Do you love learning about fascia anatomy and functional movement? Have you been wondering about exactly how breath awareness and function stimulates the vagus nerve and calms the central nervous system? Are you a yoga teacher and curious about creative ways to cue yoga poses for safe and effective core activation?
This weekend* intensive will cover the biomechanics of breathing and Myofascial self-treatment releases for the ribs, thoracic spine, and neck. If you have upper body tension, shoulder pain, headaches, stress, anxiety or simply an interest in the purpose of healthy yogic breathing, this weekend is for you!
Topics covered include:
~ Why increased mobility and correct alignment of the rib cage affect the ability to breathe and to gain the full benefits of a pranayama practice
~ Advanced pranayama techniques
~ How to teach pranayama to beginners
~ Why functional breathing is important for overall health and well-being
~ Basic breathing biomechanics
~ Anatomy and function of the respiratory diaphragm, as well as the pelvic, cranial and cervical diaphragms
~ Myofascial self-treatment releases for the rib cage, upper spine, and neck
~ Myofascial adjustments and corrective yoga poses for releasing tension in the shoulders and upper back
~ Functional core movements and tips to weave into yoga classes
~ Functional breathing cues to help your students achieve optimal breathing in yoga classes and in life
Matthew Wilson, LMT, CNMT
Matt Wilson’s movement and massage offerings blend myofascial release and neuromuscular therapy with movement training, practical biomechanics, education, and a heavy dose of play. He believes sustainable wellness needs more than the retraining of past patterns and creating better quality of movement; it requires a curious and playful mind throughout the transformation process. Matt encourages this individualized investigation through instruction at the Colorado Institute of Massage Therapy and the Institute for Anatomical Research, a non-profit cadaver lab. Matt also teaches Slackline Yoga, AcroYoga, and natural movement, where he has the privilege of reminding people that to be human is to play.
Date: October 28th & 29th 2019 or
Date: February 8 & 9th 2020
Hours: Saturday & Sunday 9am – 5pm
Location: Okotoks Alberta, Journey to Light Wellness
Phone: 403-701-9567 (text messages are welcome)
*This weekend intensive is module 5 of the 200 hour Yoga Alliance registered Myofascial Yoga Teacher Training Program. Certificate of completion is available to all participants.
*You do not need to be enrolled in the Myofascial Yoga TTP to attend this workshoop, if you are a Yoga Alliance RYT you can use this weekend for continuing education credits.
Christine’s myofascial yoga teacher training is outstanding. She not only brings a huge wealth of knowledge and expertise to this area but she presents it in such a way that the average person can understand it. Christine’s passion for this area is so evident in her yoga classes, her yoga teacher training and her myofascial treatments. I believe that the myofascial yoga teacher training has ultimately had a profound effect on how I deal with my physical body as well as my mental and spiritual being.
Thanks so much Christine for your gentle spirit and kind nature and all that you do to promote the myofascial way. Please keep offering this training, doing your retreats and your treatments to people. It is making a huge impact!! ~ Dianne