How To Bring “Semi-free” Movement Into Your Classes with Olivia Berggren


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What is asana? Are they a particular set of shapes? Is asana the shapes that were derived from the poses from Ashtanga, or Iyengar yoga? A meditation posture? Or, something else? After practicing Ashtanga for 8 years, Olivia Bergreen began exploring new ways of moving, and teaching movement - and now, as a newly graduated physiotherapist and yoga teacher, shares “semi-free” movement classes that help students reduce repetitive strain while increasing the confidence and connection with their body.


  • Olivia’s story of pain, pregnancy and Ashtanga yoga
  • Why Olivia stopped teaching Ashtanga yoga
  • How Olivia began bringing “new” and “different” movements into her classes
  • Why it’s ok for the process of changing teaching styles to be a bit messy at first
  • Olivia also shares many practical tips for how you can successfully bring more semi-free movement into your classes
  • Why saying “if it hurts, don’t do it” might not be the best approach
  • Tips for managing students expectations when teaching novel movements in class



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