The ultimate goal of this workshop is to give you the tools to facilitate freedom of movement and a sense of ease within your body and mind. We will use yoga practices such as breath-work, movement exercises, myofascial self-massage, and progressive muscle relaxation to release chronic pain and tension in the upper back, neck, shoulders, and nervous system.
We will cover the basic anatomy of the spine, upperback, neck, and shoulders, and their relationship with each other, so that you can understand and address the common causes of chronic tension and pain. You will learn to identify and change postural misalignments, dysfunctional movement patterns and release chronic muscular and fascial tension. You will learn proper postural alignment, how to stabilize the shoulder girdle, and increase range of motion in neck and shoulders.
This workshop is appropriate for those with neck and shoulder issues that have been given permission by a doctor to do yoga as well as those looking to prevent future pain. This class would not appropriate for someone in the acute stage of an injury.
Yoga Teachers can receive CEU's (Continuuing Education Credits) through Yoga Alliance.