding of the role of the muscular/fascial matrix of Tom Meyers in his classes. Dale’s philosophy behind YogaFST is to teach a new, fun way of building body strength that will enhance one’s yoga practice and provide balance in life.
Dale Johnson instructs the following:
YogaFST: Functional Suspension Training
(4) Week Series
What if you could practice yoga and perform strength training at the same time? That’s the premise behind YogaFST (Yoga Functional Suspension Training).
In this 4 week series, you will be introduced to the use of suspension training to enhance your strength in full range of motion exercises and awaken the underdeveloped senses of proprioception and interception.
This class is designed for individuals with an existing yoga practice who are looking to expand the depth and flexibility of their practice through increased body strength and balance. YogaFST offers specialized strength training specific to yoga with the understanding that all individuals are different based on body makeup and history. If you are interested in building lean muscle mass, have asymmetry in your body from an injury, or would like to try a different body movement activity that is challenging and fun, it’s time to try YogaFST!
During this 4 week YogaFST series you will:
- Learn basic concepts of suspension training and how to integrate them with your yoga practice
- Experience functional exercises that will address upper body asymmetry
- Complete YogaFST sequences that progress from basic understanding of suspension training movements to standing balance postures, twists, forward folds and inversions
- Learn to integrate music with movement and experience the “flow” that arises
All suspension equipment will be provided. Students must wear yoga socks with gripper bottoms to provide traction.
Not intended for beginning yoga students.
$108 early price paid one week prior to start date;
4.5% transaction fee added for credit card payment
Class maximum: 8 Students