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Annamaya Kosa; Patanjali states pratyaksa (direct experience) is the path to knowledge. We will review joints, muscles and fascia and build on your assessment skills. Learn/review the application of anatomical terms like prime mover, synergist and antagonist and reciprocal inhibition theory as it applies to yoga and functional anatomy.

This workshop will, help you identify and correct common imbalances and to directly apply this knowledge in your MT practice or yoga classes. From here we will advance to Pranamaya Kosa and systems, the anatomy of the breath from both eastern and western perspectives and pelvic floor health. Last we will look at yoga therapy and chronic pain applications in the context of the current pain science model. Extensive handouts, power point tools and hands on. We will be doing plenty of yoga to let the intelligence of the mind learn kinetically. No prior yoga experience required.

Anatomy & Yogasana I

The Foundation– From Standing Asana to Inversions

1. Lower body, Foundation poses
2. Pelvic Girdle & Hip Openers
3. Supple spine, Backbends & twists
4. Shoulder girdle & Inversions

Total: 12 hours

Anatomy & Yogasana II

Moving Inward

1. Pranayama and anatomy of the Breath
2. The Pelvic Core and Diaphragms
3. Benefits of yogasana for LB pain – research based

Total: 12 hours

Yogis at Play in Utthita Hasta

Location

This is a retreat-style offering on the fabulous Island of Maui, Hawaii at the restful Banyan Tree Inn. A historic plantation house, The Banyan Tree has a fully equipped yoga studio, comfortable accommodations and swimming pool. Located on the tropical, less commercial side of the island overlooking agricultural fields and, of course, the ocean.

Dates

February 1st — 7th, 2021
This workshop will allow time to relax and get with the Aloha spirit, hang on the beach and swim with the turtles. Nothing will bring you greater peace and joy than the many humpback whales visiting Maui.

Cost

Total cost for A&Y I&II course, shared accommodation and most fabulous gourmet vegetarian meals: $1900.00 CAD

A $900 deposit must be received before November 15th, or cost is $2000 if received after November 15th.  Remainder due by December 15th, 2020.  Airfare, ground transport, gratuities and entertainment not included. Rate based on per person, shared room.

Registration

Please download, complete and submit the A&Y I & II Registration form.

*Pre-registration is up to four weeks prior to the scheduled workshop date.

Recognized by CMTBC and MTAA for 24 primary credits. IYAC, CMTO, MTANS, Yoga Alliance and ABMP for CEC/CEU

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