Faculty


Rob Walsh

Hatha Yoga

@robwalshyoga

Bio

Rob has been practicing yoga and incorporating its philosophy into his life since 2008. His travels throughout south India allowed him to visit several temples and spiritual hot spots while meeting mystical beings along the way. The essence of this rich tradition and his experience lives on through his teachings.

Since becoming an instructor, Rob has studied many different styles of yoga and has roots in all nine forms including Hatha, Raja, Karma, Kriya, Bhakti, Japa, Laya, and Jnana as well as a focus on the eight Limbs of Yoga with great emphasis placed on Yama and Niyama. With experience teaching many workshops and master classes, Rob has helped organize teacher trainings throughout the country. In the past year Rob has also begun orchestrating his own yoga retreats with the first experience being held on the beaches of Troncones, Mexico.

Rob’s workshops include Foundations of Hatha Yoga, Arm Balance and Inversions (Handstands/Headstands), Bhakti, Pranayama and the Subtle World of Chakras. Rob teaches a fun devotional practice that emphasizes good health, a clear mind and a kind heart while weaving together many teachings in order to bring yoga practitioners closer to the goal of Self-Realization.

Class Description

  1. Throwing Shapes (The Inter-Relations of Core, Arm Balances, and Inversions)
  2. A detailed breakdown of seven core strengthening and opening practices and application of an awakened core including up to fifteen arm balances and inversion poses. With each pose we will learn how to observe, understand and relate in a meaningful way with effective verbal and hands–on cues to students who exhibit different challenges and tendencies in each particular pose. This workshop covers benefits, risks and contraindications, alignment principles and energetic actions. We also cover how and from what vantage point to best observe and demonstrate helpful modifications including the use of props and variations for students who can go farther.

  3. Connect to Your Roots : Organic Flow
  4. This practice is a vinyasa flow with a focus on grounding. There will be a series of grounding postures with unique strength building sequences, balancing postures and the break down of a few advanced variations followed by pranayama and meditation.

  5. Soul Grown Ocean Inspired Vinyasa Flow
  6. This practice is all about fluidity in motion. Emphasis is placed on connecting to the fluidity of the yoga postures with creative sequencing. The goal is to develop core awareness and strength along with some advanced variations, pranayama and meditation.

  7. Yin Yoga with Yoga Nidra / Guided Meditation (Body Scan Meditation)
  8. A slow-paced style of yoga with postures that are held for longer periods of time (Five to ten minutes per pose). Yin yoga postures apply moderate stress to the connective tissues, tendons, fascia and ligaments to increase circulation in the joints and improve flexibility. This is a more meditative approach to yoga. Yin aims at cultivating awareness of one's inner silence, bringing to light a universal interconnecting quality.