If you are an anatomy geek or fascia lover, this workshop is for you!
During this weekend intensive we will cover basic Myofascial anatomy and how it pertains to yoga and the biomechanics of functional movement. We will discuss the science of fascia in theory, while also devoting a portion of class time to exploring this knowledge experientially with exercises in embodied anatomy.
This workshop can be used toward the 200 hour Myofascial Yoga teacher training, or as continuing education credits with Yoga Alliance (USA).
Topics covered will include:
~ Basic human anatomy as it pertains to a functional yoga practice.
~ Properties of fascia as a holistic system, including collagen and elastin, as well as the polysaccharide gel complex (aka the extracellular matrix).
~ Mechanotransduction- how using gentle pressure in yoga poses affects the body on a cellular level.
~ Viscoelasticity- how this property is relevant to the body’s continuously changing shape.
~ Embodied anatomy- how to convert the science into movement and the felt experience of tissue continuity.
~ Basic biomechanics of movement- how healthy alignment depends on properly distributed fascia.
~ Molecular and bioelectrical structures of fascia, as well as energy anatomy. Can the ancient meridian system be found within the fascial system?
Sandra is a physiotherapist with over 25 years of experience. She works with people in chronic pain, elite athletes, and everybody in between, with her primary goal always being to optimize functional movement patterns. She is an instructor in the national orthopaedic division, teaching manual therapy skills and clinical reasoning to physiotherapists seeking international accreditation in manual therapy.
Sandra travels throughout Canada teaching basic anatomy and biomechanics to equestrian riders and coaches. Her recent passion is Hanna Somatics, and she is both teaching classes and utilizing this movement-based therapy with her clients. Sandra lives in Black Diamond where she is an avid gardener and rider.
Dates: October 21st & 22nd 2019 (Monday & Tuesday) or
Dates: December 7 & 8th 2020 (Saturday and Sunday)
Time: 9 am to 5 pm.