In yoga classes, we’re trying to create an environment that nurtures your mind as well as your structure. However, many of our students don’t feel safe in classes, because they’re afraid of doing the poses “incorrectly” or receiving an unwanted hands-on adjustment.
Additionally, in most yoga classes, a typical warm up doesn’t facilitate joint differentiation. For example, in cat/cow most students will flex and extend their spine in the places that already have the most mobility, rather than finding movement in places that are underused.
Beginning your classes with somatic exercises and sensory feedback methods before a preparatory exercise such as cat/cow, helps your students become aware of movement blind spots that may contribute to pain in more advanced poses later in class.
This Yoga Deconstructed® workshop will teach you:
- How to choose somatic exercises to encourage active ranges of motion, promote dynamic full-body movement, and help prepare the body for larger static poses.
- The application of myofascial release techniques to help your students embody the anatomical concepts taught in traditional yoga, so they can better understand the purpose of the pose.
- How to apply the pain science paradigm to empower your students to trust that their bodies are robust and resilient.
- Strategies to introduce variability and neuromuscular re-education into a class that help facilitate tissue resiliency, neuroplasticity, and new motor patterns.