SHARING KNOWLEDGE

The way we carry ourselves sends a message to the world conveying our state of mind, perspective and our physical health. To the trained eye posture is the tell-all for those suffering from pain and those that live in balance. The foundation of our body is inherently based on our feet, knees and hips and a little bit of TLC in those areas can have remarkable effects for our overall health. Our main objective with this workshop is to re-educate the body for pain-free movement by restoring postural balance, increase self-knowledge in dynamic flow, habits and routine and most importantly re-learn how to carry ourselves off the yoga mat.

We will look at specific alignment issues and causes of pain with a focus on the spine and postural integrity. Evaluation of posture will be our focus, however it takes more than just good posture to maintain good health and balance. We will explore methods of assessing problems with movement issues, the three diaphragms and also discuss the myofacial planes. We will explore techniques for dealing with Flexion and Extension Syndrome, while putting a special focus on understanding the focal points of weakness, stability and how they are affected by our lifestyle and genetic predisposition.

This workshop will introduce the importance and functions of the Pelvic Girdle. We will discuss and develop techniques for assessing problem areas and imbalance within the uniqueness of every pelvis. Hands on practice of applying and developing techniques that build alignment, flexibility and stability of the pelvis to alleviate pain and aid balanced holistic health. Zephyr will instruct students on bespoke yoga asana and basic massage techniques to alleviate misalignments and pain due to every day lifestyle problems.

Throughout the workshop there will be focus on anatomy and function of the feet, knees and hips. Working from the ground up, we will learn to see the body in action and how the interconnected lines of intelligence inform our patterns of movement and sometimes can result in pain. Approaching the feet, knees and hips as, literally, the foundations of our bodies’ health and balance, we will evaluate the alignment of the feet and legs and discuss how to assess alignment highlighting common problems, misalignments and causes of pain. By looking at the feet, knees and hips as the foundation for the spine and the connections the spine has to the rest of the body, we understand that this foundation is critical to supporting that well-being and balance for the entire body. The metaphor for the Middle Path as our centre of balance is well illustrated in the application of techniques for this session. Zephyr will use yoga asana and massage techniques as well as customised sequencing to create paths to long term healing.

About Zephyr Wildman

Zephyr has been teaching yoga in London since 2002, having trained with the very first intake of Yogacampus trainees. She has been teaching on the Yogacampus Yoga Teacher Training Diploma course since 2005. Her teachers Rod Stryker, Richard Freeman and Doug Keller inspire her to share the blessings found in Yoga, Tantra, Ayurveda, and the art of energetically sequencing bespoke therapeutic practices for students of all different abilities.

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Dates

Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 December 2017

10am to 5pm each day with a 1-hour lunch break. Please arrive by 9.45am at the latest

Cost

£155

Other Information

Maximum participants: 30

Number of hours: 12

How to book?

Booking

Venue

Yogacampus Manchester
Manchester

Eligibility

Full details

Open to yoga teachers and teachers in training, as well as those interested in anatomy and alignment.

What our students say

A practical and useful course led by an inspirational teacher who understands the subject. Pat I. on Anatomy and Physiology of Knees, Feet and Hips, July 2016

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