BASE Yoga (B.A.S.E)
Balance – Alignment – Stability – Extension
BASE incorporates Yoga poses, strength poses, and brachiation with the element of time to establish a greater range of motion in people who are lacking it and stability in people who are overly mobile. Holding positions for a certain amount of time allows a person to practice refining the pose or movement. You will not worry that you will not know how long you will hold a position!
It is perfect for those who are older, overweight or injured. Athletes, chiropractors, massage therapists, yogis, people who are eager to learn and people who want help in living a healthier life.
- Release stiffness in the back by reversing pelvic tilt
- Fix rounded shoulders and an aching neck from desk jobs and cell phones
- Prepare the body for sports, hiking, yard work, or any other activity you desire
- Improve range of motion without sacrificing strength or stability
- Save time and money with short, efficient sequences
Eischens Yoga Poses
B.A.S.E. is about replicating poses that we do naturally every day. While many yoga poses are impressive to look at, it is often the simplest that are the most helpful. B.A.S.E. focuses on the fundamental poses with the greatest carryover to your everyday life.
Learn how to prepare the body for movement when range, load, or speed is involved. Traditional yoga often creates a looseness and hyper-mobility in the joints. This can be dangerous to athletes and non-athletes alike. Protect your body and joints by creating the strength and stability required for an active lifestyle.
B.A.S.E. sequences are designed to be short but efficient. Poses and sequences are done in a timed format to keep you focused without the slow-paced drudgery that comes from most yoga classes. Flexibility in session length allows you to keep it short when your day is busy or long when you need that extra release.
BASE Yoga can heal injuries many believe can only be fixed with surgery.
In the late 90’s, Jon Hinds ( owner and founder of Monkey Bar Gym), had trouble walking due to pain from a partially torn ACL, a torn meniscus, and 85% torn patella in his left knee. He also suffered from severe back pain, forcing him to stop whatever he was doing and place his hands on his knees to reduce the agony. Jon was one of the best fitness trainers in the country and even with his knowledge he couldn’t fix his knee until he met Roger Eischens. Jon describes meeting Roger similar to Daniel meeting Mr. Miyagi in the first Karate Kid movie. Jon would ask Roger question after question and Roger would answer them in a round about way that forced Jon to find the answer for himself. Roger, who unfortunately passed away, was a sage. Roger studied Yoga with Master B.K.S. Iyengar and Iyengar’s children in India for 15 years. Unlike today, if a person wanted to become a yoga instructor, they traveled to India to study. Roger played football, basketball and wrestled. He coached football and other athletics for three different college universities. In the Eischens Yoga community, he is regarded as a guru, although he would probably never say this himself. He was funny, unique, creative, fierce, and humble and he was a healer.
It’s still extremely rare to find a Yogi that is also a high-level athlete or vice versa, but this describes both Roger and Jon. Roger changed Jon’s life in their first meeting. In one session with him, Jon’s back pain was gone. Jon was so blown away by Roger’s spirit and healing abilities that he considered him his mentor and trained with him for years. During one of their many conversations, Jon asked Roger his thoughts on combining his unique style of Yoga with his own unique style of training. Roger thought this idea was revolutionary, and this started the development of the MBG BASE Class – Building Alignment and Stability through Extension.