Head to Knee Pose - Asymmetrical seated forward bending pose. Use the pole to help ground yourself.
Known as West Back Stretching, this is an all levels position which uses the pole to help ground students.
The back of the body is referred to as west because of the traditional practice of facing the rising sun when performing morning rise.
This method of lengthening the spine and hamstrings is a gentle method suited for all levels.
Take Your Yoga to New Heights.
Yoga Pole Studio is a Brooklyn Yoga studio located in the lovely neighborhood of Brooklyn Heights, in downtown Brooklyn. We specialize in semi private lessons for all levels of yogis, athletes, aerialists, dancers, performers, and those who seek the healing benefits of meditative movement. Yoga Pole is low impact on the joints. Students of all levels are welcome.
We are conveniently located near the 4-5, 2-3, A-C-F-G, N-R trains at Borough Hall, downtown Brooklyn.The studio is an open, spacious, second floor loft with 8 fitness poles and large windows overlooking the city. Our philosophy encourages students to enter and advance at their own pace. All positions are demonstrated with both feet on the floor as well as a modified, more challenging pose, depending on the individual. Beginner students are encouraged to take Cobra Style and Monkey Style to experience a full introduction to Yoga Pole Studio.
This Brooklyn Yoga Studio embraces no mirrors and no judgements.
Student Testimonial of Yoga Pole Class:
“Yoga Pole does not teach you how to strip. There is no spinning in this class, no sashaying. No heels. You don’t pant maniacally so much as you breathe, deeply. During class, you don’t realize just how much your muscles are working until you wake up the next day and feel that your body has changed. I first took Yoga Pole in an attempt to get fit after months of being out-of-shape. With Carolyn’s patient and attentive guidance, I got more than just my body back. I can do things that most men can’t. I’ve developed the proper form and fitness to execute more advanced, acrobatic feats on the pole. I can now suspend my body above the ground using one arm, my abs, and a newfound stamina. Yoga Pole strengthens body and mind. And strength is sexy.” ~Mellisa Yoga Pole Student