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The Art & the Science of Yoga Workshop Series
Apr 4, 2020 - Apr 4, 2020
 

A workshop series designed for people interested in deepening their practice - teachers and students alike. We will explore the who, what, where, when, why, and how of our yoga practice. Take deep dives into specific asana, learn movement and anatomy, explore the energetic and emotional aspects of these poses, and weave in yoga philosophy that you can take off the mat and into your lives. These workshops will change your practice! Earn CEU’s and also apply the hours towards our upcoming 300 Hr Yoga Teacher Training. 

 

July 27 with Christine: Warrior I & Warrior III

Everything you need to know about Warrior I and Warrior III - to teach and/or to practice these poses safely and effectively. You will learn:

WHO: Are these poses appropriate for and how do we adapt them? Should we?

WHAT: Is working? Stretching? Stabilizing? Learn the essential anatomy of the poses. We’ll also discuss the energetic and emotional qualities.

WHERE: Do I put my parts? Learn the fundamental alignment of the poses and safe adaptations.

WHEN: Is this pose appropriate? When in the practice and when within the context of a class

WHY: Do these poses? You’ll learn all the reasons why, from the physical benefits to the energetic and emotional ones.

HOW: To use props to make these poses more accessible; challenging; to assist awareness & proprioception

You will leave this workshop with a thorough understanding of these amazing and complex poses - the “traditional expression” of each pose as well as how that feels and expresses itself in your body.

Aug 24 with Ann: Beginner Vinyasa Variations 

This fun and informative workshop will introduce you to the basic elements of the vinyasa and show you some ways to adapt and customize it to make the vinyasa your own.

We will slow it down and build a foundation in the key poses and language of this powerful practice.

You will learn more accessible versions of the classic vinyasa poses and how (and why!) to link your breath with the movements.

We will include ways to adapt and personalize the poses so they are just right for your body.

You will leave feeling capable and ready to flow though YOUR vinyasa in any flow class you take!

 

Sept 28 with Christine: Traditional Vinyasa

How do YOU vinyasa?

You hear it all the time in class: “take your vinyasa” But what does that really mean? Have you wondered what does a vinyasa really look like? And am I doing that? And why do I want to? There is a method to the madness!

In this workshop we will take each pose of the vinyasa and break it down. Refine each one and then learn how to put them together, smoothing the transitions between the poses. We’ll also work to refine the breath and learn how to use it to every step of the way. 

We will also explore some fun (& useful!) vinyasa variations that you can use in any class to add some variety to your vinyasa-ing!

You will leave this workshop confident about how to do a vinyasa and the poses it contains. All your questions will be answered!

Oct 19 with Christine: Warrior II & Utthita Trikonasana

Nov 16 with Christine: Handstand & Pincha Mayurasana

Everything you need to know about Handstand and Pincha Mayurasana - to teach and/or practice these poses safely and effectively. Whether you’ve been working at your inversions for a long time or you’re new to the practice, this workshop will deepen your understanding of the anatomy, alignment and energetics of the poses and, if you don’t know already, why we love them so much! 

You will learn: 

WHO are these poses appropriate for and how can we adapt them. Learn strength and balance building variations as well as the basics of pressing up.

Jan 11 with Christine: Twisting Fundamentals

Everything you need to know about Twists - to teach and/or practice these poses safely and effectively. Twists are amazing and really one of the great gifts of asana for our spine! This workshop will deepen your understanding of the anatomy, alignment and energetics of the poses and, if you don’t know already, why they help us feel so amazing!

You will learn: 

WHO are these poses appropriate for and how can we adapt them. Learn some variations as well as use of props to ease the way.

WHAT is working? Stretching? Stabilizing? Learn the essential anatomy of the poses. We’ll also discuss the energetic and emotional qualities. 

And so much more!! 

Feb 8 with Christine: Bridge (Setu Bandhasana) & Urdhva Danurasana

Everything you need to know about Backbends - to teach and/or practice these poses safely and effectively. Backbends are amazing and really one of the great gifts of asana for our spines! This workshop will deepen your understanding of the anatomy, alignment and energetics of the poses and, if you don’t know already, why they help us feel so amazing! We’ll look at bridge pose (setu bandhasana) and upward facing bow aka wheel (urdhva dhanurasana).

You will learn: 

WHO are these poses appropriate for and how can we adapt them. Learn some variations and use of props to ease the way.

WHAT is working? Stretching? Stabilizing? At risk? Learn the essential anatomy of the poses. We’ll also discuss the energetic and emotional qualities. And so much more!! 

February 29, 2020 ~ 1:30-4:30pm with Christine: Surya Namaskar A | the A Sun Salute

You do Sun Salutes in every flow class you take but are you sure you're doing each of the pieces correctly? We will break down the A Sun Salute - Surya Namaskar A - one pose at at time, including chatturanga, upward facing dog and downward facing dog, plus jumping back and forward. We will go over variations each step of the way so you can build the perfect Sun Salute for your practice!

You will learn:

WHO are these poses appropriate for and how can we adapt them. Learn some variations and use of props to ease the way.

WHAT is working? Stretching? Stabilizing? At risk? Learn the essential anatomy of the poses. We’ll also discuss the energetic and emotional qualities. 

And so much more!! 

At the end of this workshop you have a thorough understanding of this fundamental series of asanas as well as a deep understanding of the anatomy, alignment and energetics of each of the poses.

 

All are 1:00-3:00pm (unless otherwise noted) at Prema Yoga Evolution: 17549 Chatsworth St

$35 Advanced Registration; $40 at the door

$150 for any five of your choosing; $195 for 7

  
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Apr 4, 2020
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1:00 - 3:00pm
$550.00
$625.00
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Anatomy Trains In Motion
May 29, 2020 - May 31, 2020
 

ANATOMY TRAINS IN MOTION

Anatomy Trains in Motion is an in-depth 3-day course for movement and bodywork professionals who love integral anatomy and body-minded exercise applications that relate to real-life in all of its dimensions.

This resource-oriented education focuses on the qualities of Thomas W. Myers’ Anatomy Trains concept that enhance everyday functionality and vitality as well as somatic resourcefulness; therefore self-healing.

The integral anatomy of the myofascial meridians is explained in interactive lectures and experienced through body-minded movement applications. For a clear comprehension of the structural and functional aspects, anatomical structures are discussed individually and as part of a myofascial meridian that shapes posture, movement and how we feel about the body.

To further connect anatomy and function, science-informed fascial qualities are exemplified and embodied with deliberate exercise examples throughout the course. In a unique way, Anatomy Trains in Motion directly links the anatomy of the myofascial meridians with the essential events of walking and body-minded movement training.

Because we want to foster independent thinking and individualized learning, we encourage an inquisitive mind and facilitate understanding through movement explorations.

Concluding the course, you will have a clear understanding of why the myofascial meridians are defined the way they are and why the Anatomy Trains concept is of immense value for all body-minded movement methods that aim for structural integrity.

Anatomy Trains in Motion is a self-contained course that is also the first module of the Slings Myofascial Training diploma education.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES AND GOALS

As a result of taking this course, you will:

  1. Have a deeper understanding of the value of the Anatomy Trains concept as an integral body map for movement.
  2. Understand and experience the map of the main myofascial tracks and bony stations of the Superficial Back Line, Superficial Front Line, Lateral Line and Spiral Line.
  3. Understand the course and experience the workings of the Deep Front Line, Front Arm Lines, Back Arm Lines, Back Functional Line, Front Functional Line and Ipsilateral Functional Line.
  4. Understand the overall postural and movement functions as well as sensory qualities of the myofascial meridians.
  5. Have essential knowledge of the interplay of muscles and fascia in motion. 
  6. Understand functional aspects of the myofascial meridians and ways to improve them with a fascia-focussed movement training.

 

 

DISTINGUISHING COURSE FEATURES

Eight features that make Anatomy Trains in Motion (ATiM) unique:

  1. Body-minded movement perspective: The anatomy of the myofascial meridians is explained through the lens of body-minded movement and somatically oriented learning.
  2. Linking anatomy, gait, holistic training: The course structure directly links the anatomy of the myofascial meridians with the essential events of walking and body-minded movement training.
  3. Differentiated integration: Individual anatomical structures are discussed in detail and as part of the myofascial meridians that shape posture, movement and how we feel about the body.
  4. Proprioception and interoception equated: Proprioception (how we coordinate posture and movement) and interoception (how we feel about our posture and movements) are equally valued and considered.
  5. Science-informed embodiment: Science-informed fascial qualities and functional movement applications are discussed in interactive lectures and embodied with deliberate body-minded exercise examples.
  6. Resource-oriented approach: Aspects of the Anatomy Trains concept that enhance functionality are used as a tool to strengthen vitality and somatic resourcefulness; therefore self-healing.
  7. Guided by ATSI protocol: The philosophy and strategies of the Anatomy Trains Structural Integration bodywork concept are reflected in the organization of the ATiM course. 
  8. Part of a diploma education: ATiM is a self-contained course that is also the first module of the Slings Myofascial Training diploma education.

About the instructor, Kiki Vance

For Kiki Vance, exploration of movement with deep body awareness is a profound pathway to inspiration, humility, humanity, new discoveries, healing and more. With a lifetime of study in movement and bodywork she has enjoyed years of physical adventure including her share of injuries along the way. The challenges and recovery from injuries are part of what have helped Kiki relate to her clients and students. She finds that the somatic explorations of movement and the body can evoke a curiosity and playfulness that help us find resonance with others, the poetry of ourselves and our authentic being-ness we can share with the world.

Kiki trained as an Anatomy Trains Structural Integration practitioner in 2005, is an ISMETA registered Somatic Movement Therapist and Educator, she studied with Moving on Center and Martha Eddy in their Particpatory Arts and Somatic Movement Therapy modules, she has studied dance since she was 3, spent 5 years in endurance cycling, she has trained extensively in Pilates and Gyrotonic® exercise, and she has enjoyed informative education from many generous teachers in her almost 25 years studying movement, hands-on therapies and body. Kiki had the opportunity to work in a physical therapy clinic in collaboration with PTs not only to bring structural bodywork and its theories to treatments but also to apply more movement-based rehabilitation to the patients’ care. Currently she holds a private practice in Santa Fe offering movement training and structural integration, she also teaches group classes in Gyrotonic® exercise as well as Myofascial Slings Training.

Through the Anatomy Trains model, the ideas put forward by James Earls through his book Born To Walk, and Anatomy Trains in Motion and Slings Myofascial Training, Kiki’s perspectives and understanding of the “hows and whys” of movement dysfunction have deepened and these theories and accompanying skills have offered tremendously productive tools to address clients’ needs. These models serve as effective ways to help her clients learn in terms of movement strategies and postural options and they offer Kiki a more holistc approach to addressing clients’ challenges and helping meet their goals.

Kiki lives with her family in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She is excited and honored to be a part of this growing field of spatial medicine.

 

  
Schedule
Date
May 29, 2020 - May 31, 2020
Location
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Fri, Sat, Sun
Time
9:00 - 5:00pm