Saturday Full day: $130; Early bird by , $120
Observation of curves. How to lengthen, de-rotate and strengthen the asymmetric body.
Use of props to help proprioception and develop ease in the poses. You will learn basic ropes and how to use a door for this work at home!
Certification requirements: A 200TT or equivalent + 1 year of teaching is required for the Certification Program. You will also need to take at least 5 Backcare Classes and assist inat least 5 Backcare Classes (not included in the cost of the weekend program) + written test and two case studies. You must attend the entire weekend, includingnight.
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WAITING LIST REGISTRATION ONLY!
NECK AND SHOULDERS WORKSHOP
with nancy DL heraty of Yoga Circle Chicago
9:30-11:30 AM $40, $35 early bird (if paid before 3/8), $45 day of workshop
The cervical spine can be troublesome for many of us. Residing below the neck is the shoulder girdle which is the foundation of the cervical spine. Flexibility and strength need to be balanced in the shoulder girdle in order to lift the cervical spine and in turn lift the head. So many of us have trouble with inversions because the health of the neck and shoulders region is compromised.
Learn basic anatomy and yoga poses to bring relief to the pain and tightness experienced in the neck and shoulders. This workshop can stand alone, or also prepares you for the afternoon Inversions Workshop with DL.
YOGA FOR SCOLIOSIS AND BACK CARE: SAFE INVERSIONS WORKSHOP
with nancy DL heraty of Yoga Circle Chicago
2:00-5:00PM $60, $50 early bird (if paid before 3/8), $70 day of workshop
Feeling fearful of inversions due to your scoliosis or back issues? join DL for this workshop, which has a specific sequence to build up your courage to reach for the Kind and Queen of the poses: Headstand and Shoulderstand! All the preparatory poses and inversions will be adjusted and propped with ropes, blocks, chairs, blankets and more, for the special needs of a back care student!
We will be discussing the benefits of adding inversions to a daily yoga session. Pair this afternoon workshop with the morning workshop addressing the Neck and Shoulders and feel the increased benefits!!
FULL DAY $90, $75 early bird (if paid before 3/8), $110 day of workshop
Yoga for a Healthy Lower Back Workshop
with Liz Owen, E-RYT500
Co-Author of Yoga for a Healthy Lower Back
Saturday April 26 9am-12pm $60/ $70 day of / $50 early bird if purchased before 4/5
2-4pm $40/ $45 day of workshop/$35 early bird if purchased before 4/5
Both sessions: $90/ $75 early bird/ $110 day of workshop
Lower back injuries and conditions affect an estimated 31 million Americans and are second only to the common cold as a reason for a visit to the doctor. Yoga is a healing path that can both help relieve chronic lower back pain and build and sustain consistent lower back health.
In this workshop you will learn gentle, safe movements to stretch tight hip and lower back muscles and strengthen weak ones, techniques for coping with pain flare-ups, and ways to create natural tone and balance while respecting the body’s particular conditions and limitations. Special attention is paid to pelvic misalignment issues; sacral joint dysfunction, and spinal disk conditions that contribute to lower back pain. Liz Owen’s expertise of lower back health and yoga philosophy brings both Eastern and Western wisdom to bear on creating a healthy lower back and will bring mindfulness and depth to your journey of maintaining lower back health in daily life.
Open to practitioners of all levels and to yoga teachers at any skill level who wish to deepen their knowledge of how yoga can promote lower back health. Five Yoga Alliance CEUs available to RYTs.
“This is a clear, insightful program for lower back health, rooted in classical yoga and rich in Western and Eastern wisdom. The authors offer fresh and accessible yoga practices that are sure to inspire a lasting, healing recovery from pain in the lower back. I love this book!” – Patricia Walden, author of The Woman’s Book of Yoga and Health.
Liz Owen, E-RYT500 is an inspired and passionate yoga teacher. She combines physical alignment, meditative action, and the cultivation of a joyful heart to create an innovative and transformative class experience. She has taught since 1990 and is known for her light-hearted teaching style as well as for the depth of her knowledge. Liz has studied Iyengar, vinyasa, classical hatha yoga, and contemporary yoga methods for almost 30 years. She teaches classes, workshops, and in teacher training programs in the Boston area, and has presented workshops at Yoga Alliance Leadership Conferences, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Wellness, and Yoga Journal Conferences.
Liz is co-author of Yoga for a Healthy Lower Back: A Practical Guide to Developing Strength and Relieving Pain, Shambhala, August 2013. She also co-authored an NIH study, Effects of Yoga vs. Walking on Mood, Anxiety, and Brain GABA Levels: A Randomized Controlled Study, on yoga as a healing modality for depression and anxiety, published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, November 2010. www.lizowenyoga.com.
Liz Owen and Holly Lebowitz Rossi are co-authors of Yoga for a Healthy Lower Back, Shambhala Books, August 2013.
Yoga for Jaw Tension
with CATOR SHACHOY
Saturday June 14 9am-12pm & 2-5pm
Each Session $60/ $70 day of / $50 early bird if purchased before 5/24
Both sessions: $110/ $90 early bird/ $130 day of workshop
9am -12pm Part 1 Yoga for Jaw Tension
Part 1 includes:
1 hr lecture w/power point on the causes & repercussions of TMJ from the Cranial perspective
30 min facial self-massage
90 min yoga asana, breathing exercises, & guided meditation to relieve TMJ
Asana focus on hip openers, shoulder actions in standing and supported poses
2-5pm Part 2 Yoga for Jaw Tension
Craniosacral Bodywork is the single most effective modality in treating TMJ. Understanding the Craniosacral system and applying this to our yoga practice can help relieve jaw tension. The experience and understanding of the cranial wave and its impact on physiology invites us into a deeper relationship of body and mind, and is deeply relaxing. In this workshop you will learn about the Craniosacral system, how to contact the Cranial wave, and the applications to jaw tension. Building on the morning, asana presented will focus on applying actions in inversions. Through inverting with specific awareness, we can bring freedom of the jaw to a new level.
Part 2 includes:
Each workshop can be taken separately, however information presented in the morning will lay a foundation for the afternoon.
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