The objectives of this 20-hour module will be to:
the anatomy, physiology, and function of connective tissue (fascia) as a way of
understanding how its health is integral to the function of our other
"life" systems, including, but not limited to, our physical,
emotional, energetic, and "communicative" self.
this knowledge experientially in our own yoga practice using asana, kriyas, pranayams,
and bandhas to sense the pervasive nature of this flexible fabric (sometimes becoming
rigid armor) that creates the shape
we've come to know, while continuing to sculpt who we are to become.
3) provide for us as teachers, therapists, and
bodyworkers new perspectives on body-reading; coming to better understand and
support our work with both students and clients.
Friday Night: “Systems
Intertwined” (3.5 hrs)
(A look at the
evolution of the human form, from the time we first stood up into the age of technology).
exploration of the major body systems supported by the myofascial system.
A primer about the the essential qualities of
connective tissue and fascia
• A “connective
practice” to explore
movement for fascial fitness.
Role of Fascia in Breathing, Bandhas, Asana (8.5 hrs.)
anatomy as it relates to the respiratory diaphragm, the ribs, spine, and
and the pelvic floor fascia
role of the heart/pericardium in relation to the respiratory diaphragm
breath tugging on our own “heartstrings”)
and the Bandhas: Dirgha, Ujjayi, Kapalabhati / mulabhanda, uddiyanabandha,
jalandhara bandha. (umbrellas,
hammocks, satellite dishes)
of pranayams and refining techniques for engaging the bandhas
• Sympathetic/parasympathetic tuning
• Body-reading basics for fascial distortion/ terminology
and experiential practice
in the Neuromyofascial Web” (8.0 hrs)
and Kumbhaks: How breath retention affects fascia
and the Chakras
loading tecniques for effective release of patterns/adhesions
reading for fascial distortion ( partner work)
the breath’s role in