Derrick DC Caldwell


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Derrick's yoga practice began in 2011 after a small bike accident led to a visit to the chiropractor. Shortly after that visit he was told that yoga was also a good way to take care of the spine, and the rest of the body as well. Derrick jumped in, took his first class, and never looked back. After practicing yoga and acrobatics for a few years, Derrick wandered into a Mysore practice one morning and found something that he never knew he was looking for, and since then has been a dedicated Ashtangi.


What is your favorite book?

Mirror of Yoga by Richard Freeman

Favorite self care strategy?

Playing the guitar. It gives me a moment to reflect, and see what arises, while being in the present.

Why are you excited about Inner Sense Healing Arts Collective?

I've worked with many of the ISHA members, in different capacities in different spaces in time. It's nice to be building a community that we can be proud of.


Intro to Astanga

Friday, 12:00 - 1:00pm

>>> beginner friendly (B), gentle (G)

This class follows the traditional tristana (breath, pose, gaze) method of Ashtanga Yoga. This class focuses on surya namaskara a & b, As well as the foundational standing postures. While Sun Salutations, or Surya Namaskara may appear to be simple movements beginning the sequence, there is an endless level of ways to approach these movements, and there is nothing simple about them. Good for beginners and seasoned practitioners.

Low & Slow: Fundamentals of Movement

Saturday, 10:00 - 11:15am

>>> beginner friendly (B), gentle (G), moderate (M), prenatal friendly (P)

This class was designed to create accessible movement with minimized weight bearing. We move slow, and close to the ground, to minimize impact. Simple but effective core strengthening, through small movements and breath coordination. These movements focus on the larger areas of the body; hips, abdomen, chest, back, and shoulders.

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