Healthy alignment of the shoulder girdle is the foundation for freedom in the neck and the circulation of prana—blood, lymph, and nerve impulse—between heart and head. Often, postural habits or misaligned asana practice, along with stress and anxiety, cause imbalances and strain in the shoulders and neck. This session will offer somatic movements and skillful techniques in asanas to stabilize the shoulder girdle, expand the upper chest, and release and realign the neck. Our meditation practice will support calm abiding as an antidote to stress and anxiety.
Djuna Devereaux is a rare teacher who weaves the power of asana training, with somatic movement, anatomy, and the wisdom of yoga and the Dharma into each transformative offering. The yoga postures are articulated as vehicles of insight, inviting us to wake up through depth of knowledge and practice, while supporting the body’s innate capacity to heal. Djuna is faculty for Prajna Yoga, and her teaching reflects thousands of hours spent studying with Tias and Surya Little. She currently teaches Prajna Yoga’s 200-hour teacher training and the Dharma and Yoga Teacher Training at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. Djuna offers workshops and teacher trainings internationally, and annual retreats at Green Gulch and Tassajara. She is also a certified yoga therapist in private practice and is currently in the Somatic Experiencing Practitioner certification program. Djuna graced the cover of Yoga Journal in October, 2012 and was featured the same year in their August issue. She currently lives on Orcas Island, WA. Djunayoga.com