Working with What You’ve Got with Stu Girling
These four workshops are focused on the major joints of the body (ankles, hips, shoulders/wrists and spine) and associated posture groups (forward folds,hip rotations, backbends, shoulders, twists and binding). The workshops introduce anatomical concepts in an accessible and fun way and are very practically based with the intention of allowing students to discover those muscles and areas of the body that are restricting them and demonstrating ways that they can work on those areas with more specificity.
The idea is that through greater understanding of how different areas of the body influence the finished postures students or teachers can learn release restricted areas, to sequence more efficiently and also reduce the risk of taking stress into vulnerable areas by moving in the right places.
The workshops are suitable for all styles of yoga because rather than looking at specific alignment that might relate to one style or the other Stu takes the route of exploring what might stop you achieving a desired alignment. All level of student is catered for by providing the information in multiple layers and allowing students to practically explore at their own level.
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 2, 09:30 – 12:00 WORKSHOP HIPS
Looks at the construction of the hip joint and how individuals may differ. The muscles around the joint and how they will influence movements in certain directions. Expanding on these concepts with practical exploration of groups of postures under the headings of forward folding, hip rotations and hip ab/adductions.
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 2, 13:00 – 15:30 WORKSHOP SHOULDERS
Here we examine the shoulder girdle and shoulder joint, issues that influence range of motion and the potential for injury. Discussion and practical implementation of shoulder related postures such as, arm balances, down dog, chaturanga, binding, reverse prayer.
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 3, 09:30 – 12:00 WORKSHOP SPINE AND SI JOINT
By understanding the construction of the spine and the surrounding muscles it becomes evident as to the types of movements that it is designed to perform in certain areas as well as the potential mechanism of injury. The groups of postures discussed and explored practically are backbends and twists, and the importance of the integration of movements at other major joints of hips and shoulders.
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 3, 13:00 – 15:30 WORKSHOP FASCIA AND BIOTENSEGRITY
There is lots of interest in the emerging information about fascia and how it might influence the yoga practice. In this workshop we explore what is meant by fascia, what its purpose is and what use we can make of our growing appreciation of fascia. We also look at a proposed model (biotensegrity) for trying to understand how we might incorporate this knowledge into a more comprehensive explanation of human movement and stability. The practical component of this workshop explores connectivity and integrated bodies.
PRICE PER WORKSHOP: 480 SEK (ÅRSMEDLEMMAR 420 SEK)
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