Deep Practice: How to Twist with Harris Pike

Dhyana Yoga Studio Philadelphia


Saturday, October 21, 2017
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm


Dhyana Yoga Rittenhouse

Event Description

DY LogoClick on the photo to sign up! “Twists are a bitch.  I mean, I never twist outside of class.  My computer is in front of me.  It would be ridiculous to put it to the side just to twist during the work day. Maybe I twist when a co-worker has a question.  Maybe. Otherwise, no way.  For the first few years of my practice, my twists were tight.  I felt like I was trying to open a jar of salsa that would not budge.  I remember the exact class when that changed.  The teacher stood behind me, told me to breathe, and as I exhaled she twisted me open like it was nothing.  I swear I loosened it for her.  In hindsight, I was contracting muscles that I should have relaxed and vice versa.  In this workshop we’ll explore how to twist.  We’ll warm up with a light vinyasa flow, work in partners to see how the body twists in common poses, apply that knowledge in a more vigorous flow, and close with breath work and meditation.” ~Harris

About the teacher:  Harris teaches vinyasa in the Philly area and has assisted John Vitarelli’s vinyasa and Ashtanga Mysore classes for over a year.  He guides students’ focus to the breath by gently adjusting a student’s posture to the midline and verbally cueing where to send the breath.

Intention for students: Provide a space to explore twists and ask questions.

Intention for teachers: Provide a space to explore assisting twists.


fee – you can tender payment in person, by calling 215-222-9642 (YOGA), by creating an account in our software at or via Venmo — search @peaceandpizza
$20 advance; $25 day of

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