jason joy yoga festival oslo

I’m Jason Crandell.

—Vinyasa Yoga Teacher.

Jason Crandell is a natural teacher and author with more than 15 years of experience. His accessible, grounded classes integrate the best elements of power yoga, anatomical precision, and mindfulness teachings. Jason’s articulate, down-to-earth approach to vinyasa yoga will educate and empower you. Named “one of the teachers shaping the future of yoga,” by Yoga Journal, Jason has been an in-demand teacher at conferences around the world for more than a decade.

Jasons Festival Classes

Friday Workshop - Open Your Hips & Free Your Spine

Friday 17-20:00
Understanding the relationship between your pelvis and spine is the key to a long, healthy and satisfying practice. This practice will demystify the complexity of these regions and provide you with an organized, accessible way to cultivate long, lasting balance in your hips and spine. You’ll have a long, thorough practice that strengthens and stretches each muscle group of the pelvis and takes your spine through its entire range of movement. You’ll delve into a balanced array of hip-openers, standing poses, backbends, forward bends, twists, and side-bends

Demystifying Lotus & Splits

Saturday 8-9:30
This workshops is for everyone that finds lotus and splits elusive but wants to make progress in these key postures. You’ll unwind tension in your hamstrings, outer-hips, quadriceps, and hip-flexors in a wide-range of postures. You’ll explore the fundamentals of hip-opening before making the following progress:
-Learn the most common causes of restriction in your hips and how to work more effectively with these joints.
-Learn the secret to keeping your knees safely aligned in lotus.
-Deepen your standing split variations and standing lotus pose variations.
-Explore several different seated split variations and seated ½ lotus variations.
-Experiment with inverted split and lotus postures.
Think your not flexible enough? There’s no pressure and it’s not a contest. This is just an opportunity to experiment and explore.

Open, Strong & Balanced Shoulders

Saturday 13-14:30
This workshop will provide you with a sound, rational approach for keeping your
shoulders safe and balanced in vinyasa yoga. You will learn how to use your
scapulae more effectively and how to release chronic tension in your neck and
upper-back. In this flow practice, you will how slight modifications to common
postures like chaturanga, cobra and upward-facing bow can keep you and your
students safe. You’ll also learn several new postures that will keep this region
safe and sound.

Strong & Integrated Core

Sunday 9-10:30
Developing strength and awareness in your core is not only flattering, it sets the
stage for greater depth, steadiness, and ease in the rest of your practice. In this
workshop you’ll learn how to strengthen and integrate your mid-section in cre-
ative, effective, lasting ways. You can expect a thorough, intelligent sequence
that includes plenty of abdominal work, inversions, twists and side-bends.

Movement & Meditation

Sunday 16-17:30
This comprehensive vinyasa practice explores both ends of the movement continuum by including strong, precise vinyasa flow and seated meditation. In this workshop, you’ll experience the best elements of power yoga, anatomical precision and mindfulness practices.
You’ll strengthen your shoulders, arms and core; create more freedom and ease in your hips, spine and shoulders; and, learn the essential components of seated meditation in clear, accessible language.
You can expect at least 60 minutes of a strong, intelligently sequenced vinyasa practice and 20 minutes of seated meditation.

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