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Icarus

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Kathryn Budig

Kathryn Budig (she/her) is an internationally celebrated yoga teacher, author, and co-host of the Webby Award nominated podcast, Free Cookies. Kathryn is known for her accessibility, humor, creative instruction, ...
Ever wonder where the saying, 'Don't fly too close to the sun' comes from? Or maybe you're a fan of Led Zeppelin and their famous logo. Listen to Kathryn's retelling and you'll start to see Icarus everywhere — the Greek son of the famed master craftsman, Daedalus, and his tragic battle between complacency and hubris. Come learn his tale and move your body in creative sun salutations, 'wing-span' openers, flying postures, and poses that are guaranteed to make you melt.

75 minutes
Level 2-2/3
Props: 2 blocks and a strap

Postures include: shoulder opening and side bending with strap, cat and cow, puppy dog, YWT work, sun salutation A with shoulder openers, revolved malasana, pikes, reclined core, elevated chair with wings, warrior i with goal post arms, lizard variations, eka pada koundinyasana, low lunge, crescent, warrior iii, standing splits, handstand hops to chaturanga, revolved crescent, flamingo, revolved big-toe pose, revolved half moon, firefly (titibhasana), tortoise (kurmasana), supported bridge, wide-legged fold, baddha konasana, savasana options to legs-up-the-wall or supported reclined baddha konasana.