You may remember a class or a pose that felt like it calmed you down. Or perhaps one that filled you with lots of energy. (Handstands and back bends come to mind.) Certain poses can be wonderfully uplifting or restorative; some can both activate and calm (think headstand or tree pose).
By the same token, one’s sequencing and awareness in asana can have deep effects on the nervous system and the emotions. Certain sequences can activate and stimulate, while others create a calm space and restful energy.
There’s a big difference between a restorative class and a power vinyasa one, but in both cases it’s interesting to note how the particular alignment/expression/execution of the pose determines its effects–as much as the type of pose, your mood, the time of day, even the weather.
With focus, precision and awareness of all these factors, we can create a deep relaxation response or stimulate an energetic and invigorated sense of well-being.
This workshop will teach the basics of the central nervous system, and how yoga canaffect the mind and body in both a scientific and spiritual sense.
It will take an all-encompassing, eclectic approach, incorporating concepts of western science and Chinese Medicine meridians to illuminate and explain how our bodies’ “control centers” are activated to make sensory, motor and somatic connections. Join us and find out how your brain work on Yoga!
We have a small private studio which provides mentor support in an environment that is safe and encouraging. Workshops are available for practitioners, teachers, massage therapists, Pilates trainers, physician assistants, chiropractors and other health practitioners to learn how yoga can support health and wellness programs.
This workshop is part of 100hr Restorative & Prevention Yoga Certification, registered with Yoga Alliance as Continuing Education Units for yoga teachers. You will receive 15 Hours of CEU credit for attendance of the full workshop.
15 HOURS YOGA ALLIANCE CREDIT
12HRS CLASS+PRACTICUM 3HRS
All yoga props available in studio, and manuals will be provided after registration.
2 Days Practice and practicum required for Yoga Alliance CEU
Saturday we will discuss the anatomy of the brain, and how the nervous system is affected by yoga asana in active poses
Sunday we will look at emotional aspects of the yoga practice, and how the brain can be activated/relaxed in restorative poses