Myofascial yoga for Pelvic Health
This is quite possibly the most exciting module in the Myofascial Yoga Teacher Training program!*
The pelvis is literally the central pivot point of our body, which means that a problem in pelvic alignment has maximum potential for detrimental compensation patterns, heading outward in either direction.
John F. Barnes makes a vital observation:
“It has been estimated that each heel strike is the equivalent force of a car hitting a brick wall at 55 miles per hour. Now imagine the imbalance in these forces that occurs with a long leg and a short leg. With each step, this micro-trauma forces the myofascial system, the body’s shock absorber, to compensate and tighten.”
In this weekend intensive we will cover how to check for misalignment in the pelvis, and how that impacts our knees, ankles, and overall well-being. We will also go over which Myofascial Yoga poses can be used to correct a misaligned pelvis.
Students will learn how to track for correct pelvic alignment in core yoga poses as well as how to notice any misalignment. Discussion will follow on how to adjust students in yoga postures safely and with the intention of balancing the pelvis.
Topics covered include:
~ Safe and effective core-stabilizing exercises
~ Corrective yoga poses for healthy pelvic alignment
~ Biomechanics of hips, SI-joints, and core stabilization
~ Common lifestyle habits that affect the pelvis, and how to correct them
~ How pelvic misalignment affects the ankles, knees, hips, spine, and even the jaw
~ How to use the Myofascial treatment balls and yoga wedges to balance the pelvis
*This weekend intensive can be used as 20 credits toward the 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Program, or Yoga Alliance accredited continuing education. Certificate of completion is available to all participants.
*You do not need to be enrolled in the Myofascial Yoga TTP to attend this workshop.
Workshops in 2023 are all held online via zoom, click here for more information on how to attend the workshops via zoom
Joanne Avison C-IAYT
Joanne Avison is a yoga teacher and therapist (C-IAYT) and author of the book YOGA: Fascia Anatomy and Movement, (Handspring 2015) as well as co-founder and director of the Art of Contemporary Yoga Teacher Training School, (AOCY) accredited worldwide by Yoga Alliance (USA), Yoga Federation of India, European Yoga Alliance and IPTI. Joanne is also a Structural Integration teacher/practitioner. Her considerable experience in both movement and manual therapy inspired the school’s unique approach to yoga, applied structural anatomy and philosophy. Joanne is also a CMED Graduate (2004) and has studied extensively in human development as well as specialising in soft tissue and the links between archetypal behaviour and psychosomatic patterning. Her passion is biotensegrity and how it makes sense of non-linear biologic forms, such as humans being in moving bodies. Indeed, it links many aspects of yoga, from the physical postures to the esoteric teachings.
Safa Rahman, BScPT, CPMA
Safa Rahman is a Pelvic Health Physiotherapist and dedicated yoga practitioner for over 20 years. Much of her experience has been in orthopedics (complex spinal injuries, head/face/TMJ pain, lumbo-pelvic and hip pain) though the last 15 years she has been focused mainly on pelvic health and chronic pain. Safa takes the utmost care to ensure an environment that is trauma-informed and non-violent. She has had the privilege of working as the primary physiotherapist within an interdisciplinary care team on the Pelvic Pain team at the AHS Chronic Pain Center and is now enjoying a private practice treating orthopedics and pelvic health for all genders. Safa is also in the Yoga Teacher Training program with the Myofascial Yoga Institute.
Dates: June 25 2023
Hours: Sunday 10 am to 1 pm live on zoom
Self Study Content: 6 hours self paced video, audio and other self study & practice guides are unlocked upon registration for each module.
Platform: zoom (click here to receive the login info)
Phone: 403-701-9567 (text messages are welcome)
Investment: Sliding scale fee $99 – $333*
*Workshops during the pandemic are being offered at a sliding scale fee. Please feel free to select a payment option that suits your current situation.
Check out a sample class from last years program on core awareness and gentle mindful strengthening!