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SELF MASSAGE DEEP DIVE #2: Hands to Heart


  • Breathe Together Yoga Winchester Blvd Los Gatos, CA US (map)

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This workshop is part of a series. You may take any one in any order. This series is designed for yoga teachers and passionate students who want to unlock sticky spots in the body by leveraging movement, massage and mindfulness.

Here is a link to Deep Dive #1: Feet to Hips | Jan 17-19, 2020
THIS IS THE PAGE FOR Deep Dive #2: Hands to Heart | March 27-29, 2020
Link Coming Soon for Deep Dive #3: Sacrum to Crown | May 2020

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HANDS TO HEART

As one of the hottest growing partners to an informed movement practice, self-massage, and ball rolling is now being used in yoga studios, CrossFit boxes, and physical therapy sessions. The Deep Dive “Hands to Heart” session looks at our foundation and the structural/kinetic chains that run from the periphery of the hands, through the pathway of the shoulders to the focal point in our upper back / chest & thoracic spine.

This session is designed to reinforce our understanding of anatomy and how our body is designed to move, and then explore self-massage and modern movement techniques that can help reduce pain in the body, while improving posture and performance. Learn not just how to roll, but how to design a rolling sequence with a particular goal in mind and pair that sequence with smart movement techniques to bring the body into a better state of balance.

This weekend is eligible for 15 hours towards the Joy of Yoga 300 Hour Teacher Training Program and/or 15 CE Credits with the Yoga Alliance.

WHO IS THIS GOOD FOR?

  1. Jobs / Lifestyle Types: Those who spend a lot of time sitting at a computer/driving  (anyone with a day job, professional drivers/truckers, travelers, you name it  :). Those who spend a lot of time making chronic movements with their hands/rounded forwards in their upper back (hair stylists and spa workers, cooks/chefs).

  2. Activities: Those who take on exercise regimens that challenge the shoulder and t-spine mobility: yoga practitioners, golfers, tennis players, baseball players, and more.

  3. Pain / Disfunction: Those with hand/wrist and forearm pain, rotator cuff or shoulder impingement issues, upper back pain, breathing issues, neck issues, and even jaw clenching/TMJ (as that issue relates to the mechanical environment that the thoracic spine lives in).

  4. Curious Students & Teachers: Teachers and students of all types looking to incorporate a more sophisticated understanding of self massage into their lives and practice routines.

COST FOR THE WEEKEND: $255 Early Bird | $285 After 3/9/2020

SCHEDULE

  • Friday 6pm-9pm

  • Saturday 12:30-9pm

  • Sunday 1:15-4:45pm

RECOMMENDED BOOKS

  1. The Roll Model - Jill Miller

  2. Trail Guide to the Body

BREAKDOWN (Rough Guide / Subject to change)

  1. Friday 6-7:30pm: Introduction to Ball Rolling

  2. Friday 7:30-8:30pm: Tools & Techniques

  3. Friday 8:30-9pm: Groups & Focal Area Assignments

  4. Saturday 12:30-2pm: Class Experience #1: Shoulder Focused Vinyasa

  5. Saturday 2-3pm: Anatomy Basics of the Hands, Shoulders & Upper Chest

  6. Saturday 3-4pm: Yoga of the Upper Body

  7. Saturday 4-5pm: The “Issues in our Tissues” - Hands to Heart

  8. Saturday 5-6:30pm: Class Experience #2: Hatha for Golfers

  9. Saturday 7-8pm: Crafting a Strategy Based on Anatomy, Function & Outcome

  10. Saturday 8-9pm: Group Work Part 1

  11. Sunday: Class Experience #3: Gentle, Yin & The Heart (Followed by quick break)

  12. Sunday: Group Work & Final Presentations