Mindful Strength Workshop with Kathryn Bruni Young

Blue Mounds, WI, USA

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Andrea Russell
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Oct 13 - 14, 2018
Group size: 1-39
Mindful Strength Workshop with Kathryn Bruni Young
Blue Mounds, WI, USA

Andrea Russell
  • Email address verified
  • Facebook verified
26 reviews

$250
Oct 13 - 14, 2018
Group size: 1-39

About this trip

THE OVERVIEW

INTRODUCTION TO CORE PRINCIPLES

This session will begin with a talk outlining the key principles of Mindful Strength, which include topics such as adaptation, the nervous system, strength and aging, joint preparation, mobility, recovery, and stability. Kathryn will dispel myths around what core activation is, how it feels, and how a strong core truly supports us.

UPPER BODY STRENGTH & MOVEMENT

This is Kathryn’s signature session and overall favorite topic. Different ways to work with upper body strength with be highlighted in detail including wrist and shoulder strength and rehab, push-ups, arm balances and maybe even handstand. This workshop will guide students through a progression that can be adapted to meet the specific needs of the individual. This workshop, along with the others will begin with simple isolation, then progress to whole body movement, followed by less linear patterns and highly variable practice.

LOWER BODY STRENGTH & BALANCE

This session will begin with a 75 minute Mindful Strength flow practice. Students will get a chance to experience how strengthening movements can start to feel like a system of mindful movement. The class will be followed by a brief snack break, before diving into lower body strength and mobility. Glutes, and hamstrings will be covered, as well as ankle health, and how to support the knees, ankles and hips with strengthening movements. Balance will be a main theme in this workshop, how we can improve our balance using novel movements and building stability through dynamic movement.

MINDFUL STRENGTH METHOD & MOBILITY

In this final session Kathryn will discuss how strength, movement and mobility all fit hand-in- hand for an overall balanced approach to practice. More strengthening exercises will be given, as well as ideas on how to stretch, blend yoga with strength, and develop a method of practice that suits YOUR body. Sequencing, programming, and class structure will also be outlined, to give students an idea of how to practice Mindful Strength on their own.


ABOUT KATHRYN

Kathryn is the founder of Mindful Strength, the host of the Mindful Strength Podcast, a dynamic teacher with over a decade of experience and a creative thinker in the yoga revolution. She has been named one of the fifteen millennial teachers to watch by Yoga Journal Magazine, her online courses are enjoyed by people all over the world and she is currently writing a book on the topic of strength training with a mindful approach. Kathryn has a small studio in Williamstown Ontario, she is an avid knitter and loves learning about movement, rehab and how the human body and mind coexist. www.kathrynbruniyoung.com


THE DETAILS

Schedule

SATURDAY

  • 10:30-12:30pm| Intro to Core Principles
  • 12:30-2:00pm | Lunch (not provided)
  • 2:00-5:00 pm | Upper Body Strength & Movement

SUNDAY

  • 9:00-12:00pm| Lower Body Strength & Balance
  • 12:00-1:30pm | Lunch (not provided)
  • 1:30-4:00 pm | Mindful Strength Method & Mobility

Travel & Arrival

  • Please plan to arrive at The Blue Mounds Dharma Center, 2979 Main St, Blue Mounds, Wisconsin, between 10-10:20 am.  There is a class in the studio until 10 am.
  • There is street parking.
  • This is not an over night retreat. There is no lodging at the Dharma Center. If you are coming from out of town and need lodging recommendations please contact me.

Other Things to Expect

Please bring your own yoga mat as mats are limited at the center. The Dharma Center is in walking distance to the Blue Mounds State park with many hiking trails. You may consider packing a lunch as there are no restaurants in Blue Mounds. Lunches are an hour and a half break to allow time to travel ten minutes to Mt. Horeb where there are several restaurant options.

Your Organizer


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Andrea Russell
26 reviews
I’m an Ayurvedic health counselor, yoga and meditation teacher, and neurovascular therapist living in Madison, Wisconsin. I have been in private practice and teaching since 2000. My classes and retreats integrate Ayurvedic wisdom, meditation and a mindful approach to asana that brings attention to anatomy, optimal alignment, strength, breath, and inner awareness. This practice cultivates abounding health in body and mind while inspiring you to live a more grounded and compassionate life. I offer a variety of trainings, workshops, and retreats, both locally and abroad. I have a deep love for travel, local food, and spending time with my pitbull Lucy. I look forward to working together. Gratefully, Andrea P.S. Head over to http://andrearussell.com/about/ to get my full story!

Reviews

I really couldn’t have asked for a better week. The setting was beautiful, the rooms we comfortable, the food was excellent and Andrea’s program was thoughtful, fulfilling and inspiring. This was my second retreat with Andrea and I can’t wait for the next one, highly recommend!
DB
My time in Bali was truly an experience that I will always treasure. The accommodations at the Shala Bali were very comfortable. Mind the daily removal of frogs and the water on the bathroom floor after a rain, these could be put aside as the meals, the pool, and the staff were superior. I liked too that the Shala was set away from the hustle and bustle of Ubud, nestled in the rice paddies. When describing the yoga teachings and meditation; professional and knowledgeable about the practice of yoga and its sister Ayurveda. In addition, daily meditation brought a sense of calm to my personal well-being.
I had a wonderful experience. Andrea is very knowledgeable and she cares about her clients. I loved the fact we were able to expand our knowelege on self care and a new culture..
The retreat weekend was lovely from start to finish. So grateful for the learning, yoga, and opportunities for stillness. Andrea brings the superb mix of quiet gentleness, fun, knowledge and wisdom - I thrive on her presence. Christine Center is an integral ingredient to the beauty and nourishment of this retreat. As always, feeling grateful.
DS
Amazing experience, special place with incredible instructor!
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