Yoga is a 5000 year old self-awareness technology that uses mechanically brilliant exercises or asanas, to balance and heal the body, to calm the nervous system and to quiet the mind. This process of learning includes alignment, strength and flexibility as some of the integral structural components. These, along with investigative mind body connections and breath work, are the mainstays of all yoga styles Sherry addresses in her workshops.
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The Art of Balance Through Breath and Movement
The mechanics of the simplest asana, vrksasana (tree pose) are the same and applicable to the most complicated and difficult postures. Even the transitions from asana to asana employ the exact same methodology. In this class you will learn where in the body each posture requires strength and where those same postures require stretch. You will learn and feel where and how to stabilize the body parts for ultimate balance. Finally, you will learn how that balance elicits surrender and softening to each pose.
Yoga and Walking
We pass through tadasana with every step we take, anchoring with each footstep and lengthening with fluidity out of this anchoring. This lens will give you a way to apply how you walk to every posture in yoga and vice versa. You will be able to analyze and create your own balance in changing the way that you walk. With each step away from this class, you will have more insight into healing your structure with a physical base that draws you into the integration and synergy of your body, mind and spirit.
Healing Your Knees Within Your Yoga Practice
Our knees are:
* shock-absorbers when we land
* springboards when we jump
* transmitters when we are still, and propellers when step forward
All of these collude as beautiful links in any or all of these ways for balance postures. This class is designed to help you understand why your knees ache, specific diagnoses, and various degrees of each. We’ll discuss “high signs” with knees, and ways to prevent further discomforts. We’ll work with ways that ankles and hips contribute to their aches and modifications in postures to prevent these. And finally, we’ll look at how new patterns can be strengthened both on and off the mat.
Heal Your Back Within Your Yoga Practice
When back pain occurs: Should you practice or would rest be more helpful? Which postures are healing, and which are troublesome? Is fear a factor and if so, how do you unravel that? Are there times when working through pain is appropriate? How do you learn to feel the variance in your own edges, so that you know when to respectfully back away, modify a posture, or rest it out? How long should a back injury take to heal? What other movements or even yoga postures in your daily life, are unwittingly contributing to your back pain? And lastly, can you actually feel, when your spine is being fully supported by your abdominal muscles, as you move through your asana practice? We will address these and other issues and teach you how to heal your back within your yoga practice.
Anatomy in Motion | Anatomy Module for 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Approved Teacher Training
Experience Sherry Brourman’s integrated style of yoga and structural anatomy, combining eastern and western healing methodologies. Sherry She brings her lifetime of knowledge and experience from her physical and yoga therapy practice, graciously sharing her methods of healing literally thousands of patients. This body of knowledge helps us to grasp fully and understand the why and how of healing the body within yoga movement.
The curriculum for this advanced teacher training encompasses:
- Using core alignment principles to achieve skillfull, conscious and graceful movement patterns.
- How anatomy moves, shifts, supports, and lends itself to our stability and fluidity in asana.
- How the anatomy of breathing directly contributes to the stability and opening of our hips, shoulders and spine.
- Approaching the postures through the perspective of anatomical restrictions, such as our own habits.
- How specific body types lend themselves to common injuries and to see these patterns before injury occurs.
- How to create therapeutic sequence for specific injuries including short and long-term modifications and remedies.
Students will find this intensive inspiring, practical and indispensable as teachers of healing.