WORKSHOPS, TRAININGS & CLASSES
Somatic Movement for Yoga Teachers Sept 23 – Oct 27 Jivani Advanced YTT, Koh Phangan,Thailand
Introduction to Feldenkrais Method – Free! Nov 17 & 18 Mind, Body, Spirit Fair, Bangkok Thailand
Somatic Movement Immersion Dec 3-7 & 10-14, Learning to Listen, Chiang Mai, Thailand
In these trainings, classes and workshops, students will be given an introduction to simple, powerful tools that can change the way the brain perceives information and the way the body organizes itself.
Through various mobilization, breath, and visualization techniques, students can observe cause-and-effect improvements to their flexibility, stability, fluidity, and overall ease of their movements. We will explore how Functional Movement and Awareness Techniques can provide drastic long-term improvement to common postural habits/holding patterns/mobility limitations from daily life, office life, sports, old injuries, emotional traumas, etc.
Students will not only learn how to move better they can learn how to adjust to the limitations of their own self-image, improve clarity and experience an overall feeling of well-being.
September 23- October 28th, 2018 Residential program & retreat, Koh Phangan, Thailand
We are talking deep into your own practice and we don’t mean fancy asana. When we say ‘deep’ we refer to a journey of exploration and embodiment through the traditional practices of Tantric Hatha Yoga, Pranayama, Kriya, Meditation and Mantra with Somatic Movement, Transformational Voice Work, Nada Yoga, and Compassionate Communication.
Our philosophy is Awaken, Heal, Transform. Awaken to your fullest potential, Heal through self compassion & understanding and Transform into the fearless, purposeful being you are when limiting beliefs are dissolved. This course is a transformational journey of self-discovery, deep connection and authentic sharing. You will be guided and supported in identifying and transcending limiting beliefs, connecting with your personal power and discovering your authentic voice. From this place of radical honesty and vulnerability, you will develop your personal practice, connect deeply with yourself and the group, and radically enhance your teaching skills.
We incorporate teachings from the lineages of Heart of Yoga from TKV Desikachar & Mark Whitwell and The Science of Chakra Yoga from Swami Gitananda & David Goulet as well as passionate sharings from the personal Yoga journeys of each of the teachers. Expect intensive Pranayama, Meditation, Chakra Yoga, Nada Yoga, Voice Work, EFT, Trauma Informed Yoga & Polyvagal Theory, Transpersonal Circle work, Mindfulness, Embodied Anatomy, Somatic Movement and The Feldenkrais Method®, Ayurveda, Restorative Yoga, Compassionate Communication, Kirtan & Dance Mandala.
In group Awareness Through Movement® classes, a Feldenkrais®Practitioner verbally leads students through precise movement explorations, carefully guiding students’ attention to their bodily sensations and the qualities with which they move.
Students learn, experientially, how to move more easefully, comfortably and efficiently. This learning can apply to all aspects of functioning from improved performance in arts to sports, working through low back pain, care-taking for children or elderly and simple daily activities like walking, sitting, carrying and reaching.
Awareness Through Movement® classes take place sitting, lying on the floor, kneeling, standing, or sitting in a chair, and can be adapted for any need. There are thousands of Feldenkrais lessons addressing all aspects of functional movement; the lessons are fun and engaging, and provide a model of learning that students can later draw upon independently, eventually without the presence of a teacher.
SoMo Jams – Lightly guided, playful Somatic Movement sessions, with music. Practice of combining conscious, easeful movement phrases into full creative movement sequences.
Embodied Anatomy Courses – Topic or theme-specific classes that describe aspects of anatomy from an embodied perspective. An exploration of relationships between parts from a felt-sense.
Awareness Through Movement Lessons
Basic postural analysis and personal Awareness Through Movement lesson
An exploration of movements, such as pandiculation, that illuminate chronic muscle contractions in asana. An exploration/deconstruction of asana as a sensory experience rather than a set of universal alignment rules.
For experienced practitioners to learn how to improve their own working positions and ease in their stances, pressure distribution and sequence choices.