Teachers’ enhancement: Breathing and core

Kaia Yoga, Greenwich, CT

Thursday, December 27, 12-1:30 pm

Learn the anatomical structure of the breath and postural mapping of the breath through the body. Explore how the core affects and related to the movement of the breath. Define habitual breathing patterns in breathing and tools to to help fix them.

Teachers’ enhancement: Happy hips

Kaia Yoga, Greenwich, CT

Thursday, December 27, 2-3:30 pm

This enhancement will explore the hips, proper alignment, anatomy and how the hips relate to the spine and low back. We will look at hip alignment in common asanas and how to align or modify for students

Keeping the knee happy in your yoga practice

Pure Yoga Pilates Studio, Wilmington, DE

Saturday, January 12, 1:30-3:30 pm

Yoga can help keep your knees healthy, but can also lead to knee injury. In this workshop, you will learn about:

* The anatomy of the knee
* Common knee injuries
* Keeping your knee happy in common yoga poses
* Modifying your practice when your knee is injured.

Vinyasa at the wall

Pure Yoga Pilates Studio, Wilmington, DE

Saturday, February 9, 1:30-3:30 pm

Take your practice against the wall to tap into your body’s intelligence.

  • Alignment in poses
  • Keeping your joints safe in common yoga poses
  • Modifying your practice

Muscle and fascia: 3 day intensive course

Tokyo Yoga, Shibuya

Friday-Sunday, May 3-5, 2019, 12:30-6:30 pm

You will learn:

  • What happens when you stretch connective tissues
  • Why too much flexibility isn’t a good thing
  • How cell signaling and mechano-transduction allow tissues to adapt to stress
  • What happens when tendons and ligaments are injured, and how they heal
  • How to help your connective tissues stay healthy in your yoga practice
  • How muscles create movement 
  • How to modify leverage to make poses easier or more challenging 
  • How different types of muscle contractions work, and how to use them to build strength and power
  • Why changing the length of muscle fibers affects their function
  • How muscles produce energy 
  • How much energy you expend in your yoga practice
  • What are the differences between fast and slow muscle fibers, and how that relates to asana practice

Daily schedule:

12: 30-2:00 Yoga class tailored to the theme of the day 
2:30-6:30 Lecture on muscle and fascia, Q & A