This course, which runs for 7 sessions over 5 months, is an opportunity to study our anatomy and movement in an accessible, embodied and relevant way. You will study your bones and how they move, but also to play with different approaches to asana, using the new information and sensitivity we develop. We will unpick yoga technique to explore and feel which alignment cues support and uplift us, and which cues lead us to pain or injury.
Embodied anatomy techniques derive primarily from Franklin Method, but also from other movement modalities including Scaravelli yoga, Body Mind Centering, and contact improvisation.
Especially useful for teachers struggling with making sense of different yoga "techniques", cues that seem to conflict each other, injuries in themselves or students or lack of confidence in the anatomical basis of their own teaching.
1: Pelvis (6 March) ~ understanding the hip joint, and movements of the pelvic halves in relation to each other and in relation to hip flexion
Yoga Poses include Tadasana, Uttkatasana, Baddha konasana, Prasarita Padotanasana, Horse/Goddess pose
2: Pelvis, sacrum and pelvic floor (3 April) ~ understanding the movement of the pelvis in walking and other assymetrical poses as well as sacral movement in backbends
Yoga Poses include Warrior 1 & 2, Cobra
3: Shoulders (24 April) ~ shoulder girdle bones and joints and shoulder girdle movement connection to arm and torso movement. Shoulder musculature including Serratus anterior and rotator cuff
Yoga Poses include Downward dog, Headstand, Handstand
4: Spine 1 (15 May) ~ Flexion and extension of the spine, including spinal joints and ligaments and sacrum movement
Yoga Poses include Cat/Cow, Roll down movements, Jump-throughs, Urdhva Dhanurasana
5: Spine 2 and Neck (5 June) ~ lateral flexion and twisting of the spine as well as biomechanics of the cervical spine
Yoga Poses include Standing and Seated Twists, Warrior 2 variations, Shoulderstand
6: Feet (19 June) ~ the biomechanics of the foot, calf, knee and lower leg
Yoga Poses include Lotus, Utkatasana, Warrior 1 and 2
7: Abdominals, back musculature and Breathing (10 July) ~ Stabilization and stretch of Rectus Abdominus, Obliques, Transverse Abdominus, Erector Spinae and diaphragm
Yoga Poses and transitions include forward and back bends, sidebends, twists
Friday Teachers class 10am - 12pm
Embodied Anatomy lab 1 pm - 4:30 pm
6 March- Pelvis 1 / Taster Day
3 April, 24 April, 15 May, 5 June, 19 June, 10 July
Day 1: Pelvis 1 and Taster day.
This day is a prerequisite for the course, but also works as a stand alone course. Learn about the bones and joints of the pelvis, including the sacrum and sacroiliac joint. We will explore the movement of the pelvis in symmetrical poses, hip flexion, extension and rotation. We will specifically discuss the cue to “tuck tailbone” and figure out when it is helpful, and when it is not.
The information covered in this day will change your relationship to your body for life. It is the essence of posture, alignment and how we stand and walk. It can help you solve some knee, hip and lower back injuries through changing the way you move your body. I think everyone with a body should have this info. It is essential.
You will also get a sense of how the teachers class and Embodied Anatomy Lab work, the teaching style and experience in the class.
Book Pelvis 1 only Workshop only £30 / £45 + teachers class
Full Embodied Anatomy Lab
Price for the full course is £330 without teacher's practice / £420 + teacher's practice
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£300 without Teacher's practice / £395 with
Individual days £60 workshop / £75 + teacher's practice
Teacher's practice 7 class booking £99 / £18 each
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Sādhaka sessions are workshops designed around the ethos of dialog, questioning, embodiment and being a lifelong student of yoga practice. These workshops are intended for yoga teachers, but are open to dedicated practitioners as well.
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