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Yoga for Hips, Knees and Ankles: how to open and stabilize your lower body with Suzanne Zuber

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Do you have achy or hyperextended knees and ankles, or tight hips? Are you a Yoga teacher looking for effective methods to help your students heal or avoid knee, ankle and hip pain?

This workshop provides effective ways to create healthy hip, knee and foot alignment in various Yoga poses, including seated meditation poses. Suzanne Zuber will guide you through basic anatomy of the hip and knee, yoga poses, physical therapy exercises, and anatomy awareness as you explore your own optimal alignment and find ways to strengthen and lengthen your muscles. You will emerge with effective tools to create ease and lightness for everyday life.

Suzanne brings not only her training in anatomy and yoga-specific physical therapy, but also her personal experience full recovery, through yoga, from knee instability and hip pain.

Focus: using Yoga poses from various pose-types to effectively free your hips and stabilize your knees and ankles.

- standing and balancing poses (warrior, triangle & co)
- hip openers (pigeon & co.)
- cross legged meditation pose and modifications (sukkhasana & co.)
- hip openers and knee strengthening drills from functional movement & physical therapy

Modification tips, as well as special sequencing variations provided.

Cost: $45 before / $50 day of

About Suzanne:

Suzanne Zuber (RYT 500), European-American yogini and international yoga instructor, has been fortunate to study in-depth asana, anatomy, therapeutics, and the various Yogic traditions and philosophies with world-renowned Hatha and Vinyasa teachers. With Noah Mazé, she earned her 300-hour Yogamazé teaching certificate during a year-long course of study in Berlin, focusing on Iyengar-based alignment Hatha and Vinyasa yoga. She is a graduate of the 200-hour Anusara-based yoga teacher training with Siri Peterson, Chrissy and Kenny Graham, and has further studied with Abby Tucker, Jim Bernaert, and Sianna Sherman. She has taught at various studios in Stockholm, Munich, and the Bay Area, and currently runs a yoga-program for students and teachers at the German International School of Silicon Valley (Berkeley campus).

Suzanne’s passion for teaching comes from direct experience: a belief that yoga can turn your life around as you reconnect to your innate physical and mental freedom. Suzanne’s yoga journey began over a decade ago as a stressed-out, pained young mother and museum professional, in a German Ashtanga studio. Here, she found the gracefulness she was missing from her years of dancing Ballet; yet what intrigued her most was the peace she experienced in the practice. In California, Suzanne encountered Anusara Yoga, whose alignment-based and heart-centered method helped her overcome chronic pain and reframe her approach to life’s ups and downs.

Yoga classes with Suzanne are upbeat and humorous, challenging and reflective. She likes to interweave ancient myths (with a grain of salt), tapping into timeless universal truths as we explore asanas, pranayama, and meditation on the mat. Suzanne is happiest when her students come out of her class feeling balanced and energized, strong to the core, and well-aligned in body, mind, and spirit.