Innovative Sustainable Yoga Class

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A non-traditional yoga class introducing ideas of sustainability and mindfulness to yoga students.

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Innovative Sustainable Yoga Class

  1. 1. Innovative Sustainable Yoga ClassKelly KokaiselDay 1: Discussion: Overview of yoga. Overview of sustainability. Discuss how the 2 relate. Reading: Power Yoga, Beryl Bender Birch. Read chapter 1, the hard and the soft. The Green Imperative, Victor Papanek. Activity: Go through Sun Salutation 1 with group. 30 min.Day 2: Discussion: Assessment of how sustainable our lives are. How sustainable are our yogapractices? What can we do to make them more sustainable? Do’s and Don’ts of Yoga practice. Reading: Power Yoga. Read chapters 2 (Breathing for Life) and 3 (The Generation of Heat). Plan B: 3.0, Lester R. Brown. Read Chapter 1, Entering a New World. Activity: Go through Sun Salutations with work on form and breathing. 30 min.Day 3: Discussion: Assessment of current diet. Do we know where our food is coming from? Whatabout where it goes? How can we make our diet more sustainable? Reading: Power Yoga. Read chapter 4, Power and Balance. Plan B: 3.0. Read chapter 9, Feeding 8 Billion Well. Activity: Go through Primary Standing Series 1. 30 min. Begin keeping food log.Day 4: Discussion: Assessment of our energy consumption. How much energy do we use athome/work/for entertainment? What are the alternatives and how can we make the most effectivechoices? Reading: Power Yoga. Read chapter 7, Protection in the Unprotected State. Plan B: 3.0. Read chapter 12, Turning to Renewable Energy. Activity: Go through Sun Salutations, Primary Standing Series 1, and Closing Sequence, focusingon form and breathing. Review food log. 30 min. Snack and celebration.

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