These workshops are ideal for students looking to learn
strategies to address their daily stress, aches, and pains through
relaxation and pain management techniques using self-massage, as well as
yoga-inspired poses and movements using resistance bands. Each workshop
will take you on a journey through your “body blind spots” to awaken
and rejuvenate your tired and sore muscles, and to restore your nervous
system to a place of balance and ease.
May 16th-17th, 2020
Whole Weekend $199 before Apr. 4th | $239 after Apr. 4th
Individual workshops $59 before Apr. 4th | $69 after
Most of us spend a large portion of
our days wearing shoes that don’t allow our feet to move in all the ways
they need to feel good. Stiffness, pain, and soreness all the way up
the leg is a common result. Your feet and hips require your loving
attention. Learn how to better care for them by learning an array of
variable loading strategies using blocks, blankets, resistance bands,
and therapy balls. Positively influence your foot health, as well as
their influence all the way up to the spine. If you have sore feet and
hips, this workshop will give you dozens of techniques you can use daily
to rejuvenate your legs and give them the care they deserve.
Do you feel like you carry your to-do
list in your shoulders and neck? Or, no matter how much stretching you
do, certain areas feel tight all the time? Chronic tightness is often
your body’s request for change. The good news is when it comes to
movement, the positive effects of change can sometimes be felt
immediately, especially when we address deficits in our “movement diet”
and start introducing “load nutrients” our bodies need for deep support
and balance. In this workshop, you will use therapy balls to soothe
stiff, under-contacted regions around your shoulders and neck. Next, we
will load our shoulders in dynamic, multi-planar patterns of movement
with the help of resistance bands. Walk out feeling the effervescence of
having moved in ‘all the ways’ your shoulders crave and having
strengthened the deep stabilizers of your neck.
Today yoga postures are often
practiced in rectangular rooms on rectangular mats. It’s easy to forget
that, unlike the flat surfaces and perfectly straight lines of our
external environment, we are indelibly wave-like, curvy, and spiraled.
?In this workshop, you’ll break free from grid-like movement and free
your body of the rigidity and tension those repetitive patterns create.
Get ready to explore movement in curving, spiraled, and undulating arcs.
Beginning with self-massage using Yoga Tune Up® therapy balls, we’ll
unwind tension along the spine. Then, with the enhanced sensory
awareness of the body’s central axis of movement, we’ll explore a
variety of yoga postures, interdisciplinary movements, and somatic
practices that help you reclaim fluid movement from your spine to your
Voyage deep into inner space,
creatively engage with your breath and brain through self-massage and
the external feedback of resistance bands and props. Explore the
physiology of feeling through application of multimodal sensory
feedback. Through various self-massage practices, we will unbind the
muscles of the rib cage, upper back, shoulders, and abdomen and find
freedom for the shape change required to breathe buoyantly. Partake in
somatic practices to enhance strength, control, and capacity for volume
change within the various breath abodes. Finally, drop in deeply to a
state of relaxed awareness through a guided practice of yoga nidra. This
workshop will help you shed the stresses of your day-to-day life, and
renew your sense of innate peace, steadiness, and ease.