Workshops

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MOVEMENT + YOGA

online courses

Tech Support

Saturday July 11th 10.30-11.30am

Working from home has its pros (no pants conference calls, more pet time) and its cons (the *joys* of homeschooling, no quiet time, too many cookies).

The result? A lot of extra time at the computer with – let’s be honest – a less-than-ergonomic set up. Eye strain, headaches, neck stiffness, shoulder pain, and low back tension are bound to set in.

Here’s the good news: this 1 hour class is designed to teach you quick and easy self-care strategies to restore ease of movement and healthy posture without requiring a lot of props or space. We’ll learn targeted releases for muscle stiffness and exercises for all those areas that are crying out for help. You’ll also get a link to the online video that you can access for a week following the class!

Con Ed: 1 non-contact hour CE credit from Yoga Alliance.

Spinal Countdown

Saturday July 18th 10.30-11.30am

In yoga we often idealize a ‘supple spine’ as the backbone (pun intended) for our practice. But what does that actually mean? And might there also be some occasions when the ability to stabilize through the trunk is what your body actually needs?

In this workshop we will explore both the supple and the strong qualities of the spine, using new takes on familiar yoga poses, as well as additional non-yoga movement techniques to target each of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine’s unique needs. You’ll unlock your individual spine’s needs to mobilize and stabilize, and create a spine that is able to handle whatever a yoga practice – or daily life – throws at it. You’ll learn techniques to support your yoga poses, as well as daily movement ‘vitamins’ that will keep you upright and moving through life!

You’ll also get a link to the online video that you can access for a week following the class!

Con Ed: 1 non-contact hour CE credit from Yoga Alliance.

Sleeping Booty “2020”

Saturday July 25th 10.30-11.30am

We’re all aware that sitting too much is bad for our health, but did you know about the particular toll it’s taking on your tush? The longer we sit on our derrieres, the more we develop gluteal “amnesia” – these powerful posterior muscles of the hips and legs forget their functional use in walking, squatting and more.

Re-awaken your rear in this 1 hour class targeted at regaining important neuromuscular connections. We’ll learn some intelligent and therapeutic exercises specially designed to get your booty back. You’ll also get a link to the online video that you can access for a week following the class!

Con Ed: 1 non-contact hour CE credit from Yoga Alliance.

Balancing Act

Saturday August 1st 10.30-11.30am

The yoga poses that get the most attention are often the inversions – handstand, forearmstand, headstand and so on.  And while that can look cool on social media, what we really need in life is to be good at balancing on our feet. Did you know there are three systems constantly at work to keep you upright? What if one (or more) begins to decline?

In this 1 hour class, we’ll learn movements and exercises to keep all three systems are in tip-top condition.  You’ll leave with a better sense of balance that will serve you as you move through the world.

You’ll also get a link to the online video that you can access for a week following the class!

Con Ed: 1 non-contact hour CE credit from Yoga Alliance.

Tech Support, Spinal Countdown, Sleeping Booty and Balancing Act

Buy all four 1 hour live online classes for a discounted price – only $80 ($20 savings)!

You’ll still get a link to each of the online videos that you can access for a week following each class if you can’t make them live.

Con Ed: 4 non-contact hours CE credit from Yoga Alliance.

Saturday 8/15 2-4pm

TBD

Con Ed: 2 non-contact hours CE credit from Yoga Alliance.

Register here or call (626) 403-3961.

With Sarah Court, Laurel Beversdorf, Trina Altman and Anula Maiberg

This series of tutorials will enhance your problem-solving skills so you can work more effectively with your students and clients who are injured or in pain.

Each tutorial focuses on a specific body region and its common injuries and pathologies. You will build a library of knowledge and techniques that you can put to immediate use. If you’ve felt like your current knowledge base is lacking in this kind of reasoned application of movement therapy, then this is the course for you!

Motor Learning: Science and Strategies

What is motor learning, and how can you take advantage of it when you’re teaching? Are your students actually learning movement, or do you have to cue them into every pose, every time? Are they relying on you too much? The bottom line is that you may not be allowing motor learning to take place!

This lecture originally appeared as part of the Mettaversity series Realigning Yoga and is now available for individual purchase for $15. Your purchase will get you a link to the online video that you can watch as many times as you like.